The very name Shani terrifies one and all. Lord Shani is a name that everyone associates punishment, hardships and hard work with. He is a great justifier. In Hinduism, Shani is often referred to the planet Saturn, one of the nine planets or Navagrahas in Hindu Vedic astrology.
Lord Shani – the karmic teacher
A male diety, Lord Shani is often depicted as a handsome dark figure carved in dark black stone. He is seen carrying a sword, sitting astride a buffalo, at times he is seen sitting on a crow and even a vulture. He is the symbol of Karma – a karmic teacher as he judges his devotees on the basis of their karma.
Celebrating Shani Jayanti
Lord Shani is an important god in Hinduism and Saturday, also known as Shanivaar is dedicated to Lord Shani. Naturally, Shani Jayanti is celebrated across India with great reverence. This year, Shani Jayanti occurs on 25th May 2017. This day is celebrated to ward off evils and bad omens, evil eye from one’s life by appeasing to Lord Shani. Special prayers and rituals are performed in his honor.
Celebrating Vaishak Vaidya Chaturdashi Amavasya
As per the Hindu Lunar Calendar, this year Shani Jayanti occurs on Vaishak Vaidya Chaturdashi Amavasya. It is believed that Lord Shani was born on this very day, on this very tithi. And hence, this Shani Jayanti is of utmost importance. However, to appease Lord Shani, rituals and traditions must be followed rigidly.
Shani Jayanti to appease Lord Shani
Shani Jayanti is also an important day for those who are under the influence of Sade Sati or Shani Dhaiyya. On this day, devotees who are facing trouble and hurdles due to these two conditions can offer prayers and perform remedies to overcome them, and appease Lord Shani.
What is Sade Sati
Sade Sati is a term that terrifies one and all. Unfortunately, there is not much people really understand about it. It is actually a 7 ½ years long period of the Saturn or Shani. It is an astrological phase that is feared by people as per Indian Vedic Astrology. It is a period of challenges and hardships. However, if one continues to work hard and diligently, Lord Shani bestows them with wealth and success in this phase.
What is Shani Dhaiyya
Dhaiyya of Shani or Saturn occurs when Shani is in the 4th or 8th house from a Moon sign in an individual’s horoscope. Remember, Shani Dhaiyya can run simultaneously for two moon signs. It also occurs when Shani enters from a Moon sign in the 8th House. Then is phase is known as Ashtam Shani.
Remedies based on your zodiac sign
As per popular belief, people who are under the influence of Shani Dhaiyya and Shani Sade Sati, should perform certain rituals to remedy their situation. These rituals are effective as they are as per one’s zodiac sign. It not only helps in pacifying the malefic Shani Dosha but also pleases Lord Shani. Read more…
For Arians, on the day of Shani Jayanti, perform the Sundar Kand Path or read the Hanuman Chalisa.
Do the shani ashtottara shatanamavali paath on Shani Jayanti
Offer Black Urad daal to Lord Shani on Shani Jayanti.
Perform the raja dashrath krit shani stotra on Shani Jayanti
Offer a chola to Lord Hanuman on a Tuesday.
For Virgos, they must do Jaap of Shani Beej Mantra on Shani Jayanti
Offer Tel Abhishekam to Lord Shani on Shani Jayanti. Use Mustard oil.
Feed the ants with wheat balls each morning.
Light 11 lamps under a Peepul tree on Shani Jayanti
Appease Lord Shani with Vedi Mantra Jaap on Shani Jayanti
To resolve Shani Sade Sati or Shani Dhaiyya, consult an astrologer and wear the blue sapphire.
Offer help and medical aid to all the needy suffering from Leprosy.
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