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II Griha (Greh) Pravesh Pooja  II

Griha (Greh) Pravesh ceremony is performed on the day when you start living into your new house. This is a very important occasion for any family. To start living, the entry into the new house on this auspicious day is termed as the Griha Pravesh ritual. It is believed that the new acquisition is susceptible to evil forces and jealousy and therefore various 'safeguard' ceremonies must be performed. This ceremony aims to appease the gods and planets so that the owner of the house is blessed with good fortune.

On the day of the ceremony, house is cleaned and decorated with a garland of mango leaves, hung across the main doorway as a protective barrier against evil. Poles are erected outside the house around which banana leaves are wound and tied. Both the mango and the banana tree are considered auspicious, since they are symbols of fertility and prosperity.

It is laid down in the scriptures that the Griha Pravesh ceremony should take place at an auspicious time i.e. muhurat. One should consult the Pandit for the auspicious date and time for the ceremony.

Before entering the house, a ceremony called Vastushanti is performed. This ceremony aims to appease the gods and planets so that the owner of the house is blessed with good fortune. Like any other puja, this also begins with Ganesh puja, to remove all obstacles. The next ritual is the oblation to the Yagya (havan).

Girha (Greh) Pravesh Yagya (Havan) Mantras

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