Shani (Saturn)

ShaniShani is one of the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology (that is, Vedic astrology). Shani is embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani is the Lord of Saturday. His Tattva or element is air, and his direction is west. He is Tamas in nature and represents learning the hard way, Career and Longevity.

The origin of word Shani comes from the following: Shanaye Kramati Sa: i.e. the one who moves slowly. Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun, thus it moves slowly compared to other planets, thus the Sanskrit name Shani is actually a demi-god and is a son of Surya (the Hindu Sun God) and surya's wife Chhaya.

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 (horoscope).

He is depicted dark in colour, clothed in black; holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and variously mounted on a black crow or a raven. He presides over 'Shani-var' or Saturday

In the body, Saturn rules the nails, hair, teeth, bones, and nervous system .Diseases of the ears, jaundice, gout, deafness, depression, anxiety, insanity, and asthma are also connected with a Saturn that is ill-aspected or badly placed in the birth chart.

Favourite ColourBlue, Black
Favourite DaySaturday
Favourite God / DeityLord Hanuman

Effects of Shani (Saturn)

Saturn (In Sanskrit - Shani) is darkness, the enemy of light. When it is well placed in the seventh house, or well aspected, it gives its natives integrity, wisdom, spirituality, fame, patience, ability to lead, authority, long life, organizational abilities, sincerity, honesty, love of justice, awareness of right and wrong (because it rules the inner conscience), nonattachment, and asceticism.

When it is ill-posited or ill-aspected it brings miseries, sorrow, delay, obstruction, disappointment, disharmony, disputes, dejection, difficulties, despondency, and destruction (death). It makes its natives undisciplined, irresponsible, dishonest, dull, addicted to drugs, sadistic, greedy, lonely and afraid. Accidents, humiliation, prison, lawsuits, suicidal tendencies, fear of theft, thefts, blame, enmity, pessimism, and premature aging are also attributed to an ill-aspected or ill-posited Saturn.

Saturn is symbolic of cruelty and irritations in life for people. It is adverse in nature. It originates apprehensions of chronic diseases, accidents, enmity, financial crisis, depression of mind and retardation in business.

Gemstone for Shani

The Navratna gemstone for Shani or Saturn is Blue Sapphire (Neelam), it is to be purchased and worn on Saturday after compatibility test, Blue Sapphire must be atleast 2 Carat in weight and should be worn in middle finger on Saturday, the best time to wear Neelam or Blue Sapphire is Saturday Evening, after the rise of moon.

How to get rid of negative effects of Shani, when Shani is vakri, when Shani is neech

The ill effects of Saturn can be minimized and the good effects can be increased according to Indian mythology by doing the following tasks. Any or all of these, one can select as per one's convenience.

  • Donating in charity a piece of black cloth, silk cloth, a cow, a buffalo, a mare, black grams and Black Til (Sesamum Seeds) on Saturday will amply influence Saturn to bestow benefits on devotees and to keep away from adverse effects, because these are the colours and objects dear to Saturn Planet.
  • Donating a piece of copper to a Dakot (A Person who accepts the offerings forwarded on Shani Dev) on Saturday will reduce ill effects of Saturn.
  • Donating in charity, Mustard oil on any Saturday to a Dakot will appease Saturn Planet.
  • Wearing blue sapphire on any Saturday on the middle finger after testing its suitability is considered to bring favours of Saturn. Once worn on any Saturday, the ring should be continuously worn for a long time.
  • Offering Mustard oil and Black Flowers in Hawan (Fire Sacrifice) will also add the favour of Saturn.

Remedies for Malefic Saturn

Bathe Using the Products Related to Saturn: As a remedy of Saturn, put black sesame in water and bathe with it. If you bathe with this water on Saturday then you will get good results from Saturn. If you meditate the lord Saturn and chant its Mantra while bathing, it will be beneficial for you. Try not to lie or cheat anyone on this day.

Donate the Products of Saturn: If you donate the products for Saturn, it will reduce malefic results of the planet. You can donate black lentil and mustard oil for the auspiciousness of Saturn. If you make the donations secretly then it will increase its auspiciousness. You can donate these products in the temple of Saturn or to a person in need.

Mantra of Saturn: You can chant Mantra of Saturn or can recite Hanuman Chalisa. The Mantra of Saturn is Om Shanishcharay Namah. If you chant this Mantra everyday or on Saturday then it will be beneficial for you. This Mantra helps to reduce the problems of Sadhesati and enhances tolerance power.

Yantra of Saturn: You should take help of a priest to make the Yantra of Saturn. After making this yantra, you can wear it.

Saturn is a slow-moving planet that's why you may get results of transit or Dasha for a long time. The remedies of the planet helps a person to think positive in the state of disappointment and sufferings.

108 Names of Shani

Aum shanaescaraya namah
Aum shantaya namah
Aum sarvabhistapradayine namah
Aum sharanyaya namah
Aum vagenyaya namah
Aum sarveshaya namah
Aum saumyaya namah
Aum suramvandhaya namah
Aum suralokaviharine namah
Aum sukhasonapavishtaya namah
Aum sundaraya namah
Aum ghanaya namah
Aum ghanarupaya namah
Aum ghanabharanadharine namah
Aum ghanasaravilepaya namah
Aum khadyotaya namah
Aum mandaya namah
Aum mandaceshtaya namah
Aum maha-niyaguna-atmane namah
Aum martyapavanapadaya namah
Aum maheshaya namah
Aum dhayaputraya namah
Aum sharvaya namah
Aum shatatuniradharine namah
Aum carasthirasvabhavaya namah
Aum acamcalaya namah
Aum nilavarnaya namah
Aum nityaya namah
Aum nilanjana-nibhaya namah
Aum nilambara-vibhushaya namah
Aum nishcalaya namah
Aum vedyaya namah
Aum vidhi-rupaya namah
Aum virodha-dhara-bhumaye namah
Aum bhedaspadasvabhavaya namah
Aum vajradehaya namah
Aum vairagyadaya namah
Aum viraya namah
Aum vitarogabhayaya namah
Aum vipatparampareshaya namah
Aum vishva-vandyaya namah
Aum gridhnavahaya namah
Aum gudhaya namah
Aum kurmangaya namah
Aum kurupine namah
Aum kutsitaya namah
Aum gunadhyaya namah
Aum gocaraya namah
Aum avidhya-mula-nashaya namah
Aum vidhya-avidhya-svarupine namah
Aum ayushyakaranaya namah
Aum apaduddhartre namah
Aum vishnu-bhaktaya namah
Aum vishine namah
Aum vividhagamavedine namah
Aum vidhistutyaya namah
Aum vandhyaya namah
Aum virupa-akshaya namah
Aum varishthaya namah
Aum garishthaya namah
Aum vajram-kushagharaya namah
Aum varada bhayahastaya namah
Aum vamanaya namah
Aum jyeshthapatni-sametaya namah
Aum shreshthaya namah
Aum mitabhashine namah
Aum kashtaughanashakartre namah
Aum pushtidaya namah
Aum stutyaya namah
Aum stotra-gamyaya namah
Aum bhakti-vashyaya namah
Aum bhanave namah
Aum bhanuputraya namah
Aum bhavyaya namah
Aum pavanaya namah
Aum dhanur-mandala-samsthaya namah
Aum dhanadaya namah
Aum dhanushmate namah
Aum tanu-prakasha-dehaya namah
Aum tamasaya namah
Aum asheshajanavandyaya namah
Aum visheshaphaladayine namah
Aum vashikritajaneshaya namah
Aum pashunam pataye namah
Aum khecaraya namah
Aum khageshaya namah
Aum ghana-nilambaraya namah
Aum kathinyamanasaya namah
Aum aryaganastutyaya namah
Aum nilacchatraya namah
Aum nityaya namah
Aum nirgunaya namah
Aum gunatmane namah
Aum niramayaya namah
Aum nandyaya namah
Aum vandaniyaya namah
Aum dhiraya namah
Aum divya-dehaya namah
Aum dinartiharanaya namah
Aum dainyanashakaraya namah
Aum aryajanaganyaya namah
Aum kruraya namah
Aum kruraceshtaya namah
Aum kama-krodha-karaya namah
Aum kalatraputrashatrutvakaranaya pariposhita-bhaktaya namah
Aum parabhitiharaya namah
Aum bhakta-sangha-manobhishta-phaladaya namah

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