Sometime ago a devotional exercise called Likhitha japam (writing the names of the Lord as a form of worship) was started in Tamil Nadu. It was a collective (Samashti) exercise. Large numbers of devotees assembled at one place and wrote the name of the Lord as a (spiritual exercise). The joy to be derived from such a collective effort is inde-scribable.Today there is no unity, purity or Divinity. What mankind needs today is unity based on the spiritual oneness of humanity. Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.27/Ch.32: 18 Dec 1994

Nama Likitha Japam (Writing Names) Sadhana

Who can participate?

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Center


  • Any number of pages or books as per your Sadhana offering

Suitable for?

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • SSE Group 2/3/4

How long does it take to do?

  • 5 Minutes to complete 1 page



“Standard Ruled book has 22 lines and if 4 vertical lines are added then we can complete about daily 95 Likitha Japams (if possible complete one full page daily).
You can use “”Om Sai Ram”” or “”Sai Ram”” or anything that you like.

The practice of Nama Likhita Japam (repeated writing of the Lord’s Name as a spiritual exercise) … promotes harmony in thought, word and deed (first thinking about the Name of the Lord, then uttering it and then writing it). All these three processes should be carried out with a pure heart. Total purity is essential for all sadhanas (spiritual disciplines). At the outset, the ego has to be destroyed. Then anger will subside. Do your duty. Do not project your ego. Develop mutual helpfulness. Carry on your work with joy. Be friendly towards each other. It is only when you behave in this manner that you will realise the benefits of Likhita Japam … Through love, eliminate your bad traits. … Members of the Sai organisation, who undertake sacred activities such as Nama Likhita Japam … should develop sacred qualities (and) purify their hearts. … Fill your minds with good thoughts and engage yourselves in good actions. Chant the Lord’s name. When the ether is surcharged with the vibrations of the Divine name, the entire environment gets purified. Those who breathe this sanctified air will have pure thoughts. SSS 26.31: October 7, 1993

This will be used for wrapping vibhuthi packets for next year or upcoming events as needed.”

What do you need:

1. One ruled notebook per individual
2. Pen / pencil
3. Your favorite mantra example “Aum Sai Ram” or “Sai Ram” or anything else

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