Vishnu and Nataraja – Earth and Space

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

As you will see from reading this text, Space (Cosmic Space not celestial or outer space) itself turns into earth through the manifestation process of unfolding qualities – OM Light, OM Sound, subtle Air, Fire, Water, Earth, three Gunas (Satwa, Rajas, Tamas); then, material qualities of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. There is energy in Space (Vastu) and energy in earth (Vaastu). To be energetic and always vibrant, earth must be in constant contact with Space. Earth, which is seeded with subtle but powerful energy, becomes known as Vaastu and the energy itself seeded inside the earth is known as “Purusha” thus, the earth-energy is called Vaastu Purusha. (Temples of Space Science, Dr. VGS, P.102 & 103)

Vaastu Purusha is diagrammatically indicated through the Vaastu Purusha Mandala or Paramasayika Mandala. Vaastu Purusha may appear externally as calm, quiet and undisturbed, but in reality, he is a great force, great Purusha (consciousness), ever vibrant, ever energetic. It this vibrant and energetic Bhumi Purusha (Bhumi means Earth), that we call Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is Vaastu Purusha. While the statue of Lord Vishnu is taken as a being a God to be worshiped, it is in face, an encoded form that demonstrates the produce of Vastureva Vaastu – that is Earth, Vaastu Purusha, or Vishnu.

Unmanifest Luminous Space, or energy is known as Vastu Purusha Mandala or Manduka Mandala. This form is visually demonstrated and encoded through the beautiful statue Mayan cognized and created called Nataraja. When we look at Manduka Mandala or Vastu Purusha Mandala we can think of Nataraja and Luminous space. This inimitable light that Nataraja demonstrates is of the nature of consciousness itself. It shines forth as the Brahman and the energy of Brahman; this itself is the luminous Nataraja. (The word light actually means consciousness – luminous Space means conscious Space).

Nataraja is the first manifestation of the Primal Light. The innate energy of the Primal Existence releases itself from the circumscription of the microabode. In sequence to this manifestation, the spinning rhythmic movements or dances of light and sound take place. Due to the explosion that takes place inside the microabode (essential form of consciousness), an ordered and uniform array of radiant light rays spreads in all directions and it is such a picturesque vision of the marshaled luminous rays that are described as the Dance oflight or the Dance of luminous Nataraja. This is the traditional concept of atomic science centered on the explosion of atom into material form. (Dr. V.G.S)

The frequency of vibration of the Primal Existence is employed and expressed in the image of Nataraja, and that a mathematical order or numerical expression arises as a result of that vibration is given in a concrete form – Nataraja. The statue of Lord Shiva represents the eternal dance or frequency of vibration of this dancing. It is the dance, which signifies the creative and devouring role of the great Time, which signifies the cyclical order of Time. From this arises the mathematics of manifestation and manifest forms which we use in Mayonic Science and Technology, Vaastu Technology and Sthapatya Veda. The form of Nataraja encodes the entire journey taken by Consciousness as it develops its material Self. The image of Nataraja is the quintessential form of Space Principle. Outer space or Supreme space is the abode of Nataraja. (Dr. VGS). This is what we must think of when we think of Vastu Purusha Mandala or Manduka Mandala.

The two energies (Nataraja & Rangaraja – Vishnu) are one and the same consciousness taking shape within the body of Consciousness or Space. The traditional Nataraja with uplifted footpointing in the clockwise direction indicates Shiva or unmanifest Consciousness; the Nataraja form with the uplifted foot indicating a counterclockwise direction is actually indicative of Vishnu or Vaastu. Likewise, the two energies depicted by the two Mandalas (Vastu Purusha and Vaastu Purusha) are one and the same.

Neither the brilliance of the sun, nor of the moon nor of the stars nor of the fire could be equated or compared with the luminosity of the effulgent Brahman-light. Nothing of these could excel it. It shines forth as the basic source of illumination for all the luminous objects of the universe. It shines forth of its own accord, i.e., it does not derive light from any external source. On the contrary it serves as the very basic source of light for the whole universe. This is the innate efficacy of the primal light-thread. This is why the Mundakopanisad calls it “Jyotisam Jyotish” i.e., light of the lights. This is also called Brahma Tejas, Paramjyoti, etc. In Tamil we call it “peroli” the unexcellable effulgence, and in English we call it spiritual light. This incomparable light is of the nature of consciousness itself. Is it not consciousness that sees and makes us see, that hears and enables us to hear? So this itself shines forth as the Brahman and the energy of Brahman; this itself is the luminous Nataraja. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Temples of Space Science)


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

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