Saibaba blessings by Lighting coconut lamps :
There are some shirdi saibaba devotees who mail me asking how to
gain blessings of sai. As for as i know theres only one easy way.To
be true to your self and sais teachings.If you have good mind filled
with pure thoughts , surely sai will bless you with peace and prosperity
in life. So whats the significance of doing a Puja called "Coconut
lamps puja". Well, it has something to do with mind. Though
all of us are children of sai, we are influenced by the Maya played
by this mordern world and its really hard to keep our mind in peace.
Anger, Lust,ego,pride and greedy feeling
emerges in us once in a while and we do some mistakes because of
which our mind faces pains.By the grace of Shirdi saibaba , i learnt
Lighting coconut lamps helps us keep our mind in a good state .This
made me spread the value of lighing coconut lamps.
As i always used to say, do anything you wish to offer to shirdi
saibaba only if you feel sai wants you to do it. Don't do it just
because i request you to.Its sai who made you come to this site
and i am sure sai knows what to get from you to give you back in
10 folds. Sometimes shirdi sai gives us pains but thats just to
wash away our past karma.When sai shows us a good path of spirituality
like reading good books, going to a good temple, doing a pooja etc,
it means sai wants you to show devotion to God in such ways so as
to fulfill your desires.So read on about the value,sacredness and
divinity of coconut lamps and do it yourself if you like it.....
Value of Lighting Coconut Lamps
By the grace of Shirdi saibaba while i was making the site saisaraswathi.com
, i came across a message that Moon God is associated with a persons
"Mind". Few shirdi sai devotees mail me saying they don't
have concentration in their work,studies and also always their mind
is oscilating from one thought to another. When you are having problems
in relationship issues also , your mind gets disturbed and you never
have peace. Sometimes you feel that you have everything but theres
no peace in life.Mind is also responsible for taking proper decisions
in personal and professional life. So a very good way to make our
mind gain some strength and peace is to worship shirdi saibaba ,Moon
God , Parvathi , Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi by lighting Lamp in
Little information i know about
impact of Moon in humans life :
Here's what i have learnt from my mom about Moon and its effect
on human life. Every 15 days we will enter phase called "Chandrastakam"
when the Planet Moon is in 8 place for our sign. During these times
we might face little hurdels in work place,while we travel, some
hurting words from friends/coworkers etc .When the Moon is in 8th
place it is said to effect the way our mind works and spoils our
strength of mind.Thats why its good if you avoid taking important
decisions during the "chandrastamam days". Am sorry for
taking you in to such beliefs .I write this just because my mom
belives it a lot .
The other information i learnt about Moon is that my Guru Sai is
that Moon God has all the secrets of Atma.I don't want to reveal
few other information which i wish to say only when i meet them
The above 2 information is just to help you understand that Moon
has real impact on a humanbeings mind.
Offering Coconut Lamps to shirdi
saibaba and Moon God :
You don't have to believe in astrology or spiritual facts .You
just need a solution to gain peace of mind and gain blessings of
Sai for your wishes to be fulfilled in your studies , career and
personal life. I have really experienced the power of Lighting coconut
Coconut Lamps is All Natural Lamp
and Most powerful :
The little earthern lamps made of mud is considered very sacred
.I have habit of lighting various lamps past many years but only
in the month of september 2007, i suddenly got interest in lighting
coconut lamps.Every day , i used to get a Coconut from Nagasai mandhir
and light coconut lamps all night infront of Shirdi saibaba, Garbarakshambigai
, A sai satchartia book, Lord Murugan and Thirupathi. I will do
prayers only for 20 to 40 minutes. Then i will start my work and
pour oil or ghee once in a while to let the coconut lamps glow untill
the early morning of next day.
Its always good to light any lamp in mornings or evenings but shirdi
sai has no rules.I get time only during night times and also like
the idea of letting the lamps burning all night and it will also
be there in early mornings of next day. Gradually i experienced
the power of Lighting coconut lamps. It really gave me a peace of
If we think nicely, we will realize the other lamps has something
artificial to do with it. Only the coconut lamps are all natural.
So i felt its really powerful as nature has a beauty and sacredness
of its own.
How to make Coconut Lamps :
I always take real care when ever i ask you to do something. Please
do not light coconut lamps if you don't know how to break coconut
or if you are not sure if you can take care of the lamp glowing
all the next 5 to 6 hours. Make sure theres nothing near the coconut
lamps or in that room which can catch fire...i mean keep the tray
of coconut lamps infront of God and make sure everything else is
kept in safe distance.
1.Take a coconut and break it into two halves.I
dont know how people abroad breaks coconuts .I have "Aruvaal"
in my house...he he...For sai's sake please take utmost care when
you break coconut .Its really better if you get two good halves
so that you can pour Ghee or oil in it and light lamps.
2.Try to find a big ever-silver plate or tray and you must have
somelittle things to hold the coconut from sliding in sideways...I
usually keep three earthern lamps on the plate and in between keep
each half of the coconut so that it wont fall side ways. Then apply
Kumkum or sacred ash you have on four sides or coconut.
3.My Guru says always better to use Ghee
to light coconut lamps. I used ghee and sometimes Oil. If
you light coconut lamps only to please the Moon God, you can use
Coconut oil but i have not tried it myself.
4 . Join 2-4 small cotton wicks and make it thick....Place the
wicks in each half of coconut.
5.Keep the tray of coconut lamps or shirdi saibaba statue or shirdi
sai photo in any place of your convinence in a safe distance.
6. Light the lamps and now you can see the beautiful
coconut lamps glowing our sai's face.
7.Offer water or milk or any of our favourit
sweets,fruits , food to Shirdi saibaba and pray whole heartedly.
You can read few chapters from sai
satcharita or recite shirdi saibaba
astothram, mantra or sloka of any god or Goddess you love. The
coconut lamps will glow for long time even 6 hours .So make sure
you always take care of it. Be careful when ever you light lamps
and don't allow children to play with it.
Pray to Mood God and Shirdi saibaba
to give your strength of mind to face your life. Pray Goddess Saraswathi
to bless you with concentration and Pray Mahalakshmi to bless you
with all prosperity and achievments in your career.
Coconut Lamps on Monday and Thursday
You can light coconut lamps on any day you feel like. If you want
to please Moon God its good if you light coconut lamps on Monday
morning from 6 AM to 7 AM. Its called "Chandran oorai
time" and i really dont know meaning of it. Mondays are days
auspecious for Moon God and Thursday for Guru - Lord Dakshinamurthy.
So light coconut lamps on these days to gain Gods blessings.
Giveup ego, pride,unwanted desires
and lust - Only then your prayers will be answered :
Friends, I always wanted to spread little things that children
of sai can do to gain blessings of God. I really don't know if what
ever i write are useful for you or not but atleast remember prayers
has powers and someday your prayers will be answered. Coconut lamps
, lemon lamps or any lamps has value of its own.
What matters is your devotion on
shirdi saibaba with pure mind. If you don't change internally ,
life wont change externally.
I have seen few come to Shirdi saibaba temple regularly, they
wil light lamps, do abishekam for baba , offer dakshina and the
moment they go out of temple, they will only do sins because of
their ego and unwanted desires. When ever you have a wish, first
ask baba if it will do good to you and your family. Then only pray
sai to help you fulfill the wish.
to do with coconuts after Coconut lamps Pooja ? click here
Photography of Shirdi Saibaba with
a Coconut lamp offering :
On 25:10:2007 , It was a full moon day and also thursday.I lit
coconut lamps during the night time and let it glow the entire night
of full moon. To spread the value of lighting coconut lamps for
shirdi saibaba and to inspire you with the beauty of coconut diya,
i have taken these photographs.