Satyanarayana Pooja Guide

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Satyanarayana Pooja is one of the most popular rituals performed to appease Lord Vishnu and receive his blessings. The word “Satya” means Truth and “Narayana” means The Highest Being. Together they mean “The highest being who is the embodiment of truth”.

Hindus perform Sri Satyanarayan Vrat & Pooja for getting blessings of health, wealth, prosperity and relief from troubles and sickness. It can also be performed to get success in business or career and also during social functions like marriages, house-warming ceremonies, naming of the children and so on.

Satyanarayan Pooja Facts
Deity WorshippedLord Vishnu
Best Days to PerformFull Moon Days (Purnima)
LocationHome
SignificanceSuccess in business & Relief from sickness
Famous Temples for Satyanarayan PoojaAnnavaram Temple & Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple
Cost of PoojaRs. 3000 to Rs. 5000

It is believed that the Satyanarayana Pooja was performed by Kings, Merchants, Traders, and Businessmen to appease Lord Vishnu and to increase their financial stability. Though the Pooja is performed by Hindus all over India, it is especially popular in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamilnadu, and Karnataka.

Who should perform Satyanarayana Pooja?

  • A person beginning a new venture in life or a new business should perform the Satyanarayana Pooja to receive Lord Vishnu’s blessings. As a result, the Pooja is extremely popular during marriages, Gruha-Pravesh and at the beginning of higher studies.
  • Satyanarayana Pooja is also performed by the parents of the infant at his/her naming ceremony.
  • This Pooja is also performed when someone in the family is in ill-health.

Satyanarayana Pooja Benefits

Here are the benefits of performing Satyanarayana Pooja:

  • It is believed that by performing the ritual, one achieves peace and prosperity in his or her life. The devotee is blessed with general happiness and family bliss.
  • The Satyanarayana Pooja also clears negativity surrounding oneself and grants optimism and a positive approach towards life in general.
  • The Pooja is also believed to bless the devotee with good health.

When should I perform Satyanarayana Pooja?

Best days for performing Satyanarayana Pooja are:

The day of Chitra Pournami (in the month of April) is considered to be highly auspicious for performing the Satyanarayana Pooja. It is believed that Satyanarayana Pooja can be performed at any time on a full moon day. However, the Pooja must not be performed by the devotee on a New Moon.

The Satyanarayana Pooja is performed on important occasions like weddings, Graha-Pravesh (Housewarming) and birthdays.

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Satyanarayana Pooja Procedure

Here is how to do Satyanarayana Pooja:

  • The rituals of Satyanarayana Pooja are elaborate but easy. The duration of the Pooja can be between two to three hours. Usually, Pooja is performed in the evening. It is customary for the deity to observe the Satyanarayana Vrata on the day of the Pooja.
  • The first few rituals are common for all rituals dedicated to God. The Pooja begins with Acamanah (self-purification), Pranayama (to increase the spirituality inside the body), and Sankalp (take a vow to complete the ritual).
  • The Ganapathi Pooja or Homam is conducted first to appease Lord Ganapathi without whose blessings, nothing is accomplished.
  • The next few steps involve includes Deepa Sthapana (Lighting of the lamps), Bhumi Prarthana (pay respect to Mother Earth), Kalasa Sthapana, Kalasa Pooja, Varuna Pooja, and the Aatmashuddhi.
  • Several Poojas are performed like the Navagraha Pooja, Tulsi Pooja, Panchamritha Pooja, Dvarapalaka Pooja, Digpalika Pooja, Panchamritha Abhishekam, the recital of several Suktas and Shlokas and Lakshmi Pooja.
  • The Satyanarayan Katha or stories are read out to all the participating devotees. Five chapters depicting the miracles and graces of Lord Satyanarayan are read out to all to stress the importance of the occasion.
  • The Ashtottara Pooja (recital of 108 names of Lord Vishnu), Naivedyam, Tambulam, Dakshina, Aarti, Pradakshina, Namaskara, Aatma Samarpana and lastly Samarpanam mark the end of the rituals.

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Materials required for Satyanarayana Pooja

The basic materials required for the Satyanarayana Pooja are the photo or the idol of the deity, two brass lamps, Karpoor, Kumkum, Chandan, and Haldi. Flowers, copper or silver Kalasa, conch, tulsi leaves, and garland, betel leaves and nuts, Banana and Banana leaves, Coconuts, and Mango leaves are also required for the setting up of the Pooja.

For the Pooja Ahuthi purpose, Panchamrutham including Milk, Curd, Honey, Yoghurt, and Sugar are required. The Prasad should also be prepared. It should either be a Rava or Sooji Halwa or a Semolina Payasam or Kheer.

Where to perform Satyanarayana Pooja?

The Satyanarayana Swamy Temple located at Annavaram, Andhra Pradesh is one of the most popular temples where this elaborate ritual is performed in detail and with utmost reverence.  Besides the famous temple, the Pooja can also be performed at other world-famous temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu like Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, and the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam.

Other than temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Satyanarayan Pooja can also be performed at other sites like the Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, Meenakshi Amman Temple, Mangaladevi Temple, and Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple.

Cost of performing Satyanarayana Pooja

The cost of performing the elaborate ritual can range from ₹3,000 to ₹5,000.

If you have any questions about Satyanarayana Pooja, please leave your comment below and we will get back to you within one hour.

26 thoughts on “Satyanarayana Pooja – Benefits, Katha and Procedure | Online Booking”

  1. Sathyanarayana swamy puja best timings pls tell me sir I do first time this puja what time is best for home

    1. Sasidhar Darla

      Metals (gold, silver etc) can be kept with you. Rest of the items should be donated to the pandit.

  2. My both parents and my brother expired over last 13 months – Father in Jan 2018, Mother in Aug 2018 and Yonger Brother in Feb 2019. When is the earliest I am allowed to carry out a Satya Narayana Pooja at my house ? NOTE: They all used to live (and expired) in India and I live outside India with my family, where I would like to carry out the pooja.

  3. I don’t perform Satya Narayan Pooja but read the Katha every Thursday .can I do so am in position that I can’t perform Pooja due to some personal reasons.

  4. Namasthe,

    I’m living in Kerla – Trissur District / can you please let me know the name of temple(s) near our area where i can perform Sathyanarayana Pooja.
    if not in Trissur District, please give us the name of temples (nearby our districts) at Ernakulam, Palakkad & Malappurm)
    Nandi/thanks.

      1. Namaste sir,
        Thanks for the detailed explanation about the pooja. My question is- can individuals perform the pooja independently or is it mandatory for a couple to perform it? If parents are old & can’t sit for long, can I, their daughter do the pooja?

        1. Sasidhar Darla

          Dear Vini, You can certainly perform pooja independently. Parents can sit on your side on chairs during the pooja.

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