Vastu Purusha is a divine being who is believed to be asleep beneath earth and wakes up at specific times throughout a year which are called ‘Vastu Time’. Appeasing Vastu Purusha helps to protect and relieve a place from negative forces. There is a specific drawing for Vastu Purusha called ‘Vastu Padam’ in which 53 deities are invoked along with Vastu Purusha who is depicted in a sleeping position. Apart from Vastu Purusha, a unique form of Brahma, named Vastu Brahma is also invoked along with His consorts Savitri and Gayatri to bless the place with auspiciousness. Unlike Vastu Purusha, Brahma is invoked in a Kalash (Pot). Fire offerings are made for all of the above mentioned deities and a unique offering of White Pumpkin (Kushmanda) is also made to appease four fierce deities.
This worship for Vastu deities will completely nullify any and all kinds of negative energy in one’s work place/living place and also attracts divine energy. Vastu Purusha awakens during certain time periods, which is the perfect time to perform this ritual. Other than that, this ritual is performed on the night before Griha Pravesh as a Purvanga Puja (Pre-ceremony ritual).