Eddie Stern has offered up a wonderful, intimate look into the blessing ceremony for Sharath and his family’s new home. The link, complete with “[terrible quality] pictures, taken on an old generation iPhone” is at this link. Here is a little of what Eddie writes about the Grha Pravesha:
So, to prepare the home for everything that it will be filled with, rituals are performed to remove negative energy and lingering spirits, and to call in good spirits and the blessings of the devas. Sharath and Shruthi’s ceremony was a three day affair, and was wonderful from start to finish.
As someone challenged on this front, I can’t help but notice that in one of the pictures Sharath has no trouble paying homage to Shruti’s father by touching his feet.
I suspect lots of people will especially like the photo titled, simply, “Father and son.”
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