A Full Moon Ceremony for Societal Auspiciousness and Material Success!
What does it mean?
Satyanarayana Puja is usually performed every Pournami (Full Moon) or before/after performing auspicious ceremonies such as Grihapravesh or Marriage. The significance and complete procedure of this ritual has been given by Lord Maha Vishnu himself. This ritual has been performed since ancient times and many generations of families preserve this valuable practice. Lord Vishnu insists on inviting friends and family to come along and perform this ritual together. Two most important things in this ritual are, listening to the story of Lord Satyanarayana and accepting the prasada made for the ritual. Satyanarayana Vrata Mahima is the name of the story which is explained during the ritual and consists of five chapters. Lord Satyanarayana is invoked in a pot and a picture, along with several deities such as Ashta Dik Palakas (Indra, Agni, Yama, Niruruthi, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera and Ishana) and Navagrahas (Surya [Sun], Chandra [Moon], Angaraka [Mars], Budha [Mercury], Brihaspati [Jupiter], Shukra [Venus], Shani [Saturn], Rahu and Ketu).
How does this Help?
Success in all endeavors
Relief from debts and financial struggles
Relief from fear of threat and of enemies
Success in Judicial challenges
Auspiciousness at home
Why Vedic Seva?
Pujas performed for this Ritual
Ganesha worship for successful completion of the ritual.
Purpose and prayers of the participant (owner) mentioned along with other details of the ritual
Varuna Puja (Punyahavachanam)
Varuna, God of Oceans is invoked to cleanse the place of worship along with people and materials involved in the ritual.
Invocation of Lord Satyanarayana in a Pot (Kalash)
Dik Palaka Puja
Invocation of Gods of Directions
Invocation of Nine Planets
Listening to the glory of Lord Satyanarayana
Final offerings of incense, light and food for the deities invoked in Pot.
Offering heartfelt prayers
Distribution of fruits or edible items offered during ritual, as a blessing of the deity.