How to do Grah Puja/Ghado mukavo/Vaastu pujan?- Hindu housewarming pooja

How to do Grah puja/ GHADO MUKAVO/ Vaastu pujan on your own?⁠ House warming pooja the Hindu way. Navaa ghar ni pooja or grah pravesh is a sacred ritual.


Moving into a new space is precious and sacred for all of us. For many Hindus this is made even more special by following a tradition of bringing lots of light, positivity, freshness, good thoughts and good energy through the puja into this new beginning. As we are spread all around the world, we don't have access to a priest or pujari to conduct these pujas with or for us all the time.


Can you move into a space without performing this and would something bad happen if you don't? The answer is you can certainly choose not to do this and nothing bad is going to happen. The reason I personally love these small traditions is because it signifies the purity and sacredness of new beginnings. These rituals fill my heart with gratitude and love. It doesn't need to be a fancy affair if you can do it with a clean mind and pure intentions. Our God is a very forgiving one, so if you make some "locha"(mistakes) he is not going to come after you and punish you. ⁠

We perform this not just for our house where we will be living but for our new businesses or offices as well, simply to bring in all the good energy and gratitude in this new space. This is a simple way that my family performs this on our own, of course if you can and want to invite a priest you most certainly can. ⁠


What you need: (This is typical of most Hindu rituals however there may be some variations)

  1. Copper or Silver(chaandi) kalash

  2. Kumkum/kanku powder

  3. Haldi/turmeric powder

  4. Chandan/Sandalwood powder

  5. Whole rice (not broken ones) - for puja

  6. Water

  7. 5 leaves of Mango or Asho palav for kalash and more for toran(door hanging)

  8. 1 cup rice - for patalo/kalash

  9. 1 cup Mung beans - Mug

  10. 1 cup whole wheat (not broken)

  11. 1 cup rock salt

  12. 1 cup sacker (whole sugar)

  13. Divo/Diya with Ghee

  14. Agarabatti/dhoop

  15. Fresh fruit

  16. Fresh flowers

  17. New coins

  18. 1 tbsp of Milk

  19. Baajhat/paatalo(spot to put everything down)

  20. Red Cloth

  21. Picture or a small statue of any deity

  22. 2 Fresh coconut (brown) naadiyers

What to do: