Vaastu for Griha Pravesh
Griha Pravesh ceremony is the first
entry into a newly built house. It is one of the
important Hindu rituals in India. It even finds an
important place in Vaastu Shastra, the astrological
book of architecture. According to the book, after the
new house is completed in all respects, an auspicious
moment is determined on astrological considerations.
To start living, the entry into the new house on this
auspicious day is termed as the Graha Pravesh ritual.
According to the Holy Scriptures there are
three types of Griha Pravesh:
Apoorva: Apoorva means new. It states the first entry to
live in a newly constructed house on a newly selected land.
Sapoorva: Sapoorva griha pravesh states the entry to live
in an already existing house after traveling abroad or migration
Dwandwah: Dwandwah or old Griha Pravesh states the entry to
live in a house after reconstruction or renovation on account of
damage by fire, flood waters, electricity, wind etc.
It is laid down in the scriptures that the Graha Pravesh ceremony
should take place at an auspicious time i.e. muhurat and
defect-less Panchang. For Apoorva Graha Pravesh stick to perfect
auspicious time and for Sapoorva and Dwandwah Graha Pravesh, the
purity of Panchang should be given priority. As far as possible
Graha Pravesh should be performed during the day time as it is
considered auspicious. Normally, it can be done at any auspicious
moment in the day or night.
According to Vaastu, the first entry into the house should be
done only after the doors of a house are fitted with shutters,
the roof is covered, the God, Vaastu have been worshipped and
offered sacrifices and the priests have been offered feast.
Failing to abide by this, one may face troubles and problems in
the new house. There are also some specific months for Graha
pravesh. These auspicious months give good results and therefore
should be followed.
Besides these, Graha pravesh in the months of Kartik and
Margashirsh produce medium results. In the months of Ashadh,
Shravan, Bhadrapad, Ashwin Paush, Griha Pravesh is considered
inauspicious and should be avoided. Apart from this, the tithies
(dates) 4, 9, 4, 30, Amavas (no moon night) and Tuesdays should
be avoided for Graha Pravesh. Other than this ceremony, there is
another ritual of Graha pravesh that takes place in India that
is discussed below.
- Magh month provides gain of wealth
- Falgun month provides gain of children and wealth
- Baishakh month provides growth of wealth and prosperity
- Jeshtha month provides gain of son and cattle.
According to Indian tradition, after marriage the arrival of the
new bride at her new or marital home for the first time is also
called as the Graha Pravesh. When the bride arrives at her new
home, her mother-in-law, welcomes her with the traditional 'Aarti'.
This is done in order to ward off any evil influences from her.
After this, the bride kicks a vessel filled with rice and coins.
This symbolizes the arrival of wealth and prosperity in her
It is then followed by another ritual wherein the bride puts her
right foot onto a tray kept on the entrance of the house. The
tray contains vermilion powder mixed with water or milk. She
covers her both the feet in the red paste and enters the house
bare feet, making footprints on the floor. This symbolizes the
arrival of good luck and fortune in the new house. In India, the
newly wedded bride is considered as Lakshmi, the Goddess of
wealth and prosperity. Due to this the Graha pravesh of the new
bride is a very auspicious ceremony.
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