Satyanarayan puja is done at home, and the main aim is to bring home good omen and blessings from the Lord. There are five different parts f the Satyanarayan puja with placement of idols representing one stage of this ritual. Prepararing for Satyanarayan Swami Puja Before the puja, it is very important to accumulate all the necessary items needed for the puja. This is the first step of preparation. According to the list, purchase all the items and place it in the room where the puja is to be performed. On the day of the puja, spread a clean, new cloth in a clean room on top of a square and elevated platform.
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Flowers, tulasi leaves Garland and floral garlands Two jars Silver, Copper, Brass, or even earthen — one for Kalash and another for the ritual Two flat plates A bell A large pidha table for use as Altar A large yellow cloth to cover the Altar pit is the favourite colour or satnarayan he wears pitambar or yellow clothes A piece of yellow or red cloth for the kalash A ghee lamp with at least three wicks An oil lamp Panchamrita Uncooked mixture of milk, yogurt, honey, sugar, and ghee Good to have Conch shell One thousand Tulasi Indian Basil leaves.
Rose is his preferred flower. Procedure[ edit ] The following procedure is as prescribed by and performed in Andhra Pradesh. Sri Satyanarayana Puja at home The devotee begins by purifying oneself achamniyam and sankalpam a vow that the named devotee is performing the puja on such time and era, to attain such cause.
Subsequently, Varuna puja kalash puja is performed. A uniqueness of this puja is the invoking of pancha lokapalaka, navagrahas along with their companion and co-companions, and the eight dikpalakas.
Each God has a vedic symbol of a unique metal. Since these are difficult to obtain by the common means, and since the modern currency coins by minted with multiple metals, each Guest God is represented by a coin. They are placed on a betel leaf. The betel nut, akshit and dry dates are the offerings. Thus, the requirement of 40 coins, betel leaves and dry dates. The main puja commences with the worship to Lord Satyanarayana.
The idol or coin of Lord Satyanarayana is bathed and cleaned with panchamritam. After placing the deity in the correct position, names of Sri Satyanarayana are chanted.
This is followed by offering of Prasada and flowers Mantra Pushpam. After the puja is over, participants and observers of the puja are required to partake the prasad that was offered and blessed by the Lord. The number of Athitis divine guests invoked varies substantially. Thus, the number of coins and betel leaves count varies. The procedure itself was narrated my Sriman Narayana to Narada. Chapter 2 narrates the benefits of the puja. A poor Brahmin was approached by Lord Himself in disguise and He advised him of the puja.
Upon successful completion of the puja, the Brahmin could overcome his difficulties and enjoy eternal bliss. It also narrates about the good fortune of a woodcutter who witnesses the Brahmin performing the puja and continues to gain prosperity after performing the puja.
Chapter 3 narrates the mishaps that may occur for dishonoring the vow to perform the puja. A merchant, with an intention to establish family, vows to perform the puja upon having a child. Upon forgetting the vow, the Lord puts the merchant in hardship. The merchant is falsely accused and imprisoned.
His entire business is confiscated by the king. His household goes bankrupt. He is freed when his wife recollects the promise and performs the puja.
This is a continuation of the previous chapter. During an incident, the merchant puts off the Lord about his merchandise, thereby losing all its value.
Realizing his folly, the merchant regrets his intemperance and seeks forgiveness. On hearing that the merchant reached the dockyard, his wife and daughter, who were performing the puja at that time, forget to take the Prasad. Angered with the disrespect, He makes the boats sink into the sea, only to be restored when they have the Prasad.
Chapter 5 narrates about the importance of the puja and not that of the devotees. A group of backwoodsmen was performing the puja. King discards and disregards the offerings, thereby invoking the wrath of Sri Satyanarayana.
The king loses his kingdom, wealth, and family, only to be restored upon realizing his recklessness and seeking forgiveness to Sri Satyanarayana and accepting the offerings.
Suta Maharshi narrated these stories, in Neimishaaranya to the Rishis who were performing a 1 , year yagna for the benefit of mankind lead by Shounakji. They suffered as a result. Therefore one is to deduce that one must stick to the promise given to the Lord in exchange of the desire fulfilled by His Grace. One can understand her eagerness in wanting to be re-united with her beloved, but one must understand that if one forgets to be thankful for gifts received from the Lord, one would have to go through another test until one remembers to remember.
Satyanarayan Puja Preparation
Various regional variations exist in the way it is cooked. During an incident, the merchant puts off the Lord about his merchandise, thereby losing all its value. Satyanarayan Puja Decorate the front door with mango leaves. Performing this satyaharayana in the evening is considered more appropriate.