Griha Pravesh is the favorable event in the Hindu tradition that happens during the process of entering a new house. The sacred Vedic texts show great relevance on performing the ceremony before the homeowners start to live a new life in the newly constructed house. Vaastu Shastra is a traditional architectural system that promotes the livability of the house. This further means keeping the house suitable for a dwelling.
However, it is highly advised to perform the Griha Pravesh Puja when the house doors are perfectly fitted, and the roof suitably covered the house, as well as walls, is built correctly to protect the house. Most of all, the Gruha Vastu is done when the deities of Vastu, the ancient wisdom of designing house interiors to promote harmony with the natural forces are appeased in a proper way.
Arranging Muhurtam or the Favorable Time for the Gruha Puja
Based on the astrological calculations, muhurtam, or the so-called favorable time is arranged to get into the new house after it is completed. The highly auspicious months known to perfectly move into a new house include the following listed below.
– Magha Month
– -The Magha month includes January and February. These months promote wealth gain.
– Phalguna Month
– The Phalguna month runs from February to March. These months promote having good children and wealth buildup.
– Baisakh Month
– The Baisakh month covers the months of April and May. These months promote prosperity and the growth of wealth.
– Jyeshta Month
– The Jyeshta months are May and June. These months promote the birth of a son and possessing cattle or luxuries.
Hence, the above-mentioned factors and elements are the reasons why this particular event is among the most important Hindu Puja Ceremonies The ritual helps promote good luck and healthy living for Hindu families.
House Decorations during the Event
This event doesn’t go on without decorating the house doors with the leaves of the mangoes and fresh flowers. In addition, banana stems are also strapped to the poles to usher prosperity. Additionally, Rangolis of rice flour is well-drawn at the entrance and the doorway to creative decorative accents.
This ritual is extremely imperative before a family enters a new house. It is performed to satisfy the Vaastu deity with the help of a Brahmin priest. Chants are uttered to implore the blessings of the Vaastu Devata to make the new house full of peace and eliminate evil energies to dwell.
It is also essential that the priest is well fed and a delightful meal must be served to everyone. The members are said to stay overnight in the house, and the house shouldn’t be locked at any cost. The lamp must remain burning to entice spiritual energies and for divine protection.
Nevertheless, there are days to avoid doing this event. These days include the following below.
- New Moon Days
- First Day of the Tamil Month
- Tithis or the moon’s phases
Lastly, the ritual should be avoided when a lady of the house is expecting a child.