Significance of Satyanarayan Puja
The Satyanarayan Puja, worship of the lord Satyanarayan and the embodiment of eternal truth, is the most commonly performed ritualistic prayers in Hindu homes. Enthusiastic devotees have been performing this ritual for several reasons. It is observed that after performing this puja with devotion and faith, devotees generally benefit a lot – their problems are resolved and they can get over the difficulties in life.
Popularity of Satyanarayan Puja
There are several reasons for the mass popularity of Satyanarayan puja. First of all, it is one of the simplest and easiest rituals performed by the Hindus. Secondly, anyone can perform this puja regardless of age or sex. Even widows can perform the Satyanarayan Vrata. Therefore, it proves that when God is concerned, barriers no longer exist. Only faith, sincerity and devotion counts while performing this ritual. Once again, this puja can be performed any time and on any day, though some days are considered to be more auspicious, such as Purnima and Ekadashi.
Spiritual Significance of Satyarayan Puja
Satya means Truth. Narayan means the one that abides in everything and everybody. Therefore, this puja, or the worship of Satyanarayan, a form of the Lord Vishnu, suggests that to overcome problems and difficulties in life caused either due to deeds of previous birth or similar factors can be overcome by worshipping the lord of Truth. Devoting time to the Truth and worshipping is a way of being truthful to oneself and being truthful to others. The more honest and trutful we come, the better we can worshop the Lord Narayan in ourselves as well as others.
Bringing Friends and Families Together
The purpose of Satynarayan Puja is also to bring friends and family together and encourage unity and harmony. It is a common belief amongst Hindus that we should focus on universal happiness and unity. Thus, a celebration like this can make the world one fine place to gather together and offer prayers and rituals.