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ADVICE TO BUSINESSMEN

By

SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA


There is a business ethics and a businessman should practice this ethics. Only then he will not be
affected by sin. Only then he will prosper.
People say that one will have to tell lies in business if he wants to prosper. This is a serious
mistake. Those who are strictly honest and truthful will flourish in business. More customers will
go to them only, as they are truthful in their dealings.
Falsehood first entered a cloth-merchants shop. If you enter a cloth- merchants shop, he says
first, the one yard costs Rs. 8/-, then bargaining or haggling goes on for one or two hours. At last
he comes to Rs 1.50 per yard. This sort of business goes on in most of the business-houses.
Cheating and falsehood are the basic traits of a businessman. His conscience has been blunted by
covetousness and dishonesty. He is miserable in this world despite his wealth and possessions
and will be unhappy in the next world also, because he is not leading a moral life. He does not
know what he is exactly doing, as his understanding is clouded.
Immorality does not mean sexual depravity and illegal adultery only. He who tells lies and cheats
others is also leading an immoral life. He is also an immoral man in the broad sense of the term.
A manufacturer pits a spurious preparation in the market. One man mixes small stones in the
wheat. One businessman adulterates ghee, flour and other foodstuffs. The carpenter uses inferior
quality if wood and charges as for the best wood. A contractor uses third-class bricks and
charges for first- class bricks, etc. These are all instances of cheating.
What is this glittering prosperity in the business, after all? To eat a little delicious food, to move
in a car, to become a Municipal Councilor cannot give you everlasting happiness. This is not the
goal of life. This is a foolish mans idea of happiness. Quite puerile indeed! These are all toys of
ignorant children. Wise people will laugh at these things.
Earn your bread by honest means. Dishonesty and cheating will bring on you incurable diseases
like cancer, tuberculosis, ulcer in the stomach, fistula, deafness, dumbness, blindness, burning in
the heart and feet, and deformity of limbs in your next birth. Action and reaction are equal and
opposite. You will have to suffer in your next birth for every wrong deed you commit in this
birth. Be careful in your thought, speech and action. Be good and do good. Understand the law of
cause and effect.
Spend one-tenth of your income in charity. Charity covers multitude of sins. Do regular charity.
Merely giving a few rupees in charity occasionally when you are in distress, is not praiseworthy.
Take a moderate and reasonable profit. Be truthful and honest in your dealings. Do not smother
and kill your conscience. Keep your conscience ever clean and pure. Do abundant charity. You

can prosper in your business. You will not be tainted and corrupted by business. Goddess
Lakshmi will ever dwell with you.
Do Satyanarayana Katha every full-moon day. Help social and religious institutions. Open
Sanskrit schools and Ayurvedic dispensaries, hospitals, girls schools, free primary schools. Dig
wells in the villages. Construct Sankirtan Bhavans. Let your profit be well utilised in charitable
purposes. You will earn great merit. You will be happy here and in the next world.
If you are ever conscious that the Lord or the Indweller is witnessing your thoughts and actions,
if you really have understood the law of cause and effect, you will not dare to do any wrong
deed, you will try to avoid evil action and gradually minimise your wrong deeds.
If you have really understood the Vedantic truth of oneness you will not try to deceive others. In
deceiving others you deceive yourself. In helping others you help yourself. There is only one
Self in all beings. That is the only Reality.

Satynarayan Pooja and Katha

History
Sri Satyanarayana puja is a very popular ritual in most parts of India including Karnataka,
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Bengal, Orissa, and Maharashtra. It is not known clearly when the
origin of puja is started, but it is believed that doing this vratham (puja) is started for the first
time in Andhra Pradesh.[citation needed] In Maharashtra, Satyanarayan Puja is not done on Ekadashi
or Chaturthi. This puja has a special significance for the Chitpavan community of
Maharashtra.[citation needed] In West Bengal, people perform this puja before house warming
ceremony.
Almost all Hindus, throughout Andhra Pradesh, have strong faith, belief, and devotion towards
Srimannarayana, an incarnation of Vishnu. There is a very ancient famous temple for Sri
Satyanarayana Swamy at Annavaram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. (near
Visakhapatnam ), India. This vratam is performed daily in Annavaram. Large numbers of
devotees, many with families, visit the temple, offer prayers, perform this Vrata there, right in
the temple.
The Puja as it is performed today has its origin in the Syncretism of Hindu and Sufi traditions in
Bengal during the Middle ages where the Satya Narayana of the Hindus became Satya Pir of the
Muslims and vice versa.
The puja is performed by some buddhists in Bangladesh.

Procedure

A painting of Narayana (Vishnu) seated on lotus


The puja starts by a prayer to Lord Ganesha, to remove all obstacles that may occur as a result of
incorrectly performing the puja. This is done by chanting all the names of Lord Ganesha and
offering prasad (a food offering, usually consisting of one of Lord Ganesha's favorite foods modak, a sugar and coconut mixture, or laddu) and the showering of flower petals Written by
Gourav.p {Shanu}.
Another part of the prayer involves a prayer to the Navagraha's - the nine important celestial
beings in the universe. They consist of Surya (the Sun), Chandra (the moon), Angaaraka/Chevaai
(Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru aka Bruhaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Sani (Saturn), Rahu
(the head of the Demon snake), and Ketu (the tail of the Demon snake).
The rest of the puja consists of worship to Satyanarayana, an extremely benevolent form of Lord
Vishnu. First "panchamritam" is used to clean the place where the deity is placed. After placing
the deity in the correct position, Satyanaraya swami is worshipped. Names of Satyanarayana are
chanted along with offering of a variety of prasad (including a mixture of milk, honey,
ghee/butter, yogurt, sugar) and flower petals.
Another requirement of the puja is that the story of the puja be heard among all those observing
and partaking in the puja. The story involves the origin of the puja, the benefits of it, and the
potential mishaps that may occur with the forgetting performance of the puja.
The prayer concludes with an Aarti, which consists of revolving a small fire-lit-lamp in the
vicinity of an image of the Lord. After the puja is over, participants and observers of the puja are
required to ingest in the prasad that was offered and blessed by the Lord.

Puja (Prayer) Vidhi (performing method)

The Satyanarayan Puja is performed in reverence to the Narayana form of Lord Vishnu. The
Lord in this form is considered an embodiment of truth.
Performing this puja in the evening is considered more appropriate. However one can do it in the
morning as well. On the day of the puja, the devotee has to fast. After bathing the person can
begin the puja.

Materials needed for the Satyanaranaran Rituals

Satyanarayana Puja preparation

'Sirni': A special type of food offering, which is prepared by mixing unboiled milk, flour,
sugar, smashed bananas, and other flavours like cinnamon etc., or optional garnishing
like groundnuts, cashews, cherries, crushed coconuts/fruits etc.
Kumkum powder, turmeric powder, rangoli
Incense sticks, camphor.
Thirty betel leaves, thirty betel nuts, two coconuts.
Five almonds,
Flowers to offer
One thousand tulasi (Indian Basil) leaves; banana tree as a canopy [1]
One square shaped wooden platform
Two copper jars, two plates.
One shawl
A mixture of milk, yogurt, honey, sugar, ghee to make the panchamrita, Sandal wood
paste.
Akshat (rice grains) with turmeric powder.
Sandalwood sticks
Two flower garlands, conch shell, bell, a cloth, a ghee lamp and an oil lamp.
1 kg of raw rice
1 kg of Sweet Suji (Sirni)preparation as Offering to the Deity prasadam
6 numbers of coconuts after completing each katha.

Satyanarayana Puja Rituals

Satyanarayan Pooja
The Satyanarayana Puja is a Hindu religious observance. It 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 Satyanarayana Puja is unique in that it does not
require a Brahmin to perform.
The Satyanarayana Puja is usually done on the Pournami day of every month (full moon day),
ekadasi (11th day after full moon or new moon), kartheeka paurnami, vaisakha paurnami, solar
eclipse day or on Sankranti except during Ashada masam. It is also done on special occasions
and during times of achievements as an offering of gratitude to the Lord. These occasions
include marriage, graduation, new job, and the purchase of a new home to name a few. In
addition, it is said that a devotional performance of this puja will bear children to couples trying
to start a family.
Summary of the puja process:
The puja starts by a prayer to Lord Ganesha, to remove all obstacles that may occur as a result of
incorrectly performing the puja. This is done by chanting all the names of Lord Ganesha and
offering prasad (a food offering, usually consisting of one of Lord Ganeshas favorite foods
modak, a sugar and coconut mixture, or lhadu) and the showering of flower petals.
Another part of the prayer involves a prayer to the Navagrahas the nine important celestial
beings in the universe. They consist of Surya (the Sun), Chandra (the moon), Angaaraka/Chevaai
(Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru aka Bruhaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Sani (Saturn), Rahu
(the head of the Demon snake), and Ketu (the tail of the Demon snake).
The rest of the puja consists of worship to Satyanarayana, an extremely benevolent form of Lord
Vishnu. First panchamritam is used to clean the place where the deity is placed. After placing
the deity in the correct position, Satyanaraya swami is worshipped. Names of Satyanarayana are
chanted along with offering of a variety of prasad (including a mixture of milk, honey,
ghee/butter, yogurt, sugar) and flower petals.
Another requirement of the puja is that the story of the puja be heard among all those observing
and partaking in the pooja. The story involves the origin of the puja, the benefits of it, and the
potential mishaps that may occur with the careless performance of the puja.

The prayer concludes with an Aarti, which consists of revolving a small fire-lit-lamp in the
vicinity of an image of the Lord. After the puja is over, participants and observers of the pooja
are required to ingest in the prasad that was offered and blessed by the Lord.
It is told that Satyanarayan Katha is in REVA volume of Skanda Purana. But this volume is
devoted to pilgrimages on the valley of river REVA. In Satyanarayana there is no Reva river. In
original Skanda Purana there is nothing like Satyanarayana. Recent Skanda Puranas added it with
clear note of its new addition in Skanda.
Puja vidhanam:
The Satyanarayan Puja is performed in reverence to the Narayan form of Lord Vishnu. The Lord
in this form is considered an embodiment of truth. This puja is conducted to ensure abundance in
ones life. Many people carry out this puja immediately after or along with an auspicious occasion
like a marriage or moving into a new house or any other success in life. It is believed the
ceremony originated in Bengal as Satya Pir and was later adapted into Satyanarayan puja.
The Satyanarayan puja can be performed on any day. It is not a puja confined to any festivities.
But Poornima (full moon day) or Sankranti are considered to be most auspicious day for this
puja.
Performing this puja in the evening is considered more appropriate. However one can do it in the
morning as well. On the day of the puja, the devotee has to fast. After bathing the person can
begin the puja.

Prasad(am) Preparation
The main Prasad is prepared with sugar, Semolina and banana. Other parts of the prasad offering
include various Fruits and Panchamrutam made by mixing together milk, Yogurt, Ghee, , honey,
and sugar.

Sri Satyanarana Swami Katha


Shri Satyanarayana katha (narrative) comes from the Skandha purana, Reva kaanda. Suta
Maharshi narrated these stories, in Neimishaaranya to the Rishis who were performing a 1,000
year yagna for the benefit of mankind lead by Shounakji. In the stories characters who ignored
their promise to perform the puja after their wish had been fulfilled suffered as a result.
Therefore one is to deduce that one must stick to the promise given to the Lord in exchange of
the desire fulfilled by his grace. One is not to ignore or forget the Lords Grace.
Prasad is symbolic of God's Grace which Kalavati ignored as she learned of her husbands safe
return. One can understand her eagerness in wanting to be re-united with her beloved, but one
must understand that if one forgets to be thankful for gifts received from the Lord, one would
have to go through another test until one remembers to remember.

When a rich merchant ( called Sadhu with suffixes Baniya, Vani, or Vaishya in North and
Central India) is asked what the boat contains, he untruthfully replies Only dry leaves and the
Mendicant says So be it. The above incident tells us that the spoken word has power. What you
speak, manifests. Hence one must not speak an untruth. Especially an inauspicious untruth.
In the last story one learns that no one is higher or lower in status in the eyes of the Lord. Hence
one must accord respect to whoever it may be, who is taking the name of God.
Katha details:
Chapter 1:
Suta Maharshi narrated the stories. Once upon a time while travelling the three worlds, Narada
Maharshi reached Bhoolokam (Earth) and saw the human beings immense suffering. He then
went to the abode of Lord Sri Satyanarayana Swami (the benevolent form of Lord Vishnu), who
alone can relieve the mankind from the sufferings. There he met the Lord Vishnu with four arms
each with Shankha, Chakra, Gadha & Padma, wearing Tulsi Mala (garland) in his neck. Narada
Maharshi then asked the lord for a panacea for the miseries of the world. Lord Sri Satyanarayana
told Narada Maharshi that there is a fast and puja which can be performed by anyone to
overcome these obstacles. The Lord said, Anyone who performs Shri Satyanarayan Swamis
Vratham & Puja in the right way they will get all the pleasures on earth & will reach their goal.
The fast would result in the fulfillment of his desires and also liberation from the cycle of birth
and death into attaining moksha (salvation). Whosoever performs Shri Satyanarayana Swamis
Katha with a Brahmin and with his family with full rites/rituals, they will be relieved off their
sufferings and sorrows. They will be bestowed with wealth & wisdom, they will be blessed with
children and they will get overall victory & increased devotion.
For this prayer, one requires ripe bananas, ghee, milk & choori (made with wheat flour, ghee &
sugar). After the prayers, all present must have the prasadam & then take their meals together, &
then sing, praise, & chant mantras of Shri Satyanarayana Swami. By doing this, their wishes will
be fulfilled. This vratham in kaliyugam gives boon (reward) very quickly.
This chapter of Lord Satyanarayana Swami's Katha is over. All chant together (say) Shri
Satyanarayana ji ki jai. swami Narayan, Narayan, Narayan, swami Narayan, Narayan, Narayan,
Chapter 2:
Lord Satyanarayana then narrated to Narada Maharshi how and who performed the puja first. In
a place named Sunder Kashipur, there used to live a very innocent Brahmin. In hunger & thirst
he used to roam begging for his daily bread. When the Lord saw the Brahmin in sorrow and
begging daily, he disguised himself as an old Brahmin & asked him, On Brahmana, why are
you so sad. Please tell me all about your difficulties. Is there any way I could help you?. The
Brahmin replied, I am a poor Brahmin & I roam daily for bread. Do you know if there is any
way to come out of all this sorrow?. Then the Lord in the guise of a Brahmin said Lord
Satyanarayana grants all the wishes of all the people if his puja and fast is performed diligently.
If you pray to him & keep his fast you will overcome all your sorrow and get moksha. After

telling him all the details of the prayer and the fast, Lord disappeared. The poor Brahmin could
not sleep that night. He kept thinking of the fast and the prayer which the Lord had asked him to
do. In the morning, he woke up with the thought that somehow he must perform the puja and so
thinking went out for his biksha (alms). On that day the Brahmin got a lot of money. He used
most of this money to buy all the necessary things for the prayer. He called his family and
performed Lord Satyanarayanas prayer. By doing so, the Brahmin overcame all his sorrows &
became rich. From then onwards, he performed the prayers every month without fail. Thus
everyone who performs Lord Satyanarayana Swamis puja will be relieved from all their
sorrows.
The Lord then narrated another story. The same Brahmin now a rich person performed the prayer
every month without fail with his family. Once a Brahmin was in between his prayer when a
wood-cutter passed by. After keeping the bundle of wood outside the Brahmins house, he went
in to quench his thirst. The thirsty wood-cutter saw the Brahmin performing the Satyanarayana
Vratham. He bowed down to the Brahmin & asked him, Oh Brahmana, what are you doing,
please tell me. The Brahmin replied, I am performing the vratham of Lord Satyanarayana
Swami. One who accomplishes this will overcome all obstacles and their wishes will be granted.
They will attain wealth and wisdom. I have acquired my wealth also in the same way. After
hearing about the prayer and drinking the water, the wood-cutter felt happy. He ate the prasadam
from the puja and left for his home.
Thinking of Lord Satyanarayana in his mind, he said Whatever money I make from selling
wood today, I will use it to perform the Satyanaraya Swami vratham. So thinking, he loaded the
bundle of wood onto his head and left for his home. Along the way home he went roaming in
Sunder Nagar selling the wood. On that day, he got four times more money than what he made
usually out of the wood sale. Feeling happy, he went and bought all the necessary things for the
prayers (i.e. ripe bananas, sugar, ghee, wheat flour, etc.). On reaching his house and after
cleaning himself, he called his family and did the prayer with due respect. He became rich and
acquired all the pleasures of life. At the end of his life he went to heaven.

Chapter 3:
This Chapter consists of a childless merchant Called Sadhu Vani and his adventures. There was a
wise king named Ulkamuk. He had a pious and beautiful wife. He would go to the temple daily
and would give charity to the Brahmins. One day near the banks of river Madhushala, where they
were performing Lord Shri Satyanarayanas vratham, a wealthy merchant was passing by. He
anchored his boat, went to the king and asked him, Oh King, please let me know the details
about the vratham you are performing with such devotion. The king replied that he was
performing the Lord Satyanarayana Swamis vratham. He said that one who performs this
vratham will gain worldy pleasures and attain salvation. The merchant with much eager asked
him the details stating that, Oh King, I would like to know the details as I am childless and
would like to perform this vratham. The king gladly gave the entire details about the vratham
and its vidhanam.

After acquiring the entire details of the vratham, the merchant and his wife decided to perform
the fast if they get a child. Sometime later his wife Lilavati became pregnant and she delivered a
girl who they named Kalavati. The merchants wife Lilavati reminded him about his promise to
keep the fast and perform the vratham. The merchant postponed it saying that he would do so
when the daughter grows and is ready to be married. The merchant told his wife that during the
time of Kalawatis wedding it would be easy to do the fast because at the moment he was busy in
his business. So saying he left for his business trip to various villages.
Kalawati grew up to be a beautiful girl. When the merchant saw his daughter was of
marriageable age; he called the match-maker and requested him to search an ideal match for his
daughter. Hearing the merchants request, the match-maker reached Kanchan Nagar. From there,
he brought the proposal of a young handsome boy. Agreeing to the proposal and after speaking
to the boys parents, Kalavatis marriage was performed with much fanfare and religious
ceremonies & rituals. All this while and even at this time of his daughter's wedding the merchant
forgot about the promise to perform the Satyanarayana vratham. So the Lord decided to remind
the merchant about his promise.
The merchant, after a few days, left for his business trip with his son-in-law by boat. They
anchored their boat in a beautiful village, named Ratanpur ruled by King Chandraketu. One day,
the thieves robbed the wealth of the king. After robbing they went and stayed at the same place
where the merchant was staying. Seeing the guards following them, they left the entire loot near
the merchant and then hid themselves. When the guards reached the merchants place, they saw
all the kings wealth beside the merchant and his son-in-law. Thinking them to be robbers, they
arrested them and brought them before the king stating that they were responsible for the theft.
The king, without giving any chance of explaining their case ordered both be confined to behind
bars. Even their wealth was confiscated by the king.
While at the merchants house, the thieves robbed their entire wealth. This left his wife and
daughter to beg for their daily bread. One day while begging for food, Kalawati reached a
Brahmins house. At that time the Brahmin and his family were performing Lord
Satyanarayanas puja. After listening to the prayer and taking the prasadam, she left for home.
By the time she reached home it was already dark.
Leelawati was worried. She asked her daughter Kalawati, why it took her so much time to come
home. Kalawati replied, Oh Mother, today I was at a Brahmins house where they were
performing Lord Satyanarayanas vratham. On hearing this, Leelawati recollected the long
pending promise by her husband and narrated it to her daughter. She soon began the preparations
for the Lord Satyanarayana vratham. She did the fast & prayer and asked the Lord for
forgiveness. She prayed that her husband and her son-in-law return home safely.
Lord Satyanarayana was pleased with the prayer and the fast. One day, he told King Chandraketu
in his dream, Oh King, You must release the merchant and his son-in-law as they are not the
robbers. Return their wealth and set them free. If you do not do so, your kingdom will be
destroyed. In the morning, the king called the people in his court and told them about the dream.

The people agreed that the merchant and his son-in-law should be released by the king. The king
asked the guards to bring the prisoners, returned all their belongings and set them free. The king
told them that due to their wrongdoings, they had to undergo this suffering, but now there was
nothing to fear & they could go back home. They bowed down to the king & left for home.

Chapter 4:
In this Chapter, Sadhu Vani prayed first and then gave some wealth to the Brahmins before
starting his journey for home. When they went little further, Lord Satyanarayana wanted to test
them. He disguised as an old man and went up to the merchant. The Lord asked, What is in your
boat, give me little from there. The merchant in arrogance and pride, replied, Oh Old man, we
have nothing in our boat except hay and leaves. On hearing such harsh words from the
merchant, the Lord said, Your words shall be true. So saying, he went from there and sat on
the bank of the river.
When the Lord went away, the boat started to rise higher in the water. The merchant was
surprised at this. He went to check inside the boat. To his shock he saw that his boat which was
filled with his wealth now contains only leaves and hay. Seeing this he fainted. When he came to
his senses, he said How could this happen? His son-in-law meanwhile told him, Do not cry
over this. All has happened because you spoke harshly to the old man and lied to him. Still,
nothing is lost. You could go back to him and ask him for his forgiveness. He may set everything
right.
The merchant, after hearing the words of his son-in-law went in search of the old man. He bowed
down before him and with respect said, Oh Lord, please forgive me for the words I have
spoken. So saying, he bowed down with tears of sorrow in his eyes. When the Lord, saw the
merchant in his state of sorrow and crying for forgiveness, he said, Oh foolish person, due to
your deeds, you have seen all this sorrow & suffering.
On hearing the merchants words filled with bhakti, the Lord was happy & he turned the boat full
of wealth. When the merchant mounted his boat and saw it full with wealth again, he thanked the
Lord & said, With Lord Satyanarayanas grace, my wish is fulfilled. When I reach home, I will
do his prayer & fast, so saying he left for his home.
When the merchant saw that his home-town Ratanpur is nearing, he sent a messenger in advance,
to his house to inform his wife & daughter of his arrival. The messenger, on reaching the
merchants house, bowed down to the merchants wife & gave them the most awaited news that
the merchant & his son-in-law have reached Ratanpur.
Leelawati had just finished doing her Satyanarayana Puja meanwhile. She told her daughter to
finish doing the prayer and then come & receive her husband & her father. Kalawati finished
doing her puja quickly & without taking the prasadam left to meet her husband. The Lord got
angry at her for this, and so he drowned her husband with the boat. When Kalawati did not see
her husband; she was shocked and she fainted on the floor.

On seeing his daughter and the sudden disappearance of the boat, the merchant was shocked. He
prayed to Lord Satyanarayana, asked him for his forgiveness and prayed to the Lord to take them
out of this difficulty. The Lord said to the merchant, Oh merchant, your daughter, in a hurry to
meet her husband has left my prasadam. When she goes back and takes the prasadam with due
respect only then she will see her husband. On hearing this, Kalawati ran home, ate the
prasadam offered respects to Lord Satyanarayana and came back to meet her husband. When the
merchant saw this, he was very happy.
The merchant then performed Lord Satyanarayanas vratham with his family every month from
then onwards. They all gained the pleasures of life and after their death they got the ultimate gift
of Moksha (Salvation Liberation from the cycle of life and death).

Chapter 5:
Suta Maharshi continuing his narrative, tells the Rishis, the story of a king called Angadwaja.
Once, as King Angadwaja was returning from a hunting expedition, he stopped to rest under a
tree for a while. Nearby a small group of cowherd boys were playing the game of doing puja.
They offered their humble parsadam to the king, who out of pride left it untouched. Subsequently
the king suffered great losses and realised that that was due to the contempt he had shown for
those childrens puja. The king realising his mistake returned to the spot where he had met the
cowherds, and with great faith performed the puja with them. The king regained all that he had
lost.
Suta Maharshi now told the Rishis that the Lord Sri Satyanarayana Swami fast is very effective
during Kaliyuga and that whoever read or heard this story would be rid of all sorrows and
difficulties.
The names of the persons who kept Satyanarayana vratham took rebirth are as follows:
The Brahmin took birth as Sudama & in his entire life he served Lord Krishna & attained
moksha. King Ulkamuk took birth as King Dashrath, and in that life he became the father of
Lard Rama & attained eternity. The merchant took birth as King Morad, who cut his son in half
& offered to the Lord & got moksha. King Angadwaja took birth as Kewat, who took Lord Rama
across the river, served him & got moksha.
This chapter of Lord Satyanarayana Swami's Katha is over. All chant together (say) Shri
Satyanarayana bhagwan ji ki jai. swami Narayan, Narayan, Narayan, swami Narayan, Narayan,
Narayan,
The rituals concludes with the Puja participants including the story audience singing Invocation
prayers (Aarti) to Satyanarayana. The Aarti in Hindi below:
Om Jai Lakshmi Ramana, Swami Jai Lashmi Ramana, Satyanarayan Swami, Jan Patak Harana,
Om Jai Lakshmi Ramana

Ratan Jadith Singhasan, Adhbut Chaveee Rajey, Narada Karat Niranjan, Ghanta dhwani bajey,
Om Jai Lakshmi Ramana.
Praghat Bhaye Kali Karan, Dwaj Ko Daras Diya, Budho Brahman Ban-key, Kanchan Mahal
Kiya Om Jai Lakshmi Ramana.
Durbal Bhil katharo, Jin Par Kripa Kari, Chandra Chud Ik Raja, Jinaki Vipat Hari, Om Jai
Lakshmi Ramana.
Vaishya Manorath Payo, Shradha Taj Dini, So Phal Bhogyo Prabhujii, Phir stuti Kini, Om Jai
Lakshmi Ramana.
Bhav bhakti Ke Karan, Chhin Chhin Roop Dharyo, Shradha Dharan Kini, Tin Ka Kaj Saryo, Om
Jai Lakshmi Ramana.
Gwal Bal Sangh Raja, Van Mein Bhakti Kari, Man Vanchit Phal Dino, Deen Dayal Hari, Om Jai
Lakshmi Ramana.
Charhat Prasad Sawayo, Kadali Fal Mewa, Dhoop Deep Tulsi Se, Raji SatyaDeva, Om Jai
Lakshmi Ramana.
Satya Narayan Ji Ki Aarti jo koi nar gaavey, Kahat Shianand Swami Man Van Chit Fal Paavey,
Om Jai Lakshmi Ramana
. Shri Vishnu Aarti
Om jai jagdish harey, Swami jai jagdish harey, Bhakt jano ke sankat, Kshan mein door karey Om
jai jagdish harey
Jo Dhiyavay phal pavay dukh binase man ka, Swami dukh binase man ka,
Sukh Sampati ghar aavey, kasht mitay tan ka, Om jai jagdish harey,
Mata Pita tum mere, sharan pau kisaki, Swami sharan pau kisaki, Tum bin aur na duja, aas karoo
jisaki, Om jai jagdish harey
Tum pooran parmatma, tum antaryami, Swami tum antaryami, Par Brahm parmeshwar, tum
sabke swami, Om jai jagdish harey
Tum karuna ke sagar, tum palan karta, Swami tum palan karta, Mein murakh kul kami, kripa
karo bharta, Om jai jagdish harey
Tum ho ek agochar, sabh ke pranpati, Swami sabh ke pranpati, Kisa bida milu gusai tumko mein
kumati, Om jai jagdish harey

Din Bandu dukh harta, thakur tum mere Swami, thakur tum mere swami, Apne hath uthao, apnay
charan lagao, Dwar khada tere, Om jai jagdish harey,
Vishay vikar mitao, pap haro deva, Swami pap haro deva, Sharda Bhakti Badao, Santan ki sewa,
Om jai jagdish harey
Om jai jagdish harey, Swami jai jagdish harey, bhakt jano ke sankat, kshan mein door karey, Om
jai jagdish harey