Shani or Saturn is one among the Navagraha or the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology. Shani is also the lord of the seventh day of the week that is Saturday.

The word Shani originated from “Shanaye Kramati Sa” which means the one who moves slowly, as Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun. Shani is also referred by different names as Shani Bhagavan, Shaneesvara, Saneesvara, Shaneesvaran, Shani Deva.

Shani Dev is the son of Surya (Sun) and Chhaya (shade)., also referred as chayyaputra. He is also the elder brother of yama, the lord of death. Shani dev is also feared similarly as lord yama by the devotees. In some scriptures, Shani dev is also referred as Kruradrishti (One with the evil eye).

Shani Dev is known in Hindu scriptures as the greatest trouble giver as well as the greatest well wisher. It is believed that special prayers and rituals help to prevent from evil influence of Shani Dev.

He is depicted in black color, holding a sword, arrows and two daggers with red tongue protruding out and mounted on a black crow. Generally idols of Shani Dev are made of iron or are painted black.

Shani's consequence: According to Hindu astrology, person born under the effect of Saturn planet or Shani faces defame during his life time and gets surrounded in poverty all his life, he never gets success in his life and always goes through mental as well physical suffering along with his family members.

Antidote: The best remedy for Shani Dev’s effect is to worship Lord Hanuman.


Shani mantra:

|| om pram preem prom saha shanaye namaha ||
|| om kham kheem khom saha shanaye namaha ||

Sanishwara Gayatri Mantra:

Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae
khadga hastaaya dheemahi
tanno mandah: prachodayaat

Navkar Shani Mantra:

"Neelaamjana Samaabhaasam Raviputram Yamagrajam
Chchaaya maarthanda samboothm tham namaami Shanishwaram"

इस आर्टिकल को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें

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