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8 Griha pravesh tips for your new home

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For most of us, buying a home to call our own and live with our family there ‘happily ever after’ is a dream comes true. But then we Indian are quite particular about mahurats and auspicious days for every important thing in our life. So when it comes to buying property or moving to our own home which is indeed a big deal, considering auspicious day is quite obvious. It is believed that entering a home on auspicious day will bring in good luck, prosperity and make life easy for the family.

Apart from auspicious day, Indians also schedule Griha pravesh pooja before entering the house. Vastu experts and astrologers advise the pooja to be done on subha mahurat on an auspicious day. The most auspicious days for Griha pravesh pooja are Vasant Panchami, Akshaya Tritiya, Gudi Padwa, Dussehra (also known as Vijayadashmi). Then there are days like Uttarayana, Holi, Adhikmas and Shraddha Paksha on which griha pravesh should be avoided.

​1. Five elements of Vastu

According to Vastu, the home is made of five elements- the sun, fire, water, earth and wind. Vastu thrives to create a balance between these elements to bring in prosperity and happiness in homes. During the griha pravesh pooja, we pray to the Gods and the God responsible for these five elements to create a harmony and balance between it. Enter the home with all the members of your family amidst chanting of mantras by priest, holding a copper kalash filled with water and nine types of grains, a coin and coconut placed above it. Put your right foot first.

​2. When the house is ready

Do the Griha pravesh pooja only when the house id ready and not when the work is still going on. Before you fix the day for pooja, assure that the home is ready to move with all doors and windows fixed, painting complete, electrical fittings done and furniture fixed. In the night of pooja day, sleep in your new home with your family.

​3. Decoration of the main door before Pooja

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Central Courtyard—Brahmasthan

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The main door of the home which is the entry point for people is also the entry way for prosperity and positive vibes. It should be decorated as it is the face of Vastu Purush and is called the Simha dwar. Make it attractive; decorate it with religious symbol like swastika, Goddess Lakshmi feet, Ganapati, flowers and toran.

4. Rangoli on the floor

Rangoli is made to welcome Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Make it traditional with rice flour or colourful using rangoli colours, choice is yours.

​5. Make a temple for your home

Temple should be built on the griha pravesh day. Create a temple in the North-east zone. Statues and images of Gods should be placed in an east facing direction of your house.

​6. Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Simple straight lines:  Corridor & hallway by Cubism
Cubism

Simple straight lines

Cubism

Clean the house thoroughly before pooja. Use salt water to mop the floor and wipe out all negative energy. Salt water will also purify the space before pooja.

​7. Performing havan

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MAD DESIGN

5BHK PROJECT @PRATEEK STYLOME BY MAD DESIGN

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Havan purifies the air and fills the home with positive vibes. Light diyas and lamps in front of God daily. It will bring in positive energy in your home.

8. Welcome home happiness

Residential Interior of 2bhk:  Corridor & hallway by ENTWURF
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Residential Interior of 2bhk

ENTWURF

We all thrive to be live a happy and prosperous life, filled with positive energy in our home. If it is so, make space for God and religion in your home. Even if you are an atheist, still bring home God and enjoy a blissfully peaceful life in your home.

Get tips to fill your home with positive energy: 9 Vastu tips to fill your home with positive energy

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