A ‘Griha Pravesh’ for animals is the most precious thing ever. Remember, when a desi family gave a grand welcome to their little pup or when a fully decked-up cow was lovingly welcomed into a new home? Well, even though as per traditional Indian rituals, a grand welcome is planned for a new member like a newborn baby or a bride/groom, pet parents these days organize desi ‘Griha Pravesh’ for their beloved animals too.
Recently, in a video posted by twitter user @Wineandhair, a family can be seen following desi rituals to welcome their new puppy. In the clip, which is made by TikTok user Shreyagid, a woman carries her pup and dips its tiny paws in the red alta (paint), reports News18. She then goes on to imprint the little pawmarks on a white sheet to preserve it as a memory.
Another woman then welcomes the new member of the family by applying a red tilak on the puppy’s forehead.
This is followed by a traditional aarti ki thali and showers of rose petals for the adorable puppy.
They even offer the puppy some treat after the aarti. Also did I tell you, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’s title track plays in the background during the entire ceremony! Filmy much? 😉
Check out the entire video here:
My new favorite thing is desi families welcoming their new puppies with traditional ceremonies pic.twitter.com/eWVfMhVs26
— little honey dew 🌼🍯 (@WineandHair) September 14, 2020
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Many people were left impressed with the puppy’s ‘desi swagat’. A few individuals even explained the Indian tradition to others online:
I’m just a white woman from Kentucky, so I’ll have to google what this beautiful ceremony actually means, but this is SO AWESOME AND IM 💯 HERE FOR IT.
— ilex go lightly (@ilex_rubra) September 15, 2020
my doggy gets a tikka in Diwali too pic.twitter.com/vi9NqqJT6P
— bitti 💙 (@solarsidong) September 15, 2020
@rosenmichael123 ykw.. taking the 'roli' dipped footprints n saving them as a memory, performing the 'arti', putting the 'tilak' on forehead, offering sweet and doing the rituals at entrance, This is how a new member is welcomed in Indian culture 😀
— Dr. Pooja Garg (@poojagarg1111) September 15, 2020
When they are your family your festivals and traditions become theirs 💓 pic.twitter.com/691BhgDYCX
— malesnale (@malesnale) September 16, 2020
For all those who don’t understand Indian customs,this is how they welcome new members into their home.Even babies,guests,brides https://t.co/tzcLDCezyZ will be surprised that some of these pets will be vegetarian if their owners are Jains or veg Hindus Welcome to India.
— Trish (@trishten21) September 15, 2020
What a royal treatment! Would you welcome your pet like this? Tell us!