According to Vedas, the land is considered to be the guardian of the whole world, which is why the earth has been given the status of the mother in Hindu scriptures. We all know that what we get from the earth; we built a house to live in, get food to eat, rivers, springs, streets, roads all pass through the ribs of the earth. Therefore, as per the scriptures, there is a purpose to worship the land before any type of construction on it, whether it is to build a house or public buildings or roads. It is believed that many types of obstacles arise in the construction work due to not worshipping the land. So, let's discuss how to worship the land (Bhumi Pooja), what is the method (vidhi) of doing a Bhumi Pujan.
Whenever any kind of construction work is to be started on any new land, before that the worship of the land is done. It is believed that if there may be some kind of defect on the land or any mistake could be made by the previous owner of that property, knowingly or unknowingly. If this has happened, Bhumi Pooja helps you by forgiving mistakes of every kind. Many times when a person buys land, it may be that the land has become impure due to the wrong actions of the former owner, so it is re-sanctified by Bhoomi Pujan. It is believed that the construction work gets completed smoothly by performing Bhoomi Puja. There is no loss of the person during or after construction and at the same time, one gets liberation from their upcoming problems.
In Hindu scriptures, land has the status of the mother and is considered to be the sustainer of the world. According to the religious scriptures, Bhoomi Pujan should be done before starting the construction work on the land. It is believed that not performing Bhoomi Puja can lead to many obstacles in the construction work. As per religious beliefs, the faults related to land can cause many problems in the construction work. Bhoomi pooja is performed so that there are no problems in the construction work and the property is purified.
First of all, after getting up early in the morning on the day of Pooja, the land that needs to be worshipped should be cleaned and purified. For Bhumi Pooja, the help of a qualified Pandit should be taken. At the time of worship, the pandit should sit facing the north and the person, who is the owner of the estate, should sit facing east. If the person is married, then make your spouse sit next to your left. Firstly, Lord Ganesha should be worshipped. Silver serpent and Kalash are worshipped in Bhoomi Pujan. As per Hindu scripture, it is believed that Sheshnag has lifted the earth on his hood. The purpose of worshipping the silver snake is to get the blessings of Sheshnag.
Moreover, it is believed that just as Lord Sheshnag is taking care of the earth, so in the same way, he will also take care of the building that will be built on the same land. The belief behind keeping the Kalash is that since Sheshnag lives in the Ksheer Sagar, so by pouring milk, curd, ghee in the Kalash, he is requested to give his direct blessings. By putting coin and betel nut in the Kalash, it is believed that the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha will be obtained. Considering the Kalash as the symbol of the universe and the representation of Lord Vishnu, it should be prayed along with Goddess Lakshmi. Kalash sits on this land and always supports the building that will be built on the land.
It is very important to get the Bhumi pooja done methodically, otherwise the possibility of delay in construction due to political, social, and divine obstacles increases.
While it is best to consult a Pandit, here are some basic items that need before puja. For land worship, gangajal, leaves of mango and betel tree, flowers, roli and rice, kalava, red cotton cloth, camphor, desi ghee, and kalash. Many types of fruits will also be necessitated. Other than that, you will also need, durba grass, Nag-Nagin Joda, Clove-cardamom, areca nut are required. Materials like incense sticks, coins, turmeric powder, etc. are also required.
Certain dates in the year 2021 are not suitable to start something grand as house construction. For example, starting the construction of a house between June 14 and July 13, could result in the loss of a family member. Similarly, starting construction between September 14 and October 13 is not good as per Vastu and may invite diseases and discomfort. Another date that you should look out for is March 14 to April 13, which can cause concern due to any unforeseeable reason. From 14 March till 13 April, we enter Kharmas. All auspicious works like marriage, engagement, housework, and house entry are not done in Kharmas.
Here are some more examples that you should know before selecting a Bhoomi pooja date:
While we have discussed some months to avoid, it is best that you should consult an expert to decide a date.