Sai Baba Puja
Which god worship on the occasion of Sai Baba Puja?
As the name suggests, Sai Baba worship on the occasion of Sai Baba Puja.
History of the above occasion
Origin of the puja lies in the story related to Sai baba vrat.
Long ago, Maheshbhai and his wife Kokilaben lived happily but the husband’s nature was not good and due to this they face some problems in their business and as the time passes away their situation became miserable and very bad. One day, an old saint came to their home and said the lady, you should observe the fast of Sai Baba and all your problems will be cured. He told her the vidhi and lady follow the same and on the last day of her vrat, she found that her problems were resolved and she convey the same to others also by which their problems also gets resolved. Thus, the puja of Sai baba started by people to fulfil their wishes.
What is the significance of the above occasion?
Sai Baba puja has a great significance in our lives as people worship and observe fast for him in order to get their wishes fulfilled. Its history said that if you observe fast of Sai baba and worship him with great devotion, he will fulfil all your dreams.
What are the things or material required for the worship of this puja?
Yellow coloured cloth, Idol or photo of Sai Baba, Kumkum, yellow flowers, sweets or fruits as Prasad, story book and book of Aartiof Sai Baba, some food for poor people and book of SaiVratare the things or material required for the worship of this puja.
What is the vidhi (method) of worship?
Puja of Sai Baba can be done either in morning or in the evening, it begins by keeping Vrat for 9 Thursdays. During Vrat, individual can have a meal once in a day or without eating anything. Puja can be done either at the temple of Sai Baba or at the devotees home.
To perform the puja, first keep a yellow coloured cloth and put idol or photo of Sai Baba on it. Clean the photo or idol and light the diya in front of the same. Then apply Red tikka by Kumkumon his forehead and offer yellow flowers to him. Next offer sweets or fruits as Prasad to him. After this, read the story book of Sai Baba and sung the Aarti. Then tell your wish to Baba and distribute his Prasad to our family members, friends and relatives. On the last Thursday, give the food to the five poor people and distribute the book of SaiVrat no. 5,11, or 21 to people.
How to celebrate this occasion?
Sai Baba devotees worship Baba with great level of devotion. They worship him, sung prayers, do bhajan and Keertans and offer food to the poor and needy people.
What are the timings to celebrate this puja or occasion in a year?
This puja can be done on every Thursday as this is a day meant for Sai Baba. If anyone observe the fast then it should be kept for 9 Thursdays.
In which parts of the country, this puja is considered as more important?
As Sai Baba is very popular among all the people and they believe and respect him from the bottom of their heart, so his puja is considered as important across the world and not in any specific part of the country.
In Maharashtra, there is a biggest temple of Sai Baba, popularly known as Shirdiis visited by people from all over the world. The grand celebration of Sai Baba takes place here.