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

 

ItemQuantity
Turmeric powder1 Packet
Kumkum1 Packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste1 Packet
Agarbatthi1 Packet
Betel leaves15
Betel Nuts1 small packet
Flowers2 Bouquets
Dry Fruits like Almond, Cashews, Dates, Raisins 1 small packet each
5 Variety of fruitsFew of each kind
Coconuts6
Rice1 pound
Quarters40 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 Photo1
Deepam (lamp)1
Bell1
Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon1
PanchamrithamSmall Quantity
Kalasam1
Mango Leaves1 packet
Saffron, Cloves,Cardamom, Pachha karpooramSmall quantities for Kalasam
Camphor1 Packet
Trays for fruits and flowers5
Nava Dhaanya1 Packet
Navagraha Vastras(1/4meter cloth pieces 2 red, 2 white, 1 each of Yellow, green, blue, black and mixed color), 1 Towel
Paper towel1 roll