Om sri Ganeshaya namaha
Om sri sainathaya namaha
Om sri mahalakshmi namaha
( This is more a divine article expressing my love for Sai , Dattatreya and Mahalakshmi than a pooja procedure..No rules for sai. to me what ever we do with love is accepted )
Goddess Mahalakshmi who came to my house as my gift on my Amma’s birthday on march 23rd 2009. I have been worshiping her for over a year now. I also consider her as the consort of Lord Dattatreya “Anagha devi’ . I kept other Gods near this Mahalakshmi while doing kumkum archana.
Reason to do Sai Mahalakshmi pooja to get married :
Getting married, being in love and taking it farward towards marriage , finding the suitable life partner , solving the financial and personal problems in marriage issues and finally leading a peaceful married life is all that many Shirdi Sai Baba devotees need.
Marriages in India is associated with education , financial status and looks of the bride and bride groom. It could be the same any where in the world but in India, if you are born , you are supposed to get married “on time” . “On time” can be 23 years old in some families and in some 30’s. Parents consider it as their biggest responsibility to choose the right life for their son and daughter. Gradually due to matrimonial websites, men and women search their life partners with few clicks and imagine this is what i need.
If at all someone escapes from falling in love , they end up liking someone when they search their life partners and feel the pain when things doesn’t work out.
At times Sai friends write me saying their parents don’t like their soul mate as he/she doesn’t have a good job, not secured financially and yes from a different caste . For years i used to be close to these friends and i have realized i didn’t do anything for my dear friends irrespective of them speaking to me with affection asking if Sai will do “something’.
The Gods living in my house :
I love Lord Surya a lot,many times i have mentally felt his presence in my life his grace and my mother has taught me the importance of bowing to sun god every morning . I have a beautiful face of sun god – Surya Deva, Mahalakshmi in bronze whom i got for my mom’s birthday on march 23rd 2009 and a marble Goddess Saraswathi who came to our house on a holy akshaya tritiya day.
I also have a shiv lingam with nagam who came as my gift for my parents wedding day.
Expressing love towards Sai Datta :
I light lamps to all my gods along with the Sai and Big Dattatreya who came all the way from Shirdi to live in our house . Sometimes when i realize how much Datta tolerates a impure man like me , i take him in my hand , keep on my lap and hug him tight. I kiss him and keep him back on the wooden platform which is my pooja place.My mother scolds me if she saw me carrying statues in hand. She says if you consider them as god give respect and don’t touch often. Hope i will realize the need to let Sai Datta remain pure with out my selfish human expression of devotion.
With my Shirdi Sai baba, i am much more close. I ask him ‘ Sai , did you had food” . I give him naivaidya of food in little plate or not but i always ask him “sai baba , saaptiya ” . Its my sai who gives food for me and all lives on planet but then he needs my love too. Like my mom i ask him ‘ Sai, did you have food ”
Blessings for peaceful married life :
I wanted to do something for all my Sai friends whom i call as “StarSai family children ‘ . Some loves someone and waiting for his/her parents permission for years, some wait for their partner to settle down in career and some searching for right soul mate. They keep writing to me , i reply..they write..i reply..they do pooja , go Shirdi, one girl went even to Gokarna, papanasam and many sacred pilgrimage just to make sure she gets the right husband.
Sai Mahalakshmi Pooja and Kumkum archana to all Gods :
Its my 61st week of Mahalakshmi pooja day . i DID abishekam to Sai baba, Dattatreya, Ganesha, shiva lingam , Lord Surya and Goddess saraswathi. Then placed Mahalakshmi over a ever silver plate which i used only for kumkum archana. Then i arranged the Ganesha, shiv ling, Meenakshi Amman , Lord Surya’s face – Surya deva and goddess Saraswathi .
I offered white flowers beautifully over mahalakshmi and started chanting
.. I take a pinch of Kumkum in my finger and chant in mind 9 times , then offer over the beautiful Mahalakshmi, the Kumkum falls over all other Gods, Ganesha, Surya, Saraswathi, Shiv Ling and Meenakshmi Amman.
Sometimes i chant “Mahalakshmi Ashtakam”
Then i chant
Then i chant…
“Sri Sai ganesha, Sai paadha lingam ,
“Om sai namo namaha
sri sayee namo namaha,
jai jai sayee namo namaha ,
sadguru saayee namo namaha”
Then i chant Sai surya, Sai Surya …Sai Surya…
as i keep on chanting , My mind dwells in the divinity , purity and holiness of Gods. I could feel Mahalakshmi in beautiful mountain ..I can see the Gods. I feel their presence and that they show darshan to me.
I pray for all sai children who wish to get married, solve all the problems, guide them showing the right path and lead them towards peaceful married life.
I prayed for my parents , sister , brother in law and their baby Katya. Then to all my starsai family children who ever are close to me, who ever mailed me in past and who are going to mail me in future.
When you read this believe that Sai Baba and Goddess Mahalakshmi will surely show the right path for a peaceful married life. Make sure you don’t be stubborn that i only what to marry this person, i only need this personality , this aspects etc. Try to see beyond your desires.
Say Sai baba ” I keep myself and my desires in your holy feet, Sai you do whats good for me and bless me with a peaceful married life. Let me be a devoted Husband/Wife and lead a life of righteousness”
This is not a typical pooja which is ritualistic. This is something that came from bottom of my heart to see my sai children happy . When they write to me that they are peacefully married with good health, peace and prosperity.It makes me and Sai happy.
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Om sri sainathaya namaha
Sai baba and Goddess Mahalakshmi are powerful..When you keep remembering them , light lamps with love and do good deeds your life will be filled with peace, good health and prosperity
Always in the holy feets of shirdi sai baba
21st may 2010