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Grah Shanti Puja

  A marriage in India and more so in Hinduism is not only between the couple but also a union between two the families. To see that the marriage is full of happiness and goodwill there are many rituals. These rituals also bring an understanding between the couple and the parents but also open the door for some enjoyment and interaction. Grah Shanti is one of the most important ritual undertaken 2 or 3 days before the marriage. Purpose: The main purpose is to bring peace in the House and invoke blessings of Lord Ganesha. It is well known that the 9 planets or Navgrah play an important role in the life of an individual or family. Grah Shanti is one of the ritual which enables to avoid the ill effects of the planets. It is also a platform to invite the elders, the ancestors and the parents to grace the ceremonies and bless the couple. The ceremony can be performed in either of the house or in both the houses but generally it is performed in the groom ‘s house where the bride will live a