Sai Puja is a very simple worship for which a Sai Baba photograph or statue is needed along with lamps,water, wicks and lot of devotion and faith in the heart. Two lamps are lit, one for faith and the other for patience for this puja. Few lines are read out from SatChatira and Sai Baba’s name is chanted for 10 -20 minutes.Sai Puja
1.Light Two Lamps:
The first step is lighting two lamps and the lamps should be allowed to glow for at least 20 minutes every day either in the morning or evening or twice daily. The lamps should be allowed to burn till the ghee or oil gets over.The significance of the glowing lamp is burning the devotee’s past sins.
2. Read the Book Sai SatChatiraon THE Life of Sai Baba
The next step of the Sai puja is reading the stories from SatChatira about the life of Sai Baba. At least a chapter should be read everyday and if that is not possible a paragraph should be read. Otherwise the 108 names of Shirdi Sai Baba should be chanted. This is to increase the devotion and faith in Sai Baba by reading about his miraculous stories.
3.Chanting Sai Baba’s Name:
The chant Sai Sai Sai Sai Sai should be done for 10 to 20 minutes.Alternatively any of the sloka or mantra for any God or Goddess can be chanted. The slokas or mantras are:
"Aum Sai Naathaaya Namaha",
"Aum Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai"
4.Offer Water to Sai:
Water, fruits, milk or any food can be offered to Sai during the puja. There are no strict rules. Water should be offered with a lot of love and devotion as it is considered as living being.
5.Speak to Sai Baba in your Mind:
After the completion of the worship, the devotee should speak sincerely with a lot of devotion to Sai Baba about his problems from the bottom of his heart. Sai Baba is believed to offer hints to his devotee if he feels that granting his wishes and desires will do him good in the future.
6. Look At the Lamps with Faith and Patience:
The two lamps signify shradha (faith) and saburi (patience).