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तिथिर्विष्णुस्तथा वारो नक्षत्रं विष्णुरेव च।
योगश्च करणं चैव सर्वं विष्णु मयं जगत्॥


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Satyanarayana Vrat Katha

When to perform this vrata?

This vrata can be performed any day, in the evening. The Purnima / Pournami is very auspicious. The question comes when the Purnima prevails for two days:

for example let's take panchang for Seattle, WA (March 20th, 2008)
Source: http://www.mypanchang.com/panchang2008.html

If you open Seattle's panchang for March 20th 2008, you'll notice the entry called "T:Chaturdashi 10:55:09" and Panchang for March 21, 2008 "T:Purnima 11:39:57". Which means Purnima starts on March 20th in Seattle at 10:55:10 AM in the morning and lasts till March 21st 11:39:57 AM. Here purnima prevails during the sunrise of March 21st but not March 20th. Most people will now think Purnima is on March 21st, Let's do Sri Satyanarayan puja that day. "Bolo Sri Satyanarayana dev ki jai".

Now the Satayanarayan puja is observed in evening. The purnima should be prevailing during the apaharna kala. There are five kalas in a day and four praharas. Each kala duration is the 1/5th part of the dinmana (sunset-sunrise). The dinmana is the length of the day and obtained by subtracting the sunset minus sunrise of the day. The Fourth / Fifth (4/5th) portion of the dinmana is called the apaharna kala. The purnima should be prevailing during this time. If purnima prevails on both days take the one which prevails during apaharna kala. If it prevails on both days during apaharna kala, take the first one.

According to that rule, you can do the math yourself, you'll notice that ideal time to peform Sri Satyanarayana swami vratam in Seattle is March 20th 2008, Not march 21st 2008. However if you are in india then March 21st 2008 will be the ideal time to perform Sri satyanarayana vrata puja.

Please click here to download Sri Satyanarayana Puja story in english. Source http://www.seattlepandit.com/

To find out today's star or looking for a panchangam? visit http://www.mypanchang.com and click on panchanga and select the city you want.

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