Bhoomi puja or Bhu Puja is a ritual performed before constructing a house. Basically its a puja offered to the “Bhu Devi” or “Dharti Maa” before we start digging the plot. But the question is why and when it started? Yeah the obvious answer to this question is “its a custom practiced from long back” but how they came into existence and how they became our custom?
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India - A Spiritual Destination
India is a diverse country with multiculturism where people believe in spirituality from the core of their heart. We worship our God in the form of stone and wooden statues and it is believed that god comes as a guest resident when “Pran Pratistha” is done to these statues.
This is the reason India is treated as a pilgrimage destination all over the world. Here “Amarnath Gufa” is worshiped because iced shiv linga is treated as Lord Shiva and puri jagannath temple sees huge crowd as Lord Brahma himself gave the structure and texture to the deities wooden idols and many more such evidences are there which proves our beliefs and conscience on the almighty god, “Bhoomi pujan” is just an example of those beliefs.
The Motherly Earth
We Indians call our country as “Bharat Maa” and our land as “Dharti Maa”. We love and respect her as our own mother and in such a country bhoomi puja is worth doing. We believe that like us she also feels the pain when the land is being dugout. Maybe it seems illogical to some people but my question to them is if anyone strikes him/her what is the feeling? Don't you feel pain?
We certainly do and the same applies to our Earth. Bhumi puja is performed to pay respect to our motherly Earth and take her permissions before digging the land. This puja is also performed to please Vastu Purush who is assumed to be the god of Vaastu to bless us with positivity and growth, Lord Ganesha is worshiped as he is the initiator of the world and Laxmi puja is also done to take her blessings to be healthy and wealthy in our new home.
Bhoomi Puja Procedure
As per ancient Hindu scriptures, it is believed that below the earth “Pathal Lok” is there which is governed by Sheshnag who is the server of Lord Vishnu. Sheshnag is assumed to be the savior of Earth and so a silver snake idol is worshiped in Bhumi Puja followed by “Kalash puja”. Sheshnag gives strength and longevity to our buildings whereas “Kalash” denotes our universe in which betel nuts are kept to offer our prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
Bhoomi Puja Importance
When land is being dug and construction is done it results in homelessness of many insects, animals and other creatures. To be free from their curses and also to remove their negativities bhumi Pujan holds significance. In India, our farmers too offer prayers before doing cultivation on any piece of land as their gratitude to her who let them grew the crops.
Indians may be called superstitious and irrational but we firmly believe in our culture and traditions and this makes us class apart from all others.
Bhoomi Puja Dates 2020
The Vedic new year for the calendar 2020 has not begun since the muhurthas are less in the ending of 2019 of the current year in the month of February and March are very less. The New year for the calendar year 2020 will begin from March 25.
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