Since the past few months have not been auspicious to shift into a new home, and the doors to all good muhurats
for the same have opened since the beginning of this month, it seems like it is the right time to speak about the Griha Pravesh Puja.
Buying a house is one of the most significant and happiest moments in one’s life. A huge amount of one’s hard earned money goes into buying a house; and you dream of having a fresh new start of life full of peace, love and happiness when you think of shifting to a new abode. To ensure that all of this comes your way, you must look for a good ‘muhurat’
to start off with this new space.
After 2nd of April this year, there has been no auspicious day as per the Hindu calendar to shift into a new home. But after a wait of 7 long months, 2nd November has opened the doors to a long list of new dates that are auspicious for moving in. But before you do so, you must understand the importance of Griha Pravesh Puja and why it is done so that you can be sure to have this puja done in your home too by experienced MakeMyPuja Pandits before you shift.
Known by other names like Vaastu Puja or house warming ceremony, it is performed on a specific day of the Hindu calendar – the month, date and time of which is decided by experts on the basis of the Sun’s position. It is believed that a new acquisition is subject to evil forces. To safeguard a home and its inhabitants against such forces, certain rituals are required to be performed. It is here that the Griha Pravesh Puja revives your family’s safety and prosperity within the new home.
The Griha Pravesh Puja requires lots of procedures to be followed for proper invocation of the home. The two main aspects of this Puja are – Vaastu Puja that is performed outside the house before the actual entry, and Vaastu Shanti that involves the ‘Havan;
that eliminates all kinds of negative planetary vibrations and helps to create a peaceful environment. Other rituals like Ganpati Puja, Lakshmi Puja and Satyanarayan Puja may or may not be performed.
This puja also involves the usage of lots of items to be arranged by you like incense sticks, camphor, jaggery, ghee, sandalwood sticks and powder, rice grains, dhoop, vermillion, sugarcane sticks and much more. However, if you hire the services of MakeMyPuja Pujaris, you can be saved the time and hassles of arranging for all of this because the Pujaris will take care of bringing along these items with them.
Whenever you plan a Griha Pravesh, remember that it is strictly recommended to sleep inside the new house on the night when this Puja is performed. Additionally, if you are expecting a child in the family or a family member has recently expired, you must not perform this Puja.