Auspicious Muhurats To Perform Griha Pravesh Ceremony
Moving into a new home is like starting a completely new life. Who would not want to start it on a happy note and fill the home with positive energies. According to the Hindu religion, when moving into a new home, the family must perform a Griha Pravesh ceremony to ensure that your stay there brings good luck, positivity and good health.
However, not just the ceremony but when it is performed is equally important. It is said that the ceremony should be conducted at an auspicious mahurat, including time and date, to make sure everything goes well in the future. Here are few tips and things that you should follow if you are planning a housewarming ceremony:
For Griha Pravesh ceremony, ask your priest or pundit to pick out the best suitable muhurat for you using the Hindu Panchang. It is believed if your new abode is a fresh construction; the most auspicious time is when the sun is in the uttarayan position. On the other hand, if the property is renovated or bought from a secondary sale, the ceremony can be conducted when the Jupiter (Guru) or the Venus (Shukra) is setting.
Auspicious muhurats that bring wealth, prosperity and business
*Magh (part January and part February)
*Falgun (part February and part March)
*Baishak (part April and part May)
*Jeshtha (part May and part June)
Mahurats with no particular effect but overall well-being
*Kartik (part October and part November)
*Margshirsh (part November and part December)
Mahurats that are inauspicious
*Ashadh (part June and part July)
*Bhadrapad (part August and part September)
*Ashwin (part September and part October)
*Paush (part December and part January)
Dates you must avoid (based on lunar calendar)
4, 9, 14 and Amavas (no moon night)
Conducting Vastu Puja For Griha Pravesh
Vastu Puja is usually performed inside the premises but outside the house just before the actual entry into the house. Arrange a copper pot which has to be filled with water, nine kinds of grains and a coin. Place a coconut covered with red cloth and tied with a red thread over the pot. Invite a priest to perform the Puja. The lady and the man would take this copper pot inside the house and place it near the ceremonial kund.
Vastu Shanti For Griha Pravesh
Vastu Shanti also known as Griha Shanti puja. It is a hawan, performed to prevent harmful influences of the planets, remove negative energy and create a peaceful environment in the new premises.
Owners might also want to perform Ganpati Puja, or Satyanarayan Puja. These can be conducted after Vastu Shanti Hawan.
Dos and don'ts for Griha Pravesh
*Ensure the doors of the house are properly fitted with shutters and locks. Without these, a house is not considered completed.
*The roof should be covered before performing the ceremony.
*Conduct a Vastu Puja before Griha Pravesh.
*The idols should be placed facing the east direction.
*Do not shift the furniture except for the gas cylinder unless the Vastu Puja is performed.
*Sprinkle the holy water with mango leaf after performing the ceremony.
*Don't leave the house vacant for at least three days after the ceremony.
*The ceremony should not be performed if the lady of the house is pregnant.