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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.


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.


  1. i want to ask that we purchased a house under construction..now it it completed..we are living another city currently..we want to give it for rent..we are not living there..so which type of Shuddi or puja nd pujan vidhi
    we can do there before giving it on rent..plz rply soon

  2. Namaste,

    You have to perform Ganesh Homa, Lakshmi Homa and Navagraha shanthi Homa and leave the house for rent, as that is good for both the owner and tenant.

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  3. hello sir
    we want to do greha prevesh to our new appartment. Can my parents -in-law sit to perform the puja? but me and my hubby only will be living in the new house. my in-laws live in another place.

  4. Namaste,

    Yes, the Elderly persons of the family such as parents and iNLSas can sit for sankalpa,doing a Pooja between 4.30 AM to 6.30 AM. Others name and Nakshatra can be added with special prayers and sankalpa.

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  5. You can perform griha pravesh puja for the new welcome home by yourself.

  6. Namaste,

    April 9th, 2017 is an Auspicious day, you can enter on this day doing a Pooja between 4.30 AM to 6.30 AM.

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  7. Sir,
    The house is in the name of B Sumalatha followed by my name. We are planning for griha Pradesh in the month of May 2017, so pls suggest suitable dates for the occasion. Our DOB 14 Sep 83 (Sumalatha),03 Jan 83 (Sridhar Kumar).

  8. Namaste,

    May 29th, 2017 is an Auspicious day, you can perform the Grahapravesam Pooja between 4.30 AM to 6.30 AM.

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  9. Hi,
    Can we enter our new house during the forthcoming Navratri commencing from 28th March, 2017.

  10. Namaste,

    April 9th, 2017 is an Auspicious day, you can enter on this day doing a Pooja between 4.30 AM to 6.30 AM.

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  11. Namaste!

    We purchased a flat in Panvel (Maharashtra) & wish to do grih pravesh pooja in April. We have following queries:-

    1) Shubh mahurat (i.e., date & time) in April 2017.

    2) 2 unmarried brothers jointly purchased aforementioned flat in their name. Who should sit in the pooja? And if one brother is out of time then, can both the parents (mummy-papa) do grih pravesh pooja?

    3) I heard that an image of vastu devta should be placed upside inside the flat. Should we follow this?

    Kindly guide us. Thank you.

  12. Namaste,

    April 9th and 11th are the auspicious days, perform @ 4.30 AM to 6.30 AM.

    Usually the eldest persons can sit in the pooja and their sons can do the sankalpa adding their Gothra and Nakshatra.

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  13. Hello sir,
    I am planning to do vastu puja in November 2017. I am also planning for marriage of my daughter in December 2017. Some pundit said that it can not be done in same one year and some said that it can be done. There is no harm in doing both in same year. Please guide me for this .


  14. Namaste,

    As you said, There is no harm in doing both in same year, as they are auspicious occasion only.

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  15. Jsk! Can we put kalash in a new home after 12 noon?

  16. Namaste,

    Please do it during Brahma Muhurtha (4.30 to 6.30 AM).

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  17. Is it wrong to put kalash in a new home after 12.00 noon?

  18. Namaste,

    Please do it during Brahma Muhurtha (4.30 to 6.30 AM).

  19. Dear Sir
    Kind request for clarification – Is it is correct that After Vastu bali [ shanthi ] or Rakshoghna homa the husband and wife [ owners ] should not be stayed in new house – till Griha praveshma of next day : Please cleare the Doubt

    Further, Ganesha Homa and Navagraha Homa or in previous day night i.e., at the time of vaastu shanthi(bali) or next day morning after griha praveshm :

    Please give information.


  20. Dear Ganesh,

    After performing the Grahapravesam (Ganesha Homa, Lakshmi Kubera Homa and Navagraha Homa) rituals, you can stay at the New House.

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  21. Namaste,

    April 9th, 2017 and May 29th are the Auspicious days, you can perform the Grahapravesam Pooja between 4.30 AM to 6.30 AM as per your location.

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  22. Sir

    Confusion with respect to stay in new house previous day of griha pravesha – that is after completion vaastu shanthi homa –
    Kindly clarify :


  23. Yes, you can stay on the previous day performing the Vaasthu pooja, and on the grahapravesam day, Compulsory to stay in the New House.

  24. Hi Sir,
    Looking for Griha Pravesh in this month(April) for my Flat in Bangalore. Please suggest & guide us on the following.
    1. Date & Time of Griha Pravesh Pooja.
    2. Types of Pooja’s to be performed(compulsory)
    3. What all other things i should consider / avoid / do in Griha Pravesh.

  25. Dear Solanki,

    1st May will be the auspiocious day to perform grahapravesh morning @ 4.30 AM to 7 AM.

    Ganesh Hpma, Lakshmi Homa and Navagraha Homa should be done.

    Avoid taking Non veg food.

  26. Sir, after performing vastu shanti and griha pravesh, for how long we should avoid non veg. or eating non veg outside ie in hotel’s is appropriate?

  27. Namaste,

    There is No such restrictions, you can have the Non-Veg food next day, avoiding the poornima and New moon days.

    Thanks & Regards,

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  28. pse select one suspiocious day in MAY ENDING OR JUNE 1ST WEEK TO ENTER NEW GRUHAPRAVESAM

  29. 2017 June 1st, 4th and 19th are the Auspicious days for Grahapravesam.

  30. Hi Sir,
    Looking for Griha Pravesh in this month(may) , my House in Perth Australia. Please guide us on the following
    Date & Time of Griha Pravesh Pooja.

  31. There is NO AUSPICIOUS DAYS during May month, In June, 1st, 4th and June 19th are the Auspicious days for House warming.

  32. I’m a single lady … divorced. Can I perform the above poojas for my housewarming?

  33. Yes, you can perform the grahapravesh Poojas.

  34. Can an unmarried woman do Ganesh homam for house warming

  35. Yes, you can perform the Ganesh Homa.

  36. Seetaram,

    Which of the following is better for Griha Pravesh – June 12th or June 17th.

    I am living in Guyana, South America.

  37. June 1st and 4th, June 19th are the Auspicious dates.

  38. gruhapravesam dates in june 2017 please

  39. Namaste Mr. Ramakrishna,

    June 1st, 4th and June 19th are the auspicious days.

    Thanks & Regards,
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  40. June 1st and 4th, June 19th are the Auspicious dates.

  41. Hi, We have renovated our house and planning to perform Ganapathi Homam on 4th June 2017. Can we do it between 7:30-9:00AM or 9:00AM-10:30AM(Good Muhurth) as my family priest is busy between 4:30-6:00AM. Can you please let me know if we do it anyday should it be between 4;30-6:00AM or other timings are also auspicious. Please advise. Thank you for your time and assistance.

  42. Namaste,

    You can perform any day @ Brahma Muhurtham – 4.30 AM to 6.00 AM.

    Avoid Marana Yogam day and Prathima Day.

    19th June is auspicious day.

    With Kind Regards,
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  43. Namaste sir,
    We are living in London and planning to move into a new house for rent on 7th June. Is this a good day? To avoid chaturdashi we are moving in early around 5.30am in the morning (trayodashi). We have no option but to move in the next 4 to 5 days. Please suggest an alternate time if the one above is not suitable. We are only renting this house.

    Thanks & Regards

  44. Dear Nitin,

    As per your location you can move tomorrow being the full moon day auspicious for shifting.

    With Kind Regards,
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  45. Sir, abhi hamara flat ka kaam chal raha hain. Possession humko jully last week tak milega.. Problem ye hain ki hum grah pravesh Pooja abhi june tak hi ker saktey hain. Jully mein devshoni gyarash ke baad nhi. Toh hum uncomplete flat mein Pooja ker saktey hain. Humne builder se Pooja ki permission toh le li per woh raat mein stay nhi karne dengey. Pls iska kuch solution bataye

  46. Dear Apurva,

    Is that 90 % of the work is completed ?. Then you can proceed to perfrom the House warming.

    Thanks & Regards,
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  47. Grihapravesh dates after 13 July 2017 please, and shubh muhurt for these dates. Bentonville, Arkansas. Thanks.

  48. Namaste Mayu,

    Ganesh Chathurthi day (25th August) is very Auspicious to perform the Grahapravesam.

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  49. Is there any auspicious date between July-1 to August 14 for doing griyaprivesh. Can we do griyapravesh in aadi month.

  50. Namaste Deepak,

    Ganesh Chathurthi day (25th August) is very Auspicious to perform the Grahapravesam.

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  51. Hi, is July 3rd auspicious date for house warming? as i do not have any feasibility in June and do not want to do in waning moon period.


  52. Namaste,

    Yes, July 3rd will be a MUhurtha day which is auspicious day to perfrom the house warming.

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  53. We are getting possession(house keys) of a newly constructed house tomorrow. While we will be performing griha pravesh later, is there a simple ceremony- like breaking a coconut we need to do tomorrow and what time is auspicious.

  54. Namaste,

    Yes, you can do a simple Ganesh pooja, Lakshmi pooja and Navagraha pooja, and you can perform the Homas during the grahapravesam.

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  55. Hi, is it safe to move into a resale home before July 28, 2017 from your perspective? Anything about the date that we need to avoid?

  56. Namaste,

    After OR On the New moon day (21st August) on the waxing Moon, you can do the resale.

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  57. Are there any auspicious days available in July or August for Griha Pravesh and house warming puja? Can you suggest a few dates? We live in Chicago,USA.

  58. Namaste Mayu,

    Ganesh Chathurthi day (25th August) is very Auspicious to perform the Grahapravesam.

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  59. We are planning to have house warming on 25 August (Ganesh chaturthi). Please advice if this is the best day for house warming as we reach kerala on 24th afternoon only.
    Some said we need not look for any option when it is Ganesha’s day

    Thank You

  60. Yes, Sanju, Ganesh Ji’s birthday is very Asupcious to perform the house warming.

    Please schedule @ 5 AM early morning.

  61. We are planning to have Grah Pravesh pooja on 14 August (Krishna Janmashtami). Please advice if this is the best day for Grah Praveh pooja.

  62. Namaste Reena,

    You can perform on the Ganesh Chathurthi day which is very Auspicious day to perform Grahapravesh.

    Thanks & Regards,
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  63. Hi sir,
    We have purchased new flat. Am currently 5 months pregnant with my second baby. My mother in law passed away on may 9. Can we do griha pravesham this month, if we can do can my mother and sister sit for homam as I heard that pregnant lady should not sit for homam. My father is abroad so only option we have is my mom and sister or my cousin sister and her husband can sit.

  64. Hi Viba,

    Did you complete the House warming.


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  65. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are planning to have the Grahapravesh on September 3(Sunday) 2017 for the house that is been bought. This is a newly constructed house and it is not occupied for some 2 years. Please adivse on the poojas to be performed and is this date and month is good for this Grahapravesh. We are also planning to shift the things on the same day and my parents along with my son will stay there.

  66. Hi Vidya,

    Did you complete the Grahapravesh during september

  67. kya september dusshehra me griha pravesh kar sakte hain


  69. Namaste sir,
    I have purchased flat on Pune. My question is when to and what types of pooja we should perform considering following situation
    1) I am single and planning to marriage in 2018 onwards. So i cant sit for pooja.
    2) My mother got expired on 1 july 2017. So my father cant sit for any poojas. Is it good in death year we should perform pooja?
    3) My sister is also single for her marriage also we are planning 2018 onwards.

    My questios are
    1) when to and what types of pooja we should perform?
    2) Is it good in death year we should perform pooja? If not plz suggest what to do
    3) Is it good to having gruhapravesh and marriage in same year.

  70. Hi Prashanth,

    1) when to and what types of pooja we should perform?

    Ganesh Homa, Lakshmi Homa and Navraga Homa with Vaasthu pooja

    2) Is it good in death year we should perform pooja? If not plz suggest what to do

    Yes, after a sorrow to happen good things in your family, you can perform on the same year.

    3) Is it good to having gruhapravesh and marriage in same year.

    Yes, you can do both.


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  71. Are there any auspicious days available in september for Griha Pravesh ? Can you suggest a few dates?

  72. Hi Supriya,

    Did you perform the Gruhapravesh during September………………….

  73. hello ,
    i have a 11 years old home. which we have renovated. due to new look. we are unable to find right time day. and way to enter in the room.
    what should be done. please help me.
    so that. money, love and family should be in harmony.

  74. Dear Sandeep,

    You can renovate on the Auspicious days such as 30th Sep, 1st oct and 5th Oct morning during Brahma muthurtha, you can organise to perfrom the poojas.

    Wish you Good Luck.

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  75. We are living in Chennai, we are constructing house in my home town (my father’s land) and planning to do housewarming in January, now my wife is pregnant.
    Can we do housewarming with my mom and dad, please advice.
    Thank You,

  76. Dear Prabhu,

    Yes, you can perform the Gruhapravesam after 15th January during the Thai month.

    Please visit our website http://www.priestservices.com to perform with our priests team.

    With Kind Regards,
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  77. my brother had buyed a flat n we wanna do the grha prawesh cermony on 30sep which is dussera is it auspicious day? my brother is not married can he sit in the pooja/

  78. Dear Anjali,

    Yes, its Auspicious day.


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  79. Hi astroved, I was married last year and just during that time my husband had built a new house. My in laws told that they had to do the grahapravesh before our wedding or else we cannot perform it for the next six months. So they performed the ceremony two days before our wedding and so I was not able to attend the Pooja.. Is that good..? Or should we have done the grahapravesh after our wedding..?? Please reply and clear my doubts

  80. Hi Sri Lekha,

    You can perform a Ganesh Homa and Navagraha Homa with Lakshmi pooja, so that it will fulfill all your wishes which is equal that you have done the rituals like House warming.

    With Kind Regards,
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  81. Hi Sir,

    Could you suggest Good auspicious dates in November to enter home.


  82. Dear Shiva,

    Auspicious days in November 2017 – 9th, 16th and 23rd Nov – Good to perform the rituals, House warming and entry to New Home etc.

    With Kind Regards,
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  83. ..Hi we would like to do gruhapravesham for a resale flat. 13th Nov from 11.51 am to 30t is a good time as you mentioned in muhurth list. As it starts from 1 1:51 am We cannot do it in Brahmamuhurt. But the next day will be Tuesday during Brahmamuhurtha. Please tell me the auspicious time on November I3. Thank you

  84. Dear Mr. Krishna,

    Yes, its Auspicious day to perform on 13th November during OR after 11.51 AM, its Dasami Thithi with Siddha Yoga day.

    Good Luck to you.

    With Kind Regards,
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  85. Hi Sir,

    We will be planning for House Warming in 23rd November @ 4:30 to 6:00 am. Pls confirm whether it is good to go with that day also pls mention the list of poojas we need to perform. It’s a new flat.. Vastu pooja when to perform? Previous day?

  86. Dear Lakshmi Prasath,

    Yes, you can perform the Gruhapravesam rituals such as Ganesh Homa, Lakshmi Homa, Navagraha shanthi Homa and Vaasthu pooja.

    Please visit our website http://www.Priestservices.com and check sending an inquiry to them whether they can perform this at your location.

    By the by where you are located.

    With Kind Regards,
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