- Provides defense and protection against all evils.
- Increase in wisdom and wealth.
- Confers children to couples trying to start a family.
- Beneficial on any and all occasions.
- Grants honest wishes quickly and easily.
Satyanarayan Puja is a religious worship of the Hindu God Vishnu, for Satya means truth, and Narayan means the Highest Being, i.e. Vishnu. Put together, Satyanarayan means the highest being who is an embodiment of Truth. Satyanarayan Katha is a part of Satyanarayan Puja, where Katha means story.
People perform this puja to receive the divine blessings of Lord Sri Satyanarayan for health, wealth, prosperity, education, relief from troubles and sickness. It is also performed on occasion of success in business or career growth, during social functions like marriages, house-warming ceremonies, the naming of the children, etc.
Sri Satyanarayan Puja is an extremely popular puja ritual all over India, including major states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Orissa, and Manipur. It is generally performed on the Full Moon day of every month, Ekadashi (11th day after the full moon or new moon), Kartik Purnima, Vaisakh Purnima, solar eclipse day or on Sankranti except during Asadh Chandra Maas.
Satyanarayan Puja is also performed on special occasions and during instances of achievements, as an offering of gratitude to the Lord. These events could include marriage, graduation, the start of a new job, purchase of a new home, etc. Additionally, if the puja is performed by childless couples hoping to start a family, it usually grants a child to them in such situations.
This puja is and can be performed on any day, date or occasion, without it being restricted to festivities. Purnima is considered especially auspicious for the puja and yields better results when observed in the evenings, but it can be done in the mornings as well.
Legend Behind the Satyanarayan Katha
There are 2 stories connected to the Satyanarayan Katha. The first is where, Narad Rishi was traversing the 3 realms and he noticed that the humans were suffering immensely due to hunger. Seeing this, he went to Sri Satyanarayan, another incarnate form of God Vishnu in his abode. After Narad Rishi informed him of the situation, Sri Satyanarayan answered that the humans should perform an easy fast and Satyanarayan Puja, which is accessible for everyone.
By doing so, they will be able to overcome all obstacles and won’t face any difficulties in attaining Moksh. They need to call as many of their family and friends as possible, and then perform the Satyanarayan Puja with their entire devotion. The word was spread to the humans and when they performed the puja, they were bestowed with prosperity and wealth.
In another legend, there lived a poor innocent Brahmin in a place called Sunder Kashipur, who used to beg for alms in order to sustain his daily survival. Seeing him suffering daily with hunger and thirst, Lord Sri Satyanarayan disguised himself as an old Brahmin and went to him, asking about his troubles. The latter replied that he has to beg daily for bread and water. Does he know about a way to end the cycle of suffering, once and for all?
The Lord replied that Satyanarayan grants all the honest wishes of his devoted followers. Once his puja and fast is done diligently, the Brahmin will be able to overcome all troubles. Saying this, the Lord disappeared. The Brahmin couldn’t sleep that night as he mulled over what he heard. The next day, he got a lot of alms, so he called his family over and performed the Vrat (fast) and Puja.
Soon, he became rich and from then onwards, he performed the Satyanarayan Puja every month without fail, as it was due to it that he was able to provide for both himself and his family sufficiently.
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