Grah Pravesh is a ceremony performed on the occasion of one’s first entry into a new house. Once the house is ready, the family moves in on an auspicious day that is determined by the astrological charts. Purity of panchang (almanac) and auspicious time (muhurat) must be considered during the grah pravesh. Three types of grah pravesh have been mentioned in our ancient scriptures:
First entry to newly constructed house on a newly selected land is called apoorva (new) grah pravesh.
Entry into an already existing house after travelling abroad or migration elsewhere is called sapoorva grah pravesh.
Entry into a house to after reconstruction or renovation subsequent to damage due to fire, flood or earthquake, is termed as dwandwah (old) grah pravesh.
For apoorva Grah pravesh, the exact auspicious time need to be adhered to. For sapoorva grah pravesh or dwandwah grah pravesh, the purity of the panchang should be given due consideration.