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You are here : home > Home & Decor > Auspicious Omens > Hindu House Warming Ceremony(Griha Pravesh)

Hindu House Warming Ceremony(Griha Pravesh)

Griha Pravesh is a ceremony performed on the occasion of one's first entry into a new house. Once the house is ready, the family moves in on an auspicious day that is determined by the astrological charts. Purity of panchang (almanac) and auspicious time (muhurat) must be considered during the griha pravesh. Three types of griha pravesh have been mentioned in our ancient scriptures:

Apoorva: First entry to newly constructed house on a newly selected land is called apoorva (new) griha pravesh.

Sapoorva: Entry into an already existing house after travelling abroad or migration elsewhere is called sapoorva griha pravesh.

Dwandwah: Entry into a house to after reconstruction or renovation subsequent to damage due to fire, flood or earthquake, is termed as dwandwah (old) griha pravesh.

For apoorva griha pravesh, the exact auspicious time need to be adhered to. For sapoorva griha pravesh or dwandwah griha pravesh, the purity of the panchang should be given due consideration.

Auspicious Times or Muhurats

In a newly built house, the first entry is auspicious when the sun is in the uttarayan position; in old, renovated houses, when Guru (Jupiter) or Shukra (Venus) is setting (the tara or star does not matter in this case). Auspicious months for griha pravesh, that are based on the lunar calendar, and their outcome have been provided below:


MONTHRESULTS
Auspicious 
Magh (part January and part February)Gain of wealth
Falgun (part February and part March)Gain of children and wealth
Baishak (part April and part May)Growth of wealth and prosperity
Jeshtha (part May and part June)Gain of son and cattle
  
Fair 
Kartik (part October and part November)No significant effect
Margshirsh (part November and part December) 
  
Inauspicious 
Ashadh (part June and part July)Could lead to losses, pains, troubles and fear of enemies
Bhadrapad (part August and part September) 
Ashwin (part September and part October) 
Paush (part December and part January) 

Furthermore, the tithies (dates according to lunar calender) 4, 9, 14 and Amavas (no moon night) should be avoided. Griha pravesh should not be held on a Tuesday.

Ceremonies

Vastu pooja

Vastu pooja for vastu devata is performed outside the house before the actual entry into the house. A copper pot is filled with water, navadhanya (nine kinds of grains) and one rupee coin. A coconut is then placed on the top of the pot. Coconut is covered with the red cloth and tied with the red thread called moli. After this the priest performs the pooja, add the husband and wife take this copper pot in the house together and place it near the havan (ceremonial fire).

Vastu Shanti

Vastu shanti or Griha shanti, involves the havan. A havan is performed to prevent harmful influences of the planets, remove negative vibrations and create a peaceful environment. Once all the poojas are concluded, a feast is offered to the priest. He is also given some dakshina or fees for his services and good wishes.

These two poojas are essential. Other poojas like the Ganpathi pooja, the Satyanarayan pooja ot the Lakshmi pooja are optional, and can be performed if priest recommends them.

Do's and Don'ts of Griha pravesh

Griha pravesh is not complete until:

  • The doors of the house are fitted with shutters;
  • The roof is covered;
  • The Gods of vastu have been worshipped or offered sacrifices;
  • The priests have been offered feast.

House-warming ceremony should not be performed when the lady of the house is pregnant.

If the above-mentioned points are not considered when moving into a new house, they can bring trouble and miseries to the dwellers. Therefore, living in a house should be considered only after all rituals are complete as per the procedure given in the scriptures.

Once the griha pravesh ceremony has been completed, the family can then move into the house. The house should not be locked for a few days since that would be considered inauspicious.

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Name: Anusha
Country: U.S.A.

Planning to do Grahapravesh on November 26 2014.Please advice is that a good day .if not please suggest any days between Nov 15 2014 to Dec 1st 2014
 
Name: saritha
Country: U.S.A.

We are planning to do house warming cermont on oct 3rd 2014 vijayadashmi morning. we live in chicgao. Please let us know if its good day and time to move in?
 
Name: Saritha
Country: U.S.A.

We are planning to do house wamroing cermony on oct 3rd Vijayadashmi. Please suggest if its ok to move in or not. We live in Chicgao.
 
Name: Renu
Country: India

Hello, We are planning for a Gruhapravesh pooja on 27th December 2014. Please suggest if the date is fine. If any good pandit in PUNE is available please let us know.
 
Name: Neha
Country: India

Hi, My parents need to do Griha Pravesh in repurchased flat in Mumbai.Pls suggest auspicious dates in Sep 2014 to do the same yet avoiding the inauspicious results of Bhadrapada & Ashwin months.
 
Name: Manjulata Srivastava
Country: India

Please suggest date and time in october 14th for apoorva grah pravesh ceremony.
 
Name: sahadevan
Country: India

I have time to move in our new house in October. Please suggest best days in early October sahadevan
 
Name: parvin wankadia
Country: India

need to move in our house in aug first 2 wks. pls suggest the best days
 
Name: parvin wankadia
Country: India

we want to know the best date in aug to do greh pravesh. mostly in teh first 2 wks. pls suggest
 
Name: Neha
Country: United Kingdom

Could you please tell me auspicious dates for gruh pravesh in Aug and Sept. I am based in UK. Also do we have to immediately move into the house after the puja or can we do puja after we have moved into the house?
 
Name: RJT
Country: India

I plan to have my Gruh Pravesh on 05 Sept , On Ekadashi. Is this an auspicious day for Gruh Pravesh. The location is in Kerala .
 
Name: RK
Country: United Kingdom

I am looking for Grihapravesh ceremony in my newly purchased house in Cambridge(United Kingdom). Please tell me dates in August 2014 and please send all details to my email.Thanks.
 
Name: RK
Country: United Kingdom

I am looking for Grihapravesh ceremony in my newly purchased house in Cambridge(United Kingdom). Please tell me dates in August 2014 and please send all details to my email.Thanks.
 
Name: anupam kumari
Country: India

I am looking for grah parvesh ceremony in my newely constructed house in patna (bihar) Please tell me dates in july and august 2014 please send all detail in my mail,my date of birth 26.10.1984 patna bihar anupam kumari
 
Name: anupam kumari
Country: India

I am looking for grah parvesh ceremony in my newely constructed house in patna (bihar) Please tell me dates in july and august 2014 please send all detail in my mail,my date of birth 26.10.1984 patna bihar anupam kumari
 
Name: anupam kumari
Country: India

I am looking for grah parvesh ceremony in my newely constructed house in patna (bihar) Please tell me dates in july and august 2014 please send all detail in my mail,my date of birth 26.10.1984 patna bihar anupam kumari
 
Name: Dharani
Country: India

Jai Shri Krishna, I Am looking for Grah Pravesh ceremony in my newely constructed house ,please tell me dates in june 2014.My zodiac is meenam and nachatra is uthratathi. My dob is 30-July-1983 Thanks . With regards, Dharani J
 
Name: Abirami Subramanian
Country: India

Vannakkam, we plan to move new flat on coming june'2014. kindly suggest me best date & time based on my Natchatriam. My Raasi is Shimmam&Natchatriam is Magam
 
Name: CHANDRA KANT GOYAL
Country: India

Jai Shri Krishna, I Am looking for Grah Pravesh ceremony in my newely constructed hous ,please tell me dates in between 15 April to 30 april 2014 or after 15 May 2014.My zodiac is pisces and nachatra is rewati. Thanks . With Regards, Chandra kant goyal.
 
Name: CHANDRA KANT GOYAL
Country: India

Jai Shri Krishna, I Am looking for Grah Pravesh ceremony in my newely constructed hous ,please tell me dates in between 15 April to 30 april 2014 or after 15 May 2014.My zodiac is pisces and nachatra is rewati. Thanks . With Regards, Chandra kant goyal.
 
Name: Rajanbabu peasru
Country: India

Hi, Am looking for house warning ceremony and satyanarayana vratham pooja in my new house please tell me dates in january and feburary 2014. Thank s, Rajan
 
Name: Rajanbabu peasru
Country: India

Hi, Am looking for house warning ceremony and satyanarayana vratham pooja in my new house please tell me dates in january and feburary 2014. Thank s, Rajan
 
Name: Rajanbabu peasru
Country: India

Hi, Am looking for house warning ceremony and satyanarayana vratham pooja in my new house please tell me dates in january and feburary 2014. Thank s, Rajan
 
Name: Rajanbabu peasru
Country: India

Hi, Am looking for house warning ceremony and satyanarayana swamy vratham pooja in my new house please tell me dates in january and feburary 2014. Thanks, Rajan
 
Name: Rajanbabu peasru
Country: India

Hi, Am looking for house warning ceremony and satyanarayana swamy vratham pooja in my new house please tell me dates in January and February 2014. Thanks, Rajan


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