Shani or Śanaiśchara, alludes to the planet Saturn and is one of the nine superb articles known as Navagraha in Hindu astromancy. Shani is a male Hindu divinity in the Puranas, whose iconography comprises an attractive figure carrying a sword or danda and sitting on a crow. He is the divine force of Karma, equity and retaliation in the Hindu religion and conveys results to all, contingent on their considerations, discourse and deeds. Additionally he signifies spiritual asceticism, penance, discipline and upright work. He wedded twice, first being Neela, the embodiment of Blue Sapphire gemstone and Manda, a Gandharva lady who jinxed him because of some reason.
Shani Dev is the son of Surya Dev and his wife Chhaya, thus also known as Chhayaputra. It is said that Shani is friends with Rahu, Ketu; enemies with sun, moon and mars; neutral to Jupiter. Shani is the god of two nakshatras or lunar houses: Pushya, Anuradha and Uttara Bhadrapada.
A well positioned Shani on the horoscope of the individual represents a solid profession, sound life and everything positive for that individual. He is related to the following: black color, its gemstone is neelam (blue sapphire), metal is iron, component is air, its direction is west, food is black til and ginger.
Shani is quite possibly the main planet in crystal gazing. No horoscope readings can leave a notice about Shani and its impacts on an individual’s life. On the off chance that your crystal gazer has at any point informed that you are confronting a hopeless time in your life because of the situation of Shani, leave your concerns. Shani doesn’t bring you what you don’t deserve. He keeps a dependable record of our past Karma (great and terrible deeds of previous existences) and is just returning them to us. Nonetheless, when the inconveniences because of Shani are unendurable, do this straightforward Shani puja at home to win Shani’s favors and lighten the impacts of Shani’s situation in horoscope.
Shani puja is generally done on a Saturday. On this day, the follower additionally fasts from sunrise to sunset. Get up early in the morning and begin your day by taking a shower and applying some sesame oil on your body. After shower, wear dark attire and light a sesame oil lamp for the entire day.
– An effigy or picture of Lord Ganesha, Shani Dev, Shiva and Hanuman.
– Black Sesame seeds (Shani Shanti Puja Samagri)
– Flower petals
– Bhog (food for god i.e prasad)
– Camphor or incense stick (for aarti)
Start your puja from lighting the lamp and offering prayers to Lord Ganesha. After that, pray to Lord Hanuman by offering him flowers and chanting Hanuman Chalisa. In the same way, seek blessings from Lord Shiva by offering him flowers and chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra-
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
Now, take some black sesame seeds and offer it to Shani Dev. Simultaneously, keep chanting Shani Gayatri Mantra 108 times-
Aum Sanaischaraya Vidmahe Suryaputraya Dheemahi,
Tanno Manda Prachodayat
After puja, offer food (bhog/prasad) to the deities and perform aarti by lighting a camphor or incense stick. Repeat the procedure in the evening as well and break your fast by having rice with urad dal or sesame seeds.
If possible one can visit any temple (preferably Shani Mandir) in the evening before breaking the fast.
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