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Bhumi pujan muhurat 2022: Vastu Shastra good day to start house construction

[ecis2016.org] We list the best dates for Vastu-compliant house construction and bhumi poojan muhurat in 2022. Know which bhoomi pooja dates are auspicious for you and your family, the bhumi pujan muhurat for June 2022 and other months this year.

Buying a plot of land and constructing a house holds great significance in an individual’s life. In India, it is a common belief that seeking divine blessings before starting a new task brings good luck and prosperity.

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Since many families in India give great importance to Vastu Shastra and the ritual of bhumi pujan, they have been waiting know the Vastu muhurat and the best dates for bhumi pujan in 2022.

For the Chopras, who are in their 40s and based out of Bangalore, the plan to build their own home kept getting postponed over the last few years. “At first, it was health issues. Next came the death of a close family member, followed by the speculation of price correction and then, there was the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown,” says Arushi Chopra. She adds that they are now hoping and wishing for a new start and planning to construct their duplex house near Hennur. This time, the Chopras also plan to abide by Vastu Shastra principles.

“We took it very lightly all these years but after a string of bad news, our close friends suggested that we move into a new home and design the house as per Vastu Shastra. We thought, why not,” says Alankrit Chopra.

Many of you may be waiting for the right time to begin with the bhumi poojan and house construction. To simplify things for you, we list the best time to do so in the new year and share details of bhoomi pujan muhurat 2022.

Vastu muhurat for bhumi pujan and house construction

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Bhumi pujan muhurat 2022

Note that there is a difference between starting the construction and laying the foundation for a new home. As per Vastu and customs, one must lay the foundation stone before starting construction. Further, it is advisable to consult an astrologer and Vastu experts to know the good day to start house construction. Check out the auspicious dates before bhumi pujan in 2022.

Baisakh (May), Margshirsh (December), Paush (January) and Phalgun (March) are the best months for foundation-laying. Baishakh, Shravan, Margshirsh, Magh, Falgun, Bhadrapada and Kartik months are permissible.

According to the ancient Hindu scriptures and principles of Vastu Shastra, the best time for performing bhumi puja are in the months of Baishakh, Shravan, Margshirsh, Magh, Falgun, Bhadrapad and Kartik.

What is bhumi pujan?

Bhumi pooja / pujan is a Hindu ritual performed in honour of Goddess Bhoomi or earth and Vastu Purush (the deity of directions), before beginning the construction of a new house. The five elements of nature are also worshipped during the bhumi pujan. Bhoomi means mother earth. Usually, the Bhumi Puja is performed in the north-east corner of the construction site. According to Vastu experts, the digging at the site should begin in the north-east corner.

For the bhumi pujan, a ritualistic 64-part diagram symbolising the ‘Vaastu Purusha’ is drawn in the north-eastern zone of the construction site, using kumkum and seeds. Each part in this diagram is related to a deity. Mantras are chanted and offerings made, to each deity. A pit is dug and the first brick is laid in it.

Religious leaders look at the Hindu Panchang, that is, the Hindu calendar, for muhurathams. It is advisable that you consult a renowned and experienced astrologer to choose the perfect muhurat for your bhumi pujan and house construction. When an astrologer is consulted, he generally analyses your birth and horoscope details, to arrive at a date. These days, you can also consult experienced astrologers online. However, it may still be better to get in touch with those you know or those recommended by peers and family members.

As per vastu, the dates for bhoomi pooja 2022 mentioned below are considered auspicious.

Bhoomi pooja dates in June 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat June 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
June 1, 2022 Jyeshtha, Shukla Paksha, Dwitiya Mrigashirsha
June 10, 2022 Jyeshtha, Shukla Paksha, Dashami Chitra
June 11, 2022 Jyeshtha, Shukla Paksha, Ekadashi Swati
June 25, 2022 Ashadha, Krishna Paksha, Dwadashi Bharani

There are four auspicious neev pujan muhurats in June 2022.

Bhoomi pooja dates in August 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat August 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
August 3, 2022 Shravana, Shukla Paksha, Shashthi Hasta
August 4, 2022 Shravana, Shukla Paksha, Saptami Chitra
August 10, 2022 Shravana, Shukla Paksha, Trayodashi Purva Ashadha
August 13, 2022 Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha, Dwitiya Shatabhisha
August 17, 2022 Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha, Shashthi Ashwini
August 18, 2022 Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha, Saptami Bharani
August 22, 2022 Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha, Ekadashi Mrigashirsha

 

Bhoomi pooja dates in September 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat September 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
September 10, 2022 Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha, Purnima Shatabhisha

Those looking for a good day for laying house slab and starting construction work in 2022, can check out the auspicious date in September.

Bhoomi pooja dates in October and November 2022

There are no auspicious Bhumi pujan muhurat dates in the months of October and November 2022. You should consult an astrologer and Vastu expert to know if there is any auspicious muhurat suitable as per your horoscope.

Bhoomi pooja dates in December 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat Dece 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
December 1, 2022 Margashirsha, Shukla Paksha, Ashtami Purva Bhadrapada
December 2, 2022 Margashirsha, Shukla Paksha, Dashami Uttara Bhadrapada
December 7, 2022 Margashirsha, Shukla Paksha, Chaturdashi Kritika
December 8, 2022 Margashirsha, Shukla Paksha, Purnima Rohini
December 9, 2022 Pausha, Krishna Paksha, Pratipada Mrigashirsha
December 14, 2022 Pausha, Krishna Paksha, Shashthi Magha
December 15, 2022 Pausha, Krishna Paksha, Saptami Purva Phalguni
December 16, 2022 Pausha, Krishna Paksha, Ashtami Purva Phalguni

Bhoomi pooja dates in January 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat January 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
January 17, 2022 (Monday) Pausha, Shukla Paksha, Purnima Punarvasu
January 20, 2022 (Thursday) Magh, Krishna Paksha, Dwitiya Ashlesha
January 22, 2022 (Saturday) Magh, Krishna Paksha, Chaturthi Purva Phalguni
January 24, 2022 (Monday) Magh, Krishna Paksha, Shashthi Hasta

Bhoomi pooja dates in February 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat February 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
February, 2, 2022 (Wednesday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Pratipada Dhanishtha
February, 3, 2022 (Thursday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Tritiya Shatabhisha
February, 5, 2022 (Saturday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Panchami Uttara Bhadrapada
February, 7, 2022 (Monday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Saptami Ashwini
February, 10, 2022 (Thursday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Navami Rohini
February, 11, 2022 (Friday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Dashami Mrigashirsha
February, 14, 2022 (Monday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Trayodashi Punarvasu
February, 16, 2022 (Wednesday) Magh, Shukla Paksha, Purnima Ashlesha
February, 17, 2022 (Thursday) Phalguni, Krishna Paksha, Pratipada Magha
February, 18, 2022 (Friday) Phalguni, Krishna Paksha, Dwitiya Purva Phalguni
February, 19, 2022 (Saturday) Phalguni, Krishna Paksha, Tritiya Uttara Phalguni

Bhoomi pooja dates in March 2022

There are no auspicious dates for bhumi pujan in March 2022.

Bhoomi pooja dates in April 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat April 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
April 2, 2022 (Saturday) Chaitra, Shukla Paksha, Pratipada Revati
April 3, 2022 (Sunday) Chaitra, Shukla Paksha, Dwitiya Ashwini
April 4, 2022 (Monday) Chaitra, Shukla Paksha, Tritiya Bharani

Bhoomi pooja dates in May 2022

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat May 2022 Month and Tithi Nakshatra
May 2, 2022 Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha, Dwitiya Kritika
May 6, 2022 Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha, Panchami Ardra
May 7, 2022 Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha, Shashthi Punarvasu
May 12, 2022 Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha, Ekadashi Uttara Phalguni
May 13, 2022 Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha, Dwadashi Hasta
May 16, 2022 Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha, Purnima Vishakha
May 18, 2022 Jyeshtha, Krishna Paksha, Tritiya Jyeshtha
May 21, 2022 Jyeshtha, Krishna Paksha, Shashthi Shravana

There are eight Bhumi pujan muhurat dates in 2022 May month.

Good days to start house construction in 2022

Date Solar month Sun in zodiac Bhumi Pujan direction Note this before construction Gain/Loss
January 14 Magh Makar North-east Good time for east or west-facing house Financial gain
February 14 Falgun Kumbh North-west Good time for east or west-facing house Gain in jewels
March 14 Chaitra Meen North-west Avoid construction Loss
April 14 Baisakh Mesh North-west Good time for north or south-facing homes Very good time
May 14 Jeth Vrish South-west Good time for north or south-facing homes Increase in wealth
June 14 Ashadha Mithun South-west Avoid construction Loss
July 14 Shravan Kark South-west Good time for east or west-facing house Very good time
August 14 Bhadrapad Singh South-east Good time for east or west-facing house Increase in help (domestic)
September 14 Ashwin Kanya South-east Avoid construction Loss
October 14 Kartik Tula South-east Good time for north or south-facing homes Happiness and comfort
November 14 Margshirsh Vrishchik North-east Good time for north or south-facing homes Financial gains
December 14 Paush Dhanu North-east Avoid construction Loss

So, which dates are the most auspicious to start home construction in 2022?

There are multiple opinions, when it comes to the shubh muhurats for construction of new house. In 2022, the auspicious dates are mentioned above. The general consensus is that construction of a house should not start during Ashada Shukla to Kartik Shukla. It is believed that Lord Vishnu sleeps for four months from Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi and wakes up to Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. During these months, believers usually do not go in for marriages, house construction or even a new business.

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In the months that are suitable to start construction of a home, you may choose one of the dates mentioned below. These are the shubh muhurat to start construction of new house in 2022.

Also note that Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays must be avoided. Mondays and Thursdays are the best for new house construction muhurat in 2022.

2nd 3rd 5th 7th 10th 12th 13th 15th 1st of Krishna Paksha

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According to Vastu experts, for digging purposes, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashada, Uttarabhadrapada, Rohini, Mrigshira, Revati, Chitra, Anuradha, Shatbhisha, Swati, Dhanishtha, Hasta and Pushya, are considered good for house construction in 2022.

Bhumi pujan muhurat 2022: Auspicious Lagna

The auspicious lagna for bhoomi puja dates 2022 are mentioned below:

  • Dwitya
  • Tritya
  • Panchami
  • Shashti
  • Ashtami
  • Navami
  • Ekadashi
  • Dwadashi

When selecting the bhoomi puja dates and auspicious day for laying foundation stone in 2022, you will find the auspicious lagna also mentioned. Avoid the period from Ashadha Shukla to Kartik Shukla for starting the construction work. As per the Hindu scriptures, the time starting from Ashadha Shukla Ekadashi to Kartik Shukla Ekadashi is the time when Lord Vishnu continues in eternal sleep. Thus, performing the Bhoomi pujan on these days may not bring the blessings of the Lord Vishnu.

Best month to start house construction in India in 2022

Best month to start construction of new property

Depending upon the season, construction activity either picks up pace or slackens. You would have come across many contractors who are eager to start the house construction during the autumn season. The reason being, it is easier to pour concrete over soil that has not frozen or hardened due to the winters and neither is it so hot that the risk of overheating may do more harm than good. Autumn (that is, from late September to November), therefore, is a good time to start the construction of your home. It is also a good time for contractors to finish much of the exterior work and then, gradually focus on building the interiors of the new property.

Best month to start renovation of property

If much of your focus is on the interiors, that is, if you are looking at renovation or remodelling largely within the house, winters may not be a bad time. In fact, it is a practical approach too. Labourers working at your site can find it less strenuous to work during the winter months, rather than taking up the hard work in the summer months when the temperature typically reaches even 45 degrees Celsius. However, ensure that cost overruns do not take place. 

For areas experiencing excessive air pollution, winters may not be too good. Over the last few years, the Delhi government, for example, had directed a ban on construction and related activities, temporarily. If you are someone looking to start the construction, make an informed decision.

Is spring a good time to begin construction work?

Your contractors will be able to tell you better. If the ground is not wet or frozen, it should be a good time. In India, most contractors prefer doing work in the house’s interiors during early spring but prefer utilising the spring months if it is a project that would take months to complete.

Constructing your house in the summer season

If you are expecting delays in completing the house construction, do begin in summers. Longer days in summers helps workers utilise the daytime well. It may be very hot but even after taking breaks, the daylight lasts over a longer period and can be utilised better. It is good to consider this time for projects that would take more time to complete.

It has also been seen that given that a number of people undertake construction activities during the early summer, the price of raw materials also increases. You may want to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision.

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Inauspicious dates for foundation laying of new home

Chaitra 

This is from March to April. One must avoid this time, because it is said to bring on hardships for the home owner.

Jyeshtha 

This is the month of June and the planets are not in the favourable position.

Ashad

Avoid the month of July for foundation laying, because it is said to bring about loss in business.

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Shravan 

This is the month of August and the time is not favourable as it can bring upon financial losses.

Bhadrapad

Avoid September to dig for the foundation of your new home, as it can result in fights and tension in the house.

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Ashwin 

Avoid this month which falls in October to lay the foundation of your new home, as per Vastu.

Magh

This month which starts on January 18 and ends on February 16 may not be beneficial if the foundation is laid in this month.

Where is the bhoomi puja performed on the construction site ?

Bhoomi puja is performed in the north-east corner of the construction site, as it is the revered space. The digging, or tiling of the site is always first done in the north-east corner as the level here has to be lower than the remaining site. The excavation will make the north-east low and south-east comparatively high, which, according to Vastu, yields good results

Bhumi Pujan Vidhi: What is the typical bhumi pujan ritual like?

Most first-time home buyers often grapple with the intricacies of bhumi puja rituals and look up to parental and spiritual guidance. We suggest you continue to do so but also remember some key facts. 

The detailed Vidhi differs from region to region. The Vidhi has the following steps:

  • Identification of the spot for the Bhumi Pujan. The spot must be cleaned after taking a bath. Gangajal is used for cleansing and purifying the spot.
  • A qualified priest must perform the rituals and his presence is mandatory to eliminate Vastu dosha and negative energies.The priest usually faces the north direction while the person organising the puja faces east.
  • Bhumi Pujan begins with prayers to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Blessings of Lord Ganesha’s are sought to avoid any hurdles that can pose a hindrance to the progress of the project.
  • An oil or ghee lamp is lit; after seeking the prayers of Lord Ganesha, an idol of the snake god and a Kalash are worshipped. The logic behind the worship of the silver snake is that Sheshnaag governs the earth and is a servant of Lord Vishnu. Hence, you would be seeking his blessings, asking him to preserve your house. The kalash on the other hand symbolises the universe. A ‘kalash’ is filled with water and mango or betel leaves are placed on top of it, with an inverted coconut. A coin and betel nuts are kept in the kalash to offer prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. The Kalasha Puja is done to channelsie the divine energy and attract prosperity and positivity on the particular bhumi.
  • By seeking the blessings of the snake God (who lives in the Patala Loka), one has to take His  approval for beginning the construction works.

Invocation of the Sheshnaag is usually done by chanting mantras and by pouring milk, curd and ghee. You will also see that the priest puts a betel nut and a coin into the urn so as to invoke the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi.  As the puja progresses, the God of directions, Dikpalas, the snake god or Naga and the family deity known as the Kuldevata are worshipped. When the land is dug, it is done so by chanting the nag mantra. It is good to distribute sweets or even fruits among those gathered for the bhumi puja. 

The foundation stone or brick is laid after digging a small portion of the land.

Bhumi pujan samagri: Items to be bought for the house warming ceremony

The priest who is conducting the pujan will give you a list, however, most commonly the following are used

  • Rice
  • Coconut
  • Durba
  • Betel leaves
  • Betel nuts
  • Flower bunch
  • Fruits
  • Prasad
  • Camphor
  • Agarbatti
  • Cotton for arti
  • Oil or ghee
  • Deep or diya
  • Water
  • Turmeric powder
  • Kumkum
  • Kalava (red thread)
  • Paper towels
  • Pick axe
  • Quarter coins
  • Navratna or panchdhatu.

These days one can even buy a bhumi pujan samagri kit online.

Dos and don’ts after buying land

  • Compound wall: Before constructing the house, one must build the compound wall. Ensure that the height of the southwest part of the wall is higher in comparison to the other walls of the house. The east and north sidewalls can be shorter than the south and west sides walls.
  • Plants: You can grow plants on the construction site. After taking possession of the property, cultivate and grow plants on the land.  Before the Bhoomi puja, clear out the land of any dirt, including roots of dead plants.
  • Cow: It is considered auspicious to keep a calf or cow on the land.
  • Bhoomi Pooja: Performing Bhoomi Pooja is considered very fruitful since it adds happiness and prosperity to a person’s life.

If you are unable to begin the construction after buying a plot of land, due to some unavoidable reasons, make sure to clean the central portion of the plot. Construct a slope that moves towards the north or east direction.

Bhumi puja mantra

Various mantras are chanted to please the gods and invoke auspicious positive energies that reside in that bhumi. The most important mantra of a bumi puja is ‘Om Vasundharaya Vidmahe Bhutadhatraya Dhimahi Tanno Bhumih Prachodayat’, which means, ‘Let us chant for Bhumi Devi, the provider of all things; we pray to her to bless us with abundance and fortune’. There are other mantras which are recited, such as Ganesha mantra to remove obstacles and Gayatri mantra, to bestow life with happiness and nullify negative energies.

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New tech and bhumi puja

Age old traditions are now keeping pace with technology. Today, one can book a priest for bhumi puja online, order puja accessories and readymade kits with a click of a mouse button. YOu can also stream the puja live using social media, for one’s friends and family to attend virtually. Even priests perform rituals online, sitting miles away.

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Is bhumi pujan time important?

Yes, just like the day and date, the exact time to begin the puja is also as important. It is for this reason that elders consult priests and astrologers.

Best time to place the foundation stone

The best time to place the foundation stone is in the morning. Avoid placing the foundation stone in the evening hours or in the night.

Pakshas to be avoided for the bhumi pujan

Paksha means a fortnight or a lunar phase in a month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Avoid Divaskarma, Shraadha and Hadpaksha for performing the bhumi pujan.

Muhurats related to home and property are:

  • Bhoomi Pooja – the offering of honour to the mother earth.
  • Balidaana – the offertory ritual in Hinduism.
  • Hala Karshaana – the levelling of the site takes place.
  • Anukuraa-Roopana – the sowing of the seeds.
  • Shilaanyaasa – the laying of the foundation stone
  • Digging of a well or water source is done.
  • Fixing of the door frames takes place.
  • Griha Pravesh – entry into the new house.

FAQs

Which day is good for bhoomi pooja?

Mondays and Thursdays are considered auspicious days for performing the bhumi puja

Who all are worshipped during bhumi puja?

Vastu Purusha, mother earth, the Snake God and the five elements of nature, are worshipped during the bhumi puja.

Who is Vastu Purusha?

Vastu Purusha is the God of land and direction. The art of building or construction in harmony with nature is called Vastu and the Vastu Purusha refers to energy, power, soul or cosmic man.

What should be done after the bumi pooja?

In Vastu, water symbolises prosperity. The source of water is important and the pit for storing water or the well, has to be dug up before starting the construction. According to Vastu, the well or water tank should be dug on the north, or north-east side of the plot. Avoid the south direction.

(With additional inputs from Sneha Sharon Mammen and Purnima Goswami Sharma)

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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