Shri Shirdi Sai Likhita Nama Koti Japa Prarthna (English)

Our Mandir is celebrating Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenery Year from Vijayadhasami 2017 to next Vijayadhasami 2018.
Our ancient scripture Vaishnava Tantra says, “Writing the mantra with full concentration is one hundred times more beneficial and powerful than Japa chanting.”,  We asked our devotees to join our One Crore Shri Sai Maha Mantra writing (Likhita Nama Koti Japa) prayers during the centenery year.
Our Mandir will collect all japa mantras written by them during the year, for those who are near the Mandir, may submit their note books to the Mandir office, otherwise please forward to Mandir by post/courier until Vijayadhasami 2018.

Please attach a cover sheet as per details given below on your japa mantra note book.
Please read frequently asked questions for details or write to
With Baba’s Blessings,
Ever yours,
At the Feet of the Master,
N Sivanandam
  1. What is Likhita Japa?
    1. Likhita japa is mantra writing.
  2. How should it be practiced?
    1. Repetition of the mantra with meaning and bhava should be practiced both orally and in writing. For oral japa, the help of a mala or rosary is required. For likhit japa a notebook and a pen should be used. The mantra may be written in any language. Write your mantra daily in a notebook for an hour or more. When you write the mantra, observe mouna or silence. Write the mantra clearly in ink. On Sundays and holidays write for one hour or more. Likhit japa develops the power of concentration and other incalculable benefits. Repeat the mantra mentally while writing it in the notebook.
    2. To help concentration, one uniform system of writing from top to bottom or from left to right should be maintained during a particular sitting. The whole mantra should be written at once in continuity. Do not break the mantra in the middle when you come to the end of the line. 
    3. By constant practice the inherent power of the mantra will be awakened, which will fill your very existence with the divinity of the mantra. Besides bringing about purity of heart and concentration of mind, likhit japa gives you control of your asana or sitting position, control of the senses, particularly sight and tongue, and fills you with the power of endurance.
  3. Which Japa to be practised?
    1. Shri Sai Baba prescribed ‘Om Sai Shri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai’ to be practiced. All are requested to write this Maha Mantra.
  4. Who can participate?
    1. Both Adults and Children. Shri Shirdi Sai Likhita Japa is open to ALL
  5. Can one use their own notebook or does it have to be the Shirdi Sai Gurusthan Mandir supplied notebook?
    1. You may use a standard notebook and any number of pages
  6. When and where to send these completed notebooks or pages?
    1. Notebooks or pages can be mailed or brought to the Mandir, or mail/courier to Mandir address given in ‘Contact’ page.
  7. How many note books one can write?
    1. As many as you can dedicate the time to complete.  Individual pages of standard size is also accepted.
  8. What is the date of completion should be completed by?
    1. All notebooks or pages should reach the Mandir before Vijayadhasami day 2018.




  1. Respected Sir,

    I have an unused dairy of 2016. Can I write the ‘Mahamantra’ on that ? Do I need to write my ‘rashi’ and ‘nakshatra’ or for the persons I will write the Mantra .
    Please guide me in this regard.
    With my heartfelt regards at HIS LOTUS FEET,
    Moumita Das

    • Sairam Sister,

      As you know Baba didn’t insist any strict rule on rituals or poojas, what He requires is pure heart and strong faith. You can use whatever papers you feel fit to write Likhita Sai Nama Koti Japa from Vijaya Dhasami onwards. Rashi and Nakshatra of the person who is writing to be given.

      Jai Sairam,

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