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)
- Dal Thove
- Majjige Huli with Pumpkin
- Shavige Payasa
- Bomabi Bonda
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.