Should Krishna devotees perform Puja for new house or vehicle?
Hare Krishna Prabhu , i have a question but wish to remain anonymous . when one worship Demigod ,if one purchase a new vehicle and house they must do car and house prayer for it first before using it however if one is following Krishna path does one still need to do vehicle and house prayer , if so how would one go about doing it. your assistance is much appreciated . thank you.
Actually, we can do anything without the mind of ownership.
A house or a vehicle is not our properties. They have been gifted by Krishna to us. They are Krishna’s properties.
Nothing in this world is our property.
We are just allowed to use the properties of Krishna. If we consider the materials and wealth we have as our own, we are ignorant and we will be caught by Karma.
Because, when we develop ownership mindset, we will also develop pride and we will show as if we are the owners of many materials to others.
This ownership mindset is able to make us commit many offences.
For example, when a poor person sees our wealth and pride, he may be hurt and feel for his inability. We become a cause for the hurt of a poor person.
Do you know why devotees should wear simple dress and look simple?
Same reason. We should not hurt the poor persons. Our simple approach will give encouragement to others. Even a poor person will be encouraged seeing the devotees who remain simple eventhough they have everything.
That is why, I always remain simple. I am approached by poor and suffering persons in my day to day life. If we remain simple, they will feel comfortable to approach us. And, I always have the mindset that we should not waste the resources of Lord.
Even I do not waste even a single drop of water. And, I never throw even a single grain of food waste.
This consciousness and alertnesss should always be there for devotees.
If you get the opportunity to buy a vehicle, first evaluate whether you really need it. If really needed, buy.
As far as house is concerned, it is the must for all. If you buy a house, treat that house as the property of Krishna. Not yours.
Thank Krishna for having given that house to live.
Now, you can perform pujas to that house and vehicle as if offering puja for the property of Krishna. See that house as a temple of Krishna.
This is the right mindset of performing pujas to materials. Like the Vrajavasis performed pujas for Govardhana hill.
It is not sufficient to perform puja just for a single day. Make that house as temple and perform pujas to Krishna every day in that house.
Use that house and vehicle in the service of Krishna as much as possible.
Thus, you can make even the materials as spiritual.
Hope this helps.