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How to perform Griha Pravesh Pooja

The auspicious event of entering a new house is called Griha Pravesh in Hindu Tradition. Sacred Vedic texts lay great importance on conducting a ceremony before starting to live a life in the house that is newly built.

Vaastu Shastra mentions that the house remains fit to reside and conduct ceremony only when the doors are fitted well, the roof is covered and the house is protected with walls and the vaastu deities are propitiated in a due manner.

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Fixing of Muhurtam or auspicious time

After the house is complete, muhurtam or an auspicious time is fixed to enter into the house based on astrological calculations. Highly favorable months to move into a new house are: Magha month (January-February) for wealth gain, Phalguna month (February-March) for good children and accumulation of wealth, Baisakh month (April-May) for growth of wealth and prosperity, Jyeshta month (May-June) for birth of son and owning cattle or luxuries.

Decorating the house

The doors are decorated with mango leaves and fresh flowers. Banana stems are also tied to the poles for ushering in prosperity. Rangolis of rice flour are drawn at the entrance and at the doorway for decorative purposes.

Performing Vaastu Pooja

  • This pooja is done before entering a new house. It is done to please the Vaastu deity with the help of a Brahmin priest. Chants are recited to invoke Vaastu Devata`s blessings for peace and negation of all evil energies like jealousy and ill will of others.
  • Vaastu Deity is appeased outside the house with a breaking of ash gourd by the man of the house and this is left at the entrance at the two sides of the threshold of the house. The lady breaks a coconut and this is also placed on the threshold.
  • Then kalash pooja is done to a copper pot or kalash. The pot is filled with water, nine types of grains or navadhanya, and a coin. A coconut is tied around with a red cloth and placed on the kalash with mango leaves placed at the sides of the kalash. The priest does pooja to this pot with recitation of sacred mantras.
  • Both the husband and wife carry this pot inside the house and place it near the ceremonial fire place or havan.
  • At the time of traditional entry, a cow and a calf are let in first before the family members enter for auspicious energies and to welcome prosperity into their households.

Fire ritual

Homas are performed during house warming ceremonies to remove the three sins incurred while building a new house. Digging of earth, cutting of trees and breaking of stones – three doshas incur when this happens. To nullify the bad effects, homas are done to deities for their blessings of protection and purification.

A homa is performed to invoke Lord Ganesha and to appease the nine planets or navagrahas to remove evil energies from the atmosphere and to purify the household. Both husband and wife along with other family members sit around the fire and the priest chants the sacred mantras.

Homas are also done to propitiate Goddess Lakshmi for abundance and prosperity and for overall well-being.

Boiling of milk

After the homa, the lady of the house boils the milk and the milk should boil and spill over to usher in abundance. The milk is boiled at an auspicious time and offered first to the family deity or Kula devata. It is then distributed to all those present in the ceremony.

Serving of food

The priests should be well fed and a sumptuous meal should be served to all. The members should stay overnight in the house and they should not lock the house at any cost. Lamp should be kept burning to attract spiritual energies and for divine protection.

Days to avoid Griha Pravesh

Tuesdays, New Moon days, first day of the Tamil month, tithis or the moon`s phases of 4,9,14 are to be avoided for Griha Pravesh ceremonies. It is also avoided, when a lady of the house is expecting a child.

 

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  1. It is mandatory to avoid the Griha Pravesh Pooja if the lady is expecting child. Or Pooja can be performed by their parents in their presence. My wife is pregnant ( 2 months) so i and my wife cannot perform the pooja. But my parents can perform. Is it ok to do so.

  2. Hi Kamalesh, It will be better to avoid the Griha Pravesh Pooja if the lady is expecting child. Your parents can perform-but you have to obtain the RIGHTS from your wife –by getting the DARBHA GRASS offered by the priest while conducting the Griha Pravesh Pooja. Then your parents will get the moral rights.

  3. What are good grah pravesh dates in march
    Wr get our house on 29 feb in calgary canada

  4. Dear Meenakshi,
    10th , 14th, 24th & 28th March 2016 would be suitable for you. These dates has been given on the base of general Grah Pravesh. You have to check your horoscope with an Astrologer to find more accuracy in Grah Pravesh Dates.

  5. Dear Sir/ Madam,
    My mother died on 19th May 2015 and I was the KARTA in the funeral proceedings. A year has not passed yet. Is there any way to perform the griha prabesha puja and go to my new house in March 2016 ?
    Kindly advise.
    With profound regards,
    Yashobant

  6. Dear Mr. Yashobant,

    Thank you for contacting priest services/Astroved.com.

    Actually there are two ways, once is after your mom’s death, a Subha karyam should happen in the house, where you can perform the Grahapravesh.

    The 2nd one will be to give respect to your mom, you can perform after the 1st year annniversary.

    The choice is yours, where you can decide and proceed, nothing wrong on doing as per the above suggestion.

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.

    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
    http://www.Astroved.com.

  7. Good dates for grihapravesh in 1st wk of April

  8. Hi Sreelatha,

    June 9th, 2016 is a most auspicious day to perform the grahapravesh, no other dates are good before that.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Sivakumar.

  9. What Homas r done in performing grihapravesh

  10. Dear Ms. Sree Latha,

    Thank you for contacting Astroved.com.

    The rituals involve, Ganesh Homa, Lakshmi Kubera Homa and Navagraha shanthi Homa and Vaasthu pooja.

    The basic procedure on doing the Grahapravesam rituals are Ganapathy Homa (to remove the obstacles), Lakshmi Kubera Homa (to obtain prosperity of the persons who live in that Graha (House) and Navagraha shanthi Homa (to overcome from all the negativities like drishti dosha) and Vaasthu pooja (formal ritual before entering a new house to live with Peace and Prosperity).

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.

    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
    http://www.Astroved.com.

  11. Any muhurat in april for ghar pravesh n one more thing if i will move 1st n did puja after 2 3 DayZ .this can b done or not.if yes then what should i have to do 1st thing in my house..

  12. Dear Kamal,

    Thank you for contacting Astroved.

    Only June 9th is an Muhurtha day – most auspicious day to perform Grahapravesh.

    Moreover, after doing the pooja rituals only, you are suppose to enter your New Home with Positive vibration. Not advisable to stay before 2 days, may be for making arrangements, you can stay the previous night.

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.
    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
    http://www.Astroved.com

  13. I want to perform griha parvesh puja for my new flat in bangalore. Could you please tell us any auspicious date in month of april or may for that??

  14. Dear Ms. Divya,

    Thank you for your comment on blogs.

    June 9th 2016 during bramhamurtha, the Gragapravesh can be performed.

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.
    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
    http://www.Astroved.com

  15. Hello,
    Please suggest good dates in the last days of May for house warming.. We are in bangalore..

  16. Namaste Shruthi,

    Thank you for contacting Astroved.

    Hope you had spoken to me a couple of days back.

    The auspicious day falls only during June 9th, 2016.

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.
    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
    http://www.Astroved.com

  17. Wht r good dates for grah parvesh pooja in the mnth of may n June 2016. …

  18. Namaste Kamal,

    Warm Greetings from Astroved.

    Can you please let us know where you are located ?. We are located at Chennai and person rituals in an around Chennai.

    Please feel free to call OR e-mail us for any further clarifications.

    Thanks,
    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,
    With Kind Regards.
    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
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  19. Please suggest auspicious dates, if any, in May 2016 for Griha Pravesh Puja.

  20. Namaste Akshaya kumar,

    Thank you for contacting Astroved.

    Actually there is no auspicious date during may 2016.

    June 9th will be the Good Muhurtha day.

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.
    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Sales Support.
    95000 95649.
    http://www.Astroved.com

  21. Hi sir

    Can we do gruhapravasam (like milk boiling)
    One day and enter the house and later can we do homa.

    And is it necessary to sleep in d house after gruhapravasam please suggest

  22. Dear Shirisha,

    Without doing proper rituals such a Ganesh Homa, Lakshmi Homa and Navagraha Homa with vaasthu pooja, one should not Live in a new home, as to maintain positive vibration and overcome from all the negative things, they should do these rituals.

    Milk boiling is NOT enough to enter the house, this should be done only after performing the above said rituals.

    With Kind Regards,
    Astroved member support.
    95000 95649.

  23. We bought a new house and took the possession last week but we are not living there as we didn’t do GruhaPravesh , and also my marriage is fixed. I heard from my relatives that it is inauspicious to live in new house for newly married couple when GruhaPravesh is done after GudiPadwa, and they should not live for one year which will lead to death in family.

  24. Dear Sandeep,

    Yes, you are right. Without doing the Grahapravesh rituals, you are not suppose to Live in the new house.

    Please search nearby your place for a learned pandit who can do the Ganesh Havan, Lakshmi Havan and Navagraha shanti and Vaasthu pooja.

    Once these rituals are performed on an ausipcious day, you can start living in your new home.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Astroved member support.
    95000 95649.

  25. Hello,
    We are staying in Pune.
    Please suggest dates in the month of may or june for grah pravesh Pooja for our new flat in Pune.

  26. Dear Ms. Merna,

    There is No auspicious day in May, 2016, June 9th will be the only auspcious day during the month of June.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Astroved Member support.
    95000 95649.

  27. Please suggest auspicious dates in june for griha pravesh 2016 . I am in Québec but here we don’ t have barman. Give some tops how to perform it. Thank in advance

  28. Dear Ms. Rubina,

    June 9th will be the auspicious date in the month of June, 2016.

    The Grahapravesh should be performed only through authorised learned pandits only, and we Self cannot do the the rituals.

    Thanks,

    With Kind Regards,
    Sivakumar.
    Astroved Member support.
    95000 95649.

  29. Hello,

    I m from Parbhani Maharashtra..
    I want to Griha Pravesh of newly constructed house ( For house, taking new land & constructing )followed by Jain religion can you suggest me procedure?

    What date & time you recommend ?

    I see in your earlier comments that 9 th of june 2016 is better date for Griha pravesh but on another many sites shows there are no dates before 2 nd november 2016 then how can 9 th june is better …pls reply…i confused….

  30. Dear Sachin,

    During the month of June, 9th will be the auspicious and again The most auspicious muhurtha day falls on 11th july, 18th August & 22nd Aug, 2016 for performing the Grahapravesh OR commencing any pooja related to house.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Astroved Member support.
    http://www.AstroVed.com

  31. I am planning to do Griha pravesha on 29 July 2016 or 12 Aug 2016 is it a auspicious day or not please suggest any better day and time…

  32. Dear praveen,

    The most auspcious muhurtha day falls on 11th july, 18th August & 22nd Aug, 2016 for performing the Grahapravesh.

    Thanks,

    With Best Regards,
    Astroved member support.

  33. I am planning to do Griha Pravesha after August 8th. Which are the auspicious days and time in August 2016?

  34. Dear Nirva Shah,

    August 17th, 22nd and 29th will be auspicious to perform Grahapravesh.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Astroved member support.

  35. Dear Nirva Shah,

    August 17th, 22nd and 29th will be auspicious to perform Grahapravesh.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Astroved member support.

  36. Good day
    I want to move to my new house which was bought last year either at the end of June 2016 or in July 2016. It is currently empty and being renovated.
    I see that you have advised others that 11 July 2016 is a good date. Are there any others at the end of June or in July 2016.
    Do I do Griha Pravesh on this date?
    Can move in on any date before doing Griha Pravesh?
    Can I move in on any date after Griha Pravesh?
    When I bought the house last year, I did Sathyanarayan pooja. I then rented the place out. Do I have to redo this prayer?
    I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and would like to thank you for your response.

  37. Dear Kaajal Maharaj,

    Thank you for your query.

    Actually after doing the Grahapravesh, you can enter OR stay in your renovated house.

    The purpose of doing these rituals are to wipe out the negativity and prosper well living in that house.

    So please perform the rituals including Sri Satyanarayana pooja and then stay in the house.

    The auspicious day falls on 23rd June and 26th June 2016 where you can perform the rituals and move to the new home.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Astroved member support.

  38. Hello Sir,
    my husband has purchased a house which was constructed more that ten years back after renovation we are planing to move. There was a family living has bought a new house. And for use this is our new house and we are planing to move in this in end of June or July. Please suggest the good date for grahpravas. We are living in Brussels, Belgium.
    Also please suggest timings for grahpravas.
    Many many thanks for your response and support.

  39. Respected Astroved member support
    We live in Scotland and bought a flat in Glasgow which is not a newly built flat. Is it needed to do Grahapravesh ceremony. Can we go there and start living from 30th June and do Grahapravesha puja on 11th of July as you mentioned in the earlier posts. Can we do all the rituals with all the mantra ourselves as we have the Grahapravesha puja vidhi and all the mantras with us. It will be great if you can answer all my queries.
    Best Regards
    Swati and Gangi Ubbara

  40. Dear Swati,

    Yes, if you know the procedures on How to perform the rituals of your own, you can perform those poojas and start living in that house.

    You can buy a Ganesh yantra, Navagraha yantra and Vaasthu yantra and keep in your pooja altar to overcome from all kinds of obstacles, negativities, and doshas.

    Thanks,

    For your Health, Wealth, and Prosperity,

    With Kind Regards.
    Astroved member Support.
    http://www.Astroved.com.

  41. Dear Sir,
    We want to move into a home that we bought from those who stayed in the same for 1 1/2 years. As it is mandatory for us to move before July 15th and later to June 27th, we request you to kindly suggest us the good dates. I understand that there are no ideal auspicious days in these months but for astrology everything has a remedy. What can be done? Which poojas will suffice?

  42. Dear Sir
    I want to move to my newly built house in Sydney between 1st to 15th July after vastu pooja.11th july suits to me however I have seen parigh yoga till 18:35. Is there any remedy or can I perform pooja after this time in evening? Please reply. Thanks

  43. Planning to move into new house in the month of August 2016. My birth date is 12 May 1971. Could you please give me the auspicious day and time for griha pravesh in August 2016

  44. HI SIR,
    I m from Gandhidham, Gujarat.
    I want to do Griha Pravesh of newly constructed house in the month of August 2016
    Please suggest me date & time you recommend for Griha Pravesh.
    but i planed to do Griha Pravesh on 25th of Aug on the occasion of Shri Krishna Janamastami.
    so pls guide me for the above.

    rgds
    koteswar rao

  45. Hello,

    Hope that you are well.

    Kindly advise when would be a good day and time for moving into a house end June 2016 and July 2016 for South Indians to perform the Griha Pravesh. Kindly provide me with all available dates and times for end june and early july. We live in Durban, South Africa. It is an existing house and not a new house. We were hoping to perform the prayers on the 2 July 2016.

    Thank you kindly. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards

  46. Hello,

    Also kindly advise should be an inauspicious day, is there an auspicious time for the 2 july 2016 to perform the prayers.

    Thank you kindly. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards

  47. Hi,
    I am living in London, we bought a house (old house), and I am not able to perform pujas because of leaves from work, and thought of performing milk boiling and start the moving in to our house and later on when possible would like to perform homas and pujas. is that fine? can you please suggest.
    Many thanks,
    Mohan

  48. Namestae,
    I am intending to move into my new home in Bangalore during mid July 2016. Could you please suggest some auspicious dates during this period to do my Grahpravesh Pooja .
    I would truly appreciate some guidance.

    Regards,
    Juhi

  49. We are planning to shift in our new home. Please guide which is the auspicious date in July 2016 and at which time.

  50. Greetings! We are planning to move to our new house in the end of July 2016 and our lease is expiring on Aug 8 th 2016. So we have to move before Aug 8 and after july 27. My husband’s NAkshtra is Uthiradam and mine is Bharani. Can we do Ganapathy Homam on Any dates between July 27 and Aug 8th.Please suggest any better day and time.We live in North Carolina, USA.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Preethi

  51. Dear sir,
    Please let us know auspicious days & time to do Gruh pravesh of the month of July-2016 GMT+1 time zone.
    Many thanks!

  52. Dear Balakrishna,

    To know the Muhurtha days, you can order the below report :

    http://www.astroved.com/electional-astrology-electional-astrology-marriage-and-family-muhurtha-astrology–P21419.aspx/avd0009

    With prayers,
    Member care support.

  53. Can we do a kalash pooja only by ourselves, there is difficult to get a priest

  54. Hii
    Recently we bought a flat in hyderabad. I want to do griha pravesh Pooja and my parents will come for Pooja at the end of August.
    So is there any muhurat to do the puja in last week of August?
    Is it possible to stay in the new flat 2 or 3 days before the Pooja??
    In some different sites I get to know Dat before the griha pravesh Pooja the lady of house will enter with a pot full of water or milk, and the husband will enter with a ganesha Idol.
    So by doing these two things can we enter our new flat 2 or 3 days before of griha pravesh Pooja??

  55. sir,
    I want to do griha pravesh on 12of August 2016 . it’s my daughter’s birthday. further to mentioned the August griha pravesh date but it’s my daughter’s birthday so please suggest the time for pooja.

  56. Dear sir,
    Please let me know auspecious days for grihapravesha in August or any day for second hand flat, my nakshatram POORVAFALGUNI and wife Swati.
    thanks

  57. Namaste,

    Please note that as per the Tamil month Aadi, which falls July 15th to August 15th, shifting of house is considered as inauspicious.

    So anyone who needs to perform grahapravesh, milk boiling OR shift to New Home, can be performed on the Auspicious days falls on 28th and 29th August 2016 during morning time 4.30 to 6.30 AM.
    Within the above specified time, one can perform the Grahapravesam rituals.

    The Grahapravesam rituals involve, Ganesh Homa, Lakshmi Kubera Homa and Navagraha shanthi Homa and Vaasthu pooja.

    The basic procedure on doing the Grahapravesam rituals are Ganapathy Homa (to remove the obstacles), Lakshmi Kubera Homa (to obtain prosperity of the persons who live in that Graha (House) and Navagraha shanthi Homa (to overcome from all the negativities like drishti dosha) and Vaasthu pooja (formal ritual before entering a new house to live with Peace and Prosperity).

    Thanks,

    With Kind Regards,
    Astroved member support.

  58. Dear Sir,
    I want to do grihapravesh on the 24th sep. Is this a good day?
    Thank you,
    Best Regards
    Arun

  59. NO, You can perform next month 16th OR 17th October.

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