Importance of Griha Pravesh Puja
It is commonly believed that when you believe in Gods, you got to recognize the existence of ghosts and spirits. Most often these sprits are considered to be evil, who usually can wreck havoc on life and property. The main aim of a griha pravesh or griha shanti puja is to purify your surrounding and home from the evil effects of spirits.
A house is regarded as one of the most precious belongings for an individual. Often it becomes an object of people’s jealousy which is considered bad for the overall peace of the house. When the host seeks the blessings of Lord Ganesha, he also ensures that Ganesha would safeguard his property from all types of evil people and their intensions.
Performing a Griha Pravesh Puja requires several items and each of them has a special significance not only in religion, but also on the environment and the human body. Typically a yagna is performed to purify the surrounding and a coconut is broken and the holy water is sprinkled all around the house. Conch shells are blown and camphor lamps are lit. All these things have a purifying effect on the air water and environment of the house.
According to ancient scriptures failing to perform a Griha Pravesh Puja, before entering a new house or not abiding by the customs can bring in severe bad luck for the family. Once the puja is completed the family should reside there for a min of 3 days and keep the house well lit to ensure that no evil vibration is able to enter the house.