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