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Satyanarayana Puja

The Satyanarayana Puja is performed to Lord Satyanarayana who is Lord Vishnu the sustainer of the universe as per Vedic tradition. The puja is said to bestow tremendous prosperity on the person or family who performs the puja.

Satyanarayana Puja is usually done on special occasions as an offering of gratitude to the Lord. These occasions include marriage, graduation, and the purchase of a new home to name a few. The Satyanarayana Puja is also done on the Poornima day of every month (full moon day).

The puja starts witth a prayer to Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles. Another part of the prayer involves prayers to the Navagraha’s, which are the 9 important celestial beings, in the universe. They consist of Surya (the Sun), Chandra (the moon), Angaaraka/Chevaai (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru aka Bruhaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Sani (Saturn), Rahu (the head of Demon snake), and Ketu (the tail of Demon snake).

The rest of the prayer is worship to Lord Satyanarayana, an extremely benevolent form of Lord Vishnu. Again, names of Lord Satyanarayana are chanted along with offering of a variety of prasads (food offerings) and flower petals.

Also in the puja the story of the origin of the puja is read to be heard among all those observing and partaking in the puja. The story also explains the benefits of performing the puja.

The prayer concludes with an Arati and gratitude meditation!

If you wish to have the Sri Satyanarayana Swami Puja done on your behalf, either at our temple or in your home, please call us at (740) 362-2046 and ask for our Pujacharya.