Significance of Griha Pravesh Puja
Religion has always played a big role in the life of every devoted Hindu. Every important phase of life or event is marked by a special puja asking for divine blessings. Buying a buy house or entering a new house is regarded as a big milestone in every person’s life which demands the auspicious blessings of Lord Ganesha popularly known as Vignaharta (the remover of all obstacles).
In order to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha, Griha Pravesh Puja is held. The dates of Griha Pravesh Puja vary depending upon what kind of house you are entering. Griha Pravesh is usually categorized into three sections namely:
- Apoorva- Approva is meant for a family entering a newly constructed house built from scratch. The dates for Apporva Griha Pravesh are selected depending on the time frame when the sun is in the Uttaranayan position.
- Sapoorva- Sapoorva Griha pravesh is performed by a family while entering a house that was previously owned by someone else. Usually this puja is done following a long period of travel or absence.
- Dwandwah- Dwadwah Griha pravesh is meant for people entering a house after a major reconstruction or renovation following some natural calamity or damage. Dwandwah Griha Pravesh is held at a time when the Jupiter or Saturn is setting as per the lunar calendar.
As per Lunar calendar tithes like 4, 9 and 14 are not considered auspicious. A no moon night or Amavas is also considered to be unholy by most Hindus and all major pujas done by the domestic household do not take place on a no-moon night. All days of the week, except Tuesday are considered auspicious for a Griha Pravesh Puja.
Usually the first four months of the English calendar known as Magh, Phalgun, Baishak and Jaistha are regarded as auspicious months for Griha pravesh as they ensure prosperity and well being in terms of wealth, health and children.