Griha Pravesh or House Warming ceremony
Griha Pravesh is a ritual followed by all Hindus. On this day the owners and family members enter the new house at an auspicious time. The ritual is done to drive away any ill effects of planets or any evil force. There are some important pujas or Homas conducted on that day.
Types of House warming rituals
Apoorva - The house is constructed on a newly selected land.
Sapoorva - Entering into the house after a stay abroad or elsewhere or entering into a resold house.
Dwandwah - The house is repaired or renovated due to the damage caused by natural or unnatural calamities.
First Our astroved astrologers and priest services plays a vital role in fixing an auspicious time and day as per the horoscope of the house owner.
Importance of day, month and time for house warming
Position of Sun plays an important role. It is most auspicious time then any of the days to do Griha Pravesh as the Sun moves north or Uthirayana i.e. to Capricorn wherein the rays of the Sun falls eastern and in Northern direction. Our priest comes to your door step to perform this function as per religious code.
Various Pujas done for good benefits
A) All gods reside in the 'Cow' so it is decorated and worshiped with flowers, turmeric and kumkum. Our priest chants the mantra of Go Puja and the family people offer fruits and touches it asking for its blessings. Then the cow and calf is then taken to all rooms. If it is a flat then it is worshiped outside.
B) Another Puja is done for Threshold which is very important as it gaurds the owner and at the same time it does not permit evil forces entering the house. Here God Ganapathy, Lakshmi and Saraswathy are worshiped as they reside in the Threshold.
C) Owner enters the house-
- First the wife should carry a pot full of water and enter the house placing her right feet.
- Then her husband carring a photo of gods follows her.
- The children while entering the house carries grocery that represent prosperity.
- Finally other relatives.
D) Ganapathy Homa- Here the lord of Obstacle is evoked to remove hindrances that prevent the path for entering the house. This Homa drives all evil forces residing in the house. Ganesha smoothens the path through out the life.
E) Navagraha Homa - The word 'Griha' means planets. So our house has the influence of all 9 planets. We should appease them and get their blessings in order to get good protection from all ill effects of planets and dangers caused by our Karma.
F) Lakshmi Homa - This goddess not only gives prosperity but health too. She give us spiritual gains and beauty. All said and done a man's life does not shine without money and health.
After the Homas performed the priest is given fruits, flowers, betel leaves and nuts etc as a mark of respect then all the members take the priest's blessings. He is offered food. finally all the family members and guest partake in the feasr. At the time of leaving the house they are offered auspicious things like above depending on the financial capacity of the owners.
Important thing to be followed
On the same day of Griha Pravesh the owner with spouse and children should stay over night.
They should not keep the house locked and in dark as it is considered to bring ill luck.
House warming ceremony should not be performed when the lady of the house is pregnant.
Our Speciality of Priest Services:
Our priest fix a right time for this ceremony and comes to your door step on the appointed day.
He is an expert and is capable to guide and clear your doubt then and there. Thus he performs the ceremony to your satisfaction.