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Satyanarayan Puja is dedicated to Narayan or Lord Vishnu. Pooja or Worship of Shri Satya Narayan is considered auspicious.

Satyanarayan Puja

Requirements: Kumkum powder, Turmeric powder, Incense sticks, Camphor, Thirty beetle leaves, Thirty beetle nuts, Two coconuts, Five Almonds, Flowers to offer, One thousand tulsi leaves, Banana tree as a canopy, one square shaped wooden platform , Two copper jars, two plates, one shawl, Panchamrit (mixture of milk, curd, honey, sugar, ghee), Sandal paste, rice colored with kumkum, Attar (perfume) Two flower garlands, conch shell, bell, an idol of Balkrishna, a cloth, a ghee lamp and oil lamp
Day : Purnima (Full Moon day) / Sakranti or Any Other Day
Time : Evening preferred (But can be performed in the morning too)

Satyanarayan Pooja is regarded to bring abundance and peace in all forms of life. Worship of Shri Satya Narayan is dedicated to Narayana form of Lord Vishnu. Following things are required for Satyanarayan Puja:

Satyanarayan Puja can be performed on any day. However, Purnima (Full Moon Night) and Sakranti are considered as the most auspicious days for Satyanarayan Pooja. The appropriate time of Puja is regarded in the evening but prayers in the morning will also work.

On the day of Satyanarayan Puja, devotee is required to observe a fast. One can start with the Puja after taking a bath. Satya Narayan Pooja is usually attended by relatives and neighbors of the devotee or person who is organizing the Puja. The platform where the Lord is placed is decorated.

Fruits and various dishes are offered to the lord and these eatables are distributed among the people as prasaad (Naivedyam) after the Puja. Kumkum is applied on the idol of the lord. Panchamrit is poured over the idol and then it is distributed among the people. The story or katha of Satya Narayan is narrated. After the Katha, the Puja is completed by performing the aarti.

Satyanarayan Puja brings prosperity and happiness to life. This puja is considered beneficial for all those people, who desire peace in their life.