With Diwali around the corner, the festive season is in its full swing. It is believed that anything done during these auspicious days brings in positive results. Goddess Lakshmi visits the houses around this time and showers everyone with wealth and prosperity. This is the reason why many people plan the Griha Pravesh of their new home during this festive season. In a span of a month, ranging from Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali, and Bhaidooj, many people plan the entry to their new home. As the festive season of 2018 is underway, new homeowners are gearing up to welcome Goddess Lakshmi to their new homes. If you are also preparing for your Griha Pravesh, here are some tips you can follow.
Before The Griha Pravesh
- Choose The Auspicious Griha Pravesh Date: The festive season brings along many auspicious dates for your GRiha Pravesh. The best Griha Pravesh tithis for the festive season 2018 are the 8th and 9th of November. If you are ready to move into your new home after Diwali, these dates are the best. However, if you want to celebrate your Diwali in your new home, talk to a priest to find out the best griha pravesh date and the exact time.
- Make Sure Construction Is Complete: Many people are of the belief that performing griha pravesh on some auspicious day is the only thing they need to do and hurry for everything. They even enter their new home before it is completely ready-to-move-in. This should be avoided. Griha Pravesh means that you are entering a new home that is complete in construction. Before moving into your new home, make sure everything, including the wood work, fittings, paint, decoration, etc., is complete.
- Follow Vaastu Compliance: While building the house, it is important to follow Vaastu compliance, especially for the main entry door and the Puja room. The main entry door of your new home should be facing north east direction for positivity and the same goes for the windows. Get in touch with the top Vaastu consultant in your city to make your new home vaastu-friendly.
On The Griha Pravesh Day
- Make Your Entry Griha-Pravesh Ready: Griha pravesh is about entering your new home. On the auspicious day of griha pravesh, make sure that there is no obstacle placed in front of the main entry door. Moreover, decorate the main door with symbols of prosperity like Swastika or Goddess Lakshmi’s feet. A toran made from marigold flowers and fresh leaves of mango tree should also be hung as a decoration above the door.
- Clean The Entire House: Before doing the griha pravesh poojan, cleaning the entire house is a good way to show maa Lakshmi that she is welcomed here. Use a broom and a mop to clean each and every corner of your new home before the poojan starts.
- Purify The House: Purifying the house of any negative energy is very important for your new home. To do so, you can sprinkle the entire house with the pure and holy Gangajal. This gangajal should be first kept in a kalash in any unused corner of your new home with raw mango leaves placed above it. Use the mango leaves to sprinkle it all over your new home and purify it.
- Draw A Traditional Rangoli: Rangoli is a sign of festivity and should be drawn outside the main entry door on the griha pravesh day. It should be made with rice flour or the rangoli colors available in the market. Rangoli is a sign of welcoming Goddess Lakshmi and this festive season, you’d definitely want Goddess Lakshmi to visit your new home.
- Enter With The Right Foot: While entering your new home on the auspicious time allocated by the priest, it is always prosperous to enter with the right foot first. You should always use your right foot to enter inside as you want everything to go right in your new home.
- Place The Gods In The Temple: The temple inside the house can be made before you do the griha pravesh but the idols, figurines, and pictures of gods must be placed after the poojan is done. Bring them with you inside the house and clean the temple once again, sprinkle with some ganga jal and then place the gods in their respective places.
- Perform A Havan: Havan is one of the most important activities of the Griha pravesh pooja. The smoke produced during the havan not only purifies the entire air of your new home but also fills it with positivity. In fact, there are many scientific benefits of performing a havan as well.
Once the griha pravesh havan is done, you should avoid brooming or mopping the house for around 2-3 hours. Cleaning the house right after the pooja would take away all the purity and positivity it has brought in. Also, avoid leaving your new house locked or empty for at least a day after griha pravesh. Leaving the house would only nullify the positivity brought in by the poojan you have performed.