The credit for below pooja goes to the person who created it by saibabas blessings and the person who contributed it.I have just provided sai vrat puja as a service to help shirdi saibaba devotees.
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 , Lighting coconut lamps helps us keep our mind in a good state .This made me spread the value of lighing coconut lamps.
Little information about impact of Moon in humans life :
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".
The above 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 :
Don't have to believe in astrology or spiritual facts .Just need a solution to gain peace of mind and gain blessings of Sai for our wishes to be fulfilled in our studies , career and personal life. And feel the power of Lighting coconut lamps.
How to make Coconut Lamps :
Always take real care when should 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... means 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.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... 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.Always better to use Ghee to light coconut lamps.If you light coconut lamps only to please the Moon God, you can use Coconut oil too.
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".
Mondays are days auspecious for Moon God and Thursday for Guru. 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, 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."