Deep Pooja, also known as Deepa Pooja, is observed on the Amaavasya
(no moon day) in Aashaadha month (July August) in many parts of India.
This is observed to welcome the holy month of Shravan that
immediately follows from the very next day. All the diyas or lamps in
house are cleaned on the day and are decorated
with different bright colours.
Light in this sense symbolises Knowledge and
darkness symbolises Ignorance. The Oil or Ghee symbolises our negative
tendencies and the wick represents our Ego. This gets slowly burnt with the
Spiritual fire of Knowledge. The flame burns upwards symbolising that knowledge
always takes us to higher levels in life.
It believe that the worship of Diya will bring knowledge help
in seeking the blessings of Ashta Lakshmi, Saraswati
and Parvati. Many devotees dedicate this pooja to the Pancha
Maha Bhoota (that is the five primordial elements - Air, Water, Fire, Sky and
According to the Hindu religious scholar and
pundits, it is strongly believed that the light’s radiations from the diyas
will perfectly drive out all bad powers and the evil. On the other hand, it
will welcome new brightness and positive energy into their life.
In Shirdi Sai Baba Temple,
devotees can avail of this opportunity to participate and perform this puja in
the temple on the afternoon of the first Sunday of August. In Baba’s Divine
presence we can partake of this sacred event and pray to Baba to bless all of
us with True Spiritual Knowledge which will light up our souls with Pure Devotional
Service at His Lotus Feet.
Kindly contact the Temple
staff to express your interest and wish to participate in this month’s monthly