Om Sai Ram,
I found this article on the net..see if it helps.......
I am trying to relay the knowledge I got from other devotees, and my parayan of
Sri Sai Satcharitra, Sri Sai Leela Amrutham, Sri Guru Charitra.
There are no hard and fast rules for Sri Sai Satcharitra and Sai Leela,Amrutham parayan. (For Guru Charitra parayan there are strict rules
to be followed -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_charitra
I will write down some preferred rules for satcharitra parayan here
(as I have seen many people asking similar questions in several forums).
1. Parayan should be started on a Thursday and 51 chapters are to be
divided as follows:
1st day - Thursday - Chapter 1 to 7
2nd day - Friday - Chap 8 - 15
3rd day - Saturday - Chap 16 - 22
4th day - Sunday - Chap 23 - 30
5th day - Monday - 31 - 36
6th day Tuesday - Chap 37 - 44
7th day - wednesday - Chap 45 - 51
2. Saibaba never demands anything from the devotees except for
Shradda and Saburi (you will learn about this very much in detail from
satcharitra). Start parayan with utmost devotion and faith in him....he will guide
3. Make your Parayan place serene by cleaning up, lighting a lamp and
4. After the serene atmosphere is setup, offer some prasad to Sai (could be
a fruit, sweet or even a spoon of sugar will do at times). By the end of pooja for the day, offer 2 rupees or 2 cents or 2 units of currency depicting your shraddha and saburi and offer the camphor lamp to Sri Sai and do a Saashtanga pranaam. (Prasad can be offered based on your financial and physical capabilities....... anything offered with utmost devotion is the acceptable to Sai)
5. By the end of all 7 days parayan, collect all the money you offered these
seven days....drop it in some temple's hundi, offer him some prasad.
(During parayan, feel Sai's presence within and around you)
Fasting is never advocated by Sai anytime...he never encouraged
anyone to be on fast (you will again learn this from one of the episodes in
Please avoid Non-veg during the days of parayan (Sai did not put this
condition too, but its know fact that eating non-veg will emit different
body odour and might distract one's concentration). Never feel bad that you could not do parayan though you were a devotee from a decade.......Sai will decide the time for you to Visit Shiridi or do the parayan....Only on his order you will be able to do these things. pls visit official website of Sri Sai Sansthan, Shiridi ---http://www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/