Griha Pravesh, sometimes referred to as a housewarming ceremony, is a special puja that ushers one into a new phase of life. It is an auspicious celebration in Hindu culture that honors the new dwelling and welcomes Lord’s blessings and good karma. If you are planning a Griha Pravesh ceremony for your new home, here are some tips to help you make it a success. In Vaastu Shastra, it’s believed that the home itself is a living being, which negative forces can inhabit and take shelter inside during vacancy – even if the home is brand new or rented. Along with the aesthetics of the house, the energy that fills this space is important to all of us.
Choose an Auspicious Date and Time
The selection of an auspicious date and hour is the first step in organizing a Griha Pravesh ceremony. To locate a time and date that work with your astrological chart, you should speak with a Hindu priest or astrologer. The event is typically performed during an auspicious time in the Hindu calendar, such as Navratri, Diwali, or Akshaya Tritiya or other dates
Clean and Purify the House
It is important to clean and purify the new house before starting the puja. After cleaning the house, Ganga Jal, or holy water, should be used to purify the area, if you cannot find Ganga Jal you can also use turmeric powder in water and sprinkle it around the house.
Conduct Puja and Havan
Performing a puja and a havan, which are rituals done to purify the dwelling and invoke the blessings of the Lord involves Dwara Puja, Kalasha Sthapana, Ganesh Puja, Maha Laxmi Puja, Navagraha puja, Vastu Purusha Puja, Homa/Havan, Arati, Ashirvachan, are some of the main components of the Griha Pravesh ceremony. A Hindu priest will normally perform this task while directing you through it. Mantras are chanted throughout the puja, and Prasad and other offerings are made to the Gods.
FAQs: Tips on Housewarming Ceremony (blessing your New House)
Is Saturday a good day for Griha Pravesh?
Yes, Saturday is good for house shifting. However, Tithi and Nakshatra of that day should be checked or pandit ji should be consulted before finalizing an auspicious day for Griha Pravesh.
Why do we boil milk in a new house or Make something sweet first thing in the kitchen?
As per south Indian tradition, boiling milk in a new house represents abundance, wealth, and prosperity. North Indian tradition makes Halava or Kheer the first thing in the kitchen, to invoke fresh energy and positivity in the house.
Is it necessary to stay overnight on the day of Griha Pravesh?
On the Griha Pravesh puja day, you should not leave the house locked overnight. At least one member of the family has to sleep, if possible and safe you can keep the Diva lamp lit all night to attract divine protection
How many types of Grih Pravesh Pujas are there?
- Apoorva Puja- performed on shifting to a new house.
- Sapoorva Puja- performed when you re-enter your home.
- Dwandhav Puja- Performed on re-entering a home after going through any calamity or spending a long period.