Griha 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.
It is done after completing the house and on this day special Yagya very
briefly will take place and the house owner with family will enter in
that home. This Yagya is for pacification of all negative energy and
increasing more harmony, well being and overall progress in that home.