March 2006: Anticipation of Ugadi festival is over puttaparthi
village and more so inside the Prasanthi Nilayam- scores of Seva dal are
busy with Ugadi arrangements and decorations. This time Ugadi is very
special for Sai devotees because every body is expecting Swami’s
Griha pravesh that is, the ceremony of
moving, (in western countries it’s called house warming) to a new home or
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Sai Darshan account 15th March - HOLI special:
It was a colourful holy in Prasanthi Nilayam.. even though there
were no colours sprayed on others like it happens all over India.
with Holi photos
Griha Pravesh (i.e. first entry into the newly built house) is also as important aspect of Hindu cutoms After the house is complete in all respects, living in that house is started at some auspicious moment determined on astrological considerations. The first entry in the house at the auspicious moment is called Graha Pravesh ceremony.
When the house is ready to be occupied, a muhurta is selected for grihya pravesha which consists mainly of Ganesha puja (Ganapati), The mandala is drawn to invoke the gods and nine planets, which act as witnesses to the ceremony.
For any newly built house house warming is considered a holistic occasion. This custom is done so as to keep evil forces away from entering new home. Even after land acquisition, a prayer (puja) is performed which is called as "Bhumi Pooja",
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