Importance of Satyanarayan Vrat KathaThe Hindus worship Lord Vishnu as the preserver of the universe. Lord Vishnu establishes peace and Dharma on this earth. Satayanarayan is one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. In this from he is 'the lord of Truth' who establishes truth.
Listening to the stories related to Satyanarayan vrat is the important part of this vrat. There are five chaptars in the katha . In these chapters or kathas there is the description of the origin of this vrat and puja, the benefits of observing the vrat, the precautions while observing the vrat and the importance of prasad. These stories also have the description of the glory and the benefit of listening to these stories.
The first chapter begins with the visit of Dev Rishi Narad to Mrityulok. During this visit he saw the human beings suffering very much. Seeing it, he felt grieved and went to Lord Vishnu to find out the way of relieving the sufferings of the mankind. He told Lord Vishnu about his visit to Mrityulok and the sufferings of the human beings and also requested him to show the right way through which their sufferings and sorrows might come to an end. At this Lord Vishnu told him that people must observe the Satyanarayan vrat with full faith, listen to the katha related to the vrat and have the prasad. By doing so all their miseries will come to an end and they will lead happy and prosperous life by the grace of Lord Satyanarayan.
In the chapters second, third, fourth and fifth there are also the stories which have the description of the importance and benefit of observing this vrat.
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