What to Do While Entering New House
Entering a new home is like setting foot in a whole new world filled with surprises and expectations. If you are a Hindu, then you are expected to thank the Gods and your ancestors and seek their blessing before beginning anything new.
Irrespective of whether you have built a house or bought one from someone else, you are expected to perform a Griha Pravesh Puja to ensure evil spirits and negative energies stay away.
Choosing the right date is essential while moving into a new house is essential. There is a big list of dates available in the Hindu calendar for a Griha Pravesh Puja. However there are additional factors which determine the date depending upon your zodiac sign, position of the sun and the moon and also numerological calculations.Vastu Puja
Vastu Puja is separate from Griha Pravesh Puja and precedes the Griha Pravesh Puja. It is done outside the home in an open space. The main aim of Vastu Puja is to eliminate all kind of dosa’s (faults) which the house might have incurred due to flaws in the design and construction. In Vastu Puja a copper pot is filled with water and nine types of grains are placed in it along with a coin. The opening of the pot is covered with a coconut and a red cloth is placed on top of it. Once the puja is over, the husband and wife carries the pot inside the house.
Griha Pravesh Puja is usually cantered around Lord Ganesh, who is regarded as the protector of mankind on earth. Besides being a protector he is also the bestowed of good fortune and riches to a family who prays to him devotedly. Griha Pravesh Puja involves certain rituals like breaking of the coconut, sprinkling holy water with mango leaves in all the rooms and boiling milk in a new vessel as a sign of prosperity.Griha Shanti Havan
Griha shanti havan is a yagna that is performed by many people to remove the harmful influence of the planets and to remove all kind of negative vibrations in and around the house. After completing the all the rituals occupants are expected to live in the house for at least three days continuously and offer food and gifts to the Brahmins who performed the puja.