We had been to the Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple(Greenbelt, Maryland) in our area today for the Sri Satyanarayana Pooje. It was done in the evening at 6.30 p.m. There were more than 500 people and the temple was filled. It was so nice doing the pooje with so many people, and in the temple.
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For every family who performed the pooje, the temple gave Sri Satyanarayana Idol, the booklet which contains the slokas and the story, 2 bananas and one laddu as prasada.
The pooje also brought back so many memories back from home. My Brother-in-law does the pooje every month in his house. The whole family meets in his house for this pooje. We also plan our visit so that we are there for the Sri Satyanarayana pooje at his house.
Sri Satyanarayana Pooje is a ritual performed by Hindus before/on any major occasion like marriage, house warming ceremony etc. It can also be performed on any day for any reason.
The Sri Satyanarayana Pooje is usually done on the Poornima or Hunnime or Full Moon day of every month. It is also done on special occasions and during times of achievements as an offering of gratitude to the Lord.
I will post the procedure to perform this pooje, all the slokas as well as the story in the next couple of days.
Until than, here is the picture we had taken in my Brother-in-law’s house during the pooje and the elaborate, delicious Authentic Madhwa lunch.
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Here are some pictures taken before and after doing the Pooje at my brother-in-laws house warming in Bangalore.