This story is about a poor and old Brahmin who used to live in the city of Kashi. He was very poor. For his living he used to beg for food every day. He was depressed with his situation.
One day he met another old Brahmin and narrated his story to him. He asked him to suggest ways to get out of this nasty situation. He was also sad after hearing his story. He told him to perform Sri satyanarayana Puja. In addition to that he told him the way in which he should do it.
The Brahmin was very eager to perform Satyanarayana Puja. He was worried because he didn’t have enough money to buy the materials for the Puja. He was not able to sleep that night. Next morning he woke up and thought whatever materials he would get after begging he would use it to perform the Puja. He performed the puja with the material he got that day after begging. He continued the Puja in this manner for quite some time.
Day started passing away. After sometime he overcame poverty. He had all the things a man would desire in the world. He did not forget what this puja gave him. He continued performing the puja.
This is the magic of Puja which ensured abundance and peace in the poor Brahmin life. It can do the same if the Puja is performed with a pure heart and devotion.