Shani Jayanti is considered to be the day on which Lord Shani was born or appeared on earth. This day is also known as Shanishchara Jayanti or Sani Jayanthi.
Lord Shani is one of the nine planets (Navagrahas) of Indian astrology. Navagrahas are the nine celestial deities in Hinduism. Lord Shani is also called as 'Shaneeswaran', 'Sani dev', 'Sanischara bhagwan' or 'Chaya Putra'. Lord Shani is the god of Shanivar (Saturday). Lord Shani is the son of Surya (Sun God) and his wife Chaya.
Shani Jayanti or Sani Jayanthi is observed on Amavasya (New moon day) in Vaishakh month or Vaisakha masam. This day is also observed as ‘Shani Amavasya’.
In the year of 2011, the date of Shani Jayanti is June 1. This year Shani Jayanti has immense impact and spiritual significance as apart from Amavasya, there is also a Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan)!
What to Do on Shani Jayanti
On this very day, people do out of the ordinary prayers at Navagraha Temples or in Shani Temples. Visit to temples of Lord Ganesha is also considered very fortunate. Shani Jayanti is celebrated with extreme dedication in many temples like Mandapalli Mandeshwara Swamy Temple, Sri Kalahasti Navagraha Temple, Wargal Shaneeshwara Temple in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh and all Navagraha Temples in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In Shani Shingnapur Shaneshwara Mandir, Sani Jayanthi is the most important festival for the duration of which a lot of rituals and rites are performed. You can also get a pooja done at this temple through Atoot.com
Additionally, Several devotees perform fast (upvaas) on the day. The rules of this fast are parallel to Shanivar Vrat (Fast on Saturday). 'Shani Thailabhishekam' and 'Shani Shanti puja' are the most important ceremonies performed during 'Shani Jayanthi', Shani Amavasya, and Shani Trayodashi days.
As 'Shani Dosham' (awful effects from Lord Shanis situation in an individual's horoscope) is well thought-out as an imperative facet in ones future aspects, Shani Puja is a propitious ceremony for believers. Shani yagya or homa is carried out on this day by those people who have the Saturn cycle or Shani cycle, properly known as 'Sade sathi'. A lot of people consider that Saturn cycle can be a cause for the dreadful part of their life. Appeasing Shani or getting hold of 'Shani shanti' is the most wanted consequence from such rituals.
There are a number of misconceptions associated with this very day. Many astrologers or pundits take advantage of people. These people suggest conducting expensive prayers to please Lord Shani. While praying to Shani Dev is always good, there are other ways to please Lord Shani too. The precise approach to evade it is given below. People with Shani Dosham can practice it too.
First of all, one needs to mark out the position of shani in the horoscope. He or she should find in which house the Saturn is to be found. If the position of shani is in the 7th house, then he has to install Shani Taitisa and mala in the chapel wear the horse shoe ring on the middle finger and fix the horse shoe 'U' shaped on the main door of the house.
One can also repeat the holy text (mantras) of Shani on the promising occasion of Shani Jayanti. By doing so, Shanidev must be satisfied with the person and his family. Lord Shani will lessen his all sufferings. And if there is any influence of Shani or Shani ki Dhaiya or Sadhesati on the person and his family then, there will be some release from its bad effect.
The Shani Mantra to please Lord Shani on the day of Shani Jayanti is given below:
Om shreem shanidevaya namo namaha!
Om shreem shanidevaya shanty Bhavaha!
Om shreem shanidevaya Subham Phalaha!
Om shreem shanidevayapralaha prapti phalaha!
This mantra needs to be recited with proper rituals and as such one is typically advised to get it done through a pandit. If you want to understand the full influence of Saturn in your life, please order the Saturn Influence Report listed below.
Remedies for Shani
Several Remedies for Shani are listed below. Doing one or more of these on Shani Jayanti is highly recommended:
- Pooja at Shani Shingnapur
- Pooja at Kuchanur Sani Temple
- Wearing Shani Ring
- Praying to Shani Shankh (Conch)
- Pooja of Energized Shani Yantra
Om shreem shanidevaya namo namaha!