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Lord Shani is the Indian name for Lord Shani Dev or the planet Saturn as we know it. I am sure the whole world is aware of someone called “Karma devata,” or the greatest judge of the world. Lord Shani is the judge of your deeds and his brother Yama is the judge of the Dharma you have done on Earth. Lord Shani is the favourite of Lord Shiva since it is only after he passes the judgments does Lord Shiva begin the process of destruction.

Know Shani Jayanti Significance and Rituals.

Lord Shani Parents and Wife Name
Lord Shani Parents: Surya and caretaker for Sun’s wife, Chaya (shadow of Sun’s wife).

Lord Shani wife name: Lord Shani Dev wife was called Manda.

Key Points about Lord Shani: Lord Shani is known to be the Hindu God of Justice and Karma (deeds).

Alternate names of Lord Shani: Kruradris, Kruralochana, Mandu, Pangu, Septarchi, Asita, Chayyaputra.

Lord Shani Key Powers: Eliminates Evil, personal barriers are removed, Deliverer of Justice for good and Evil deeds.

Lord Shani Story
Lord Sun is the ruler of this entire solar System. He was wed to Swarna, daughter of Lord Vishwakarma. Unable to bear his heat, Swarna once asked her father for a way. Lord Vishwakarma told her that if he had to become tolerant to Lord Surya’s heat then she would have to meditate long in order to bear the capability to tolerate Lord Surya’s heat.

Swarna wanted to go for the meditation but did not even want to intimate Lord Sun. So out of Lord Vishwakarma’s many devices that he often used to create and recreate the World, she chose the one that could create a shadow image of the human being.

A shadow image of Swarna soon appeared in front of her and Swarna named her Chaya. She assigned the shadow image with two prime tasks-

Never let Lord Sun know that she was not Swarna but Chaya.

Swarna wanted Chaya to take care of her son, Yama and daughter Yami at all cost. Yami is known more popularly as Lord Shani’s sister than Lord Yama’s sister.

Know Yama Deepam worship of Lord Yama.

When Lord Shani Dev was in his mother’s womb, Chaya would long meditate under the Sun to impress Lord Shiva. It seems Mahadev nurtured and protected Lord Shani while he was in his mother’s womb. This turned Lord Shani Dev in to a bluish black baby when he was born and the proud Sun was definitely enraged by the black son who was born out of him.

Now, when Swarna left, Chaya gave birth to Lord Shani Dev and the day Lord Shani was born his father was eclipsed for the first time. Lord Shani could thus never gain complete favors of his father ever and was always neglected as a child.

As a child Lord Shani Dev would oppose the actions of the Gods and even criticize his father’s judgments. This infuriated Sun and other Gods. He would often advocate for the suppressed and oppressed groups of the world including the demons and Gandharva. This would infuriate those Gods who would be against equality and equanimity. However, slowly people began to know him as a Saviour, the ones he protected. Those who were punished began to fear him.

Lord Shani is formidable and less fierce by nature.

His belief is that Evil does not rest in any of our creation rather it rests more on our nature and our attitude towards others.

He never hated a creature or feared a creature based on his appearance, rather tested the nature of an individual by putting the person in deeper troubled waters. Lord Shani Dev wife was called Manda. Neelima was the negative energy that was born with Lord Shani however they were kept separate from each other until at the age of 12 years, she gained her body. They both fought the other however when Neelima realized her mistake she merged into Lord Shani.

Neelima and Lord Shani had a son known as Kuligna.

Lord Shani Dev’s official wife was Manda and they both had a son called Gulikan.

Characterization of Lord Shani
In Hindu Lord Shani is obviously a black deity and his chariot often rides through heavens either on a crow or vulture. He carries a lot of weapons and amongst these he has a bow and two arrows, a sword, a trident and also carries an axe like Lord Parshuram.
He is always either wearing blue or bluish black or black clothes.
His power is carried in the stone, Neelam that means blue Sapphire.
Lord Shani is quite lame and often walk down with a slight limp. The limp was the result of a fight that he had once had as a child with his brother Yama.
Lord Shani is of Vata nature- airy. If you may wish to know according to Ayurveda, there are three natures of men- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Any black stone could also be his gem.
Saturday is the day when you need to pray to Lord Shani.
He is usually believed to have arisen to save the Earth from committing sins that can douse the Earth forever.
His job is to judge the Karma of men on Earth.
He is usually considered to be friendly to Venus, Lord of the demons and was also friendly to Jupiter Guru of the Gods. He was also benevolent towards Mercury and is not unfavorable to Mars, Neptune and Uranus. He has a deep animosity with his father and Moon is his perennial enemy.
Why is Bad Luck always associated with Shanidev
Bad Fortune comes to people who are punished by Lord Shani, so it is believed. Often people get a lot of punishment and usually people do not often like punishments, thus punisher is usually abhorred. In this case, Lord Shani is the punisher and he is abhorred by many who staunchly believe that it is Lord Shani who alone can be the cause behind the ill will towards humans.

Usually known to be an enemy of backstabbers, betrayers, and those who try to avenge unjustifiably are often eyed in the wrong ways by Lord Shani. So, people who are deeply aware somewhere within themselves about all of these facts and points definitely do fear him and the hatred we often witness in people generates out of this fear.

Some people do come upon Earth with Saturn’s curse on their head. Those who are not favored at birth by Saturn are often subjected to accidents, loss of money and health problems. Lord Shani desires humans to be present in present times and often is happy when people succeed through hard work, discipline and strife hard to achieve their space.

If a person chooses to good, he or she can overcome the impact of his or her own birth.

Saade Sati of Shani
Lord Shani is one of the nine planets of the Navagraha system. Ideally you may either benefit or you may suffer from the losses or the advantages you gain during the lifespan. Saturn is one of the slowest of all planets and stays almost two and a half year in each of the Zodiac sign. If Saturn is positioned in your Seventh House, then you need not worry at all. Saturn benefits the Taurus and the Libra descendants a lot.

Know about the Navgraha shanti puja.

When Saturn comes into your astrological house, you can go through what is called Sade Sati. It might happen every 27 or 29 year if you are under Saturn’s scrutiny. When Saturn is in his or her astrological sign, or when in the sign before or after one’s astrological sign, the inmate is in his or her biggest danger. It might last 7.5 years which happens when three times of 2.5 years combine.

During this period of time you can chant the Shani Mantra to benefit from his presence.

Lord Shani Dev Maha Mantra & Beej Mantra
“Nilanjana Samabhasham
Ravi Putram Yamagrajam
Chaya Martanda Sambhutam
Tam Namami Saneshcharam”

You must recite it 23000 times during 7.5 years and in a day you can target chanting it for 108 times.

This is a very powerful mantra of Lord Shani,

“Om Sham Shanishchray Namaha”

Shani Beej Mantra would be

“Om pram prim praum sah Shanishchray Namaha”

Shani Gayatri Mantra would include

“Om Shanishchray Vidmahae Sooryaputraye Dheemahi tanno manda.”

Lord Shani is the one who prefers wearing dark blue or black. So you try to wear blue or black on a Saturday and visit a temple that houses the Navagraha temple in its campus. You must not eat meat and must not drink alcohol during this time of the year. Light an earthen lamp with mustard oil either under a Peepal tree or Vat tree or near the Navagraha dev. You can also visit a Shani temple solely built to worship Shani Dev.

Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu houses the oldest Navagraha temple. Shani Shringanur is a living testimony of Lord Shani Dev in Maharashtra.

The Shani Dham statue of Delhi is the world’s tallest statue and is carved out of native rock.

During this 7.5 years span, exactly what does Saturn do to us opposed to what we think he does?

Usually an average Indian would think that they are being punished. Definitely humans are punished for their wrong deeds or their sinful damnations however, what you can expect is a test. A test would ensure that Saturn is right in punishing you or he should abstain from punishing you completely. Now, you must put him in your heart and try to find out if the situation is a test or not.

Let’s say if you cannot detect if it is a test then you must remain true to the situation. Deal with it honestly with full justice done to the situation. Do not act from the small points within you- jealousy, selfishness, lust, envy and many such small points of life.

Now, during these 7.5 years, Lord Saturn is trying to make you a human, he wants you to understand the reason behind your creation. He wants you to work from the point where you are not attached to anything in particular that you come across on this Earth. Humans are born with a sense of attachment, so we tend to attach ourselves to everything around us, however Saturn exactly tries to teach us that we must try to refrain from attaching ourselves to anything around us to ensure we see light (our purpose) at the end of the tunnel.

However, when you try to force humans to leave what they love most, they definitely do not like it. This creates the tiff where humans start feeling that whosoever is trying to separate them from their beloved possessions, is actually trying to be their enemies.

This is exactly how we feel for Lord Saturn. So humans go on to wear an emerald to ensure that Saturn does not impact them much. Some of them pray under the Peepal tree to ward off Saturn’s impacts. It is difficult to separate ourselves from this Universe and thus no matter what we do, we cannot wear down the impact these huge planetary bodies have upon us.

The best approach would be one of acceptance. Accept everything as long as you don’t wear down from it, and try to understand why and what is happening with you. It helps a lot in the process of expansion. We are one with the world when we come but then we slowly contract under the forces of Nature, thus we must try to expand ourselves to the point where we understand the Earth again as it is.

Thus, Saturn or none of the other planets are our enemies but each one has a role to play in our lives. Each one is trying to teach us something and learning from them can only benefit us more than anything else in the world.

How to worship Lord Shani at home?
You might be wondering how to worship Lord Shani at home? Well, the general concept goes that you cannot worship Lord Shani Dev at home. However, you can definitely worship an iron idol of Lord Shani at home in the usual way making the usual offerings one offers in temples and under the Peepal tree. Instead offer if it to Lord Shani Dev in your home. If obtaining an iron idol is difficult, you can definitely worship Lord Ganesha or Lord Hanuman’s idol.

Lyrics of Lord shani dev aarti.

Let us now check out if there are certain ways to please Shani Dev?
In order to please Lord Shani Dev, you must stop considering him as your enemy. He is no one’s enemy. When you move to a court, do you consider everyone around the courthouse, including the judge as your enemy? No, definitely not. You don’t do that, of course, instead you tell the judge your problem openly.

Lyrics of Lord shani chalisa.

Treat Lord Saturn in similar ways. Tell him your problems; tell him all that you don’t understand in this world. Pray to him in a way, that he does not consider you to be a wrongdoer, instead if you have done a wrong, tell him what is it that you have seen wrong in it.

This clearly establishes that he is not the one who brings bad luck to you. In fact, he is the one who is capable of cleansing you from all the confusion that makes you look like a dark soul.

Thus, according to Hindu Schools there are some who say that Saturn is the one who challenges you to do well and thus creates a learning curve for you. For another School, believes that the Saturn can bring challenges to those, who are unnecessarily doing wrong in the world or are being too judgmental towards its inmates. Some people do achieve a lot of success when Sade Sati is around also.

After the end of Sade Sati the sufferers emerge out of it as calm, quiet, observant, resolute, quite attentive to the world and daily living, clear, cautious, clever in their individual world. People often become organized and excellence is quite at the tip of their fingers. You might also understand the deeper and more profound worlds, even the unseen occultism might emanate right in front of you when you emerge out of the training that Lord Saturn gives you during this time.

Yes, a layman may be out of his or her wits and thus, it is important to understand that there are ways in which even the most ignorant of all men can slow try to appease Shani Dev. It means that if Shani Dev is impressed he may open your eyes in a way that you may have a chance to learn directly from the greatest of all masters.

Do not question him as to why he does what he does to you.

Whenever a situation arises, try to resolve it with your best judgment completely surrendering yourself to the process, and you could emerge out of it as a victor who has learned and wisened from the process.

Apart from everything, try the below processes to appease him. To ensure that

You light a lamp to please Lord Shani Dev. Use sesame oil or mustard oil and he actually accepts it. Keep it under a Peepal tree in the evening and there is a chance that he might understand that you are no longer treating him as your enemy.
Do not drink alcohol at all. Do not eat non-vegetarian food whenever possible. Lord Shani does not like anyone to harm the other living creatures.
You can make Surma (a type of kohl) and bury it on Earth, if you are looking forward to promoting your business or looking forward to expansion of your services.
You can feed the monkeys also since monkeys represent the line of Lord Hanuman and Lord Hanuman was a favourite of Lord Shani.
If you mix jaggery and sesame seeds and scatter it in open areas in the city that would do good.
Fill ant holes with jaggery and flour.
Worship the south facing Dakshinamurti Hanuman to please Lord Hanuman.
Keep seven seeds of black beans and oil around Lord Hanuman.
If you want to impress him, simply wear black or dark blue on a Saturday.
If you can pour sweet milk on the Vat tree, it will also appease Lord Shani.
Pour mustard oil on the Peepal tree before Sunrise if you are looking forward to pleasing Lord Shani.
Another very important way of pleasing Lord Shani is by doing good work, around you. Try to feed people, try to feed animals, and try to take care of them whenever you can to please Lord Shani.
Lord Shani’s effect on different Rashis
Lord Saturn’s influence on the Zodiac Signs: Let us have a look at the Lord Shani’s effect on different Rashis.

1. Aries: In Aries, Lord Shani is completely debilitated. He appears to be working very hard to make an Aries mature. The pure wrathful energy of the Aries is completely intolerable to the Saturn. Truthful to the core, an Aries can confuse Lord Shani thereby Lord Shani is not sure if he must put an Aries to the prison. Hence, an Aries life is replete with tests that come again and again in an Aries life. The deepest fear of Aries is the fear of losing control; they love to be the indirect ruler of everything around them.

2. Taurus: Taurus fears losing control over material possessions. In Taurus, Lord Shani tries to establish order in terms of listening practices. Lord Shani Dev can teach the Taureans loyalty, dependability and also trains them to being consistent throughout.

You might be wounded when your body is to be considered. Your lack of beauty in terms of the real world seeks revenge and you often fear being called ugly and thus your vindictive nature arises out of this torrid shadowy region within you that Lord Shani often tries to control by compensating you often in a good way.

3. Gemini: Gemini also makes Lord Shani Dev work hard since they too have a side not many has seen and they have a side that is visible to all. They often fear commitment since this switch within them desires freedom often. But, inward duplicity often requires an integrated approach towards it. Lord Shani Dev tries very hard to integrate the Gemini energies by placing them in situations where they need to show up an integrated singular approach to survive often.

4. Cancer: Cancerians are home to the enemy planet Moon and Lord Shani Dev definitely will not leave any stone unturned to rectify these individuals completely. Let us look at how Lord Shani would make a Cancerian after the wake up call. Know in detailed about cancer zodiac sign.

Often known to be quite emotionally dependant a Cancerian would not reject cradling. However, their situations would be made so tough that they would slowly emerge out with ridiculous independence. This transformation would be immensely painful for a Cancerian and yet the seed to be loved and cradled will remain deep seated within them but now perfectly under their control after Lord Shani works over them.

5. Leo: They face the worst times with Lord Shani. The Leos are constrained, unable to love others; they live for their own life and prefer themselves over others. Lord Shani Dev hates them always for all of it. Thus, Lord Shani Dev creates a situation where Leos are often forced to live a life for others despite not being fully competent in understanding as to why it is happening to them. A Leo zodiac desires to have everything but denies giving everything. Lord Shani burns down upon Leos. They want the deepest attentions and while giving offer the most superficial attention. The “I” is very strong in them and they often perish without understanding the lessons. Very few Leos bend down with time and give into the lessons taught by Lord Shani.

6. Virgo: Virgo zodiac often believes in living for others and worse still while caring for others there is usually a great deal of self-neglect involved in it. People often neglect their own needs and desires. On one end the desire of selflessness rises and on the other the desire of attachment tries to spread winds. Usually a believer of the positive pole, these Virgos might choose to punish themselves and that itself can land them in chaos. Self-acceptance of the fact that if you are celibate, you need not be serving the lustful intent of others is a fact you need to grow out of it. You need to show a way even to your thoughts where the road is pure and the deep lusty intent of a man needs to see that your road ends in Light. Lord Shani exactly tries to play that role for you, a guide who brings you out of your own cage while working for others freedom.

7. Libra: Lord Shani is exalted in the Librans. Balance is what Lord Shani desires the most and this is a wonderful place where Lord Shani finds relief. Often the fear of rejection runs high in them and being not good enough is a fear they bear in their dark corners. Lord Shani often tries to find them help and usually tries to settle things for them whenever they break down since Lord Shani Dev himself wants them to grow.

8. Scorpio: The symbol that deals with death, resurrection and the phoenix often fears being the number two, fears being forgotten, fears being not loved enough and fears losing something they love most. Vulnerability is their deepest fears and they often fight hard to hide it.

Read more Scorpio Facts.

Now Lord Shani Dev again finds the same complicated being in them that is found in Aries. Hard to train, these fixed creatures can be stubborn beings and Lord Shani faces difficulty taming them. Often the Scorpions win over Lord Shani by scrupulous means leaving Lord Shani wreathing in anger. But one or the other day, Lord Shani often ends them bringing them pain, shame and whatever they were trying to run away from during their lifetime with death.

9. Sagittarius: Dogmatic in their approach, there lie some rigid beliefs within the Sagittarians that no one can even bring on the table. It is these beliefs that make them rigid in the core where they would not give off some rigid segments for no reason. Now, Lord Shani dev often challenges these beings on such fronts and brings out the vulnerability in them challenging it to the core. Generally, they do well and are obedient enough for them to be left out by Saturn. Thus finding their new freedom, these beings again traverse back to become the greatest religious teachers and preachers of all times.

10. Capricorn: Capricorn is home to Lord Shani, his own planet. Often wasteful in nature, these beings can be shaking away their responsibilities to bring forth self-doubt. Lord Shani Dev always wants to correct this kind of unconscious living, trying to bring them to the conscious world is Saturn’s motto often. A garb of fatty ideas rest upon the minds of Capricorn with a constant fear of criticism, a Capricorn may go on to hide their biggest events that can be criticized to the core. They often try to live tailor made but then within themselves, these creatures become a being that can be criticized any moment.

11. Aquarius: What can the altruist fear? Well losing oneself in the crowd is their deepest fear. Often they would try to shock others to push them away in very many ways that they devise in their deepest minds and try to find out who they really are and what they desire to become during their time. Even though they are socialists, helping others but their biggest fear often lurks in their corner. A wave so strong that can give off the worst shocks comes alive for others. Lord Shani cannot often control it as they often subconsciously do the work Saturn would want to undertake himself- testing others.

12. Pisces: The greatest job is to be able to bring a suitable form to something that has ceased being formless long back and if these divine beings do not find support moving downhill seems easier for them than many others. Lord Shani has too often spent a lot of energy in trying to revive a Pisces energy and solidarity. Devoid of some watery form can prevent their survival and often the stark light can blind them. It is a hard phase for Lord Shani and often Lord Shani Dev wins at the cost of many things.

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To conclude, we can rightfully say that Lord Shani Dev is a great judge, an emancipator in the truest sense of the word. He can release you of your own fears that comes live everytime you try to stand tall, everytime you try to win. Lord Shani Dev’s primary objective is to make you boundless and to help you win back your one single purpose, that, for which you were born.




Worshipping Shani Dev a Boon or Bane as Per Holy Scriptures
Worshiping Shani Dev is Not Scripture Based
The sole purpose of human birth is to do true worship and attain salvation. Devotees of Hinduism can be broadly put into two categories: Those who worship just because of their inherent spiritual nature by birth while others are those who worship out of sheer fear that something wrong can happen to them in the future or they are already suffering and want to get rid of difficulties life has thrown at them.

Those falling in the first category generally tend to worship over glorified powers like Trinity (Brahma Ji, Vishnu Ji, Shiv Ji), or Hanuman, Durga, etc. who are in fact mere puppets in hands of butcher Brahm Kaal.
While the second pool of people usually worship deities who are lower than Trinity in the spiritual hierarchy but due to wrong/incomplete knowledge embedded in masses by fake spiritual leaders, are considered to be the ones who will harm people if they don’t worship them. There is one such God who has gained centre stage in this category, known by the name of Shani Dev (शनिदेव).
Let’s know in detail about Shani Dev

Devotees worship Shani Dev’s black colored stone idol by pouring mustard oil on it on Saturdays, by lighting an oil wick and wearing a small black cloth. The special day of his worship is considered to be Saturday, most of the devotees worship him only to avoid the wrath of Shani Dev in their lives and to please him. Shani Dev is considered to be the son of Surya.

This article is focused on doing the fact-based analysis of Shani Dev’s widespread folklore glory while we go through, ending with a conclusion whether he is capable of doing any good for his devotees!! We would start by listing some of the stories which you may already have heard as they are in the public domain and then would go to see what Holy scriptures say; so that you can gauge the spiritual power of Shani Dev and can know whether Shani Dev is a worshipable God or not ?

This article will aim to highlight the following. Let’s first know

Who is Dharmarai ?
Is Shani Dev the God of justice & Karma ?
Trinity Gods fear Maha Shani
Brahm Kaal misleads for arbitrary worship of Shani Dev
Folktales Prevalent about Shani Dev
Is Shani Dev worshipable?
What does the Holy Scriptures say about the Almighty?
Is Shani Dev a provider of salvation?
Who is Supreme God?
What is the identity of a Tatvdarshi saint?
Who is Dharmarai ?
Owner of 21 universes Brahm-Kaal also known as ‘Dharamrai’ has promised Almighty Kabir; creator of the entire universe; Param Akshar Brahm, Satpurush that he will rule in this deceased world basis truth, basis Karma. There is evidence in Sukshma Veda

Dharamrai darbani chera, sur asuron ka kare nibera |
Sat Ka raaj dharmrai karahi, apna kiya sabhe dand bharahi | 6 |

We are all imprisoned here in the web of Kaal. All souls trapped in his web get reward and punishment according to their deeds. According to mythology, for this he has delegated responsibility to a deity well known as Shani Dev.

Is Shani Dev the God of Justice & Karma ?
Shani Dev is a popular Hindu deity worshipped by devotees intending to ward off evil and obstacles from their life and is believed to be one who rewards or punishes people according to their Karma.

Let us dive deep in spiritual facts and know more about Shani Dev. This article will focus to highlight that Shani Dev is not a worshipable God since he is not the provider of salvation.

Trinity Gods Fear Maha Shani
Ref: Shri Brahma Purana, published from Gita Press Gorakhpur, Chapter “Tapasthirtha, Indratirtha and Vrishakatirtha and Abjak-teerth glory” on page 216.

Mentioning the glory of ‘Abjak Teerth’ Brahma Purana narrates a real time incident. There was one ‘Maha Shani’ , a demon who could not be defeated by Gods. Once all gods went to Lord Vishnu and prayed to kill the demon ‘Maha Shani’. Lord Vishnu said ‘Maha Shani’ the monster is ‘Avadhya’ for me meaning, I (Vishnu) cannot kill Maha Shani. Gloomy Indra then went to Shri Shiva and prayed to kill the demon ‘Maha Shani’. Lord Shiva said that ‘I alone cannot kill the demon ‘Maha Shani’, you (Indra) and your wife Shachi should worship God ‘Janardan’ means Brahm Kaal then that demon Maha Shani can only be killed.

Note: Brahm Kaal has been greeted God ‘Janardan by Arjun in Gita Chapter 3 Verse 1 and 2

This description of Brahma Purana proves that Shri Vishnu Ji and Shri Shiv Ji are not capable. They are not Omnipotent. It cannot be even said that they do not have power. These Gods are more powerful than other deities but are mere puppets of this Kaal form Brahm -Sadashiv also known as Maha Vishnu, Maha Shiva. They are incapable of defeating Shani Dev. Brahm Kaal acquires the form of these deities -Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and provides them some help because of this, the glory of these three deities enhances. Therefore, seekers remain dependent on these three over glorified powers only and do not understand Brahm form Kaal’s trap.

This episode proves Trinity Gods fear Maha Shani.

Let’s move ahead to understand that Brahm Kaal misleads innocent ignorant souls and lets them perform arbitrary worship which is devoid of holy scriptures hence, useless.

Brahm Kaal Misleads for Arbitrary Worship of Shani Dev
Greeted as Shaneeshwara, Pingala, Babhru, Pippalayshraya, Roudhraantak, Raviputram, etc. Shani Dev the son of Surya and Chayya is believed to be capable of conferring boons and blessings to the deserving. Due to his ferocious behaviour Shani Dev is feared for delivering misfortune.

Ref: Holy Kabir Sagar, Conversation of Brahm Kaal with God Kabir in Chapter ‘Anurag Sagar’ from Page 62 and 63:

Deval dev paashaan pujaayi |
teerth vrat jap tap man laayi ||38 ||

God Kaal told Almighty Kabir that in Kalyug he will mislead naïve souls to worship deities, ghosts, put them on fasting, perform austerity and visit to pilgrims, such will be useless worship which will not provide innocent creatures any spiritual benefit rather will turn out to be a sheer wastage of precious human birth. This is huge Kaal’s trap and he misguides creatures by letting them perform arbitrary worship like worshipping Shani Dev and other deities.

Holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 Verse 23 states:

YaH, shaastrvidhim, utsrjya, vartte, kaamkaaratH,
Na, saH, siddhim, avaapnoti, na, sukham, na, paraam, gatim ||23||

Meaning: One who practices by following his/her own beliefs rather than following the way of worship described in Holy scriptures ends up getting nothing!!

As can be seen from the above Verse of pious GIta Ji, it’s of utmost criticality that you understand what the Holy scriptures say about Almighty and the way of worship to connect with him!! It would be of no use to keep doing what you’ve been doing until now. If you think that God will help you in whatever form you worship him, as is believed by masses, then why is it that almost everyone in this world is suffering and their so-called God isn’t able to provide relief to them?

The Answer to this is that practice which isn’t according to scriptures, won’t help anyone!! If you see someone enjoying his life then it’s all due to his past Karma; otherwise why does the same person start suffering despite following the same method of worship which he used to do when you were considering him leading a happy life?

So, the gist of the above is that one MUST follow the holy scriptures to embark on the journey of spiritualism. Now comes the next problem of understanding holistically the true translations of our Holy scriptures which are in Sanskrit. We know that it’s next to impossible for us to understand the scriptures on our own otherwise we would already be knowing that. Isn’t it?

One such arbitrary worship prevalent amongst pious Hindu religion is of Shani Dev. Moving ahead let us know about folktales prevalent amongst devotee society about Shani Dev.

Folktales Prevalent about Shani Dev
Shani Dev is a God who, if not worshipped, can harm people.
Worshipping Shani Dev on Saturdays keeps one safe from his malefic effects.
Also known as ‘Chayaputra’, he is the one who gets easily enraged and is considered a troublemaker if he isn’t happy with someone.
Pouring mustard oil on a tree or donating it on Saturdays keeps Shani Dev Happy.
Chanting Shani Dev Mantra, reciting Shani Dev Chalisa gives materialistic benefits.
With aforesaid, now the curiosity raises; Is Shani Dev worshipable? Let’s find out

Is Shani Dev Worshipable?
The answer is No!! None of the God-Given Holy books (Vedas, Gita Ji) have even mentioned Shani Dev to be deity, leave about worshipping him. We would like to add one more point here. We aren’t denying the existence of Shani Dev!! In fact, we fully believe that there are 33 koti Deities and Shani Dev is one of them however as you have seen above, the Knowledge Giver of Gita Ji is saying that even the worshippers of Trinity are among the lowest. So, how can worshipping Shani Dev be of any use?

In Holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 8-10 knowledge giver of Gita tells to ‘worship only Param Akshar Brahm, complete God who has been referred to in Gita Chapter 8 Verse 3.

So, how to find someone who can help us in understanding what is true way of worship? and what is the exact meaning of the Holy Scriptures?

To get an answer to this, Let’s again turn to our Holy Books. Gita Chapter 4 Verse 34, directs to go in the refuge of a Tatavdarshi Saint. Our Holy scriptures like pious Vedas, Gita Ji contain a lot of references for the identification of True Saint. Going through that would limit your criteria on the intended topic.

Now, let’s try to do a deep dive into what holy scriptures tell about the Almighty and whether Shani Dev is capable of doing anything (good or bad) to people!!

What does the Holy Scriptures say about the Almighty?
Let’s take a quick look into some of the conscience shaking hidden secrets of the Holy Books which would reinforce what we’ve discussed so far:

Gita Chapter 15 Verse 4 and Chapter 18 Verse 62 states that only by doing devotion of the Purna Parmatma (complete God), full benefit – complete liberation is attained, which is scripture-based devotion and practice of other gods as a deity, because of being against the scriptures, is useless (evidence in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 Verse 23, 24).
Gita Chapter 7 Verse 12 to 15, It’s stated that those who have their mind limited to the worship of the three Gunas (Rajgun-Brahma, Satgun-Vishnu, and Tamgun-Shiva), who do not worship anyone apart from these, they have been said to be of demoniac nature, the lowest among men, evil-doers and fools, and it has been said that they do not even worship Me (Knowledge Giver of Gita i.e. Brahm / Kaal).
Gita Chapter 18 Verse 62, Knowledge Giver of Gita is asking to go in the refuge of Supreme God so that effectively means that Almighty is someone different from the God who gave knowledge of Gita Ji!!! Looks astonishing? We know, keep reading the material as there will be more such shockers.
Is Shani Dev Provider of Salvation?
Devotees recite Shani Chalisa, celebrate Shani Jayanti, visit temples and offer mustard oil on the idol of Shani Dev. Recite mantra like “Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae khadga hastaaya dheemahi tanno mandah prachodayaat” aiming to please God Shani. These mantras and way of worship hold no evidence in any holy scriptures. Chanting Mantra & chalisa of Shani Dev, celebrating Shani Jayanti and worshiping him as a deity is not correct at all.

Pious Gita Chapter 17 Verse 23 tells three word salvation mantra ‘OM-Tat-Sat’ (coded) which will be provided by enlightened saint chanting which and by remaining in rules of worship as prescribed; seeker will attain God and will reach to immortal abode.

In Gita Chapter 8 Verse 13, the knowledge giver of Gita says that ‘His mantra is ‘Om’ and ‘Tat and Sat’ (secret mantra) should also be chanted for attainment of Param Akshar Brahm/ Supreme God for complete salvation. In Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18 Brahm Kaal says that salvation attained by his devotion is inferior . Therefore, here is a description of the attainment of the Supreme God, that is, the ultimate state of complete salvation. The seeker who renounces the body while chanting and remembering (Om, ‘Tat and Sat’), that is, remembering at the last moment, he attains the supreme State of complete salvation.

Almighty Kabir states in His nectar speech

Kabir, Koti Naam Sansar mein, inse mukti na ho ||
Sar Naam Mukti ka data, vako jane na koy ||

This proves Shani Dev is not a provider of salvation hence, worshipping him is totally useless.

Let us move ahead to know who should be worshipped about whom all holy scriptures certify? Who is Supreme God?

Who is Supreme God?
Considering what you have read until now, you may be thinking now whom to worship as for a beginner, this looks so new and Shocking

Actually, the weaver of Kashi i.e. weaver Kabir is the Almighty God, who appeared on a lotus flower in Kashi, Uttar Pradesh, about 625 years ago from Satlok, lightening the light of his body and played the role of a weaver. He is the Supreme God and only he should be worshipped. In Gita Chapter 8 Verse 9 it has said that only Worship Satchidanandghan Brahm i.e. Supreme Akshar Brahm. Almighty KavirDev i.e. God Kabir Sahib who is eternal, omnipresent, almighty, i.e. Lord of lords, subtle to subtle, Sustainer of all, in unimaginable form, flamboyant form i.e. luminous like sun, who is corporeal, far from ignorance.

A Tatvadarshi sant tells about God whose identity has been told in Gita Chapter 4 Verse 17, Chapter 15 Verse 1-4. Let’s know in detail the identity of a Tatvdarshi Sant.

What is the Identity of a Tatvadarshi Saint?
Kabir, Akshar Purush ek ped hai , Kaal Niranjan (Kshar Purush) wa ki Dar ||
Teen dev (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh) Shakha bhaye paat rup Sansar ||

About a Tatvdarshi Sant, in Gita Chapter 15 verse 1, it has been clarified that how would that Tatvadarshi Saint be, who will tell the complete description of the world like tree that the root is Purna Parmatma, trunk is Akshar Purush i.e ParBrahm, a big branch is Brahm i.e. Kshar Purush and smaller branches are the three Gunas (Rajgun-Brahma Ji, Satgun-Vishnu Ji and Tamgun-Shiv Ji) and the leaves are this world i.e. he will give a detailed description of all the universes. He is an enlightened saint. Only by going under the shelter of an enlightened saint, a person gets complete information about the Supreme God.

When one finds the enlightened saint mentioned in Gita Chapter 15 Verse 4 Chapter 4 Verse 34, Chapter 15 Verse 1, after that one should properly search for the ultimate abode of God i.e. Satlok having gone where, devotees do not return to the world, and the Param Akshar Brahm, from whom the ancient creation–nature has originated.

Kaal says ‘I also am in the refuge of Sanatan Purna Parmatma. One should worship that Supreme God with full determination’.

On the basis of the above facts, it is concluded that on the basis of folk tales, Shani Dev has been considered as the God of Justice in the devotee society, but this deity, who is believed to be the provider of the fruit of karma is not at all worshipable God because no holy scripture of any religion gives proof of worship of Shani Dev. Shani Dev is not even the provider of salvation. Only by taking refuge of a Tatvdarshi sant, and living in dignity, doing true devotion and chanting Salvation Mantras, emancipation can be attained. Almighty Kabir Sahib (KavirDev) Ji is the only worshipable God.

Here through this article, we request all the seekers/devotees and readers to take shelter of enlightened Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj, who is himself an incarnation of Almighty Kabir Saheb Ji and who has incarnated on earth for the welfare of all human beings. All human beings should do devotional practice as described by Satguru Rampal Ji Maharaj. Satguru Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji gives Naam Diksha (Initiation) in three Stages.

First: – Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj gives initiation of secret mantras of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Durga etc. By chanting these mantras one gets the happiness of this world. Today man has started idolatry i.e. worshipping idols leaving behind the chanting of real mantras doing which there is no benefit. Despite worshipping they continuously suffer. The reason for this is that their way of devotion is not correct. Today the seekers are doing exactly as if a person who does not have an account in the bank and worship the idol of the manager by placing it in his house and demand money by folding hands in front of the idol. From where will the idol give money? Whereas all the seekers of Satguru Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji get full benefits because of performing true worship.

In the Second time, after four months, a two-syllable Satnaam is obtained chanting which destroys all sins and gives complete peace and happiness.

Kabir, Jab hi Satnam hriday dharyo bhayo paap ko naah ||
Jaise chingari Agni ki padi purane ghaas ||

The meaning of the above speech is, when you chant the mantra of two letters, then all your sinful deeds will be destroyed. After taking Initiation, by coming under the shelter of Complete Satguru Rampal Ji, the sins of the seeker will finish and no deity, ghost, pitra, nine planets etc. can harm the seeker.

Speech: Nau grah Naman krain Nirvana. Avigat naam niralabh jana ||

When the seekers do devotion to the Supreme God Kabir Ji, then the nine planets do salutations to the seekers and instead of harming them they provide benefit to seekers. We used to do the same devotion in Satyug which Sant Rampal Ji is getting done in today’s time. In Satyug, all human beings used to be happy by doing this true devotion, there was rain on time, there was no shortage of anything, human life span used to be lakhs of years, the son do not used to die in front of the father.

In the Third time Aadi Naam (Saranam) is obtained which provides us salvation.

Kabir ekai sadhe sab sadhe, sab sadhe sab jaaye ||
Mali sichen mool ko, phule phale adhaye ||

In this speech It has been told that as a gardener puts water in the root of a plant and fertilises it. The plant grows into a big tree and gives fruit. If the gardener instead of pouring water and manure in the roots starts pouring in twigs and leaves of the plant then the plant will die. Through this example of the plant Kabir Saheb is explaining that if you do not worship the Supreme God and worship different deities, planets, then you will not get any benefit.

To get full benefits, read the books ‘Gyan Ganga’ and ‘Jeene Ki Raah’ written by Satguru Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj and listen to his discourses and make your human life successful by taking Initiation.

Abandon unscriptural practice made by Kaal Brahm for deities like Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Durga and Shanidev, Sun God etc. Seekers/devotees and readers all are advised to take refuge of Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj, do true worship and land back to your native abode ‘Satlok’.

Hold your breath and for a quick reference, keep reading the articles recommended below, as this will turn out to be the best thing that has ever happened to you!!

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Considering the limit of how much could have been incorporated in this write up; we believe we were able to include important selected points as evidenced however, we are quite confident that they are more than enough to set the ground for you so that you can explore more about spiritualism from this site and at least now understand that chanting Shani Dev Chalisa, celebrating Shani Jayanti and worshipping him as a deity won’t help at all!!

Following conclusion have been drawn from aforesaid description

Shani Dev also known as God of Justice, God of Karma is not worshipable.
No holy scripture provides evidence of worship of Shani Dev.
Shani Dev is not the provider of salvation.
Salvation is attained by taking refuge of enlightened saint and chanting salvation mantras remaining in prescribed rules of worship.
An enlightened saint provides initiation in three phases with which salvation is attained.
Almighty Kabir is only worshipable God.
Devotees are advised to take refuge of Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj who is none other than Almighty KavirDev Himself descended on earth for the welfare of humans.


Hindu God Shani Bhagwan (Shani Dev): History and Significance
Shani Bhagwan (also known as Sani, Shani Dev, Sani Maharaj, and Chayyaputra) is one of the most popular deities in the traditional religion of Hinduism. Shani is the harbinger of bad luck and retribution, and practicing Hindus pray to Shani to ward off evil and remove personal obstacles. The name Shani comes from the root Sanaischara, meaning slow mover (in Sanskrit, “Shani” means “the planet Saturn” and “chara” means “movement”); and Shanivara is the Hindu name for Saturday, which is dedicated to Shani Baghwan.

Key Facts: Hindu God Shani Bhagwan (Shani Dev)
Known for: Hindu god of justice, and one of the most popular deities in the Hindu pantheon
Also Known As: Sani, Shani Dev, Sani Maharaj, Saura, Kruradris, Kruralochana, Mandu, Pangu, Septarchi, Asita, and Chayyaputra
Parents: Surya (the sun god) and his servant and surrogate wife Chaya (“Shadow”)
Key Powers: Ward off evil, remove personal obstacles, a harbinger of bad luck and retribution, deliver justice for evil or good karmic debt
Significant epithets for Shani include Saura (son of the sun god), Kruradris or Kruralochana (the cruel-eyed), Mandu (dull and slow), Pangu (disabled), Septarchi (seven-eyed), and Asita (dark).

In Hindu iconography, Shani is portrayed as a black figure riding in a chariot that moves slowly through the heavens. He carries various weapons, such as a sword, a bow and two arrows, an ax, and/or a trident, and he is sometimes mounted on a vulture or crow. Often wearing dark blue or black clothing, he carries a blue flower and sapphire.

Shani is sometimes shown as lame or with a limp, a result of fighting with his brother Yama as a child. In Vedic astrology terminology, Shani’s nature is Vata, or airy; his gem is a blue sapphire and any black stones, and his metal is lead. His direction is west, and Saturday is his day. Shani is said to be an incarnation of Vishnu, who gave him the task of granting to Hindus the fruits of their karmic nature.

Origins of Shani
Shani is the son of Surya, the Hindu sun god, and Chaya (“Shade”), a servant of Surya who acted as surrogate mother for Surya’s wife Swarna. While Shani was in Chaya’s womb, she fasted and sat under the hot sun to impress Shiva, who intervened and nurtured Shani. As a result, Shani turned black in the womb, which is said to have enraged his father, Surya.

When Shani opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse: that is Shani turning his father (temporarily) black in a rage of his own.

The elder brother of the Hindu god of death, Yama, Shani delivers justice while a person is alive and Yama serves justice after a person’s death. Among Shani’s other relatives are his sisters—the goddess Kali, destroyer of evil forces, and the goddess of the hunt Putri Bhadra. Shiva, married to Kali, is both his brother-in-law and his guru.

Lord of Bad Luck
While often considered cruel and easily enraged, Shani Baghwan is both the greatest troublemaker and the greatest well-wisher, a strict but beneficent god. He is the god of justice who oversees the “dungeons of the human heart and the dangers that lurk there.”

Shani Baghwan is said to be very harmful to those who betray, backstab, and seek unjust revenge, as well as those who are vain and arrogant. He makes people suffer for their sins, so as to purify and cleanse them of the negative influences of evil they have acquired.

In Hindu (also known as Vedic) astrology, the planetary position at the time of one’s birth determines his or her future; anyone born under Shani’s planet Saturn is believed to be at risk for accidents, sudden failures, and money and health problems. Shani asks that Hindus live in the moment, and predicts success only through discipline, hard work, and struggle. A worshipper who practices good karma can overcome the difficulties of an ill-chosen birth.

Shani and Saturn
In Vedic astrology, Shani is one of the nine planetary deities called the Navagraha. Each of the deities (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn) highlights a different face of destiny: Shani’s destiny is karmic, to make individuals pay for or benefit from the evil or good they do during their lifetime.

Astrologically, the planet Saturn is the slowest of the planets, remaining in a given Zodiac sign for about two and a half years. Saturn’s most powerful place in the Zodiac is in the seventh house; he is beneficial to Taurus and Libra ascendants.

Saade Sati
The propitiation of Shani is required of every single person, not just those born under Saturn. The Saade Sati (also spelled Sadesati) is a seven-and-a-half-year period that occurs when Saturn is in the astrological house of one’s birth, which happens about once every 27 to 29 years.

According to Hindu astrology, an individual is most in danger of bad luck when Saturn is in his or her house, and in the signs before and afterward. So once every 27 to 29 years, a believer can expect a period of bad luck lasting 7.5 years (3 times 2.5 years).

Shani Mantra
The Shani Mantra is used by Hindu traditional practitioners during the 7.5-year Saade Sati period, to escape the adverse effects of having Saturn in (or near) one’s astrological house.

There are several Shani Mantras, but the classic one consists of chanting five epithets of Shani Bhagwan and then bowing to him.

Nilanjana Samabhasam: In English, “The one who is resplendent or glowing like a blue mountain”
Ravi Putram: “The son of the sun god Surya” (called here Ravi)
Yamagrajam: “The elder brother of Yama, god of death”
Chaya Martanda Sambhutam: “He who is born to Chaya and the sun god Surya” (here called Martanda)
Tam Namami Shanescharam: “I bow down to the slow-moving one.”
The chant is to be performed in a quiet place while contemplating the images of Shani Baghwan and perhaps Hanuman, and for the best effect should be intoned 23,000 times over the 7.5-year period of Saade Sati, or an average of eight or more times a day. It is most effective if one can chant 108 times at once.

Shani Temples
To propitiate Shani properly, one may also wear black or dark blue on Saturdays; abstain from alcohol and meat; light lamps with sesame or mustard oil; worship Lord Hanuman; and/or visit one of his temples.

Most Hindu temples have a little shrine set apart for the ‘Navagraha,’ or the nine planets, where Shani is placed. Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu is the oldest Navagraha temple and has the most benign Shani figure. There are a number of famous stand-alone temples and shrines of Shani Baghwan in India, located at different regions such as the Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra, the Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple in Pondicherry, and the Mandapalli Mandeswara Swamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh.

The Yerdanur Shani Temple in Medak district has a 20-foot-tall statue of Lord Shani; the Bannanje Shri Shani Kshetra in Udupi has a 23-foot-tall statue of Shani, and the Shani Dham Temple of Delhi has the world’s tallest statue of Shani, carved out of native rock.





It is said that Surya Dev was initially married to Saranyu, but because of his unbearable heat and brightness, she left him and went away for penance leaving her shadow Chhaya behind.

Shani Dev is the son of Surya Dev and Chhaya, while his mother was going through severe penance. Lord Shiva has therefore, blessed Shani Dev with darkness symbolizing the power of extreme penance that he possesses.

Surya Dev or Sun God had two sons, Yama and Shani. His mother was Chhaya and hence is also known as Chhayaputra. Shani Dev represents the planet Saturn and is the lord of Saturdays. His elder brother Yama is also known as God of death. While Yama, gives the results of one’s deeds after death, Shani is known to give one the fruits of his deeds in his present life itself. He also had two sisters Yamuna Devi and Putri Bhadra. His other two brothers are Vaivastahva Manu and Manu.

When Shani was born, the sun went into an eclipse. This denotes the impact of Shani on the Hindu astrology. Lord shani was born on Vaishak Vadya Chaturdasi Amavasya; which is observed as Shani Amavasya or Shani Jayanti

FamilyShani Dev considered Lord Shiva as his guru. He was also his brother-in-law as Shiva was married to Goddess Kali. He also represents Lord Shiva’s Vairagya principle.

When his mother Chhaya was carrying Shani in her womb, she was highly devoted to the penance of Lord Shiva. She was so engrossed that she didn’t even care to have any food. This had such a profound influence on the baby in her womb, that he was born with dark skin.

Reputation Of Lord Shani
According to Hindu iconology, Lord Shani is lame and limp, as he was injured while fighting with his brother Yama in his childhood. He is represented riding a chariot, pulled by a crow or a vulture or an iron chariot with eight horses and carrying a bow and arrow. He is usually depicted with dark skin, wearing black clothes.

He is also sometimes known to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who has the responsibility of giving the fruits of one’s deeds in their present life.

Sade-Sati myths
Shani devAccording to Vedic astrology, Shani sade-sati is considered a troublesome time for one’s life. This person may face a lot of challenges, may face failure, accidents, health and money related problems. They also regard this period as a life changing one.
But contrary to popular belief this trouble is false. Shani & Yama are Gods of justice. While Yama, gives the results of one’s deeds after death, Shani is known to give one the fruits of his deeds in his present life itself. One must bear the fruits of their karma.

Shani Dev and Hanuman
According to Surya Sanhita, Hanuman was born on a Saturday and is the Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. In numerous occurrences in ancient Hindu Shastras, the skin color of Hanuman is regarded like that of Lord Shani Dev.

Lord Hanuman is said to have rescued Shani Dev from the clutches Raavan, and in return, Shani promised him that who worships Hanuman on Saturdays will be free from the bad effects of Shani.

Shani Dev and Black dogs
Feeding black dogs is also said to overcome the ill effects of Shani. Driven by astrological prescriptions, many people feed black dogs and are sometimes also advised to keep a black dog in the house.


Who Is Shani, The Lord Of Karma?
We welcome you to our exciting blog on Shani, the Lord of Karma, at InstaAstro. What comes to your mind when we ask you about who is Shani? We bet you can think of words like karma, discipline, and Sade Sati. Shani Dev is also known as Lord Shani, god Saniswaran, or Shaneshwara. He is a Hindu god who is considered to be the god of karma and discipline.

Shani Dev is associated with the planet lord Saturn and is the son of Surya Dev and Chhaya. Known for his strict and unforgiving nature, Lord Shani is said to be the flag bearer of misfortune. However, Shani Dev is the god who brings justice and balances out the good and bad deeds of an individual’s life.

The position of Saturn (associated with Lord Shani) in a person’s kundli can determine their fate and the outcome of their actions. Therefore, the placement of lord Saturn is said to be important in an individual’s horoscope. If placed in a strong position, Saturn blesses a person with rewards. On the other hand, if placed in a weak position, Saturn punishes a person for their bad deeds. Folks, come with us as we take you on the exciting journey of Shani, the God of Karma. Find out how he got his powers and his origin stories in this scoop. Sit back and relax.

Famous Legends About Shani: The Lord of Karma
In Hindu mythology, there are many stories and legends about the power of the god of karma, aka Shani Dev. Let us look at some of the most prominent ones.

Shani Dev Story 1
The first legend about the power of Shani Dev is related to King Vikramaditya. Vikramaditya was a legendary emperor who ruled over a vast kingdom in ancient India. He was known for his honesty and fairness. However, his pride and arrogance were not hidden from anyone. Once, he challenged Shani Dev to come and test his power and integrity. So, upon being called by Vikramaditya, Shani Dev appears before him and tests his power.

Interestingly, despite several chances, Shani Dev could not defeat him. Shani Dev realised that King Vikramaditya remained true to his word. As a result, Shani Dev granted him many blessings.

Shani Dev Story 2
Another popular story about the power of Shani Dev associates with a poor farmer. The farmer was poor and struggled to make ends meet for his family. He had a daughter who was blind. So, he prayed to Shani Dev and asked him to help her regain her eyesight.

As a result, Shani Dev appears and asks for his daughter’s eyes instead. Confused and clueless, he reluctantly agreed to give the eyes of his daughter. Seeing this, Shani Dev was pleased with the farmer and returned his daughter’s eyes. With Shani Dev’s blessings, she could see; thus, she regained her eyesight.

Origin of Shani
In Hindu mythology, the story of the birth of Shani is an interesting one. We bet that you must be thinking about who is Shani Dev father and mother. Be with us as we tell you about Shani Dev family.

It is said that Lord Surya was blessed with two sons, Shani and Yama. Yama’s appearance was regarded as majestic. His good looks were not hidden from anyone and became the talk of the town. On the other hand, Lord Shani was born with a dark complexion. Lord Surya did not like his dark complexion and refused to acknowledge Lord Shani as his son. Also, Lord Surya accused his wife Chhaya that Shani is someone else’s son.

As a result, Shani grew up feeling neglected and unloved. All of this made him resentful towards his father. The indifference between the son and father can be seen in astrology too. For instance, if these two planets are placed in an individual’s kundli, it would affect his relationship with his father.

One interesting fact about God Saniswaran is that he has not one but nine vahanas or vehicles. Here are the nine Shani Dev ka vahan: Horse, Jackal, Crow, Elephant, Lion, Peacock, Donkey, Bull, and Swan.

Powers of Shani: The Lord of Karma
Let’s talk about the powers and abilities of Shani, who is the God of Karma in this section of the scoop.
The most well-known power of Shani Dev is his ability to govern the law of karma. According to Hindu belief, every action has a consequence, and Shani Dev is responsible for ensuring that individuals receive the appropriate consequences. He is a strict disciplinarian and a fair judge who rewards those with virtuous lives and punishes those who have not.

Shani Dev associates with discipline and self-control. It is believed that by following the principles of self-discipline and control, individuals can avoid the negative effects of Shani’s gaze and live happy and successful life. In this sense, god Saniswaran is seen as a teacher who can guide individuals towards a more righteous and fulfilling life.

Despite his fearsome reputation, Shani Dev is a protective deity who can shield individuals from harm. By invoking Shani Dev’s name and following his teachings, individuals can ward off negative influences and attract positive energy into their lives.

Remedies and Mantra to please Shani : The Lord of Karma
In modern times, many people still worship Shani Dev, ask for his blessings, and offer prayers. If you face challenges and obstacles in life, pleasing Shani Dev can help you overcome them. Read along to know more about how to please lord Shani Dev. So, the following are some remedies and mantras to attain his grace.

Light a sesame oil lamp:
Lighting a sesame oil lamp (diya) in front of Shani Dev’s idol or picture is auspicious. This should be done on Saturdays, which is believed to be Shani Dev’s day.

Worship Lord Hanuman
If you want to please god Saniswaran , never forget to worship Lord Hanuman before him. Legend has it that once Ravana, the demon king, captured and imprisoned Shani Dev. When Lord Hanuman came to know about this, he could not help but fly to Lanka (Ravana’s kingdom) to rescue Shani Dev.

The belief is that if you want to please Lord Shani, you should devote yourself to Hanuman first.

Offer black sesame seeds:
Next in the list of how to please lord Shani Dev is fond of black sesame seeds. So offer them to him on Saturdays to please him.

Wear black or dark blue clothes:
Shani Dev associates with black or dark blue. Therefore, wearing these colours on Saturdays can appease him.

Donate to the needy:
Donating to the needy, especially on Saturdays, is a good way to please Shani Dev. You can donate black clothes, black sesame seeds, or other valuable items to poor people.

In Hindu mythology, chanting mantras is a powerful way of connecting with the Almighty and seeking their blessings. So, along with the remedies, here are some mantras that are effective in pleasing Shani Dev and reducing the negative effects of Lord Saturn.

First mantra to please Shani Dev is Om Shan Shanaishcharaya Namah
Om Pram Prim Praum Sah Shanaishcharaya Namah
Om Nilanjan Samabhasam Raviputram Yamagrajam Chaya Martandasambhutam Tam Namami Shanaishcharam.

In conclusion, Shani Dev is a deity who is both feared and revered in Hindu mythology. He is the lord of karma and associates with the Lord Saturn. However, despite his reputation as a bearer of misfortune, Shani Dev is a fair deity who balances out the effects of good and bad deeds. Therefore, god Saniswaran Shani Dev is an important god in Hindu mythology, and his stories and legends still continue to inspire and fascinate people to this day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What happens when Shani gets angry?
When the god of karma, Shani Dev, gets angry, he can cause negative effects on an individual’s life based on their good or bad deeds. Some of the negative effects are delays and obstacles, money loss, health issues and family or relationship problems.
2. Which god can control Shani?
Shani Dev is the lord of karma and discipline. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva are the two gods that can control god Saniswaran.
3. Which Shani Mantra is powerful?
If a person wants to remove challenges and obstacles from his life, chanting the Shani beej mantra brings happiness and prosperity in one’s life. Shani Beej Mantra is Om Pram Prim Praum Sah Shanaishcharaya Namah.
4. Who is Shani Dev afraid of?
As per the legends, Shani Dev is afraid of peepal (sacred fig). Here is an interesting story behind why Lord Shani is afraid of peepal tree. Once Surya Dev gave responsibilities of different worlds to his son as per their capabilities. But, Shani Dev captured more than one world and refused to leave it. Confused and helpless, Surya Dev asked Lord Shiva to intervene in between.So, Lord Shiva had to fight with Shani Dev. After defeating Shani Dev in a fight, Lord Shiva hung the god of karma from a peepal tree upside down for 19 years straight. This is why Lord Shani is always afraid of peepal tree.
5. What are the signs of bad Shani?
Hair fall, money loss, debt, and relationship problems are some of the signs of bad Shani in an individual’s life.
6. What happens when Shani is good?
Usually, Lord Shani is said to be a malefic planet. But only a few know that Shani dev also bestows blessings as per our good deeds. Its effects are not only malefic but also beneficial. Some of the good signs of this malefic planet are good luck, prosperity and fortune.



Shani’s birth
According to legend, Surya Dev was once married to Saranyu, but she later left him and went to do penance, leaving her shadow Chhaya in his wake because to his intolerable heat and brightness.

The son of Surya Dev and Chhaya, Shani Dev was born while his mother was undergoing extreme penance. As a result, Lord Shiva bestowed darkness onto Shani Dev, signifying the strength of his great penance.

Yama and Shani were the two sons of Surya Dev, the Sun God. He also goes by the name Chhayaputra because his mother was Chhaya. As the lord of Saturdays, Shani Dev stands in for Saturn. The name “God of Death” also applies to his older brother Yama. While Yama bestows rewards for one’s actions after death, Shani is reputed to bestow rewards for one’s actions while the person is still living. Additionally, Yamuna Devi and Putri Bhadra were his sisters. Vaivastahva Manu and Manu are his additional two brothers.

The sun underwent an eclipse during the time of Shani’s birth. This indicates Shani’s influence on Hindu astrology. On Vaishak Vadya Chaturdasi Amavasya, also known as Shani Amavasya or Shani Jayanti, Lord Shani was born
Shani Dev revered Lord Shiva as his spiritual leader. Because Shiva was wedded to Goddess Kali, he was also his brother-in-law. He also stands for the Vairagya concept of Lord Shiva.Chhaya, Shani’s mother, had been committed to Lord Shiva’s penance when Shani was in her womb. She didn’t even want to eat because she was so preoccupied. This had such a deep impact on the unborn child that he had black skin.

Trustworthiness of Lord Shani
According to Hindu iconography, Lord Shani is limping and lame because he was hurt in a boyhood fight with his brother Yama. He is depicted with a bow and arrow while riding a chariot drawn by a crow, a vulture, or an iron chariot with eight horses. He typically appears with dark complexion and wears all black.He is occasionally thought to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is tasked for dispensing the results of one’s actions in this life.

Lie about Sade-Sati
Shani sade-sati is seen as a problematic time for one’s life in Vedic astrology. This person may experience many difficulties, including failure, mishaps, health issues, and problems with money. They see this time as a pivotal one in their lives.But this trouble is untrue, despite what the public believes. The Gods of justice are Yama and Shani. While Yama bestows rewards for one’s actions after death, Shani is reputed to bestow rewards for one’s actions while the person is still living. One has to live up to their karma.

Hanuman and Shani Dev
Hanuman was born on a Saturday and is the Rudra form of Lord Shiva, according to the Surya Sanhita. Hanuman’s skin tone is frequently compared to that of Lord Shani Dev in the ancient Hindu Shastras.According to legend, Lord Hanuman saved Shani Dev from Raavan, and in exchange, Shani made a vow to him that anyone who worships Hanuman on Saturdays will be exempt from Shani’s negative side effects dogs.

Black dog and Shani Dev
It is also stated that feeding black dogs will counteract Shani’s negative effects. Many people feed black dogs and occasionally receive advice to keep one in the home, driven by astrological prophecies.



Shani is one of the Navagraha which are the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology, or Jyoti. Shani is embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani is the Lord of Saturday; the word Shani also denotes the seventh day or Saturday in most Indian languages.

The origin of word Shani comes from the following: Shanaye Kramati SA: i.e. the one who moves slowly, as Saturn takes about 30 years to rotate around the Sun. Lord Shani is also known by various names.

Shani is a Deva and son of Surya (the Hindu Sun God) and his wife Chhaya (Shadow goddess) and hence also known as Chayyaputra. He is the cousin of Yama, the Hindu God of death. It is said that when he opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse, which clearly denotes the impact of Shani on astrological charts. He is known as the greatest teacher. Shani dev is said to be very harmful to those who follow the path of betrayal, backstabbing and unjust revenge. He is known in Hindu scriptures as the greatest trouble giver as well as the greatest well-wisher. He is depicted dark in color, clothed in black; holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and variously mounted on a black vulture or a raven.


Birth of Lord Shani and Signifiance of Shani in Our Lives
In our routine lives, there is a great importance for the kindness and the power of God Shani. Shani occupies the seventh place among the nine planets which govern the world. This is viewed as unlucky in conventional astrology. As per ‘Kaagol Shastra’, the distance of Shani from the earth is 9 crore miles. Its radius is about one billion and 82 crore and 60 lakh kilometers. And its gravitational force is 95 times higher than that of the earth. Planet Shani takes 19 years to complete one revolution around the Sun. The astronauts have viewed the Shani’s colors as beautiful, strong, influencing and eye-catching. It has twenty two satellites in its ring.

Shani’s gravitational power is more than that of the Earth’s. Therefore, when we think good or bad thoughts and make plans, they reach Shani by the strength of his power. In astrological terms, the bad influence is considered as unlucky. But the result of good deeds will be good. Therefore, we must understand God Shani as a friend and not as foe. And for bad deeds, he is Sade Saati, disaster and an enemy.

As regards the birth of Shani, there are different stories. Foremost and accepted is the one in the ancient ‘Scanda Purana’ of Kasi Khanda which is as follows.

God Soorya was married to Daksha Kanya Sadnya. Sadnya could not tolerate the radiance of God Surya. She used to feel that by doing penance she could increase her brilliance. Or, by the power of her penance, she could diminish the glare of God Surya. But for God Surya, she was a spouse worshipping wife. From God Surya, she had three children. One was Vaivastahva Manu. The second was Yama Raj. And the third was Yamuna. Sadnya loved her children very much. But, she was very upset with the radiance of God Surya. One day, she thought that she would separate from God Surya, go to her parents’ home and undertake great penance. And if there was opposition, she would go far away to a lonely and undertake great penance.

By strength of her penance, Sadnya created a ‘Chaya’ (shadow) of herself and named her Suvarna. And, and then the shadow of herself became Suvarna. After handing over the children to Chaya, Sadnya told her that Chaya would thereafter play the role of womanhood and nurse her three children. She told her if any problem arose, she should call her and she would come rushing to her. But she cautioned her that she must remember that she was Chaya, not Sadnya, and nobody should know this difference.

Sadnya handed over her responsibilities to Chaya and went away to her parents’ place. She went home and told her father that she could not stand the radiance of God Surya. And therefore, without telling her husband she had come away. Listening to this, her father scolded her very much and told her that without being called, if the daughter returns home, both her and her father would be cursed. He told her to go back to her home immediately. Then, Sadnya began to worry that if she went back, what would happen to the responsibilities which she had given to Chaya. Where would Chaya go? And their secret would be exposed. So, Sadnya went to the dense jungles in Uttar Kurukshetra and took repose there.

She was fearful of her safety in the jungle because of her youthfulness and beauty. And she changed her form into that of a mare so that none could recognize her and started her penance. Elsewhere, the union of God Surya and Chaya begot three children. God Surya and Chaya were happy with each other. Surya never doubted anything. The children of Chaya were Manu, God Shani and Putri Bhadra (Tapti).

As per the second story, the creation of God Shani was the result of Maharishi Kashyap’s great ‘yagna’. When God Shani was in the womb of Chaya, Shiv Bhaktini Chaya was so engrossed in penance of God Shiva that she did not care for her food even.

She prayed so intensely during her penance that the prayers had a profound influence on the child in her womb. As a result of such a great penance of Chaya, without food and shade in the blazing sun, the complexion of God Shani became black. When God Shani was born, Surya was surprised to see his dark complexion. He began to doubt Chaya. He insulted Chaya by saying that this was not his son.

From birth itself, God Shani had inherited the great powers of his mother’s penance. He saw that his father was insulting his mother. He saw his father with a cruel gaze. As a result his father’s body was charred black. The horses of God Surya’s chariot stopped. The chariot would not move. Worried, God Surya called out to God Shiva. God Shiva advised God Surya and explained to him about what had happened. That is, because of him the respect of mother and child had been tarnished and insulted. God Surya accepted his fault and apologized. And regained his earlier glorious looks and the power of his chariot’s horses. Since then, God Shani became a good son to his father and mother and an ardent disciple of God Shiva.

What is Shani Sade Sati?
Shani Dev Story and Sade Sati MantraShani Sade Sati has many names such as Shani Sade Sati, Shanichari, Musibathi, Aafath etc. Nature is well understood by the science of astrology. Astrology has many branches such as Vedic Astrology, Industrial astrology, personal astrology etc. In these branches of astrology, the study of Rasi and the effect of planets have an important place. In the science of astrology, all the aspects of life are affected by the combination of planets in a group. Every planet is attributed with a special role. Happiness and sorrow play hide and seek in man’s life. In some people’s lives there is more happiness as there is more unhappiness in some people’s lives. The attaining of ‘moksha’ is the ultimate goal of man’s life.

In the astro-charts of many astrological texts planet Shani has been given the place of the planet of sorrow. This may be true only up to an extent and in certain aspects. It is shown that God Shani, soon after his birth, showed a glimpse of his nature to his father God Surya. God Shani, who symbolizes righteousness and justice, creates Sade Saati.

Sade Sati is a period of 7 and ½ years. Shani takes 30 years to traverse all the 12 planets. He stays 2 and ½ years in one ‘rasi’ or sun sign. When the planet, aspects the lord of the house, then the good benefits are derived. In the garland of planets, God Shani is called ‘Chaya Martand’. When ‘Chaya Grah’ or the star passes through a house, that star sign’s previous star’s sign and the next star sign is troubled. That is ‘Chaya Grah’. This belief is accepted in Sade Sati. When Shani passes through the 12th house of the birth chart for the second time, then it is called as Sade Sati. Shani stays in a house for 2 and ½ years. This way, God Shani’s transit through 3 houses is called Sade Sati. (2 and ½ x 3= 7and ½). Therefore, this patch of 7and1/2 years is known to bring suffering, sorrows and misfortune. This is known by people as Sade Saati.

In Sade Sati, a great deal of misery, trouble, fearsome disease, excess sorrow, loss of money, blame, insult, illness, imprisonment etc are undergone. By taking the help of ‘Vedic Vidhi’ and the mantras, penance etc the fearful effects of Sade Sati can be reduced. In brief, Sade Sati or seven and half years of God Shani put the normal life of man into great distress. This is the direct result of Sade Sati that normal, ongoing work comes to a standstill. The desire of students to study goes away. And people who are looking for a job go further on and on in this quest

Shani’s Sade Sati troubled many brave and strong kings, but they never let go of truth. Sade Sati gave them too much trouble but it could destroy them. Raja Harish Chandra did not abandon truth till the end. Only then, God Shani was pleased, restored him to the throne and gave him progeny, wealth and made him pure again. He gave him the strength to do penance.

When one is affected by Sade Sati, one should make use of prayer as a boatman and cross the river of bad times. One should resort to falsehood, theft. Robbery, vices, bad habits etc in one’s life. One should remember that there is no role of God Shani in Sade Sati. He cleanses us of the sins of our previous births and brings us closer to the divinity of Ishwar. During the period of Sade Sati, if we take the help of our own prayers, penance and ‘mantras’ and hold on to truth, then it will have been worth it.

The cure for Sade Sati

Shani Dev Maha Mantra

“Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam ||
Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||”


The person who has Sade Saati should recite Shani Mahamantra 23000 times within the 7 and ½ years. Shani Mahamantra’s recital should finish within 23 days. Thus, by reciting the Shani Mahamantra by a ‘mala’ ten times a day, it will finish in 23 days. If the person is young, then his parents can do it for him. While this praying is on, the person should eat simple food. He must sleep on the floor on a bed sheet and live the life of a ‘bramhachari’. It should be remembered that the praying of the Shani Mahamantra should be done at one stretch in one sitting at one place. Whoever wants to perform the ‘shanti’, must perform it on all Shanichari Amavahshya’. On a half meter of black cloth, taking the ‘pandraya yantra’, the ‘sindoor’ of God Hanuman and oil should be mixed and the ‘yantra’ should be created. After tying a coconut without water in it, by tracing the body’s length with it seven times, it should be consigned to flowing water.



Shani – the Elusive God
Hindus worship multiple gods and goddesses and each of them is believed to have unique powers. As such, Ganesha and Lakshmi are known to grant success and prosperity while Saraswati is believed to bless one with wisdom and intelligence. The Hindu God, Shani, is a powerful god believed to ward off the evil eye and remove obstacles.
Shani is the lord of the planet Saturn (one of the nine planets as per Hindu astrology), and is worshipped on Saturday, which literally means Saturn Day. The word Shani, also known as Shanaishchar, literally means the one who moves slowly and considering that Saturn takes about thirty years to orbit around the Sun, the name is an apt one for the lord of the planet. Shani is also known by many other names like Sauraa (the son of Sun God), Mandaa (slow, dull), Kroor Drishti/Lochan (cruel-eyed), Pangu (disabled), Saptaarchi (seven-eyed), Asit (dark complexioned), etc. These names are associated either with his personality or legends associated with him.

The story behind his appearance is that while God Shani was in the womb of his mother Chhaya, she was engrossed in penance and prayers to Lord Shiva so much that she stood in the hot Sun without food, water or shade. Thus, Shani is dark complexioned and is depicted with dark clothes (mostly blue), wearing a blue sapphire and holding a sword, a trident and a bow and arrow. His countenance is polite, yet gleaming and the eyes are half-opened. He has multiple rides and astrologers believe it depends on the task at hand. These rides include horse, dog, crow, buffalo, vulture, elephant, deer, donkey, and jackal.

Birth of Shani
Shani is the son of Surya, the Sun God, and Chhaya. He is also the brother of Hindu God of Death and Justice, Yama. The legend goes that Sun’s wife Sandna was unable to take his brightness, and she decided to move to the forest to do penance. However, to ensure no one comes to know of her disappearance, she created a mirror image, a shadow, of herself named Chhaya and asked her to never let the secret be known to her husband and perform all marital duties just as if she were Sandna. Chhaya then took the place of Sun’s wife and bore him children, including Shani.

The Enmity between Father and Son

Surya, the Sun God, himself bright and shiny, was unable to believe that his son could be so dark complexioned and he doubted Chhaya’s faithfulness to him. Shani, born with great powers, was upset at the insult of his mother and cast a cruel glance at his father, the Sun, which charred his body and stopped his chariots from moving. A worried Sun God called out to Lord Shiva for help who came and explained to him the reason for Shani’s wrath. At this, the father apologized to his son and finally, regained his previous appearance and powers. But this was only the beginning of a difficult father-son relationship which was not helped by Shani’s rigid and angry nature. It is also said that when Shani was born, Sun went into an eclipse, a further sign of the enmity between the two since Shani’s birth.

Shani and Yama
Yama is a sibling of Shani and older to him. Both these sons of Surya are said to be the judges of a person’s deeds, as per Vedic mythology. While Shani stands for truth and righteousness and punishes the wrong doers during their life time, Yama is said to mete out the punishment for one’s misdeeds after one’s death.

Shani and Lord Krishna
Lord Shani is a devotee of Lord Krishna and known to be immersed in the thoughts of his deity at all times. When Lord Krishna was born, all gods visited Nandgaon, his birthplace. However, Yashoda, Krishna’s mother, did not allow Shani to enter the house as she believed Shani’s gaze would cause some harm to her child. This saddened Shani and he went to the woods nearby to meditate and do penance. Lord Krishna appeared in front Shani Deva and asked him the reason behind his penance. Shani Deva expressed his frustration at people perceiving him to be cruel when he was just doing his duty of meting out justice. He also told him about his disappointment at not being able to see Lord Krishna. At this, Lord Krishna gave Shani the boon that people worshiping him will be freed of their troubles and then asked him to stay on in Nandanvan. Later, when Krishna played his divine flute, its sweet sound attracted Gopis (womenfolk of Nandgaon) but Lord Krishna turned himself into a Kokila (Cuckoo bird). Since then, the place is known as Kokilavan Shanidham.

Shani and Lord Hanuman
Shani and Lord Hanuman share a special relationship as the latter once freed Shani Deva from the imprisonment of Ravana, the mighty king of Lanka. In gratitude, Shani promised Hanuman that he would lessen his negative influence on anyone who prayed to Lord Hanuman. As such, people who have Shani Dosha (the negative influence of Shani) in their horoscope pray either to the Lord himself or Lord Hanuman to soften its impact. Even the Pandava brothers are said to have found a solution to their troubles only after they received help and blessings from Lord Hanuman.

Shani, the disabled
There are many legends associated with Shani Deva. One of them gives the story behind the disability of Shani. One day Shani was extremely hungry and went to his mother to ask for food. His mother Chhaya asked him to wait as she wanted to make an offering to the Gods first. Shani insisted on being served even before the Gods and when his mother did not heed, he kicked her in anger. This upset Chhaya so that she cursed him that his leg would break. A worried Shani went and recounted the event to his father, Surya, the Sun God. Suya was surprised that a mother could curse her son so and confronted Chhaya who admitted that she was only the shadow of Sandna, who was away doing penance in Himalayas. Now, that Surya knew that Chhaya was indeed his mother, he told Shani that the curse would come to be true, but he blessed his son so that he had a prominent position among all other planets.
Wife Curses Shani
Shani was married to Sangya, daughter of Chitrrarth. Sangya, though a talented and religious lady herself, was sad at her husband always being absorbed in the thoughts of Lord Krishna. One day, she returned after taking a bath post her menstruation period, and was hoping to attract the attention of her husband, but Shani, as usual, was in meditation. This enraged Sangya, and she cursed Shani that since you enjoy thinking about Krishna so much that you can’t spare even a glance at me, you will now always have to look downwards. If you look directly at someone or something, it will be destroyed. When Shani finally was able to calm her down and please her, she repented her curse but she was a pious women and the curse could not be undone.
Shani’s Gaze Chops Ganesha’s Head

Ganesha, the new born son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, was an adorable child and Parvati was extremely proud of her son. She invited all the gods in heaven to come and bless him. When Shani went, to Mount Kailash, the abode of Shiva and Parvati, he kept his gaze lowered and would not look at him.When Parvati insisted that Shani look at her son to bless him, he explained that he has been cursed by his wife that everything he looks at will be destroyed but Parvati was adamant. Finally, Shani looked at Ganesha from the corner of his half opened eyes, and lo and behold, Ganesha’s head was chopped off from his body and disappeared. Seeing this, Parvati fainted and a worried Shiva went in search of a head. He found an elephant under a tree and chopped his head to be used as a replacement head for his son.

Shani and King Harishchandra
The righteous king Harishchandra was undergoing a seven and a half years of Shani affliction (Sadhe satti) on his horoscope and as a result, he lost his kingdom, was separated from his wife and his son passed away. But all of these were not enough for him to leave the path of honesty and integrity. When his wife came to cremate his son, the king asked her to pay cremation taxes with the only thing she possessed, the saree worn by her. This is when Shani and other Gods appeared and pleased by his honesty, reinstated the king and brought his son back to life.

Shani and King Vikramaditya
Once the Nava Grahas or the nine planets of Hindu mythology had an argument amongst themselves as to who is the most important planet. They went to Lord Indra for the decision but a clever Indra did not want to incur the wrath of any of them and so, suggested that they go to King Vikramaditya of Ujjain, who was known the world over for his justice and wisdom. The king also had a difficult task at hand so he got nine thrones made of different metals and assigned a rank to each metal throne, the gold one being the first and iron one being the ninth in rank. Now, he asked each of the planet lords to choose a throne. They did so as per their natural affinity and Shani chose the iron throne which was of the lowest rank. This displeased him so much that he warned the King that he would take revenge of this humiliation. From there, began the King’s bad days that lasted for seven and a half years in which he was away from his kingdom, living like a commoner, then he lost his limbs and had to do hard labor. Finally, Lord Shani took mercy on him and returned everything to him. The king returned to his kingdom and asked his subjects to keep fast and pray to Shani on

The Impact on Shani on One’s Life: Shani in Indian Astrology

The gravitational pull of the planet Saturn, which represents Shani, is 95 times that of Earth’s gravitational pull. Astrologers believe that this is the reason why our thoughts, both good and bad, and our plans reach the lord of the planet and he influences them. Saturn, a malefic planet, presides over the two sidereal signs Capricorn and Aquarius. It is exalted in the house of Libra and fallen in the opposite House of Aries.

Dhaiya and Sade Satti
Shani takes around two and half years to pass through each zodiac sign. This period is known as Dhaiya. Sade Satti is the period that begins when Shani enters the zodiac sign immediately before the zodiac sign of Moon at the time of an individual’s birth. It continues while Shani transits through the next two signs which makes the total duration as seven and a half years. A horoscope afflicted by Shani or under Dhaiya or Sade Satti of Shani suggests disputes, delays, diseases, struggles, disharmony, wisdom borne out of experiences and death in the life of that person during the affliction period. It also brings an interest in spirituality, denouncing of materialistic pleasures, and enlightenment pertaining to the mysterious ways in which one’s karma’s are punished and rewarded. Shani also rules over bones and legs and brings chronic diseases. It also rules the entire nervous system and thus, a person under the malefic effect of Shani may have headaches, neuralgia, and other disorders related to nervous system. It also makes a person work hard to earn his livelihood. Generally, a person goes through three Sade Satti’s in his life: once in childhood, then in youth and finally, in old age. It is said that no human being, however powerful or pious can escape this period and its effects. In fact, according to Hindu mythology, even Gods fear this period and must undergo it as Shani metes out justice to one and all.
On the other hand, when placed favorably in a person’s birth chart, Shani brings longevity, land, wealth, and fame. It also makes people charitable, lavish, proficient, and generous. Such people can benefit by choosing professions related to oil, mining, etc. as Shani also rules the netherworld. Other profitable occupations may be those related to transportation, mustard, salt, property dealing and construction, tools and machinery, etc.

Appeasing the Shani God
Shani is the master of karma and one should live a disciplined, pious and truthful life to keep Shani troubles away. However, Shani is also a teacher and there is definitely going to be a time in one’s life where he/she would be under the influence of Shani. In case of a malefic Shani, there are certain remedies that one can use to soften its impact. These remedies can be grouped into:

Praying to Lord Hanuman
Praying to Lord hanuman, reading Hanuman Chalisa (Verses praising and describing the achievements of Lord Hanuman), and offering a certain quantity of Til Oil (Gingeley Oil) for a specific number of Saturdays in a Hanuman Temple is said to remove problems arising out of a weak Shani or Shani Dosh.

Praying to Lord Shiva
Praying to Lord Shiva, chanting Mritunjaya Mantra, and wearing a 14 faced Rudraksha are said to remove the ill effects of Shani Sade Satti.

Praying to Shani Deva
Praying to Lord Shani himself, visiting Shani temple on Saturdays and chanting Shani Mahatmyham, lighting a lamp in front of his image or idol, donating black cloth, sesame seeds, iron vessels, etc are some of the ways to appease Shani Deva. Some astrologers advise wearing or donating blue sapphire by analyzing the horoscope of person troubled by Shani Deva.

There are many well-known temples of Shani in India and some of them have interesting anecdotes and history associated with them. One of the most prominent ones is situated in Shingnapur in Maharashtra, India. Over a hundred and fifty years ago, a shepherd once saw a tall black rock and touched it with a pointed rod. The rock started bleeding and everyone in the village was amazed at this happening. The same night, Shani appeared in the dream of the most pious among the shepherds and asked him to enshrine the rock and worship it on Saturdays. The shrine of Shani in the village has no roof and the village houses too are without locks as the locals believe that their village is protected from theft by the Shani Deva himself.
Is Shani a Dreaded Foe?
Shani has been given the task of judging and giving commensurate rewards or punishments to all depending on their karma or deeds. Shani is also a good teacher. Discipline and responsibility are key qualities in the eyes of Shani and like a good teacher; it teaches people the importance of these aspects of life by forcing them to go through certain learning experiences. While many people believe Shani to be a cause of troubles in their life and fear it, what they overlook is the fact that as per Hinduism, one gets what one deserves as per one’s karma or deeds. Good deeds never go waste, while one cannot run away from the consequences of one’s misdeeds. Shani’s influence on a person’s life is really brought upon by the person himself. A person who is prepared to undergo the trying times with perseverance and righteousness is sure to be rewarded by him. Thus, Shani is neither a friend, nor a foe. He is neutral and just.





9 Facts about Shani Dev [Hidden and Mysterious]
Below is a list of some unknown and interesting facts about Lord Shani that you must know.

1 Shani is the Hindu God of Justice and is the most popular deity in Hinduism.
2 His other names are Sani, Shani Dev, Sani Maharaj, Saura, Kruradris, Kruralochana, Mandu, Pangu, Septarchi, Asita, and Chayyaputra
3 His father is Surya “The Sun God” and surrogate mother Chaya “The Shadow”.
4 He is the ward of the evil and herald of misfortune, bad luck and revenge.
5 Lord Shani is lame in one leg due to a curse.
6 Sun misunderstood Lord Shani due to his black colour on his birth.
7 Shani Dev a zealous devotee of God Shiva.
8 Shani Dev favors Hanuman’s Devotees the most.
9 He is the most powerful and unbiased God as per the Hindu Mythology.

Origin and History
The word Shani is derived from the root Sanskrit word “Shanaischara” that means slow mover. The term Shanaischara can be divided into 2 words i.e. Shani and Chara.

Shani –> The planet Saturn

Chara –> The movement

Shanivara –> Saturday, as per the Hindu naming convention.

Thus, Shani Dev is also considered to be the God or Bhagwan of Saturn and Shanivara is the day that is dedicated to the Hindu deity.

Major appellations for Shani include;

The cruel eyed or the Kruradris or Kruralochana.
The son of the sun god or Saura.
The dull and slow god or the Mandu.
The dark god or the Asita.
The seven eyed Septarchi.
The disabled or the Pangu.
As per the Hindu books & ancient texts, Shani is the son of Surya also called the Hindu sun god. His mother is Chaya which means shade, who acted as a surrogate mother for Swarna, Suraya’s true wife.

Chaya in an attempt to please lord Shiva sat under the hot sun for a long time which mediated and raised Shani.

Although this activity made Surya furious, as Shani turned out to be black.

History says that Surya temporarily turned black in the wrath of his own as the Sun went into complete eclipse and all this happened when Shani Dev opening his eyes as a bay for the 1st time ever.

Surya has 2 sons namely Yama or Yamraj and Shani Dev or Shani Bhagwan.

Name Duty
Yama Deliver’s justice after a person dies.
Shani Delivers justice while a person is alive.
Children of Sun or Surya Dev
Some other relatives and close once to Shani Bhagwan are;

Putri Bhadra, the goddess of the hunt.
Goddess Kali, the destroyer of the evil forces on earth.
Later Lord Shiva married to Kali and therefore became both his Guru and brother-in-law.

The portrayal of Shani Dev
In Hindi drawings and illustrations Shani Dev is depicted as a dark figure riding slowly through the heaven on a chariot.

Some of his weapons that he uses to fight against his enemies are;

1 trident
An Ax
A bow and 2 arrows
A sharp sword
He is portrayed as the God that wears dark blue or black clothing who prefers to mount on a crow or a vulture to travel between places, carrying a sapphire and a blue flower.

In his childhood, he had a massive fight with his brother Yama and that injury had a massive impact, therefore many sculptures show him with a limp.

Below are some of the common details about Shani Deva that would be beneficial for you know;

Nature (as per Vedic Astrology) –> Vata or Airy
Gem –> Black Stone or a Blue Sapphire
Metal –> Lead
Day –> Saturday or Shanivara (In Hindi)
Direction –> West
Believers say that he is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu or earth and his motive is to give the people fruits of their Karma.

God of Misfortune and Bad Luck [Truth or Myth]
Shani Bhagwan is a strict but very humanitarian God who gives the fruit of the Karmas to people and therefore can be both cruel and furious at times.

He is considered to be one of the greatest troublemakers while can also be your greatest well-wisher.

Shani Dev is the god of justice who directs the vaults of the human heart and the risks that loiter there.

He can be very harmful to you if you possess any of the following qualities;

Seeking revenge from others.
Futile and arrogant.
He has to make people suffer for their wrongdoings so that they can neutralize their bad sins and again become pure souls by eradicating the influence of evil on them.

As per the Hindi Vedic Astrology, the position of the planets at the time of birth determines their fate and if a child is born under Saturn i.e. Shani’s planet.

Then it is believed that his life will be filled with;

Health Problems
Money Problems
Shani Bhagwan teaches all the humans to live in present and that they can achieve success in the future only by following the path of hard work, disciple and tussle.

Also, if you practice all the above qualities then one can easily eradicate the challenges and struggles of life.

Relationship of Shani with Saturn
The Hindu Vedic astrology believes that there are 9 planetary immortals called the Navagraha. These 9 deities highlight a different face of destiny which is assigned to each one of since the birth.

The 9 planetary deities are based on the 9 planetary bodies i.e. the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and the Saturn.

The destiny of Shani Dev is karmic who punishes or benefits people during their lifetime based on their Karmas.

Out of all the planets, Saturn is considered to be the slowest as per Vedic astrology that remains for 2 and half years in its zodiac sign.

Saturn is believed to be extremely beneficial for Libra and Taurus ascendants as its most powerful place in the Zodiac is in the 7th house.

Shani’s Saade Sati
The Saade Sati or Sadesati means a tenure of seven and a half years that happens when one takes birth in the astrological house of Saturn, that can happen only in approximately 30 years.

As per the Hindu Vedic Astrology, the conciliation of Shani is vital of every single person, not just those born under Saturn.

During the Shani Dev’s Saade Sati, the person is in danger of misfortune as the Saturn is sitting in their house.

So, the person can expect a period of bad luck lasting for 3 times in 2.5 years each or over an entire period of 7.5 years.

Shani Hymn or Mantra
To escape the adverse effects of Saade Sati during the 7.5 years, many believers practice the Shani mantra regularly.

Although there are many versions of the mantra the tradition one involves chanting 5 epithets of Shani Dev and then kneeling to him.

Shani Mantra Wordings Meaning in English
Nilanjana Samabhasam The one who is resplendent or glowing like a blue mountain.
Ravi Putram The son of the sun god Surya called here Ravi.
Yamagrajam The elder brother of Yama, the god of death.
Chaya Martanda Sambhutam He who is born to Chaya and the sun god Surya here called Martanda.
Tam Namami Shanescharam I bow down to the slow-moving one.”
Shani Mantra Wordings and Meaning
The chanting of the Shani hymn or the mantra should be performed in a calm and quiet place with the images of Shani Dev.

It is believed that the devotee must practice this at least 23000 times over 7.5 years of Saade Sati.

The Hindu Vedas say that if you chant the hymn for 108 times a day, it will create a very positive impact on your life, however, a minimum chanting of 8 or more times a day is a must.

Exclusive List of 10 Shani Temples in India
If one wants to please Shani Dev, then they can wear dark black or blue clothes on Saturdays and refrain themselves from meat or alcohol.

You can also visit the nearest Shani temple and light lamps with mustard oil or sesame.

Sr. No. Name of the Shani temple Place in India
1 Shani Shingnapur Temple Maharashtra
2 Shani Dham Temple New Delhi
3 Yerdanur Shani Temple Telangana
4 Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple Pondicherry
5 Mandapalli Mandeswara Swamy Temple Andhra Pradesh
6 Sri Shani Temple Titwala, Maharashtra
7 Bannanje Shri Shani Kshetra Karnataka
8 Shani Mandir Indore
9 Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple Tamil Nadu
10 Shani Devaalayam Deonar near Mumbai
Shani Temples in India
It is extremely difficult to impress Shani Dev but if you worship Him with a clean heart then your every wish will be fulfilled.

Therefore, you must pray to Shani Baghwan and do Good Karma to compliment your thoughts.

The Hindu Deity is the most unbiased God as per the Ancient Hindu Mythology who is out there to punish the evil and reward the worthy.

People Also Ask (FAQs)
Who are the parents of Shani Dev?
As per the Hindu books and ancient texts, Shani is the son of Surya also called the Hindu sun god. His mother is Chaya meaning shade, who acted as a surrogate mother for Swarna, Suraya’s true wife.

Who is the brother of Shani?
Yama or Yamraj is the elder brother of Shani that delivers justice to a person after his/her death while Shani Dev delivers justice to a person when he/she is alive.



Shani Dev Meets His Guru
Shani Dev went to his Guru and told him that it was time to pass over his Moon. His Guru immediately asked for his pity and requested that Shani Dev not pass over his Moon. However, Saturn told him that it was his duty to pass over every constellation. If he showed partiality to his Guru, all people would ask for his compassion and even insult him. So, instead, he told his Guru that since he had requested his own disciple for his grace, he would pass over his Moon for a shorter time than usual.

Agreeing On The Time Duration
Shani Dev and his Guru began to discuss the reduced time duration of the Moon transit. Shani Dev suggested reducing the customary 7 ½ years to 5 years. The Guru wanted a shorter time. Shani Dev then suggested 2 ½ years. The Guru wanted an even shorter time. He would not agree to 7 ½ months or even 7 ½ days.

Shani Dev bowed before his Guru saying that a Guru is like a mother. He granted his Guru a boon. His Guru asked that he not pass over his moon at all. Finally, Shani Dev reiterated that he would have to pass over his Moon but suggested a period of 7 ½ Prahar. This is about 22 ½ hours. The Guru was still not satisfied and agreed to 1 and ¼ Prahar which is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The Guru presumed that he could easily spend this time having a bath and meditating. Shani Dev, however, thought that his Guru was perhaps unaware of the capabilities of Shani Dev. He was not pleased.

Shani Mahatmya – The Guru’s Ordeal
The designated time came for Shani Dev to pass over his Guru’s moon. The Guru made his way to the river to bathe. Shani Dev appeared to him as a melon seller. As his shadow fell on the Guru, the appearance and mind of his Guru changed. When Shani Dev as the melon seller showed him two melons and even cut them a little to show their juiciness, he was very happy and bought them. He put them in a bag and continued on his way to the river. After his bath, he filled his pot with Ganga water and went on his way with the melon bag also in hand.

The Search Party
It so happened that on the day before, the King’s and the Prime Minister’s sons had set out to hunt and had not returned. The King was worried and sent out a search party. When the search party saw the Guru, they asked him what his bag contained. He replied that they contained 2 melons. The soldiers asked why melons were dripping blood. The Guru was shocked to see that there was indeed blood dripping from the bag. The soldiers examined the contents of the bag and found the severed heads of the prince and the Prime Minister’s son. They bound the Guru and took him to the King. The King ordered that the Guru be put to death on a stake. The soldiers took him to the stake and beat him all the way. The Princess prepared to self immolate. The citizens started stoning the Guru.

Taken To The Stake
The Guru was desperate. In a final attempt to save himself from the stake, he offered the executioner 10,000 silver coins to wait a few minutes more. The Guru knew that the time of 3 hours and 45 minutes was almost over. Sure enough at the end of this time, the King’s son and the Prime Minister’s son walked into the palace unharmed. The King ordered that the Guru be spared from the stake. He apologised to the Guru. The Guru explained the reason for all the happenings and absolved the King of any blame. When the King looked into the Guru’s bag there were two melons in it. The King fed and clothed the Guru well and filled his bag with 10,000 silver coins. The Guru gave these coins to the soldier who was to execute him.

Shani Dev And His Guru
On the way back, he met Shani Dev and told him that in the few hours that Shani passed over his moon, he had shattered all his bones. What would happen to him if he had stayed with him for 7 ½ years! Shani Dev replied that a person who has no arrogance has nothing to fear from him. It was the Guru’s displeasing attitude that made Shani Dev show him his capabilities. He asked for his Guru’s pardon and gave his word that he would not afflict him again.

Silver Coins
King Vikramaditya was truly very surprised at this narration. Shani Dev told him that he had indeed not spared anyone including Lord Shiva, Rama, Krishna, Nal, Yudhishtar, Harsichandra and many others. Listening to the Shani Mahatmya or reading the text is a good Sade Sati remedy and Shani remedy for all Saturn related problems.


The Story of Shani Or Saturn From Shani Mahatmya
The Shani Mahatmaya is the story of a few incidents in the life of King Vikramaditya before his seven and a half years of Sade Sati starts. The king is in his court listening to a debate on which planet is the greatest. Learned scholars represent each planet and describe their virtues. The King listens to the descriptions of Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangal (Mars), Budh (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter) and Shukra (Venus). The King then asks the seventh speaker to describe the seventh planet Shani Dev or Saturn

Description Of Shani Dev
The representative of Shani Dev was dark, tall, and dressed in very traditional clothes. He spoke in a very low and harsh manner. He stated that Shani is the most terrifying of the Navagrahas. Saturn is not only terrifying but also the most feared by one and all, Shani is the ruler of loss, bereavement, and misfortunes. When pleased Shani Dev can give a person a kingdom and when displeased he can take away everything. Shani can take away things to the extent that the world will forget the name of the person. He is also is the Lord of time. Therefore he is is the significator of death and longevity. Even the Devatas get scared of his presence nearby.

The gaze of Saturn is terrifying and inauspicious. He is very cruel. Shani Dev signifies the Shudra caste and the servants. He is an oil presser by trade. The gem of Shani is the blue sapphire and his metal is iron. Shani Dev rules the Rashis of Makara (Capricorn ) and Kumbha (Aquarius). He is the ruler of the West direction and worships Kal Bhairav. His is the son of Chaya and is known as the son of Shadow. He is also called Manda meaning slow and endless since time is endless.

Shani’s Gaze
The gaze of Saturn is very inauspicious. When Shani was born he looked at his father Surya. Surya got leprosy. Then he looked at Arun, his father’s charioteer and he fell down and broke his thigh. He then looked at the seven horses of the chariot and they all went blind. Surya tried many remedies and none of them worked. Finally, when Shani Devs gaze left them, they were all healed. Surya’s leprosy was cured, Arun was healed and the horses could see. His gaze affects everyone.

Shani Dev And Lord Ganesh
Shani Dev plays a key role in the story of the Ganesh. He did penance at Banares and pleased Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva then blessed him that he would be a planet. When Lord Ganesh was born to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvathi, they celebrated his birth. All the Devatas visited to congratulate the couple and brought gifts for the couple. After the celebrations, they all left one by one but Shani Dev stood last in the line on purpose.

Shani Dev blessed the child while turning the other way. Lord Shiva and Devi Parvathi found this very strange. They requested him to look at the child and bless him. However, Shani Dev explained that as his gaze was not auspicious he did not want to create problems for the child by looking at him.

Finding A Head
Parvati Devi insisted that he must look at the child. Lord Shani Dev agreed while warning her that he was not responsible for any negative consequences of looking at the child. He did not look fully at the child but only glanced at the baby partially. Immediately Lord Ganesh’s head turned to ashes. Parvati Devi became very upset at this. Shani Dev explained that it was not his fault.

Lord Shiva also became very upset. He sent his Gan to find a mother and child who were sleeping facing opposite to each other. They looked everywhere but all the mothers were sleeping with their child close to their chest facing each other. Only the elephant was sleeping facing opposite to her child. So, the Gun cut the baby’s head off and brought it to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva then fixed the head on the body of Lord Ganesh.

Lord Shiva, Parvati Devi and Lord Ganesh
The way to appease the planet Saturn is to offer black sesame (Til) seeds, sesame oil and sugar to an iron image of Shani Dev on Saturdays. One can also give sesame seeds or iron donations to needy people.

Black Sesame Seeds
Saturn in 12 houses of Zodiac

How A Shani Dosha Is Believed To Affect Your Life
Shani Dosha occurs when the planet Shani or Saturn is in the wrong place in one’s natal chart. It can also occur if it is weak in the birth horoscope. The coexistence of Saturn along with other elements such as Mars, Moon or Rahu can also lead to this Dosha.

A portrait of Shani Dev sitting on his vahan
The planet Shani or Saturn is one of the most prominent and influential planets in Vedic astrology. Hence, its position in your natal chart, location and nature play an important role in a person’s life. Shani is the son of the Sun god and the elder brother of Yama, the god of death. Though Saturn is said to be a hostile planet, it is also the planet of justice. According to popular belief, Saturn rewards and punishes people based on their good and bad deeds. Shani takes 30 years to complete one revolution around the sun. When this planet is not well-placed in the horoscope, it is called Shani Dosha.

When planet Shani is weak in the horoscope, Shani dosha occurs
This Dosha occurs when the planet Saturn is in the wrong position or weak in one’s natal chart. It also occurs when Shani is in the retrograde position or when Saturn coexists with other elements such as Rahu. When Shani is present in 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th and 12th house in the horoscope, the person has Shani Dosha. When a person’s horoscope or birth has Shani Dosha, the person undergoes a lot of difficulties and struggles.

Sade Saati
This is another condition associated with Shani. It is called the Sade Saati. In this situation, Shani places itself in such a way that its effects stay for a very long time. This astrological phase is feared by the people as it causes a lot of misery and failures. According to Vedic astrology, the person who is facing this situation goes through a troubling time. The person will also face a lot of challenges. This situation can occur in one’s life at any point in time. If Shani places itself in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th and 12th house, its influence becomes stronger than the other planets in the house. During this time, the person will have to face a number of failures and misfortunes. The effect of this dosha lasts for seven and a half years.

What causes Shani Dosha?
Shani Dosha occurs in a person’s life as a result of bad deeds and sins committed in their previous life. Some of the deeds that cause this dosha are harming people and other creatures, keeping an evil eye on others success and possessions, treachery and cheating, suppressing or oppressing people, and practising hypocrisy and sadism.

The Effects
Shani dosha occurs in one’s life based on their doings in the past life. But, when it occurs, the person will face a lot of struggles and difficulties in life. The intensity of their struggles will depend on their past karma. When Shani arrives in a beneficial house, it causes happiness, prosperity, success and fame. But, in adverse conditions, it can cause misery and loss.

Some of the Shani Dosha effects include poverty, misery, delay in marriage or problems in married life, impotency, disturbed relationships, failures and losses, and thefts. The effects of this dosha are not limited to the ones mentioned above. They can also be litigation and imprisonment, debts, injuries and accidents, and sickness and diseases.
Shani (Saturn)
Shani, known as the Saturn is the seventh among the Navagrahas. The Saturn is a planet of masculine energy. He is the ruler of Signs Capricorn and Aquarius, the tenth and eleventh in the natal chart. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of planet Saturn (Shani). Saturn is a very slow moving planet. It takes around 29.5 years to travel through all 12 Zodiac signs. Saturn stays for approximately 2.5 years in a sign. Lord Shani is also known by names like Shani Dev, Ravinandana, Shaneeswara and Shani Bhagwan.

Saturday is considered the best day for worshipping Shani. Black sesame, Til oil are offered to Shani. Many devotees also offer clothes, foods to handicapped and poor. According to Vedic Astrology, black and blue colors are associated with Lord Shani. Blue Sapphire is the gemstone of Shani. Blue Sapphire helps to gain mental clarity, clears confusion and corrects the individual in making the right decisions.

The Saturn is a powerful planet that has a power to obstruct, destroy, and depress. Saturn represents austerity, longevity, old age, concentration and meditation, discipline, restrictions and sufferings. He is the significator of old age, death, and disease.

Lord Shani, the Saturn is depicted as a dark complexioned man with two hands carrying a bow and arrow, riding on a Chariot dragged by a Crow. Sometimes, he is portrayed with four hands carrying a sword, bow and arrow sitting on a buffalo.

According to Vedic Astrology, strong and well-located Saturn in a chart will indicate a good capacity and ability to endure the hardships of life, a strong sense of responsibility, seriousness, self-discipline, austerity. An afflicted Saturn can create difficulty in facing responsibilities, or trying to evade them, causing more problems and suffering. It can cause mental depression, loneliness, feelings of isolation, addictions and chronic diseases.

The sacred mantra, Shani Dev Mantra, describes Shani as blue mountain. The mantra goes on to hails Shani as the son of Surya, the Sun God and brother of God Yama , the God of the underworld. Devotees believe chanting of the mantra with sincerity and devotion can alleviate all the sufferings and derive the grace of Shani. It is also believed that Lord Shani does not trouble the devotees of Lord Hanuman, the monkey God and an avatar of Lord Shiva. Therefore, worshipping Hanuman will also help to a great extent in averting the negative energies from planet Saturn.

There are several mantras and slokas praising Lord Shani like Shani Kavach, Shani Gayatri Mantra, Shani Moola Mantra, Shani Sloka, Shani Beeja Mantra.

There are various temples dedicated to Shani. The most important ones are the Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple at Tirunallar in Tamil Nadu, Yerdanur Shani Temple in Telangana and Bannanje Shri Shani Kshetra in Karnataka.

To Participate
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.

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Saturn Fire Lab
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Saturn Pooja
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Shani Dosha Remedies
Blue sapphire is recommended to those who have Shani Dosha
When people are affected by Shani Dosha, they have to take various measures to eliminate its effects. In order to solve the problems caused by Shani, the Shani Dosha niravana is recommended. Let us take a look at some of the Shani Graha Dosha remedies.

Observing a fast on Saturday: Saturday is a very auspicious day for Shani. When one has Shani Dosha, they have to fast for 51 Saturdays. They have to break their fast with Khichdi or the broth of sesame seeds after sunset.
Charities and donations: Donating things that are related to Shani is one of the best remedial measures. Things such as black or blue clothes, black gram dal, black sesame seeds, iron items, things made of clay and leather, cows and buffaloes should be donated to the poor.
Worshipping Hanuman and Shiva: When affected with Shani Dosha, one has to worship Lord Hanuman every Tuesday and Saturday, and also chant the Hanuman Chalisa. Worshipping Lord Shiva will also prove effective. One can also light a lamp with sesame oil beside a peepal tree.
Jewellery and Gemstones: Blue Sapphire is recommended to all those who suffer from Shani Dosha. It is said that blue sapphire has the power to make one mentally and physically balanced. Wearing a Shani Yantra pendant or a black horse shoe ring is also suggested.
Astrology Remedies for Shani Dosh