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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

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According to Vastu Shastra, 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

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Do the Griha pravesh pooja only when the house is 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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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

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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

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

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

Things required for house warming ceremony/Griha Pravesh

Griha pravesh or the house warming ceremony is performed only once for all the houses, so it is extremely important to take care of every small detail to avoid mistakes and to execute the entire ceremony in the right manner. Here are a few things required for the house warming ceremony that you must bring in order to perform the entire ceremony peacefully.

  • Idol of lord Ganesh and goddess Laxmi
  • Kalash or a pot filled with water or milk
  • Puja items including incense sticks, turmeric, fruits, flowers, sweets and sandalwood paste
  • Items for havan, including havan vessel, ghee, firewood, havan powder

How to perform the griha pravesh pooja

Searching for how to do griha pravesh pooja for rented house or even for your own house designed by professionals? Here are a few steps that you need to follow.

  • Decorate the main gate with flowers and draw a rangoli in front of it.
  • Fill a pot with pure water or ganga jal, place a coconut in it and draw swastika sign on it.
  • After performing the puja, take the kalash in your hand and enter the house when the sun is shining.
  • It is considered auspicious for men to enter with their right foot while women should put their left foot first.
  • Worship your kitchen and draw swastika before cooking. Also, boil milk and let it spill, and only then make sweets for god.
  • Lastly, offer food to a brahmin or any needy person to seek blessings.
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