Bhuta Once upon a time, an evil demigod (Bhuta) was born during Shiva’s fight with Asur Andaka. The bhuta won a boon from Shiva after a great penance. This allowed him to swallow the 3 worlds that constitute the Hindu cosmos. While doing that, he fell flat on the earth. Seizing the opportunity various gods and goddesses pinned various parts of his body to the ground. Legend holds that the deities occupied different parts of his body and continue to reside there. This was the origin of Vaastu purusha whose body lies within the Vaastupurusha mandala. http://tanneri.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=286