SATYA NARAYAN PUJA & KATHA
The Satya Narayan Puja is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. Satya means “truth” and Narayan means, “The highest being” so Satya Narayan means “The highest being who is an embodiment of Truth”. One performs the Satya Narayan Puja for the divine blessings of health, wealth, prosperity, good education; relief from troubles and sickness. It is performed for success in business or career growth; during social functions like marriages, house-warming ceremonies, naming of the children and so on.
This Puja is first mentioned in Skanda Puran, Reva Kanda by Shri Suta to the Rishis in Naimisharanya. The ritual is usually performed on the Full moon day of every month, Ekadashi (11th day after full moon or new moon), Kartika Purnima, Vaishakh Purnima, Solar eclipse day or on Sankranti except during Aashshad Chandra Masa. It is not a Puja confined to any festivities, but Purnima (full moon day) is considered specifically auspicious for this Puja. It is also performed on special occasions and during times of achievements, as an offering of gratitude to the Lord. In addition, the performance of this most auspicious Puja generally confers a child to couples trying to start a family.
Swasti Vaachan, Shaanti Path, Sankalp, Ganesh Sthapan, Kalash Sthapan, Vishnu Sthapan, Lakshmi Sthapan, Navgrah Sthapan, Agni Sthapan, Vishnu Mantra Japa, Sahastra Tulsi Archana, Recitation of Lord Satya Narayan Katha, Lord Vishnu Puja, Homa with Honey, Ghee, Sugar, Til, Ashtagandh, Sandalwood powder, Navgrah Samidha and then Purnahuti, Aarti, Prasad to Brahmins.
Duration of this Puja: 3 Hrs.
Number of Pundit/s: 1
Cost : Rs.5, 001/-
Prasadam: A Laxmi Narayan Murti with Satya Narayan Vrata Katha (book) and a recording of around 45 – 60 minutes covering the most important parts of the Puja and Prasad
from the Puja.