Among the kathas that are prevalent in India, 'Shri Satyanarayan
Vrat Katha' is the most popular.Satyanarayana vrat is the easiest and
most inexpensive way of self-purification and self-surrender at the lotus feet
of Hari. One who observes it with full devotion and faith is sure to attain his
heart's desire. Our shastras state that during the 'Kalyug,' the fruit that one
gets by hearing the 'Satyanarayan Katha' is enormous. The katha is
dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his manifestation as Lord Satyanarayan. 'Satya'
means truth, 'Nar' means a man and 'Ayan' means a place. Thus the place where
truth resides in man is called Satyanarayan. The 'Satyanarayan katha' and the
'vrat' help us overcome vices like lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego.