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Everyone wants to build a dream home for themselves, where he and his family live their lives with laughter and good health. Therefore, according to Hindu tradition, whenever someone buys a new house, they seek blessings and prayers from God before going into it. This is done so that all the negative and unfortunate powers present in the house can be destroyed, and they are happy in the new house.
According to Indian astrology, the prayer or worship performed for the house before entering or residing in any new house is called the Griha Pravesh ceremony. On the other hand, if we talk about Vastu Shastra, there are three types of home entry ceremonies -
Apoorva: During Apoorva Griha Pravesh Puja, a person goes to live in a newly constructed building for the first time.
Sapurva: During the Sapoorva Griha Pravesh Puja, we leave our house, where we used to live earlier, but later leave the new house empty for any reason, and now decide to return to the same house.
Dwaandhava: In Dwaandhava Griha Pooja, we leave our house under compulsion due to any problem or accident and then do ritual worship to enter again later.
Importance of auspicious time
Of the 16 sacraments of Hinduism, home entry is one of the most important rites, so it is mandatory to do it at the right time. A scholarly pundit or an astrologer should be consulted to calculate the auspicious time. In the meantime, the priests look at the astrological calendar and make a proper assessment of the date, constellations, and planets, and ensure a perfect time for the home entrance ceremony for you.
In the Hindu calendar, it is believed that the Griha Pravesh Rites performed in the month of Magha, Phalgun, Vaishakh, and Jyeshtha are very auspicious. Whereas during the Chaturmas, namely the month of Ashadha, Shravan, Bhadrapada, and Ashwin, this ceremony should not be performed because in Hinduism, performing Manglik is considered taboo. Along with this, Pausha month is also not considered auspicious for Gruha Parva.
If you specifically look at a particular day, it is forbidden to enter the house, especially on Tuesday. Also, under exceptional circumstances, Sundays and Saturdays are considered inauspicious for the Homecoming ceremony. Apart from this, you can organize this function on the remaining days of the week at your convenience.
As per the dates, the Amavasya and Poornima dates of any Paksha are inauspicious for entering the new house, while Shukla Paksha's Dwitiya, Tritiya, Panchami, Saptami, Dashmi, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, and Trayodashi are considered the best.
Home entry worship method
The main purpose of performing Griha Pravesh Puja is to please the Vastu Deity by chanting mantras.
1. Break the coconut
The Vastu deity is pleased when the family's male head breaks the coconut placed at the house's threshold during Griha Pravesh.
2. Kalash Puja
The Kalash is filled with water, a coin, and nine kinds of grains, also known as Navdhyana.
3. Place coconut on the urn
The coconut should be tied in a red cloth and put on a vase with mango leaves.
4. Recite mantras
The priests chant the sacred mantras to this urn during home Kalash Puja.
5. Take the urn indoors
The husband and wife take this sacred urn inside the house and keep it near the place of havan.
6. Cow and calf presence (optional)
Many Hindus in India worship the cow. Therefore it is auspicious for the cow and calf to participate with the family members during the house warming ceremony. This brings positive energy and prosperity to the new home.
7. Boil Milk
After the pooja is completed, the lady of the house boils milk for everyone.
8. Milk Offering
The lady of the house offers milk to the deity, Kula. Then, it is distributed to other family members as prasad.
9. Offering food to the priest
Family members must donate to the priest and provide proper food.
10. Stay overnight
Family members should not close the house at any cost on the day of entry and stay there overnight.
11. Keep the lamp on
The lamp must be kept burning to attract spiritual energy.
Take care during home admission.
Common Mistakes During Home Entry
Home entrance auspicious Lagna
The Lagna (Ascendant) holds special importance during the home entrance ceremony. The auspicious Lagna is an auspicious time, during which performing any ritual according to the Muhurta is considered appropriate and auspicious. If a particular time is going on in a particular zodiac in terms of Lagna, it can be both auspicious and inauspicious for you. It is necessary to take care of some things while entering the auspicious Lagna in such a situation.
Let's take a look at these things: -
Installation of new house equipment
Maintaining happiness, prosperity, and harmony in your new home is considered auspicious and beneficial to put many instruments in astrology scriptures. According to your beliefs, tradition and reverence, you should install these instruments with complete law. The most auspicious of these instruments are considered:
Shri Mahamrityunjaya Yantra: The installation of Shri Mahamrityunjaya Yantra protects the house from misery, disease, and any crisis.
Sri Mahalakshmi Yantra: The installation and regular worship of Shri Mahalakshmi Yantra give the grace of Goddess Lakshmi in the house, which eliminates all financial problems.
Navagraha Yantra: The Navagraha Yantra brings happiness and prosperity to the house by ridding all the house members' faults.
Shri Kubera Yantra: Worshiping Shri Kubera Yantra increases the family's flow of income and strengthens the financial situation.
According to Hindu customs, the ritual of home entry should be performed on dates during special times, which are auspicious. So, here is the month-wise list of auspicious house entry dates in 2021:
09 January 2021, Saturday, at 12:32 pm till 7:17 pm, Constellation: Anuradha, Date: Ekadashi
13 May 2021, Thursday, 05:32 am to 14 May 2021 till 05:31 am, Constellation: Rohini, Date: Dwitiya
14 May 2021, Friday, 05:31 am to 15 May 2021 from 05:30 am, Star: Magashira, Date: Tritiya
21 May 2021, Friday, 03:23 pm to 22 May 2021 from 05:27 am, Constellation: Uttaraphalguni, Date: Dashami
22 May 2021, Saturday, 05:27 am to 02:06 pm, Constellation: Uttaraphalguni, Date: Dashami, Ekadashi
24 May 24, 2021, Monday, 05:26 am to 09:49 am, Constellation: Chitra, Date: Trayodashi
26 May 26, 2021, Wednesday, 04:43 pm to 27 May 2021 from midnight 01:16, Constellation: Anuradha, Date: Pratipada
04 June, Friday, 05:23 am to 05 June 2021 from 05:23 am, Constellation: Uttar Bhadrapada, Revathi, Date: Dashami, Ekadashi
05 June 2021, Saturday, 05:23 am to 11:28 pm, Constellation: Revathi, Date: Ekadashi
19 June 2021, Saturday, 08:29 pm to 20 June 2021 from 05:24 am, Constellation: Chitra, Date: Dashami
26 June 2021, Saturday, 05:25 am to 27 June 2021 from midnight 02:36 pm, Constellation: Uttarashada, Date: Dwitiya, Tritiya
01 July 2021, Thursday, 05:27 am to 02:01 pm, Constellation: Uttar Bhadrapada, Date: Saptami
05 November 2021, Friday, from 02:23 am to 06 November 2021 at 06:37 am, Constellation: Anuradha, Date: Dwitiya
06 November 2021, Saturday, 06:37 am to 11:39 pm, Constellation: Anuradha, Date: Dwitiya, Tritiya
10 November 2021, Wednesday, 08:25 am to 03:42 pm, Constellation: Uttarashada, Date: Saptami
20 November 2021, Saturday, 06:48 am to 21 November 2021 from 06:48 am, Constellation: Rohini, Date: Pratipada, Dwitiya
29 November 2021, Monday, 06:55 am to 09:42 pm, Constellation: Uttaraphalguni, Date: Dashami
13 December 2021, Monday, 07:05 am to 14 December 2021 midnight 02:05 pm, Constellation: Revathi, Date: Dashami, Ekadashi