Can anyone explain what is definition of maslov index in Heegaard Floer homology? I am puzzled> Thank you.,

Working in the Fukaya category (objects are Lagrangian submanifolds $L_i$ of the symplectic 2nmanifold $M$ with some extra hypotheses), assume $2\cdot c_1(M)=0$. Then we can trivialize $(\bigwedge^n_\mathbb{C}TM)^2$ and choose a nowherevanishing section $\Omega\in\Gamma((\bigwedge^n_\mathbb{C}TM)^2)$. This induces a "phasesquared map" $\phi:LGr\rightarrow S^1$, where $LGr$ is the Lagrangian Grassmannian bundle over $M$, which on Lagrangians is $\phi(L):(d\;vol_L)^2/\Omega\rightarrow S^1$. Now $H^1(LGr)\cong\mathbb{Z}[\phi]$ so there exists a bundle $\tilde{LGr}\rightarrow LGr$ (fiberwise universal cover). The Maslov class $\mu\in H^1(L)$ is the map induced by $\phi$, and $\mu=0$ iff $L$ lifts to $\tilde{LGr}$ (lift $l:L\rightarrow \tilde{LGr}$). Such a pair $(L,l)$ is a "graded Lagrangian". For $x\in L_0\pitchfork L_1$ there exists a unique path $\gamma:[0,1]\rightarrow \tilde{LGr}$ (up to homotopy) connecting the lift of $x$ in $\tilde{L}_0$ to the lift of $x$ in $\tilde{L}_1$. Now let us work locally with $L_i=\prod_j\mathbb{R}$, and $\phi$ has components $\phi_j$, and $\tilde{\phi}_j$ is the lift of $\phi_j$ to $\tilde{LGr}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$. Then we have an index $i(x)=\sum_j\ulcorner \tilde{\phi}_j(x\in \tilde{L}_1)\tilde{\phi}_j(x\in\tilde{L}_0)\urcorner$ (ceiling notation). The Maslov index of the operator $\bar{\partial}$ (defining a moduli space of Jholomorphic strips), is then $ind(\bar{\partial})=i(x)\sum_j i(x_j)$, where $x$ is your ''incoming point'' on the $J$holomorphic strip and the $x_j$ are your ''outgoing points''. We may then give the dimension of the moduli space $\mathcal{M}_{d+1}$ of (d+1)pointed disks as $ind(\bar{\partial})+d2$. 


The symmetric product doesn't satisfy $2 c_1 =0$, therefore the machinery about graded lagrangians explained in Seidels's book cannot be applied. In Heegaard Floer homology the Maslov index can, and in fact does, depend on the homotopy class of the disc. As Marco said, you should explain us what puzzels you, so that we can give you a better answer. You might also want to look at Lipshitz's paper "A cylindrical reformulation of Heegaard Floer homology", where he works out an explicit formula for the index. 

