Almost all Hindus, throughout Andhra Pradesh, have strong faith, belief, and devotion towards Śrīman Nārāyaṇa, an incarnation of Viṣṇu. There is a very ancient famous temple for Śrī Satya Nārāyana Svāmī at Annavaram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. (near Visakhapatnam ), India. This vratam is performed daily in Annavaram. Large numbers of devotees, many with families, visit the temple, offer prayers, perform this Vrata there, right in the temple.
The puja is performed by some buddhists in Bangladesh.
Among the kathas that are prevalent in India, 'Shri Satyanarayan Vrat Katha' is the most popular. Satyanarayana vrat is the easiest and most inexpensive 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 shastras state that during the 'Kalyug,' the fruit that one gets by hearing 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' and the 'vrat' help us overcome vices like lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego.
The puja starts by a prayer to Gaṇeśa, to remove all obstacles that may occur as a result of incorrectly performing the puja. This is done by chanting all the names of Lord Gaṇeśa and offering prasāda (a food offering, usually consisting of one of Lord Gaṇeśa's favorite foods - modak, a sugar and coconut mixture, or laddu) and the showering of flower petals.
Another part of the prayer involves a prayer to the Navagraha's - the nine important celestial beings in the universe. They consist of Sūrya - Sun, Chandra - Moon, Aṅgāraka - Mars, Budha - Mercury, Bṛihaspati - Jupiter, Śukra - Venus, Śani - Saturn, Rāhu - North Node as the head of Svarbhānu, and Ketu - South Node as the body including the tail of Svarbhānu.
The rest of the puja consists of worship to Satya Nārāyana, an extremely benevolent form of Viṣṇu. First "pañcamṛtam" is used to clean the place where the deity is placed. After placing the deity in the correct position, Satya-Nārāyana Svāmī is worshipped. Names of Satya Nārayana are chanted along with offering of a variety of prasāda (including a mixture of milk, honey, ghee/butter, yogurt, sugar) and flower petals.
Another requirement of the puja is that the story of the puja be heard among all those observing and partaking in the puja. The story involves the origin of the puja, the benefits of it, and the potential mishaps that may occur with the forgetting performance of the puja.
The prayer concludes with an Āratīka, which consists of revolving a small fire-lit-lamp in the vicinity of an image of the Lord. After the puja is over, participants and observers of the puja are required to ingest in the prasāda that was offered and blessed by the Lord.
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