Composed of these exceptionally powerful thirteen yantras this Shri Sampoorna Vastu Yantra seems to be based on the notion that a house, or any construction, is not a thing for now but for ages and many generations. Hence, doing away with defects in the construction, or appeasing the spirits hurt in the process of construction, which the Vastu Dosha Nivarana Yantra accomplishes, is not adequate. Besides propitiating Brahma – Vishvakarma, the ever first architect, for himself overseeing its completion, along the construction of a house provisions should be made that Shri, the goddess of riches and prosperity, always inhabits it, Kuber, the divine custodian of wealth, has his seat in it, Ganesh blesses it with his benevolence and auspices, Devi, in her forms as Durga, Kali and Bagalamukhi, guards it against enemies and evils, untimely deaths keep away, and the well propitiated unfavorable planets : Shani, Rahu and Ketu, and the mighty and moody Mangala do not inflict any harm on it.
With the Vastu Dosha Nivarana Yantra in the centre this Shri Sampoorna Vastu-Yantra assures that a house, constructed or under construction, shall be redeemed of its defects – manifest or unmanifest, by its sheer presence. The other Vastu-related yantra in this broad composition is Shri Vastu Maha Yantra included on the left of the Vastu Dosha Nivarana Yantra. Shri Vastu Maha Yantra, which Brahma – Vastudeva, the god of architecture, as he has been alluded to in the related mantra, presides, assures flawless construction. Besides the usual bhoopura the entire field consists of identical squares drawn in straight lines, technically one of the most widely used building formats.
Clock-wise, the first yantra in the composition is Shri Ganapati Yantra. Invoked by his Yantra Ganapati assures an obstacle-free beginning and completion, as also, that with his auspicious presence he shall ever grace the house. Next two yantras, one dedicated to goddess Bagala, and the other, to Durga, and the third, that to Kali, on the left of the central yantra, are the great protectors. Bagala, Durga and Kali, the manifestations of the Great Devi, are the most potent destroyers of the enemies. The mere presence of their yantras in the house, their Tantrika manifestations, everything adverse is vanquished. On the top left corner is the Maha-Mrityunjaya Yantra. Dedicated to Shiva, the consort of Girija, the Maha-Mrityunjaya Yantra is a strong protection against untimely death and death-like calamities. Shri Shri Yantra, dedicated to Vishnu’s consort Shri or Lakshmi, assures prosperity, growth and progeny, and Kuber Yantra, dedicated to Yaksha Kuber, the custodian of riches, assures permanency of this prosperousness.
The Shri Sampoorna Vastu-Yantra comprises four of the Navagraha Yantras, namely, the yantras of Mangala – Mars, Shani – Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Mangala and Shani are mighty planets with ferocious mood. At times they are immensely helpful, while at other times, almost destructive. Propitiated by recitation of their mantras and by other means, which include rites devoted to their yantras, their Tantrika manifestations, their negative influence is mitigated. This is not so with other two, Rahu and Ketu. Both Rahu and Ketu are always destructive and inflict great harm, even death. Propitiated, their adverse influence can only be reduced, if not done away with. This Shri Sampoorna Vastu-Yantra not only includes the yantras of these planets but also their mantras and ‘japas’ – the mystic syllables the recitation of which appeases them. Besides, Ganesh and Shiva, enshrining the right and left top corners of this yantra, effectively command Rahu and Ketu and minimize their influence. Thus, Shri Sampoorna Vastu-Yantra is the perpetual protector of the house.
This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.