5 Tips to Celebrating New House Warming Ceremony in Chennai
We all wish to live in the dream home peacefully and happily, right? Buying a home and onboarding is not ideal for starting your life in the new home. One needs to perform a new house warming ceremony to protect your house, spread positive energies and purify the environment to live long-life.
The House warming ceremony (Griha Pravesham) is a traditional Hindu ceremony that has been followed for many years across the world. As people buy a new home, they choose the desired date as per the priest’s input and perform the new house opening ceremony with their families. Though the pandemic paused many housewarming ceremonies, people now are keen to perform a new house opening ceremony, never like before.
Whether you want to buy a home in Chennai or buy an apartment in Chennai, you can consider Isha Homes. We construct homes as per the Vastu compliance and we encourage performing house warming ceremonies to lead a peaceful life in the new home/apartment as per individual’s wish.
Essential Tips for House Warming Ceremony
Tip 1 – House with Vastu
Vastu is a familiar term in India, but when it comes to performing a new house warming ceremony, we pray to 5 elements of god such as water, fire, wind, sun and earth. Thus, it is ideal for constructing a home as per the Vastu experts’ suggestions. During the ceremony, people will pray to five elements along with the priest to bring peace and harmony into the home. With a copper Kalash in hand filled with water and coconut over it, the head of the home has to place the right foot into the home.
Tip 2 – Construction completion
Before deciding on a day to perform the house warming ceremony, one vital factor is that we should make sure the construction is completed to some extent, so that the house warming ceremony happens seamlessly. For instance, windows, paintings and electrical fittings have to be placed and assembled aptly. Many people perform the function without even constructing the home properly. In addition to this, the entire family is recommended to stay in the new house on the day of the house warming ceremony night.
A House warming ceremony is expected to be performed at an auspicious time. Just like we see a good time for all activities, there should be a specific time for performing this function. It is believed that the right time brings good fortune to the new home. While planning for the house warming ceremony, you can consult an astrologer or check the religious calendar for suitable dates. Besides, seeing a good time brings happiness, health and prosperity into the new home.
Tip 3 – Entrance Portion of the House Warming Ceremony Home
Did you know that the main entrance/door of the house warming ceremony’s home should be decorated with flowers? While performing the function, the main door needs to be decorated in a unique way according to the suggestions of the priest who is performing the pooja on the day of the event. This portion of the home is called Sinha Dwar according to the Vastu principles. To make your main door appealing on the house warming day, place some goddess symbols such as Lakshmi and Swastika for bringing good health and prosperity to the people in the home.
Tip 4 – Cleansing the Home
Not everything has to be performed by the priest. Cleansing is a part of the new house warming ceremony and it can be done with Gangajal. Thus liquid is kept in a separate Kalash in the corner of the home. Some raw mango leaves are placed over the Kalash and these leaves are dipped in the liquid, sprinkled all over the home. Once this liquid is sprinkled, it is believed that negative vibes are eliminated in the home.
Tip 5 – Milk for Blessing
Boiling milk is the tradition to be followed during the new house warming ceremony. Since boiling milk is considered to be bringing prosperity to the home, it has become a mandatory process in all new house opening ceremony functions. A female from the home is asked to boil milk in the new utensils and then rice is added to make rice prasad (sweet). This prasad is served after the pooja for all members of the home.
Essential Things for a New House Warming Ceremony
- Desi ghee
- Incense burner
- Dry woods of mango
- Areca nut
- Honey Barley (grains) Turmeric
- Cloves Jaggery
- Black sesame seeds
- Ganga Jal
- Green cardamom
- Whole rice
- Large earthen Diya
- Wooden low height table
- Betel leaves
- Panch Meva
- Brass Kalash
- Roli or Kumkum
- Five types of sweets
- Cotton Mango or Ashoka tree leaves
- 5 types of seasonal fruits
- Yellow cloth
- Incense stick
- Flowers and flower garlands
- Red cloth
- Dhup batti
Some vital dos and don’ts for House Warming Ceremony
- Until finishing the house warming pooja, don’t shift furniture into the home other than cooking utensils and stove.
- Before placing the foot into the new home, one should break a coconut, which is believed to remove all the hurdles.
- In order to bring prosperity, it is recommended to place the right foot forward while stepping into the new home.
- Any pictures depicting the people of the home have to be placed on the eastern side of the home.
- After completing the house warming pooja, it is not recommended to leave the house empty for at least 3 days.
- Experts suggest not to perform the Griha Pravesh (house warming pooja) if any death took place in the family lately.
- While sprinkling holy water through mango leaves, we need to be careful that the leaves are fresh for purifying the home.
- Try hanging fresh mango leaves and marigold flowers in the doorway on the day of the house warming ceremony.
- The pooja room must be placed on the north-eastern side.
- Perform Ganesh Pooja, Vaastu Pooja and Navagraha Shanti followed by the griha pravesham pooja.
- Serve food to the friends, priests and family members to everyone participating in the pooja.
- Sanitise the home completely before performing the house warming ceremony.
- Use rangoli, made with rice flour on the floor that comes in bright colours.
SN Tradition Cost 1 Tamil Tradition house warming Up to 20,000 2 Malayalam Up to 30,000 3 Bengali Up to 15,000 4 Marathi Up to 20,000 5 North India Tradition Up to 40,000 6 Kannada Up to 35,000 7 Telugu Up to 22,000
We hope you got all the essential information and principles to be followed on the eve of the new house warming ceremony. If you are looking to buy a home in Chennai, contact us. We build individual homes and apartments that are in compliance with vastu.