It can be observed by any individual. The procedure of this fast is very simple.Do the Fast with full faith and true heart. Sai Baba accomplishs the wishes of his devotee.. Sai Baba is so kind that he give the fruit even before asking. Just by recalling him, the barrier of life are reduced. It is said that mightiness of Sai Baba has no end. Person having faith in him never faces any disappointment.
Sai Fast (Vrat) For Nine Thursday
Sai Baba Fast Vrat can be practical by any ordinary person of any caste any creed or religion. Sai baba made a religion of humanity in which all of people of all religion are welcomed . Any one who comes in his shelter whether rich or poor, gets his wishes fulfilled.
Sai Baba fast once started should be continued for 9 Thursdays. Thursday is considered his fast day because he is Guru (Saint Teacher) .
On the day of fast, after taking bath in the morning, picture or idol of Sai Baba make a holy bath with misture of Curd , Milk and holy water . after it put fresh water and wipe with slik cloth of idol or picture of sai baba . then a yellow colored cloth is spread.
Then, the idol or picture is placed on it. After this, Tilak of sandalwood or Kumkum is applied to head of him.
On the picture of Sai Baba, garland of yellow flower should be placed. Some Prasad like laddues , banana is also placed to him Sai Baba Vrat Katha is read by lightning of incense sticks and lamps of ghee. At last do the aarti of sai baba .After this, Prasaad of Ladoo, made from gram flour, is distributed. In this fast, fruits are eaten or a meal of one time. If possible you should dress yello and eat yellow colored fruits and food. You can stay empty stomach while observing this Vrat.
This way on keeping the fast for 9 Thursday, it is considered good to visit Sai Baba temple nearby your place. If there is no such temple nearby, the picture of Sai Baba placed at home should be worshipped with full faith and devotion. In any case, don’t leave the fast before completing the 9 Thursdays.
If female is doing this Vrat, skip the Thursday during Menstrual Cycle period.
Sai Baba Vrat Udyapan (Conclusion of Fast at 9th Thursday)
After completing the 9 Thursday fast, on the last day, 11 poor people are given food and donation as per the capacity. Also, to spread knowledge about him, 7,11 , 21 or 108 books of Sai Baba should distributed in the neighborhood. This way the fast is concluded.