The new year is also a time to move into a new home for many of us. A housewarming or griha pravesh ceremony is the perfect occasion to invite friends and family to be part of your moment of joy. We help you plan the ceremony well in advance to make the best of it with the best auspicious dates in the year 2020.
The best days in January are 29th and 30th during the time of Basant Panchami, which
marks the beginning of preparations for Spring.
February is an important month with Thaipusam, celebrating Lord Murugan, and Maha Shivaratri commemorating Lord Shiva. February has four auspicious days that are suitable for griha pravesh.
- 3rd – Dashmi
- 5th – Jaya Ekadashi, which is celebrated in honour of Lord Vishnu is particularly
- 13th – Panchami
- 26th – Tritiya
March is the month of festivals this year with Holi, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi being celebrated. March has five auspicious days, which are as follows.
- 9th – Poornima or the full moon day is considered highly auspicious for new beginnings.
- Holi also falls on the same day.
- 11th – Tritiya
- 12th – Tritiya
- 18th – Dashmi and Ekadashi
- 19th – Ekadashi
April is full of festivities with Ramnavami, Hanuman Jayanti, Baisakhi and Vishu all lined up. But apart from these festivals, April has only two auspicious days that are suitable for griha pravesh.
- 25th – Tritiya. This is also the day when India celebrates Akshaya Tritiya, one of the most
- auspicious days for all new beginnings.
- 27th – Panchami.
May is mostly a quiet month with three auspicious dates.
- 8th – Dwitiya
- 18th – Ekadashi
- 23 – Dwitiya
June or the month of Ashadh is considered highly inauspicious for housewarming ceremonies or other happy occasions. June 15th is the only auspicious date in the month after which there are no more until October. From the second half of June, the following three months are believed to carry negative energies and are not considered suitable for life-changing occasions or important decisions in business. It is considered to be a time when financial losses or health issues can peak.
The winds of change begin to blow in October with numerous festivals like Navratri, Dussehra, and Sharad Poornima taking place. However, there are no auspicious dates available for griha pravesh.
Positive energies are restored in November along with an array of holy occasions and festivals like Karwa Chauth, Dhan Teras, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Chhath Puja, and Kartik Poornima. November has three auspicious dates for planning your housewarming ceremony.
- 19th – Panchami
- 25th – Ekadashi
- 30th – Poornima
The year comes to a close with three auspicious days for griha pravesh.
- 10th – Ekadashi
- 16th – Tritiya
- 23 – Dashmi