Amidst the most auspicious Pujas performed in Hinduism, the Griha Pravesh Puja is conducted on the occasion of purchasing a new Home or House or after the renovation of a Home. Performed to ensure peace and harmony in the new House, the Griha Pravesh Puja holds both, scientific and spiritual value for every Hindu believer and follower.
Three types of Griha Pravesh have been mentioned in our Ancient scriptures and Vedic books:
- Apoorva: The first entrance of the members to a newly constructed Home or a newly selected piece of land is referred to as Apoorva i.e. New Griha Pravesh.
- Sapoorva: Post travelling abroad i.e. after the migration; entry of the members to their existing Home is referred to as Sapoorva i.e. Re Griha Pravesh.
- Dwandwah: When members of the House re-enter it after renovation or reconstruction; it’s termed as Dwandwah i.e. Old Griha Pravesh.
Importance and Significance of Griha Pravesh Puja
The purchasing of a new Home is one of the most important stages of life and this ritual and custom of Griha Pravesh Puja is mandatory for every Hindu believer or follower. It’s believed as per Astrological and Vedic science that a newly bought home may have the sin of millions of deaths of organisms over it during the process of construction. Additionally, the land on which it’s built can be impure and it can infest negativity and evil forces. The Griha Pravesh puja is a precautionary measure to fortify the safety of your Home and its family members while assuring the nurturing of positivity and prosperity in the Home premises. It is basically conciliation with the Gods and Goddesses to keep a safe watch on the fortune of the Home and its members.
Benefits of Griha Pravesh Puja
- Griha Pravesh Puja brings peace, good fortune and harmony in the life of the members staying in the new House.
- The Griha Pravesh Havan or Griha Pravesh Yagya is a part of the Griha Pravesh Puja. It purifies the mind, body and soul of the members of the House and also, purifies and spiritualizes the surrounding and environment of the Home with holy vibe and a divine ambiance.
- It also marks an auspicious beginning of the new phase of life of the members of the House and for this purpose only Ganesh Puja is performed while conducting the Griha Pravesh Puja. It also removes all the obstacles.
- Kalash Sthapana Puja which is a part of the Griha Pravesh Puja is performed to accomplish the worship of everything in the universe.
- The Griha Pravesh Puja is a part of the Vastu Shanti Puja and is done in order to appease the Gods and planets so that the owner of the house is blessed with good fortune and all the planets i.e. Navagraha and Vastu God is also worshipped so that no harm can be caused either to the home or it’s inmates.
Occasions to do a Griha Pravesh Puja
- Purchasing a new home.
- Renovating an older home.
- Renting a house.
- Bride entering the groom’s home.
Griha Pravesh Puja Vidhi (Procedure)
A process or ceremony for a particular Puja varies as per the community, language and location of the devotee performing the Puja. Similarly, the procedure for Griha Pravesh mentioned here might or might not vary but we along with our panel of Pandits have formulated a generalized Griha Pravesh Puja Vidhi i.e. Griha Pravesh Process for a devotee which is as mentioned below:
- The Nariyal-Kalash preparation is done and the appropriate mantras are chanted and then, the Kalash Puja is performed.
- The entrance or the door’s Puja is performed i.e. Dwar Pujan.
- Again, the names of Lord Ganesha are chanted and the Man of the House takes the Ganesha idol inside the Home while the Woman of the House carries the Nariyal-Kalash over her head and takes it inside the Home.
- Lord Ganesha’s idol or photo, Cow’s idol and the Nariyal-Kalash is placed over a heap of rice laid over a red cloth on an aasan inside the Home.
- The Vastu Gods are worshipped i.e. Vastu Shanti Puja along with the nine planets i.e. Navagraha Puja.
- Lady of the Home worships the Kitchen by boiling milk until it boils out to portray abundance.
- The Panchamrut i.e. a mixture of milk, water, ghee, honey and curd is sprinkled in all corners of the House.
- Laxmi-Narayan Puja or Vishnu Sahasranamam is performed.
- That night is a compulsion for the devotees sitting in the Puja to sleep at their new Home.
Griha Pravesh Puja Muhurat
The Griha Pravesh being an ancient procedure followed while entering the new Home, the Griha Pravesh Vidhi needs to be performed in accordance with the auspicious dates for Griha Pravesh. Muhurat is given due importance in Hinduism and especially a sacred and divine Puja such as Griha Pravesh Puja is always performed as per the Muhurat date and time.
To know the Griha Pravesh puja muhurat in 2017, our pandits can help you find the auspicious time and dates as per your convenience and suitability.
Do’s And Don’ts Of Griha Pravesh
Griha pravesh is a very important puja as per the Hindu religion which is usually undertaken to ensure that the house remain free from the all kind of negative energy. It is also done to seek the blessings of the God’s so that they can watch over the house and bless it with good fortune and protect it from the intentions of evil doers.
Griha Pravesh Puja is an elaborate affair including Vastu Puja and Ganesh homa. As a family member there are certain steps or Vidhi which you should observe to reap the fruits of this puja completely.
Here is a complete of dos and don’ts which you should keep in mind before going forward with the Griha Pravesh Puja:
- Before you start your griha pravesh make sure that the house is complete with the roof, doors and windows
- Do not shift any furniture inside the house except for the gas stove unless the Vastu Puja is completed
- Before you enter the house break a coconut, which signifies the removal of the obstacles.
- While entering the house always put your right foot first which is a sign of prosperity.
- The idols should be placed in the east facing direction of the house
- Milk should be boiled which again is a sign of prosperity and conch shells should be blown to ward off evil spirits.
- the house should not be left empty for at least three days after the puja is done, failing which would nullify the effects of the puja
- If the lady of the house is pregnant or a death has taken place recently in the family, then do not hold the puja.
- Do not forget to offer the priest with enough gifts and food items.
- Sprinkle the holy water from the kalash with the help of the mango leaves to make your entire house purified.
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