A home is made of love and dreams, and whenever we buy a new house we want to make sure that good luck stays with us all the time. In order to mark this new beginning of a peaceful and successful spell in the new house, we start it with the Griha Pravesh Pooja. The Griha Pravesh Pooja is widely popular among the Indian households and is regarded as one of the important rituals while entering a new house as this puja brings peace of mind, good will, health along with happiness and joy.
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Here are a few common questions about Griha Pravesh that people usually have:
What is the history behind Grihapravesham and when to do Griha Pravesh Pooja?
The origin of Griha Pravesh started from the medieval times, where each guest would bring firewood along with them and cast a fire in the new house. It is believed that warming the house with the firewood is considered to drive away all the evil spirits by creating a new warmth of protective atmosphere. This is the reason why Griha Pravesh is also known as House Warming Ceremony. The firewood brought in by the guests is considered as a gift and burning of this firewood cleanses the house which is to be occupied by the new family.
According to the ancient scriptures, Griha Pravesh puja can be done in any of the following three cases, also known as types of Griha Pravesh Pooja.
Apoorva, (meaning one of its kind, in brief means new) is performed when we enter into a newly constructed house.
The next is Sapoorva, which is entering into an already existing house, usually in cases like relocation from another city or country.
And finally there is Dwandwah, which is marked as entry into a reconstructed or renovated house which was damaged due to fire, flood, or any other natural calamity.
When to do Griha Pravesh Puja?
According to the Hindu Calendar, Vaisakha, Jyeshta, Magha and Phalguna Masams are considered as most favorable to perform the Griha Pravesh Pooja.
When it comes to the Lunar days 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 13th of the bright half ie; Shukla Paksha are preferred dates for performing the Grihapravesham puja.
Rohini, Mrigasira, Uttarashada, Chitra and Uttarabhadra are the most favorable constellations which should be considered during the planning of Griha Pravesh.
Usually it is preferred to perform Griha Pravesh on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
In order to know more details on when is the best time to perform the Griha Pravesh, give us a call and clarify all your queries about the best dates with our qualified pandits.
Please do check out this Hindu Calendar in reference with the English months so that you can plan accordingly for your Griha Pravesh Pooja.
How to do Griha Pravesh Pooja?
The Griha Pravesh Pooja includes the following rituals, start with
- Fix Muhurtam or Auspicious time: One should consult a qualified and experienced Pandit to find the best muhurtam to perform this Griha Pravesh Pooja as this is the most essential step when we are planning to move to a new house.
- Make necessary arrangements: As we gear up for this big event, we need to make sure that we plan to purchase all the necessary items well in advance. Also make sure to clean the entire house before the day of the Griha Pravesh.
- On the Puja day: The pujari starts by performing the rituals of the puja along with the Vaastu Puja. The pujari during the muhurtam time performs the puja of the presiding God of the owner of the house. Chanting of the mantras by the owner and breaking of the coconut on the Gadapa are the other procedures that are performed and the owner enters the house with the image of the presiding God followed by the Vaastu Puja and Satyanarayan Puja.
- Other Procedures: As discussed earlier we would have the fire ritual or the Homa followed by the boiling of milk and then serving the food to the priest.
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