Need to navigate to HOME directory when I log in

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http://www.unix.com – Hi, Currently i'm logging as a user say atgdev. When I login it takes me to directory /. I see the home directory set as /home/atgdev/ I want that when i log in it shud directly go to my home directory i.e /home/atgdev/. I thought .profile in /home/atgdev/ will be invoked first when i log in. So I had cd $HOME in .profile but still it didn't redirect me to home directory when i log in. Please advice. (HowTos)