India is a diverse country with rich heritage and cultural values. There is a plethora of traditions that people obey. Nevertheless, one tradition that is coherently followed across the nation is performing
housewarming ceremony. This is performed when one buys a new home and enters it for the first time. It is believed that practicing this ceremony on an auspicious day after buying a property brings
People who purchase a new house usually conduct a ceremony praising god as per their religious beliefs along with their family. This is a vital ritual which brings health and affluence to those who live in the house. Many invite their friends and relatives to this ceremony to celebrate their contentment with them.
As part of this ritual, one enters the house holding a copper pot filled with water and grains, on which a coconut decorated with turmeric is placed. They are accompanied by a priest chanting mantras and well-wishers praying along. This is followed by boiling milk until it overflows which signifies an abundance of merriment and wealth to the family. Later, food is served to everyone as a sign of sharing good cheer and to receive blessings.
Owning a house is an achievement and I feel this is a positive way of celebrating it. I am someone who relishes throwing a lavish housewarming ceremony, making it a memorable one for me and my family. Performing rituals during housewarming notes a holy mark in the place and spreads good vibes. I believe it gives us a chance to share joy with family and friends.
- Plethora – a large amount of something
- Coherently – uniformly
- Affluence – the state of having a great amount of wealth
- Abundance – a large quantity of something
- Relish – enjoy greatly
- Lavish – luxurious