Griha Pravesh Puja
- 1 Griha Pravesh Puja
The most well known pooja which is performed at the time of entering the new house is the Griha Pravesh Puja. This pooja is considered as the sign that the person has worked hard and successfully build his house with his hard work. In some cases this pooja is performed when the person re enters the house after some renovations. This pooja is performed on a particular day depending upon the astrology chart. The very vital motive of this pooja is to keep the evil spirits away from the new house. At the time of entering the newly constructed house, this pooja is performed. This puja impresses the deities and keep any evil powers or negativity away from the house.
Who should perform Griha Pravesh Puja?
When one enters a new home for the first time then the Griha Pravesh puja is performed. It is considered as a very important Hindu ritual that is performed before starting to live in the new house. Griha Pravesh puja is not performed till the the roof of the house is covered and the doors are fitted with shutters. The doors, roof and the closed walls should be completed before performing the pooja and the inner infrastructure can be taken up later.
Benefits of doing Griha Pravesh Puja
The Griha Pravesh puja purifies and sanctifies the nooks and corners of the house. It will eliminate and reduce the ill effects of the bad Vastu. This puja provides inner peace and mental peace for all the members of the family. It will also help to increase the possibility of good luck and fortune. It will also clear bad thoughts from the mind of the family members and make them wiser. It will provide a spiritual bliss for all the members of the family.
When should I perform Griha Pravesh Puja?
- This puja is performed depending upon the position of the Sun. The auspicious day is chosen according to the movement of the Sun. The best time for the Griha Pravesh puja is when the Sun moves north.
- The auspicious months for the Griha Pravesh is based on the lunar calendar. Based on the astrological calculations, the time is fixed to perform the Griha Pravesh puja. Some of the best months to move into the new house are: Jyeshta month (May-June), Baisakh month (April-May) for the prosperity and wealth, Phalguna month (February-March) for accumulation of wealth and Magha month (January-February) for wealth gain.
- The Griha Pravesh puja is to be avoided when the lady of the house is expecting a child. It should also be avoided during first day of the Tamil month, Tuesdays and New Moon days.
- Days that are best for the Griha Pravesh puja muhurats are Dussehra, Vasant Panchami, Gudi Padwa and Akshaya Tritiya.
How to perform Griha Pravesh Puja?
- The Griha Pravesh puja is done before entering the new house in order to please the Vaastu deity. It is performed by Brahmin priest by chanting mantras to invoke the blessings of Vaastu Devata.
- The deity of Vaastu is appeased outside and the lady breaks a coconut that is placed on the threshold. The kalash pooja is performed by filling the pot with water, a coin and nine types of grains or navadhanya.
- A coconut which is tied with the help of red cloth is placed on the kalash with mango leaves. The pooja is performed by the priest by reciting sacred mantras to this pot.
- The husband and wife carry this sacred pot inside the house by placing it near the havan. The cow and a calf are let in first before the members of the family at the time of traditional entry. This will bring positive energies and prosperity into their households.
- After the puja, the lady of the house boils the milk and it is necessary that the milk should spill over. This milk is offered to the family deity or Kula devata. It is then offered to other members of the family.
- The priest should be fed well with the meal. The members of the house should not lock the house at any cost and should stay there overnight. In order to attract spiritual energies, the lamp should be kept burning.
Materials required for Griha Pravesh Puja
For performing the Griha Pravesh Puja, one requires the following things: Kapoor -1 packet, Ilaichi -10 gram, Coconut -2, Gola -1, Long/ Clove -10 gram, Rice- 500 gm, Curd -250 Gram, Milk -250 gram, Roli -1 pkt, Shahad- 50 ml, Misari -50 gm, Sweet of pure milk- 500gm, Mango leaf as per requirement, Pan leaf- 10, Supari- 11, Fruits as per requirement, Tulsi leaf as per requirement, Towels (Rough) 2, Flowers as per requirement, Pure Ghee- 500 gm, Agarbatti -1 packet, Dhoop batti, Janeu/ Yagyopabit -5, Haldi Powder- 50 gm, Cloth Red -1, Cloth Yellow- 1.25 mt, Sari/Vastra 1 (For Gauri Pujan), Bangles and Bindi (For Gauri Pujan), Blouse Piece 1 (For Gauri Pujan), Dhoti /Vastra 2 (For Ganesh/Satyanarayan Pujan), Deepak Brass- 2 etc.
Where to perform Griha Pravesh Puja?
On the day of this puja, the male member of the family breaks a coconut on the doorway and the priest recites the mantra. The doorway is lit with camphor lamp on the pumpkin. After breaking the coconut, the owner of the new house along with the family members carries an image of the deity and enters the kitchen. Water is sprinkled in all rooms. The north east corner of the house is chosen in order to perform this puja.
Cost of performing Griha Pravesh Puja
While entering a new house, a Navagrahahanti and Vastushanti homam is performed. 108 Namavalis of all the 9 planets are recited along with the Navagraha Sooktam. The Vastu Shanti pooja is performed along with the homam and the recital of of Sri Rudram and the pancha suktas. It is performed by two priest. This pooja can cost you from Rs. 6500 to Rs. 9000. It will also include the cost of the materials that is required for the puja.