Graha Pravesh

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Griha Pravesh is a Hindu ceremony performed on the occasion of an individual's first time entering their new home.[1] The "Puja" or act of worship, is performed in various stages during the construction and entry of the home. Once the home is ready, the individual has to find an auspicious time to conduct the puja, in consultation with an astrologer or Hindu priest. Graha Pravesh[2] is popular in three forms:

  • "Apoorva", which is performed upon the first entry into a newly constructed home,
  • "Sapoorva", which is done when an individual enters the home after arriving from a foreign land, and
  • "Dwandwah", which is done when the individual enters the home after reconstruction or renovation, which might be due to fire, flood or earthquake. Among others, various Puja[3] recommended are the Vastu Puja and Vastu Shanti. After the Griha Pravesh is performed, one may enter their new house.


Depending on the house types, there are various types griha pravesh methods used in ancient India. Main in these are apoorva, sapoorva and dwandhav grah pravesh[4]


  1. ^ Dilipsinh, K.S. (2004). Kutch in Festival and Custom. Har-Anand Publications. p. 137. ISBN 978-81-241-0998-4. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Graha Pravesh Puja and Remedies – Radhe Krishna". 18 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "The Home Truths". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Types of griha pravesh". Prince Kapoor.