Satya Narayan is a form of Lord Vishnu who is worshipped by Hindus all over India. The name Satya Narayan comprises two words Satya, meaning truth and Narayan meaning the highest being. The name of lord Satya Narayan means the highest being who’s an epitome of truth.
The significance of this puja comes from Satya Narayan Katha that says once Lord Vishnu saved the entire world from dying of hunger. Thus, the lord is known as the protector of the world. Hindus from all over the world believe Lord Vishnu as the savior of humanity, hence worship him to gain almighty’s blessings.
According to Skanda Purana, Lord Narada saw the struggle of people on earth and communicated the scenario to Lord Vishnu, who then helped the people by narrating the procedure of worshipping him and blessed the needy after completing the process.
Following the observation of Satya Narayan Vrat, people were immensely benefited from it and thus, over the years it is being practiced worldwide on specific days like full moon (poornima), new moon (Amavasya) or ekadashi.
SATYA NARAYAN PUJA SAMAGRI
- A Satya Narayan idol or photo
- Sandalwood Paste
- Incense Sticks
- Light Lamp
- Turmeric (Haldi)
- Water (clean water/ gangajal)
- Shakkar (sugar)
- Mango Leaves
- Wood pieces
- Nava Dhanya
- Akshath (raw rice with turmeric)
SATYA NARAYAN PUJA
Satya Narayan Puja can be done on your own or one may call a priest to perform it for you. The puja starts by offering Lord Ganesha your prayers. Every puja starts with Lord Ganesha to eradicate obstacles that may occur while performing the puja as well as an apology if performed wrongly. After Ganesh Puja, Navagraha- the nine celestial beings in the universe are worshipped. Navgraha consist of Sun (Surya), moon (Chandra), Mars (Angaaraka), Mercury (Budh), Jupiter (Brahaspati), Venus (Shukra), Saturn (Shani), head and tail of demon’s snake (Rahu and Ketu).
After this Satya Narayan Puja is performed. To start with the puja, clean the place of Lord Satya Narayan with holy water (ganga jal) and then set down the deity in the correct position. Place the mango leaves on Kalash and put coconut on it. Tie it with red thread and place some rice on it. Burn the incense sticks and light the lamp. Take sandalwood paste, vermilion and turmeric and smear it on the deity. Also, place the nine coins in a plate and start chanting the names/mantras of Lord Satya Narayan. While chanting, prepare the prasad (panchamrit) with Milk, shakkar, honey, tulsi leaves and curd. Apart from this keep fruits and flowers with the deity and offer him bhog after the puja is done.
Listen to Satya Narayan Katha and conduct aarti at the end by revolving a lit lamp in the vicinity of the statue or photo of the lord.
After puja, offer the prasad to family members, participants and observers of the same.
Satya Narayan Puja relieves the worries and anxiety of people, and brings peace, prosperity and wealth to the home. It is also believed that by performing this puja, it eliminates obstacles and negativity from life and provides happiness and liberation.
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