Gruhapravesha Details

The Gruhapravesha function went very well. As I mentioned earlier also, the priest from Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple came promptly at 8.15 a.m. We had brought all the items before and the pooje started exactly at 8.30 a.m. The priest asked us to bring the God and all the idols we had to the front door, and started the pooje from there. Attached below is some pictures of the same.



Next, the priest asked me to boil milk in a new vessel after performing the pooje to the Gas. You can see an image of the same here.


Next, the priest prepared the Rangoli and also the homa kunda for doing the homa. He explained in detail about the Ragoli, the Navagraha homa and also the Vasthu Shanthi Homa.









In the meantime, we were also preparing all the food for the function. The list goes like this:

  • Moondal(Hesaru bele ) Kosambari with Cucumber
  • Channadal(Kadale bele) Kosambari
  • Choyote(Semebadanekayi Palya)
  • Potato Palya( Aloo gadde Palya)
  • Rice
  • Dal Thove
  • Saru
  • Majjige Huli with Pumpkin
  • Hayagreeva
  • Shavige Payasa
  • Bomabi Bonda
  • Pappad
  • Puliyogare

Since we have a huge Florida room (also called Sun room) with tiles, it was appropriate for the men to sit down and have their lunch. Due to intenese cold, we were not able to get Banana leaves, and hence had to serve in Steel plates. Here is an image for that as well.

we performed Shri Lakshm Pooje in the evening also. You can see my Sister and Nalina Aunty(from Mysore) sitting to the right performing the pooje.


Since I have a personal Mac computer, we were able to keep the laptop and using the in built web camera able to show all the details of the function to my parents, mother-in-law, my grandmother in Mysore, my brother, my brother-in-laws and many more relatives. They were so happy to see the function live in their homes. It was a joyous moment for me to know that everyone from India were able to participate and watch it online. That sure was a million dollar idea of mine. What do you say?

Anyway, the function was just awesome. I was so happy that we were able to perform and take care of as much traditions as possible in spite of being here in the United States.

Thanks once again to all of you for all the wonderful wishes. If you come to see Washington, DC don’t hesitate to keep in touch with me. I will be deeply honored to have you all at my home. Thanks again.

P.S: Click on any image to see a bigger size picture.

14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sowmya rao on March 3, 2009 at 4:33 am

    congrats meera.
    nice to see the photos and forhats off to you for your interest to perform as per tradition.

    Meera: Thanks Sowmya.


  2. Posted by surekha on March 3, 2009 at 7:24 am


    Meera: Thanks so much Surekha.


  3. Posted by rekhaprahalad on March 3, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Hi Meera, whether you believe it or not I was eagerly waiting for this post. So far but still connected to the roots. May the new house bring in peace and prosperity to you and your family.

    I do believe. I was so eager to post these as well. I just can’t keep myself away from you all.🙂 Thanks.


  4. Posted by Vadiraj K Kulkarni on March 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Hearty Congrats & Choicest Blessings on the occasion of Gruha Pravesha.

    Pray God to bless you and your family with peace & prosperity.

    Thanks for your wishes.


  5. Posted by shwetha on March 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Congratulations again..and thanks so much for sharing those pictures..And that was a brilliant Idea to telecast the pooja live. I probably do and suggest the same to my other Indian friends here in New Orleans about it!

    Also Thanks so much for the invitation to visit you while in DC

    with warm regards,

    Hi Shwetha, Yes, everyone was so happy. The invitation is personal, so if you come to see DC, just drop an email. No excuses.


  6. Posted by shoba on March 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm


    Congratulations for the new house, May god bless you & family with happiness & prosperity



  7. awesome! havana kunda nodi santhoshavaayithu. It is hard to find homes performing havana due to smoke alarm and other constraints.
    do you have Hayagreeva recipe handy? the last I ate was at our rayara mutt in bangalore – several years ago.

    Ram, Hayagreeva recipe is posted long back. Check in Madhwa recipes.


  8. Posted by Bhavya on August 7, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Mam Awsome Photos…..

    And very glad to see that being out of country u r still able to follow all the tradition…

    Thanks so much Bhavya. Where there is a will there is a way, where there is no will there is a hill. No matter where we are in this small world, if you have Bhakthi and the will to do, one can do it.


  9. Posted by prem sagar kunde on April 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

    dear sir
    i am delighted to see the most beautiful and clarity picture on this happy occasion. i wish you should purchase one more house and perform such function in a bigger way. thanks


  10. Posted by meeraghu on April 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Thanks very much.


  11. Posted by Madhumitha on August 16, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Hey meera,

    Was this gruhapravesha in Washington,DC and not in karnataka??? Awesome pic..🙂



  12. Posted by Madhumitha on August 17, 2010 at 7:54 am

    oh nice!!!! is ur daughter studying there itself? u are planning to settle there,btw?🙂



    • Posted by meeraghu on August 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

      She was studying at School at Maryland, but this week is moving to North Carolina for her Undergraduate studies.


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