Satyanarayana Pooja and the Deity
Lord Satyanarayana, the chief deity of this Pooja is an extremely benevolent form of Lord Vishnu. “Satya” means Truth or Dharma and “Narayana” is another name for Vishnu. During this Pooja, people worship Lord Satyanarayana by reciting his story – Satyanarayan Katha. This story was originally narrated by Lord Vishnu himself to the Sage Narada for the benefit of mankind. The devotees customarily undergo fasting (Satyanarayana vratam) while performing this Pooja.
The Pooja starts with a prayer to Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles, followed by the Pooja for the 9 planets, the Navagrahas. Following these, Lord Satyanarayana is invoked by chanting mantras and performing Archana using flowers. In the form of Prasad many varieties of food are offered.
Recommended Timings for Satyanarayana Pooja
This Pooja can be done on Pournami (Full Moon day). It can also be done on auspicious Horas.
Satyanarayana Pooja will replenish the lives of:
- People who yearn for prosperity in their lives
- Women who wish for a happy and contented life
- Business men who want to make huge profits
- People who are suffering from financial crunches
- Childless Couples who are yearning for a progeny
- People who wish for the well being of their families