A Satyanarayana Pooja and Homam on the auspicious day of Ugadi means that you are ringing in the new year with plenty of positive expectations. All your wishes and dreams will definitely come true and you can reap a rich harvest of benefits. Of course, you need the blessing of divine powers for this. That’s why one must try Satyanarayana puja and yagna/homam this Ugadi.
The date for the festival of Ugadi is fixed based on the position of the moon. It begins on the first new moon after the Spring Equinox. Since moon is seen during the night, the next morning starts the new year as a day starts from sunrise. This year Ugadi is being celebrated on 29th March, 2017 and the word is derived from Sanskrit where ‘Yuga’ meaning age and ‘adi’ means beginning. And that’s the beginning of a new age.
Vasanta Navratri/Chaitra Navratri Concludes On Ram Navami
It is said that Lord Brahma created the universe on this day and people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka celebrate this day as Ugadi. This is a nine-day long spring festival of Vasanta Navratri or Chaitra Navratri that begins on Ugadi and concludes on Ram Navami.
Since spring marks the start of the first of all seasons, Ugadi heralds freshness of nature as new leaves, flowers and fruits grow and bring joy and prosperity to the people. Satyanarayana puja and homam firstly invokes Lord Ganesha because he is the remover of obstacles and will see that your new year is hurdle free and smooth going. Later, Lord Satyanarayana is invoked with much purity and warmth. The Vishnu Sahasranamam chant containing 1008 names of Mahavishnu has great reverence for its powerful vibrations that result in supreme knowledge and wisdom. Besides reciting the hymns and bhajans, a devotee should offer prasadams to the Lord such as sweet puddings and fruits.
Finally, the prayer is concluded with the Arathi, which is waving or circulating a fire produced from ghee soaked wicks or camphor balls in front of the image of the Lord. This invokes the deities and calls for their love and blessings. Divinity personified, the ceremonies include a homam or yagna to the merciful lord.
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The Yagna Brings Happiness And Prosperity To Entire Family
Kalasa avaganam is a ceremony that brings the powers of the deity to the energised pot filled with aromatic water. It’s just not praying to god to come and go, but it serves to open the mind of the devotee to the deity’s presence.
The Satyanaryana Puja and Homa ensures happiness and prosperity to the entire family so that they do not face any problems. It also helps to look after their well being. It is said to have beneficial effect upon those who perform it with reverence and sincerity. It is believed that during the ancient times, several kings and merchants performed the yagna to overcome adversity and earn the blessings of Lord Narayana.
Get Wealth And Prosperity In Abundance
Reciting the Satyanarayana Katha on the auspicious day of Ugadi purifies the mind, body and soul. The stories were translated from the ancient script Skanda Purana, Revaa Kaanda. Suta Puraanik was the narrator of these stories in Neimishaaranya — a small town in Sitapur district near Lucknow is one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage — to the rishis lead by Shounak who were performing a 1000-year yagna for the benefit of mankind.
On the whole, let prosperity knock your doors, happiness surround your homes this Ugadi for Lord Satyanarayan is here to offer you peace and happiness in your life besides providing wealth and abundance. He removes obstacles that cause trouble and has the powers to prevent unexpected, sudden death. He blesses you with True knowledge and clears negativity from your life. He helps you realise the path of Truth and guarantees spiritual and material progress.
So, do remember that this Ugadi is dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana, the all pervading and compassionate deity who is also the supreme aide of the masses.
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