Among the kathas that are prevalent in India, ‘Shri Satyanarayan Katha’ is the most popular. Satyanarayana katha is the easiest way of self-purification and self-surrender at the lotus feet of Hari. One who observes it with full devotion and faith is sure to attain his heart’s desire. Our ancient texts state that during the ‘Kalyug,’ the fruit that one gets by conducting the ‘Satyanarayan Katha’ is enormous. The katha is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his manifestation as Lord Satyanarayan. ‘Satya’ means truth, ‘Nar’ means a man and ‘Ayan’ means a place. Thus the place where truth resides in man is called Satyanarayan. The ‘Satyanarayan katha’ help us overcome vices like lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego.
The Satyanarayana Puja is usually done on the Purnima day of every month (the day of the full moon). It is also done on special occasions and during times of achievements as an offering of gratitude to the Lord. These occasions include marriage, graduation, new job, and the purchase of a new home to name a few. In addition, it is said that a devotional performance of this Puja will bear children to couples trying to start a family.
Worship procedure: Ganpati invocation mantra, Satyanarayan invocation mantra, Invocation mantras of all major deities, Dhyaan, Katha, Aarti, Pushpaanjali, Prasadam
Duration: 2.5 hours