Why Must You Do A Bhoomi Puja Before Construction?

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As we all know that Hinduism believes in five important sacred elements, namely Agni, Jal, Akash, Vaayu and Prithvi. Prithvi, also known as Bhoomi, refers to the Mother Earth. We personify the Earth as our Mother, which is why we worship it like any other Goddess. This makes it evident why Indians believe in performing ‘Bhoomi Puja’ before starting any sort of construction on the land they acquire, even if that means building only a wall around the plot!

Indians believe that it is important to worship the land on which the construction is to take place before starting to build anything over it. This is to seek forgiveness and permission of Mother Earth as the construction will be causing disturbance and disruption to her natural state, and also the habitat of innumerable tiny creatures living on the land. It is also done to seek her blessings ensuring the safety of those who will be residing within the structure, as the site may be a living space of disembodied spirits and ghosts. In fact, even farmers in India do a Bhoomi Puja before they start tilling the land.

The Bhoomi Puja is done strictly on the norms of the Vaastu Shastra, which is the ancient Indian science of structures and architecture that depicts the layout, measurements, directions and geometry of a space. This puja brings good fortune and luck to the structure to be built by eliminating all sorts of Vaastu Dosh that may be present. The puja involves a series of rituals including Ganpati Sthapana, Bhoomi Pujan, Sankalp, Navgraha Shanti Pooja and finally the Havan.

Performing the Bhoomi Puja in the right manner can appease the right energy and natural parts encompassing the site. Thus, for any kind of construction you are about to begin, you must make sure to hire professional MakeMyPuja Pujaris to help you have an appropriate Bhoomi Puja done on your piece of land. Although when you get in touch with the priests, they will let you know the right date and time to have the puja done, yet you must know the general days and months that are counted auspicious/inauspicious for the ceremony. As per the Hindu calendar, the months of Shravan, Kartik, Margshirsh and Paush are the best times, while the Adhik Maas, Zero month and Lunar month must be avoided. Also, any kind of mourning period like the Shraadh Paksh should be avoided.

Decide on which month you would like to have the puja performed in and contact us immediately to book our experienced Pandits.

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