Seek Diving Grace And Blessing With Satyanarayan Puja
About puja

Satyanaryan Puja is an important Hindu ritual to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu. Though the origin of this ritual is not documented, but the first mention of this puja is in Skanda Puran. Devotees perform this puja on special occasions for achieving a milestone or fulfill a wish. Satya denotes truth, and the word Narayan denotes the highest being or supreme form. Lord Satyanaryan is considered the supreme one who is also the epitome of truth. It is believed that on chanting the name of the Lord or listening to the katha helps in living a righteous life. Few believe that this puja originated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Origin of this puja

Mythology reveals that Narad Muni the divine sage, also referred as Triloka Sancahari one of his trips to three mythical worlds witnesses misery and human suffering on the earth. He wanted to find a way out of this suffering so narrated his observation to Lord Vishnu. After hearing about the sad state of people on earth, Lord Vishnu told Narad to observe the vrata either on Purnima or on the last day of the Hindu month and listen to Satyanaran Katha. This will mark an end to all miseries of people dwelling on the earth. Narad on returning to the earth proclaimed the splendor of Satyanarayan Puja. Legends reveal that devotees who fasted and performed this puja were prosperous and happy.

Ideal days for worshipping

Satyanarayan Puja is performed on Purnima or full moon day. This is the most auspicious days for performing this puja. It is a special way of showing gratitude to the Holy Trinity. Vaisakh, Chaitra, Shravan and Kartik months of the Hindu calendar are ideal months for performing this puja. Devotees can also perform this puja on the first day or Sankranti, the last day of any month of the Hindu calendar. In Maharashtra, this puja has special significance among certain communities, and they do not perform it on Chaturthi or Ekadasi. You can perform this puja, once in a year or after any achievement. In Annavaram at the ancient temple of Sri Satya Narayana Svami, this Vrata is performed every day.

Items/samagri required

All arrangement for the puja must be according to guidelines. Prior to the puja, make sure that you have all ingredients in appropriate quantities.

  1. A square or rectangular wooden platform
  2. Turmeric Powder and kumkum powder to smear on the idol
  3. Oil and ghee lamps, incense sticks, camphor and cotton wicks
  4. Sandalwood paste
  5. Akshat or rice grains
  6. Flowers and garlands
  7. Five types of fruits, banana, is compulsory for this puja
  8. Conch shells and bells
  9. Tumbler, spoon, plates and Kalash of copper preferably
  10. Raw rice for Kalash and mandap
  11. Mango leaves
  12. For Prasad you need, coconuts, honey, milk, yoghurt, raisins, cashew and sugar
  13. Six coconuts that the priest will offer after completing one chapter of the Satyanarayan Katha
  14. Banana leaves for making a canopy over the wooden platform
  15. Pancamrta is made from a mixture of ghee, honey, yoghurt, sugar and milk

Sirni is an offering to the God made from the mix of unboiled milk, smashed bananas, sugar, flour and flavors like cinnamon. You can also ass coconut, cherries, cashews, crushed fruits and groundnuts for garnishing.

Few fruits, wheat flour, sugar and curd are the basic ingredients that you require for this puja, which make sit affordable even for those hailing from low socio-economical strata.

 

Puja vidhi/how to do

You can request to perform the puja. Rituals are simple, and if you want, you can even do it yourself. Rituals of Satyanarayan Puja that are followed now have origins in Sufi traditions followed in West Bengal and Hindu traditions. These rituals date back to Middle Ages when Satyanarayan worshipped by Hindus was also referred as Satya Pir by Muslims. Whether you are performing the puja in morning or evening, you need to have a bath and wear clean clothes.

  1. Sprinkle Holy Water and purify the area of worship.
  2. Place the wooden platform and place the photograph of Lord Satyanarayan or saligram in the correct direction. For the rituals, you need to face facing the north or east of this wooden platform.
  3. Puja initiates with an invocation to Lord Ganesha is that there are no obstacles in the ritual. For this priests, chant different names of the God, offers prasad and showers petals of flowers.
  4. A prayer to nine celestial bodies or Navagraha that comprises of Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Rahu and Ketu.
  5. Worshipping Lord Satyanarayan initiates with preparing that Pancamrta by mixing honey, milk, yoghurt, sugar and ghee. This is used to clean the place and deity.
  6. You need to offer Prasad, flowers and other samagri to the Lord.
  7. An important part of this puja is a narration of Satyanarayan Katha. It comprises of different stories that speak volumes about the glory of Lord. It also outlines the benefits of performing this puja.
  8. The puja concludes with an aarti; a small lamp and incense sticks are revolved in front of the idol. After this, devotees consume Prasad and Pancamrta and break their fast with it.

Basil leaves are added to prasad to purify it. Usually, devotees fast on the day of the puja, but this is not mandatory. Duration of this puja is for almost four hours.

Mantra

Know the Devanagari script of aarti

जय लक्ष्मी रमना जय जय श्री लक्ष्मी रमना

सत्यानारयाना स्वामी जन पटक हरना

रत्ना जडित सिंघासन अद्भुत छबि राजे

नारद करत निरंजन घंटा ध्वनि बाजे

प्रकट भये कलि कारन द्विज को दरस दियो

बुधो ब्रह्मिन बनकर कंचन महल कियो

दुर्बल भील कराल जिनपर किरपा करी

चंद्रचूड एक राजा तिनकी विपति हरी

भाव भक्ति के कारन छिन छिन रूप धरयो

श्रद्धा धारण किन्ही तिनके काज सरयो

ग्वाल बाल संग राजा बन में भक्ति करी

मन वांछित फल दीन्हा दीनदयाल हरी

चढात प्रसाद सवायो कदली फल मेवा

धुप दीप तुलसी से राजी सतदेवा

श्री सत्यानारयाना जी की आरती जो कोई नर गावे

कहत शिवानन्द स्वामी मनवांछित फल पावे

Satyanarayan aarti mantra in English

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana,

Satyanarayan Swami Jan Paatak Harana,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Ratna Jadat Singhasan Adbhut Chhabee Rajey,

Narad Kahat Niranjan Ghanta dhun bajey,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Pragat Bhaye Kali Karan Dwij Ko Darsh Diyo,

Budho Brahman Bankey Kanchan Mahal Kiyo,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Durbal Bheel Kattharo In Par Kripa Karee,

Chandra Choor Ik Raja Jinaki Vipat Hari,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Vaishya Manorath Payo Shraddha Taj Dini,

So phal Bhogyo Prabhuji phir Suti Kini,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Bhav Bhagti Ke Karan Chhin Chhin Roop Dharyo,

Shardha Dharan Kini Tin Ko Kaaj Saryo,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Gwal Baal Sang Raja Ban Mein Bhakti Karee,

ManVanchit Phal Dinha DeenDayal Hari,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Charhat Prasad Sawayo Kadali Phal Mewa,

Doop Dheep Tulsi Se Rajee SatyaDeva,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana l

Shri Satya Narayan Ji Ki Aarti jo koi gaavey,

Kahat Shivanand Swami ManVanchit Phal Paavey,

Jai Lakshmi Ramana Swami Jai Lakshmi Ramana ll

 

Benefits

You can perform this puja to usher in health, wealth and prosperity to your home. It is considered one of the easiest ways to fulfill your wish and seek blessing from Lord Vishnu.

  1. In case, you want to fulfill your educational or career goal, then the puja will help you to achieve it.
  2. It helps in maintaining happiness, well-being and prosperity at your home.
  3. The puja helps in clearing different negative forces and prevents sudden death.
  4. It is performed before and after ceremonies like house warming and marriage to fill your life with happiness and abundance.
  5. You can expect stability and peace of mind in both personal and professional life.

Listen to the katha ardently

Devotees believe that on staying focused on the stories and understand the moral of each then they will receive blessings of Lord Vishnu. The katha speaks about the origin of this puja, through different stories and different benefits of performing it.