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Shree Satyanarayan Katha is a puja or worship which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (the Preserver) the God who is responsible for maintenance of this universe, one among the great Hindu trinities. The word “Satyanarayan” is an amalgamation of two words, ‘Satya’ means truth, ‘Narayan’ means the highest and ultimate form of being or the supreme man; that means Lord Vishnu is the personification of the truth. Satyanarayan Puja is one of the best and easiest ways to seek blessings from Lord Vishnu. The Lord’s grace is described in Skanda Purana. In Satyanarayana pooja, people worship by reciting the gracious story of Lord Satyanarayana, which was once told by Lord Vishnu himself to the sage Narada for the benefit of humankind.
Who is Lord Satyanarayan?
Lord Satyanarayan is a manifestation of Shri Vishnu, who is also known as Narayan, the one who symbolises eternal truth. This embodiment of the Lord represents truth and truth alone. Therefore, one cannot ignore the repercussions of embracing falsehood, deceit or hatred. He has four hands like Lord Vishnu; however, his fourth hand does not hold a lotus; rather, it is extended upward to bless people.
Benefits / Significance:
- Performing Satyanarayan puja at home can bring in success. People who do this puja can achieve their goals and fulfil their aspirations.
- It can also improve the physical and mental health of individuals drastically.
- It can help devotees enjoy fulfilling material life and increases overall familial prosperity too.
- It can remove all sins from the past life.
The Satyanarayan Puja, worship of the lord Satyanarayan and the embodiment of eternal truth, is the most commonly performed ritualistic prayers in Hindu homes. Enthusiastic devotees have been performing this ritual for several reasons. It is observed that after completing Satyanarayan Katha and puja with devotion and faith, devotees generally benefit a lot – their problems are resolved and they can get over the difficulties in life.
The popularity of Satyanarayan Puja: There are several reasons for the mass popularity of Satyanarayan pooja. First of all, it is one of the simplest and easiest rituals performed by Hindus. Secondly, anyone can perform this puja regardless of age or sex. Even widows can perform the Satyanarayan Vrat. Therefore, it proves that when God is concerned, barriers no longer exist. Only faith, sincerity and devotion counts while performing this ritual. This puja can be performed any time and on any day, though some days are considered to be more auspicious, such as Purnima and Ekadashi.
When to perform:
The Satyanarayan puja can be performed on any day for any reason. It is not a puja confined to any festivities, but Purnima (full moon day) is explicitly considered 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.
Purnima Dates for the year 2021:
January 28, 2021, Thursday – Pausha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 01:17 AM, January 28
Ends – 12:45 AM, January 29
February 27, 2021, Saturday – Magha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 03:49 PM, Feb 26
Ends – 01:46 PM, Feb 27
March 28, 2021, Sunday – Phalguna, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 03:27 AM, Mar 28
Ends – 12:17 AM, March 29
April 26, 2021, Monday – Chaitra, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 12:44 PM, Apr 26
Ends – 09:01 AM, April 27
May 26, 2021, Wednesday – Vaishakha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 08:29 PM, May 25
Ends – 04:43 PM, May 26
June 24, 2021, Thursday – Jyeshtha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 03:32 AM, June 24
Ends – 12:09 AM, June 25
July 23, 2021, Friday – Ashadha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 10:43 AM, July 23
Ends – 08:06 AM, July 24
August 22, 2021, Sunday – Shravana, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 07:00 PM, August 21
Ends – 05:31 PM, August 22
September 20, 2021, Monday – Bhadrapada, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 05:28 AM, Sep 20
Ends – 05:24 AM, September 21
October 20, 2021, Wednesday – Ashwina, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 07:03 PM, Oct 19
Ends – 08:26 PM, October 20
November 18, 2021, Thursday – Kartika, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 12:00 PM, Nov 18
Ends – 02:26 PM, Nov 19
December 18, 2021, Saturday – Margashirsha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 07:24 AM, Dec 18
Ends – 10:05 AM, December 19
How to Perform:
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History / Belief – Satyanarayan Katha:
Satyanarayan puja is done in reverence to Lord Satyanarayan – a form of Lord Mahavishnu. In this form, the lord is considered to become the embodiment of truth. The puja is a ritual performed to make sure that abundance, prosperity, general happiness as well as wellbeing prevails in the family.
The belief of Satyanarayan puja started several thousand years ago. In the earlier times of Kalyug, a poor Brahmin boy having faith in God despite poverty was wandering in search of food. It was then that the Lord Satyanarayan appeared before the poor boy, in the disguise of an aged person, and the story began. This is believed to be the Satyanarayan Katha, which is read out to devotees as a part of the ritual. The belief is still strong and worshipped.
108 names Of Lord Satyanarayana
Chant 108 Names of Lord Satya Narayan after Satyanarayan Katha to seek his blessings. Click here for a complete list of 108 names both in Hindi and English.
ॐ नमो नारायण | Om Namo Narayanaya
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय | Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् । SUKLAM BARADHARAM VISHNUM
कायेन वाचा मनसेंद्रियैर्वा | KAYENA VACA MANASENDRIYAIRVAA
सशङ्खचक्रं सकिरीटकुण्डलं | SA SANKHA CHAKRAM SA KIRITA
शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं | SHAANTAKAARAM BHUJAGASHAYANAM
“Om shreem krishnaya shreem shreem shreem govindaya gopalaya goloka sundaraya sathyaya nithyaya paramathmane paraya vykhanasaya vyrajamoorthaye meghathmane shreem narasimhavapushe namah”
Shri Satyanarayana Swami Slokas:
- Sashankha chakram, sakireet kundalam, Sapeeta vastram sarasiru hekshanam, Sahaara vaksthala kaustubha sriyam, namaami vishnum shirasa chaturbhujam.
- Acyutam Keshavam Rama-Narayanam, Krishna-Damodaram, Vasudevam Harim, Shridharam Madhavam Gopikavallabham, Janakinayakam Ramachandram bhaje.
- Shantakaram bhujagashayanam, padmanabham suresham, vishvadharam gaganasadrisham, meghavarnam shubhangam, Lakshmikantam kamalanayanam, yogibhir dhyanagamyam, vande Vishnum bhavabhayaharam, sarvalokaikanatham.
- Mangalam Bhagavan Vishnu, mangalam Garuraddhvajah; mangalam Pundarikaksho, mangalayatano Harih.
For Satya Narayan Swami’s Aarti both in Hindi and English Click Here