Vayu Deva is also one of the powerful deities representing the air element. Vayu Deva is generally represented as blue in colour. Vayu Deva resides in the north-west corner. He is riding on a chariot drawn by deer. He carries a flag banner in his hands. He is full of motion. He has the colour of smoke. He is the sustenance for the people.
Vayu Deva is worshipped as is the custom in a group of eight deities of direction in the Guru mandala rite.
The Guna Karandavyuha sutra further states that Vayu deva is originated from the mouth of Arya Avalokiteshvara. Arya Avalokiteshvara instructed Vayu Deva to protect the sentient beings by being vital prana (vayu) and give blessings and inspire the beings to perform meritorious deeds. He was told that if he performed the deeds as mentioned, he would then certainly attain Buddhahood in future. Vayu deva solemnly accepted the blessings with great devotion.
In Durgatiparisodhana Tantra, the Lord of the wind said “O Lord, I will never cause that great being to be terrified by winds. I will not produce untimely winds. I will provide grains, flowers and fruits and remove all fears.”