It’s Diwali and many people are shifting homes. Stepping into a new home is nothing less than stepping into a whole new journey. In order to make this journey a smooth and positive one, a majority of people believe in building or buying Vaastu-compliant homes. But, even if your home is Vaastu-compliant, it still needs invocation. And, this is why Hindus believe to have a Griha Pravesh Puja done before entering their new home. It has a set of procedures done by a professional Pujari to help the residents of the home lead a prosperous life full of good fortune. MakeMyPuja has the best professionals and experienced Pandits to help you have the most successful Griha Pravesh Puja done.
It is believed that a new house is subject to evil forces, which is why certain rituals are performed to safeguard the home and its inhabitants before they start living in it. The Griha Pravesh is arbitration with the Gods to keep a watch so as to keep the inhabitants safe and ensure freedom from ghosts and spirits. Lord Ganesha is worshipped in this Puja as he is considered to be the remover of all obstacles. Thus, the Griha Pravesh Puja involves confessing Lord Ganesha's supremacy.
In ancient scriptures, 3 types of Griha Pravesh Pujas were performed, namely –
- · Apoorva for entry into a newly constructed house.
- · Sapoorva for entry into an existing home after travelling abroad.
- · Dwandwah for entry into an existing home after renovation or repairs.
The Griha Pravesh Puja is decided to be performed on an auspicious date, month and time of the year. The 'muhurat
' is decided on the basis of the Sun's position. Moreover, it is important that all the rituals of this Puja are performed properly under the guidance of professional and experienced Pandits for a proper invocation of the home. The two most significant rituals performed involve the Navgraha Puja and worshipping Vaastu Purush. A number of ingredients including incense sticks, camphor, ghee, sandalwood, dhoop, vermillion, jaggery, sugarcane sticks and rice grains are required for this Puja. But, if you hire MakeMyPuja Pandits, you need not worry about arranging for all this as they will be bringing all the required material along.
So, if you have bought a new home or have got a complete makeover done in your home, it is advisable to get a Griha Pravesh Puja done before you plan to reside within. However, you must remember that this Puja must not be performed if you are expecting a child in the family or if a family member has recently expired.