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Why do we Hindus perform Satnarayan Katha at home?

Satnarayan Katha is the religious discourse on Lord Satnarayan – Sat is Truth and Narayan is Lord Vishnu. Thus Sat is God or Truth is Vishnu. Satnarayan Katha is performed at homes occasionally or full moon days. It is believed that conducting Satnarayan Katha and observing fast on the day will protect a person from suffering and sorrow.

The religious discourse consists of a series of stories which inspires those listening to lead a truthful life. The stories indicate that when Truth is ignored, the person suffers.

While performing Satnarayan Katha at home, neighbors, friends and relatives are invited and are given food. By feeding the poor and needy on the day and observing fast one prepares oneself to attain liberation or Moksha.