Traditional Indian Hindu Wedding

Satya Naranyan Pooja

Shri Satyanarayan is none other than Lord Vishnu and his pooja is often called a vrita or a vow and is observed on full moon days, sankranti days or even on new moon days. The most auspicious days are the poornimas of Chaitra, Vaishakh, Shravan and Kartik. It is not an expensive religious programme, as the prasad consists of €˜sapat€™ made up of wheatflour, sugar and a little ghee. With the help of a priest who has to read the story of Shri Satyanarayan whole pooja should be over within a couple of hours. Among the GSBs nowadays, soon after the wedding ceremony, the next day or the third day with the newly wed couple at the pooja, the vrita is invariably observed without any exception, popularly calling it €˜dev€™. Satyanarayan is regarded as the remover of all difficulties and so nowadays his pooja is performed, also as a panacea for all problems and difficulties.

The whole €˜vrita€™ is nothing but €˜shravan€™ or listening to the devotional stories of the greatness of God whose grace alone can and will bring us happiness.There are several stories known as Katha which the priest will read out for us as a part of the worship that tell us ignoring God or His devotees will bring in untold miseries but when we rectify the mistakes on our part and do not repeat them, such actions will please God. This is the central theme of Shri Satyanarayan Pooja that will inculcate devotion in us.



Satya Naranyan Pooja

Anupama and me during the Pooja


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Anupama, me, my aunt and uncle during the Pooja


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Some of my relatives


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Anupama's Parents


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Anupama and me during the Pooja


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All the ladies in their lovely sarees


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My aunt applying kumkum to Anupama


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Anupama and me during the Pooja


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Anupama and me during the Pooja

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We had a small reception at the Atria Hotel. A few friends and family members attended this function.

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My cousin sister Pallavi with flowers


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Anu and me posing for the photographer. Look at my outfit!!


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More posing


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My mother's aunt and her sons


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Anupama's family


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My neighbours from my Bangalore apartment


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Anu's father, Anu, her mother, sister Seema, Anoushka, Brother in law Prem and Neha.


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My cousins Vikas and Madhuri


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Neha, Madhuri and Vikas


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My brother Sachin and my mother


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Anu's parents and Neha


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