Ekadashi (11th day of lunar cycle) and Pournami (Full moon day) are supposedly very auspicious to perform Satyanarayana puja.
One invites their friends and relatives, prepares a set of offerings (naivedyam), decorates the altar and performs the puja with devotion, eats and distributes the offering to friends and relatives and listens to the story to reap benefits! Sharing the details – offering (naivedyam), Ashtotram (108 names) and story.
Sri Satyanarayana swamy ashtotram (108 names)
Recite along version of the 108 names in English!
Sri Satyanarayana swamy vratha katha (Story)
Listening to the story is said to be very auspicious at the end of the Ashtotram recitation. Story covers details about who can perform this puja, where, how to perform, origins of the puja, and how different types of people have benefited from the same.
Usually, the above are mixed together in small quantities in a bowl and served. In some cultures, this offering is called as Shinni.
Today being a full moon day, feeling blessed to have gotten the opportunity to share this with all of you!
Rama devi sameta, Sri Satyanarayana swamine namaha!