Origins of house warming:
The origin of housewarming is descended literally from the act
of warming a new house, in the days before central heating. Each guest would bring
firewood, and build fires in all the available fireplaces, offering firewood as
a gift. The reason being - aside from warming the house, was that it would repel
evil spirits by creating a protective atmosphere of warmth. Uninhabited houses were
considered targets for vagrant spirits, and therefore required a certain level of
cleansing before a house was safe to be occupied by young children.
Hindu House Warming Ceremony (Griha Pravesh):
House warming also called as Griha Pravesh in Hindu custom. Griha
Pravesh is a ceremony performed on the occasion of one's first entry into a new
house. Three types of griha pravesh have been mentioned in our ancient scriptures:
They are as follows
First entry to newly constructed house on a newly selected land
is called apoorva (new) griha pravesh.
Entry into an already existing house after travelling abroad or
migration elsewhere is called sapoorva griha pravesh.
Entry into a house to after reconstruction or renovation subsequent
to damage due to fire, flood or earthquake, is termed as dwandwah (old) griha pravesh.
For apoorva griha pravesh, the exact auspicious time needs to be adhered
to. For sapoorva griha pravesh or dwandwah griha pravesh, the purity of the panchang
should be given due consideration.
Poojas for house warming on gruhapravesham:
Vastu pooja and griha shanti pooja are the important poojas done
on the occasion of house warming or gruhapravesham. Other poojas that are done are:
Ganpathi pooja,Satyanarayan pooja and Lakshmi pooja
A housewarming party is a party held on the occasion of
moving into a new residence. One should celebrate this remarkable event with extreme
favour and enthusiasm. It's a good idea to have a gift in hand when you go on the
occasion of house warming. There are various gifts that you can give them on such
occasion. You can present some exclusive gifts like Show pieces; Fresh flowers are
a great way to wish someone happiness; Cakes and sweets are one of the sweetest
delights and are apt for a happy occasion like house warming; One can gift photo
frames and customized gifts with personal messages imprinted upon them;
All these and many more gift items are available online.
All you have to do is visit www.giftagift.com website and browse through the list
of striking gifts. Choose the gift you would like to present and make the payment
through your credit card.