Satyanarayan Puja is a tradition in India which is performed after any auspicious ceremony to make it persist even longer. The Satyanarayan Puja is a religious worship of the Hindu god Vishnu. Satya means “truth” and narayana means, “The highest being” so Satyanarayan means “The highest being who is an embodiment of Truth”.
Satyanarayan Puja is said to being performed from ancient times and dates to the Skanda Purana (holy book). It is written that Narada, a Hindu sage (sadhu) asked lord Vishnu the mantra or the way to end the miseries of the people on Earth. In response, Lord himself told, that worshipping lord Satyanarayan will be the ultimate way of happiness and Moksha in the Kaliyuga (current period per the Hindu mythology).
Significance of Satyanarayan Puja
The puja is performed to offer our gratitude to the Lord Almighty on the start or successful completion of auspicious events in our life. These occasions could include marriage, graduation, start of a new job, and the purchase of a new home to name a few. It is also performed to fulfill one’s wishes and desires. The purpose of Satyanarayan Puja is also to bring friends and family together and encourage unity and harmony. It is also performed to make sure that abundance, prosperity, general happiness and well-being prevails in the family. It’s quite well-liked in several regions of India and is completed with lots of faith and joy.
When to perform Satyanarayan Puja?
The Satyanarayan puja can be performed on any day for any reason. It is not a puja confined to any festivities, but Saturdays, Ekadashi, Purnima (full moon day) along with the months of Kartik and Baishakhare are considered specifically auspicious for this puja. Performing this puja in the evening is considered more appropriate. However, one can perform this puja in the morning as well. The devotees should observe a fast till the holy offering or Prasadam is offered to Lord Satyanarayan.
Benefits of Satyanarayan Puja
- Improve the individual’s physical state and release the person of the stress and also improve the mental state of the individual.
- Increase overall family and individual’s prosperity.
- Protects one from evil eyes, enemies and negative energy.
- Helps maintain peace, harmony, prosperity and joy in our daily lives.
Vidhi / Procedure of Satyanarayan Puja
- Satyanarayan puja can be performed on any day for any reason, however it is considered most auspicious on full day (Purnima) per the Hindu calendar (Panchang).
- The Puja can be done in the morning or preferably in the evening time after taking bath, to clean and purify the body, mind, and soul.
- The devotees should observe a fast till the holy offering or Prasadam is offered to Lord Satyanarayan.
- Prasadam is prepared by the devotees which is called Panchamrit.
- The front door is decorated with mango leaves. The place near the altar is cleaned (with cow dung, where possible).
- The Altar is placed in an East-West direction such that the devotees performing the puja will be seated facing east. It is decorated with floral designs, usually using rice flour and other coloured powders. A new white cloth is spread on the Altar and layered with raw rice.
- A Kalash (small pot made of Silver, Copper, Brass, or even earthen) is placed in the middle of Altar.
- A coconut wrapped in red cloth is placed on top of the kalash along with the Mango leaves.
- A framed picture of Lord Satyanarayan is placed on the far side of the Altar. Flowers and garlands, kumkum are placed/applied on this frame.
- The devotees performing the puja will be seated facing the Altar.
- The puja starts with a prayer to Gaṇesha, to remove all obstacles that may occur as a result of incorrectly performing the puja.
- The main puja commences with the worship to Lord Satyanarayana. The idol (or coin) of Lord Satyanarayana is bathed and cleaned with panchamritam. After placing the deity in the correct position, 1008 names of Sri Satyanarayana are chanted.
- Sri Satyanarayana Swami Katha is recited, which is a five-part story emphasizing on when the Katha started, benefits of the puja, who all performed the holy puja and what were the repercussions on people who offended the auspicious puja or lord Satyanarayan and the afterlife of these people.
- The puja concludes with an Aarti, which consists of lighting camphor in the vicinity of an image of the Lord.
- Now the Prasadam is offered to God and later distributed among all as blessings of the Almighty himself.
Puja Samagri / Puja Materials for Satyanarayan Puja
Satyanarayan Puja is a vow or a pledge to devoutly follow the tithis of auspiciousness and invoke Lord Vishnu into life. It involves the recital of Satyanarayan katha.
The following list has been created in consultation with the experienced Pandits/Purohits/Pujaris and can be improved further. You can also buy these puja items online on our Puja Store.
- Haldi Powder (50gm)
- Kumkum (50gm)
- Abhir/Abeer (White) (50gm)
- Gulal Red (50gm)
- Roli/Sindoor (50gm)
- Gud/Jaggery (100gm)
- Astagandha Powder (50gm)
- Chandan Powder/Chandan ka Chura (50gm)
- Gopi Chandan (1pc)
- Rice/Chawal (50gm)
- Nuts/Supari, Clove/Laung, Cardamom/Elaichi (5pcs each)
- Mixed Dry Fruits[Dry Fruits Candy Sugar] (75gm)
- Haldi Gath (50gm)
- Red Cloth/Red Altar Cloth (1mt)
- White Cloth/White Altar Cloth (1mt)
- Yellow Cloth/Yellow Altar Cloth (1mt)
- Janeu/Holy Thread (1pc)
- Red Thread (1pc)
- Wicks/Batti Long (10pcs)
- Wicks/Batti Round (10pcs)
- Panchmeva (100gm)
- Kesar/Saffron (1box)
- Kali Udad (50gm)
- Moli/Hand Thread (1pc)
- Kapur/Camphor (1 packet)
- Honey (1 bottle)
- Ghee (100gm)
- Match box (1pc)
- Gulab Jal/Rose Water (1 bottle)
- Gangajal [Holy water] (1 bottle)
- Incense Sticks/Agarbatti (1 packet)
- Dhoop Batti (1 packet)
- Itra [Fragrance oil] (1 bottle)
- Diya (2pc)
- Mishri (50gm)
- Kala til (50 gms) = 10
- Wheat (50gm)
- Jav/Jau (50 gms)
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