Commencing on Mahalaya and also known as Navaratri, Durga Puja honours Goddess Durga. She vanquished Mahishasura and symbolically destroyed evil. Celebrations begin on the sixth day and last over five days.
An auspicious entry into the new home seeks the blessings of higher powers. It holds within 90 days of entering the new residence; the purpose is to avoid harmful energies.
Fulfilment of marriage with the birth of a child is a divine blessing. Annaprashan marks an early happy phase in the child’s life with the commencement of solid food. Anna means food.
Lord Vastu protects the house and grants blessings of prosperity. Ceremonies invoke the forces of nature and the four directions. They help to attract positive energies and ensure fruitful existence for the family members.