Mumbai: In India, the house-warming ceremony is traditionally termed as Grihapravesh. When people enter their new home for the first time, they perform a Puja and invite relatives, friends and well-wishers to witness the occasion and join in the celebrations.
Grihapravesh is not just a get-together but a ritual meant to be performed with utmost devotion and dedication. Home is where the heart always is. And hence it is important to generate positivity, nurture good vibes, implant goodness and infuse positive energy.
Your family priest can help you finalise an auspicious date based on the astrological calendar that best suits your horoscope.
A Vastu Puja is performed before stepping into the house so as to invite goodness to enter the house. What follows next is Vastu Shanti havan, a ritual performed to ward off, negative vibrations and evil by invoking the divine.
Ganesha Puja is mandatory because no puja is complete without offering prayers to Lord Ganapati.
Some people also perform Satya Narayana Puja.
After the Puja, offer food and dakshina to the priest.
Pregnant women must not perform the Puja because if she joins her husband for the rituals, they would be three in number (including the child in the womb). Hence, any other couple in the family can take part in the rituals on behalf of duo that’s expecting a child.
Here are a few things you must remember after performing the puja:
Spend a couple of more days in the house even if the house is not furnished because it is not good to leave the home locked soon after the puja. It is important for the family members to absorb the good and positive energies that were generated while performing the rituals.