We all have been taught about the five important elements as per our
Shastras – Agni, Jal, Aakash, Vaayu and Prithvi. Prithvi - the earth; is
also referred to as Bhoomi. Bhoomi is like the base, without which, it
is difficult to sustain. She is our mother, and no life can exist
without Her. Bhoomi is very Pujneeya to all Hindus. Praying to her for
our well-being and prosperity is known as Bhoomi Puja. It is a very
important ritual that is purely devoted to worshipping this mother.
Bhoomi Puja is revering to the piece of land before any sort of
Importance and Significance of Bhoomi Puja
The Bhoomi Puja is done strictly as per the norms stated in the Vastu
Shastra. Vastu Shastra is an Indian traditional science of architecture
that clearly describes the principles of various aspects like
measurements,layout,space,geometry etc. For starting a construction
activity we shall be disturbing the mother Earth and for this we need to
seek permission as well as forgiveness. This is the primary reason why
Bhoomi Pujan is so important. We are disturbing her natural state, her
state of equilibrium; hence we need to make sure we do the right thing
to appease the positive as well as the not-so positive energies in that
space. We pray to enhance the positive energies and to nullify or at
least reduce the negative ones.
Benefits of Bhoomi Puja
The foundation is the most important thing in any construction. It
is like an infant’s life. If not fed (physically, emotionally and
spiritually) with the right nutrients at that stage, the infant can grow
up to be unhealthy.
Likewise, a proper Bhoomi Puja can bring luck and good fortune to
the building, whether you may build it for yourself or to sell further.
One good aspect is that the Puja can be customized to suit the type
of land as well as the intended construction.
It is essential to do this Puja to seek the blessings of Mother
Earth; to ensure protection and well-being of the person who occupies
Through the Bhoomi Puja we pray to the Vastu Purush and invoke his
blessings. It also helps remove the various types of Vastu Doshas.
Occasions to do a Bhoomi Puja
As discussed above, a Bhoomi Puja performed to show reverence to the
land before you sort of work commences on it.
Even farmers conduct a Bhoomi Puja before they start tilling the
Also, if the land has been acquired for building a house, bungalow,
building or commercial premises the Puja is done before the start of any
sort of construction activity.
Bhoomi Puja Vidhi
The Bhoomi Puja vidhi mentioned here is a generalized procedure
followed while performing the Puja. But, since we assist our clients
perform the Puja as per their community and language's rituals,
traditions and customs; the procedure or vidhi for Bhoomi Puja will vary
This Puja more often than not happens in the north-east corner of
Other Bhoomi puja samagri includes ghee lamps, oil lamps, flowers,
turmeric, kumkum, camphor, coconuts, fruits, rice grains, supari (betel
nuts), Panchamrut (a mixture of milk, ghee, honey/sugar, curd and Tulsi
leaves), sweets and samagri for the Havan Kund.
A customary dig takes place which is generally done using a spade by
the karta of the Bhoomi Puja. It’s only after this ‘dig’ that actual
construction can begin.
The Bhoomi Puja Vidhi starts with the usual Ganesh Puja. Then, in
accordance to the Vastu Vidhi, a Navagraha Puja is done. The Bhoomi
Pujan is incomplete without a Havan.
Other major rituals in the main Bhoomi Pujan include firstly taking
a Sankalpa followed by shatkarma, Devi poojan, bhoomi abhisinchan, pran
pratishtha and manglik dravyasthapana.
After all this we do the anushthan, sing the aarti and repeatedly
Bhoomi Puja Mantra
Various mantras are chanted to please and appease various energies
that reside in that space. The most important mantra of a Bhoomi Puja is