Satyanarayana Puja

Satyanarayana Puja
Satyanarayana is the Narayana form of Lord Vishnu. The Lord in this form is considered an embodiment of truth. Satyanarayana is worshipped commonly by Hindus in their homes with family and friends, usually on a full moon (poornima) day of the month. In this puja called Satyanarayana Pooja, people worship by reciting the gracious story of Lord Satyanarayana. This story was originally told by Lord Vishnu himself to the sage Narada for the benefit of human kind. This pooja is conducted to ensure abundance in one’s life. Many people carry out this pooja immediately after or along with an auspicious occasion like a marriage or moving into a new house or any other success in life. The Satyanarayana Pooja can be performed on any day. It is not a pooja confined to any festivities. But Poornima (full moon day) or Sankranthi are considered to be most auspicious days for this pooja.

Satyanarayana Puja

 

Item Quantity
Turmeric powder 1 Packet
Kumkum 1 Packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste 1 Packet
Agarbatthi 1 Packet
Betel leaves 15
Betel Nuts 1 small packet
Flowers 2 Bouquets
Dry Fruits like Almond, Cashews, Dates, Raisins  1 small packet each
5 Variety of fruits Few of each kind
Coconuts 6
Rice 1 pound
Quarters 40 Coins
Naivedyam (prasadam) Rava kesari (Kesari bath). As per their regional tradition.
For Puja at home, the following items, in  addition to the above
Satyanarayana Swami Photo 1
Deepam (lamp) 1
Bell 1
Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon 1
Panchamritham Small Quantity
Kalasam 1
Mango Leaves 1 packet
Saffron, Cloves,Cardamom, Pachha karpooram Small quantities for Kalasam
Camphor 1 Packet
Trays for fruits and flowers 5
Nava Dhaanya 1 Packet
Navagraha Vastras (1/4meter cloth pieces 2 red, 2 white, 1 each of Yellow, green, blue, black and mixed color), 1 Towel
Paper towel 1 roll