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Sathya Narayana pooja(for ladies)

  • sathya narayana pooja is specially done on full moon days
  • It is allowed to do on all other days except amavasya
  • this pooja has to be done in a detailed way with kalasas
  • Ladies can perform pooja for sathya narayana photo in a simple manner
  • One can perform this pooja for fullfilling their wishes or just for routine pooja also
  • You can do this pooja every full moon day or even the available days over weekend
  • Try to fast till evening if you are doing pooja in the evening
  • prepare sapaadha for neivedhya
  • Do pooja as usual with starting with ganapathy pooja, gaja vashtra, turmeric, kumkum, sandalwood, akshatha, flowers, dhoopam, dheepam,  neivedhyam, prarthana, namaskaram, aarathi
  • before doing neivedhyam, do lakshmi kumkuma archana by chanting lakshmi ashtothra namavali
  • Distribute thambulam to family and friends with saapadha neivedhya

Ganapathy pooja:

Suklambaradaram Vishnum Sasivarnam Chathurbhujam
Prasannavadanam Dhyayet Sarva Vugnopashantayet.

Om Sumukhaya namah
Om Ekadantaya namah
Om Kapilaya namah
Om Gajakarnikaya namah
Om Lambodaraya namah
Om Vikataya namah
Om Vignarajaya namah
Om Vinayakaya namah
Om Dhumaketave namah
Om Ganadhyakshaya namah
Om Phalachandraya namah
Om Gajananaya namah
Om Vakratundaya namah
Om Surpakarnaya namah
Om Herambaya namah
Om Skandapoorvajaya namah
Om Mahaganapate namah
Nanavidha parimala patra pushpani samarpayami.

Shri sathya Narayana ashtothra satha namaavali

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯದೇವಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾತ್ಮನೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಭೂತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪುರುಷಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನಾಥಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಾಕ್ಷಿಣೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಯೋಗಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಜ್ಞಾನಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಜ್ಞಾನಪ್ರಿಯಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನಿಧಯೇ ನಮಃ || ೧೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಂಭವಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪ್ರಭುವೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಕರ್ಮಣೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪವಿತ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮಂಗಳಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಗರ್ಭಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪ್ರಜಾಪತಯೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಿಕ್ರಮಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಿದ್ಧಾಯ ನಮಃ || ೨೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಚ್ಯುತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವೀರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಬೋಧಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಧರ್ಮಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಗ್ರಜಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಂತುಷ್ಟಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವರಾಹಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪಾರಾಯಣಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪೂರ್ಣಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯೌಷಧಾಯ ನಮಃ || ೩೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶಾಶ್ವತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪ್ರವರ್ಧನಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಿಭವೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಜ್ಯೇಷ್ಠಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಿಕ್ರಮಿಣೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಧನ್ವಿನೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮೇಧಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಧೀಶಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಕ್ರತವೇ ನಮಃ || ೪೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಕಾಲಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವತ್ಸಲಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಸವೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮೇಘಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯರುದ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಮೃತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವೇದಾಂಗಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಚತುರಾತ್ಮನೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಭೋಕ್ತ್ರೇ ನಮಃ || ೫೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶುಚಯೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾರ್ಜಿತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯೇಂದ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಂಗರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸ್ವರ್ಗಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನಿಯಮಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮೇಧಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವೇದ್ಯಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪೀಯೂಷಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮಾಯಾಯ ನಮಃ || ೬೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮೋಹಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸುರಾನಂದಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಾಗರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯತಪಸೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಿಂಹಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮೃಗಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಲೋಕಪಾಲಕಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸ್ಥಿತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯದಿಕ್ಪಾಲಕಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಧನುರ್ಧರಾಯ ನಮಃ || ೭೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಂಬುಜಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಾಕ್ಯಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಗುರವೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನ್ಯಾಯಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಾಕ್ಷಿಣೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಂವೃತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಹ್ನಯೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯವಾಯವೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶಿಖರಾಯ ನಮಃ || ೮೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾನಂದಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಧಿರಾಜಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶ್ರೀಪಾದಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಗುಹ್ಯಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯೋದರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಹೃದಯಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಕಮಲಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನಾಳಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಹಸ್ತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಬಾಹವೇ ನಮಃ || ೯೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮುಖಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಜಿಹ್ವಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯದೌಂಷ್ಟ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನಾಶಿಕಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶ್ರೋತ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಚಕ್ಷುಷೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶಿರಸೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಮುಕುಟಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಂಬರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಭರಣಾಯ ನಮಃ || ೧೦೦ ||

ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಾಯುಧಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಶ್ರೀವಲ್ಲಭಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಗುಪ್ತಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪುಷ್ಕರಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯದೃಢಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಭಾಮಾವತಾರಕಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಗೃಹರೂಪಿಣೇ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯಪ್ರಹರಣಾಯುಧಾಯ ನಮಃ |
ಓಂ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣದೇವತಾಭ್ಯೋ ನಮಃ || ೧೦೯ ||

|| ಶ್ರೀ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಅಷ್ಟೋತ್ತರ ಶತನಾಮಾವಳಿಃ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣಮ್‌ ||

Om Satyadevaya Namaha
Om Satyatmane Namaha
Om Satyabhuutaya Namaha
Om Satyapurushhaya Namaha
Om Satyanathaya Namaha
Om Satyasaxine Namaha
Om Satyayogaya Namaha
Om Satyagyanaya Namaha
Om Satyagyanapriyaya Namaha
Om Satyanidhaye Namaha
Om Satyasambhavaya Namaha
Om Satyaprabhuve Namaha
Om Satyeshvaraya Namaha
Om Satyakarmane Namaha
Om Satyapavitraya Namaha
Om Satyama.Ngalaya Namaha
Om Satyagarbhaya Namaha
Om Satyaprajapataye Namaha
Om Satyavikramaya Namaha
Om Satyasiddhaya Namaha
Om Satyachyutaya Namaha
Om Satyaviiraya Namaha
Om Satyabodhaya Namaha
Om Satyadharmaya Namaha
Om Satyagrajaya Namaha
Om Satyasa.Ntushhtaya Namaha
Om Satyavarahaya Namaha
Om Satyaparayanaya Namaha
Om Satyapuurnaya Namaha
Om Satyaushhadhaya Namaha
Om Satyashashvataya Namaha
Om Satyapravardhanaya Namaha
Om Satyavibhave Namaha
Om Satyajyeshhthaya Namaha
Om Satyashreshhthaya Namaha
Om Satyavikramine Namaha
Om Satyadhanvine Namaha
Om Satyamedhaya Namaha
Om Satyadhiishaya Namaha
Om Satyakratave Namaha
Om Satyakalaya Namaha
Om Satyavatsalaya Namaha
Om Satyavasave Namaha
Om Satyameghaya Namaha
Om Satyarudraya Namaha
Om Satyabrahmane Namaha
Om SatyamrItaya Namaha
Om SatyavedanGaya Namaha
Om Satyachaturatmane Namaha
Om Satyabhoktre Namaha
Om Satyashuchaye Namaha
Om Satyarjitaya Namaha
Om Satye.Ndraya Namaha
Om Satyasa.Ngaraya Namaha
Om Satyasvargaya Namaha
Om Satyaniyamaya Namaha
Om Satyamedhaya Namaha
Om Satyavedyaya Namaha
Om Satyapiiyuushhaya Namaha
Om Satyamayaya Namaha
Om Satyamohaya Namaha
Om Satyasurana.Ndaya Namaha
Om Satyasagaraya Namaha
Om Satyatapase Namaha
Om Satyasi.Nhaya Namaha
Om SatyamrIgaya Namaha
Om Satyalokapalakaya Namaha
Om Satyasthitaya Namaha
Om Satyadikpalakaya Namaha
Om Satyadhanurdharaya Namaha
Om Satyambujaya Namaha
Om Satyavakyaya Namaha
Om Satyagurave Namaha
Om Satyanyayaya Namaha
Om Satyasaxine Namaha
Om Satyasa.NvrItaya Namaha
Om Satyasampradaya Namaha
Om Satyavahnaye Namaha
Om Satyavayuve Namaha
Om Satyashikharaya Namaha
Om Satyana.Ndaya Namaha
Om Satyadhirajaya Namaha
Om Satyashriipadaya Namaha
Om Satyaguhyaya Namaha
Om Satyodaraya Namaha
Om SatyahrIdayaya Namaha
Om Satyakamalaya Namaha
Om Satyanalaya Namaha
Om Satyahastaya Namaha
Om Satyabahave Namaha
Om Satyamukhaya Namaha
Om Satyajihvaya Namaha
Om Satyadau.Nshhtraya Namaha
Om Satyanashikaya Namaha
Om Satyashrotraya Namaha
Om Satyachakase Namaha
Om Satyashirase Namaha
Om Satyamukutaya Namaha
Om Satyambaraya Namaha
Om Satyabharanaya Namaha
Om Satyayudhaya Namaha
Om Satyashrivallabhaya Namaha
Om Satyaguptaya Namaha
Om Satyapushkaraya Namaha
Om Satyadhridaya Namaha
Om Satyabhamavatarakaya Namaha
Om SatyagrIharupine Namaha
Om Satyapraharanayudhaya Namaha

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Sri Lakshmi ashtothra sathanamavali

Shri sathyanarayana story:

Worship of Lord Sri Satyanarayan (Sri Maha Vishnu) is an integral part of Sanatan Dharma. This auspicious Satyanarayan Katha narration comes from one of the 18 puranas, the Skanda Purana. It is in the form of a dialog between Lord Vishnu and Sage Narada. Sri Satyanarayan puja gives devotees the opportunity to shower the Lord with prema and bhakti (love and devotion), and in return, the four rewards of life are fulfilled: dharma (spiritual need), artha (material need), kaama (personal need), moksha (liberation). Once, 88,000 rishis assembled at the forest Naimisharanya and asked Maharishi Sootha, the narrator of the Puranas, “Oh! Maharishi, please tell us how mankind can attain salvation?” Maharishi Sootha answered: “Once Narada Muni asked Lord Vishnu, the consort of Goddess Lakshmi, the same question. I will tell you what Lord Vishnu told Narada, so listen carefully.”

Once, Narada, during one of his sojourns to the various worlds, came to earth. There he saw the people suffering as a result of their past deeds. To alleviate their sufferings and bring them salvation, Narada traveled to Vishnu Loka. There he found Lord Vishnu adorned with ‘Sanhka’, ‘Chakra’, ‘Gadha’ and Lotus in his four hands and a Garland around his neck. Narada spoke humbly: “Oh, Supreme Lord, the savior of the destitute and the troubled, I surrender at thy feet.” Lord Vishnu said: “Narada, why have you come here? Tell me what you want and I will fulfill your wishes.” To which Narada replied, “Oh, Bhagavan, people on earth are suffering in many ways as a result of their own past sinful deeds. Please bestow thy grace and reveal to me as to how they can be helped.” Lord Vishnu replied, “Oh, Narada, mankind can rid itself of all its sorrows by performing a puja called SATYANARAYANA PUJA. This puja when performed according to religious rites will bring happiness, peace of mind and wealth in this life and salvation beyond.” On hearing this, Narada was filled with joy and addressed Lord Vishnu thus: “Oh, Lord, in your infinite grace, please tell me the details of the puja that you just mentioned, how and when to perform it and who has performed it before.” Lord Vishnu answered: “This puja can be performed in any month on a full-moon day. One must gather his friends and relatives, perform the puja with devotion and offer fruits, ghee, milk, curd, butter, wheat flour, sugar and honey to the Gods. After the puja is over, he must read the Satyanarayana Katha and distribute prasad to everybody. If the puja is thus performed, it will bring fulfillment of one’s wishes. Particularly, in the Kaliyuga, this puja brings contentment.”

End of Chapter One

Maharishi Sootha continued addressing the assembled rishis, “Oh Rishis, I will tell you who all have observed the Satyanarayana puja in the past. Once, there lived a very poor Brahmin in the beautiful city of Kasi. Plagued by acute hunger, he used to wander about here and there every day. Lord Vishnu took the form of an old man, appeared before the poor Brahmin and asked: “Friend, why are you wandering aimlessly?” The poor Brahmin replied, “Sir, I am a very poor man. Unable to bear the pangs of hunger, I beg for alms. Sir, if you know a way out of this misery, please tell me.” Whereupon, Lord Vishnu, who was in the guise of an old man, replied, “Oh, Brahmin, Lord Satyanarayana grants his devotee’s wishes and removes their sorrows. So you should perform his Puja and reap its benefits.” Lord Vishnu then explained the details of the Satyanarayana Vratha to the poor Brahmin and disappeared.

The poor Brahmin immediately resolved to perform the puja. After a sleepless night, he got up early in the morning and went to beg for alms, his mind fixed on only one thing, namely the puja.That day he got a lot of money with which he bought fruits and milk, curd and honey and performed the puja with his relatives and friends. With Lord Satyanrayana’s grace, he shed his poverty and lived a contented life. Every month on the full moon day he performed the puja and finally attained Moksha (salvation).

Maharishi Sootha thus told the assembled rishis the story which originally was narrated by Lord Vishnu to Narada Muni.

The rishis again addressed Maharishi Sootha: “Oh, Great One, please tell us in detail who else performed the puja.” Maha rishi Sootha continued : One day when the poor Brahmin from Kasi was observing the Satyanarayana Vratha, a wood-cutter entered his house and asked for water. Seeing the Brahmin perform the puja, the wood-cutter inquired what the puja was about and what, good it would bring. The Brahmin, who had been bestowed with Lord Narayana’s grace, spoke: “This is called Satyanarayana Vratha. Anyone who observes this Vratha will get all riches. I myself have been bestowed with wealth.” The wood-cutter was delighted to hear this. He learned the proper way to perform the puja, ate the prasad that was offered and went his way.

With Lord Satyanarayana on his mind, the wood-cutter resolved that he would observe the Vratha with whatever he was going to make by selling firewood that day. He went to that part of the city where rich people lived, sold the firewood and made twice the normal profit. Pleased with his luck, the wood-cutter bought bananas, sugar, ghee, milk, curd, honey and wheat flour and performed the Satyanarayana puja with his friends and relatives. By Lord Narayana’s grace, he too acquired enormous wealth and lived comfortably and attained moksha (salvation).

End of Chapter Two

Maharishi Sootha continued: “Oh, best of ascetics, I will now tell you the story further. In the olden days there lived a wise king by the name Ulkamukha. He had mastered all his senses and always spoke the truth. He used to go to the temple every day and give gifts to the Brahmins. His lotus-faced wife was a pure and pious woman. One day, the royal couple was performing the Satyanarayana puja at the banks of the river Bhadrasheela. At that time a merchant called Sadhu sailed by. Seeing the King perform some puja, Sadhu stopped his boat, got off and addressed the king humbly: “Oh, King, would you kindly tell me what you are doing with such devotion and concentration?” The King replied, “Oh, Sadhu, I have no children. In order that I may be blessed with children, I am worshipping the Almighty Lord Satyanaryana.”

On hearing this Sadhu spoke humbly: “Oh, King, please tell me how to perform the puja. I would like to observe the Vratha, as I too have no children.” The King told him all the details. Sadhu returned home and with great joy told his wife that they should perform Satyanarayana puja which will fulfill their desire to have children. He then resolved to perform the puja after the child was born.

Then by the divine grace, Sadhu’s wife Leelavathi conceived and in due course, a beautiful daughter was born to them. They named the child Kalavathi.

One day, Leelavathi reminded her husband of his promise to perform puja. Sadhu told his wife that he would do the puja at the time of his daughter’s wedding and got busy with his work.

In the meantime, Kalavathi grew up and blossomed into a lovely girl Sadhu sent out messengers to find a suitable bridegroom for his daughter. One of his messengers found a good-natured and handsome boy in a Vaishya family from Kaanchana Nagar. Sadhu found the boy to be a suitable match for Kalavathi and celebrated his daughter’s wedding with great pomp and show. But Sadhu completely forgot about the Satyanarayana puja and thus angered Lord Satyanarayana.

Then, one day Sadhu went on a business trip with his son-in-law. He stopped to trade at Ratnapura that was ruled by king Chandraketu. Lord Satyanarayana placed a curse on Sadhu.

One day in Ratnapura, some thieves robbed the king’s treasury and were running away. The king’s soldiers followed them in hot pursuit. The frightened thieves threw the things they had robbed, near Sadhu and his son-in-law who were sleeping under a tree, and escaped. Finding the king’s treasure near Sadhu and his son-in-law, the king’s soldiers arrested them and brought them before the king. The king ordered them to be chained and thrown into prison. Because of Lord Narayana’s Maya, nobody even listened to what Sadhu had to say in his defense. King Chandraketu also confiscated all their merchandise.

Lord Narayana’s curse did not spare Sadhu’s wife. Some robbers broke into her house and Leelavathi lost everything.

One day, Kalavathi was very hungry and ran out of the house. She wandered here and there and stopped at a house where Satyanarayana puja was being performed. She stayed at that place until the puja was 3 over and ate the prasad that was offered. When she reached home, it was late night. Leelavathi asked her where she had been. Kalavathi told her mother that she was listening to Satyanarayana Katha in somebody’s house. Leelavathi at once remembered her husband’s promise to perform the puja and resolved to observe Satyanarayana Vratha herself. She collected all her relatives and friends and prayed to Lord Satyanarayana to forgive their sins.

Lord Satyanarayana was pleased with Leelavathi’s prayers. He appeared before King Chandraketu in his dream and told him to release the two merchants from prison as they were not the real thieves. If the king failed to do so, Lord Narayana warned that his kingdom, wealth and children would all suffer.

Next morning, the king told his counselors about his dream and ordered Sadhu and his son-in-law to be released.The latter were frightened and stood before the king with bowed heads.The king talked to them gently and said, “You two have suffered a great deal because of your fate, but there is nothing to fear,” The king returned their merchandise, gave them new clothes and lots of gifts and bade them good-bye

End of Chapter Three

Sadhu and son-in-law loaded their boat with the riches given to them by the king and sailed homeward. Lord Satyanarayana wanted to test the Sadhu further. He took the form of an ascetic with a trident, appeared before Sadhu and asked him what he was carrying in his boat.Without realizing that the ascetic was indeed Lord Narayana in disguise, Sadhu laughed mockingly and said, “You Brahmin, were you thinking of stealing my things? We do not have any valuables in the boat except vessels.” Whereupon Lord Natyarana replied, “Oh Sadhu, so be it.” The ascetic then departed and went to the seashore to meditate.

When Sadhu went into his boat, he discovered to his horror that the boat was filled with vessels just as he had falsely told the ascetic. Sadhu swooned at the sight but he was revived by his son-in-law who said: “This must be the curse of the ascetic. He must be a mystic. Let’s go to him and ask his forgiveness.”

The two merchants then went to the seashore where the ascetic was meditating. They fell at his feet and repeatedly begged for his forgiveness. Pleased by Sadhu’s devotion, the Lord said, “Sadhu, do not weep.You suffer because you have broken your promise time and again.” On hearing this, Sadhu prayed to God, “Oh Lord, even Brahma and other Devas drowned in your Maya, cannot comprehend your form completely. How can I, with my limited knowledge, comprehend your various forms? I pray within my limited knowledge. Please show me your true form and bless me.”

Upon hearing his prayer, God was pleased and granted his wishes, restoring his merchandise in the boat, and disappeared. The two merchants then joyfully sailed homeward. On reaching their hometown, they sent a messenger to their wives to inform them of their safe arrival.

 At that time, Leelavathi and Kalavathi were performing Satyanarayana puja. Leelavathi quickly finished the puja and asked her daughter to do so. She then hurried to the seashore to meet her husband. Kalavathi, in her eagerness to meet her husband, forgot to eat the prasad and rushed to the seashore. This action of hers angered Lord Satyanarayana. He caused the ship and her husband to drown in the sea.

Not finding her husband, Kalavathi started weeping. All were wonderstruck and frightened. Sadhu was at a loss to know what to do. Thinking that it was Lord Narayana’s Maya, he announced to that he would perform Satyanarayana puja and prayed to Lord again and again. At this, Lord Satyanarayana, the savior of the sinners, was very pleased and said, “Oh Sadhu, your daughter did not eat the prasad in her haste to see her husband, so I made him and the boat disappear. Let her go home, take the prasad and return.” On hearing this, Kalavathi rushed and took the prasad. When she returned to the seashore, she found to her joy, her husband and the boat. Then Sadhu returned home happily with his relatives and performed the Satyanarayana puja every full moon day. With God’s grace, he enjoyed all the comforts in this world and finally attained salvation.

End of Chapter Four

Maharishi Sootha continued: “Once there was a king called Thungadhwaja who underwent a lot of misery after refusing the Satyanarayana prasad.” One day, after hunting, he was resting under a shady tree. Some cowherds were happily performing Satyanarayana puja nearby.The King, in his vanity, refused the prasad they offered. When he reached his palace, he found that his kingdom, his 100 sons, his wealth and everything was destroyed.Then it occurred to him that Lord Satyanarayana was probably angry with him. He went back to the cowherds, prostrated himself before Lord Satyanarayana and performed the puja with great devotion. Lord Satyanarayana showered His blessings and the King regained everything he had lost earlier. He lived happily and reached Vaikuntha after death.

Maharishi Sootha said, “Oh holy men, I have narrated to you the Satyanaryana Katha which was originally told by Lord Vishnu to Narada Muni. By observing this Vratha, mankind can attain salvation. In this Kaliyuga, observance of the Vratha can lead to gratification of one’s, wishes.” Thus ended the narration of Maharishi Sootha after which the rishis returned to their respective homes.

End of Chapter Five

| OM SHRI SATHYANARAYANAYA NAMAH |


saapadha preparation:

Take 5 small cups of rava and roast it in ghee
Take 5 small cups of ghee, sugar, milk and banana.
boil 5 cups of milk
cook rava in the boiling milk
once rava is cooked, add 5 cups of sugar and 5 cups of banana and mix it well

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