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In Maharashtra, Satya Nārāṇaya Puja is not done on Ekādaśī or Caturthī. In West Bengal, people perform this puja before house warming ceremony.
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.
- June 20, 2019 Initial release
- June 21, 2019 New version 2.0