28th May 2014 is Shani Jayanti!
Shani Jayanti Birth Story
Shani Jayanti Puja
The person observing fast should not eat food and chant shani mantra throughout the day.
Significance of Shani Jayanti
Special poojas and yajnas are conducted on Lord Shani temples and Navagraha temples during Shani Jayanti. Many devotees take Shani Jayanti vrat by fasting on the day from sunrise to sunset to get blessing of Shanidev. Worshiping Lord Shani on this day will help to reduce malice effects of Sadhe Saati and Pitra Dosha and attain success, wealth and happiness. Shani Shanti Puja and Taila Abhishekam are considered auspicious on Shanishchara Jayanti.
- Achieve Leadership skills .
- Be discipline and get perfection.
- Learn to be patience.
Saturn also known as Shaneeshwara, Shanaischara, Manda, Konastha, Pingala and Souri has blue complexion . He has a golden crown on his head and wears a garland and blue colored apparels. He is seated on the back of the vulture. He possesses a bow, an arrow and a trident in each of his three hands respectively and his fourth hand is raised in the posture of giving boons and blessings.
According to Hindu mythology Shani (Saturn) is son of Sun & Chaaya . It is believed that Shani & Sun (Surya Devta) are bitter enemies although they are close relatives. Therefore Shani mantra jaap is done when Sun sets .Yamraj (the lord of death), Dharamraj & Yamuna River are brothers & sister of Shani Maharaj. The 4 Ashwin Kumars (Sons of Surya & Usha) are step brothers of Shani Maharaj.Shani (Saturn) was a great devotee of lord Krishna right from his childhood.
Shani is considered as the lord of Justice. Lord Shiva has assigned Shani Maharaj the duty to do justice with each & every individual. Therefore during Shani ki Sadae Saati ( 7.5 years dasha ) & Shani ki Mahadasha ( 19 years dasha ) each individual is rewarded or punished according to his past actions by Shani Maharaj .In every individual’s life there is at least one Shani ki Sadae Saati & one Shani ki Mahadasha . During these dashas the individual must sincerely worship Shani Maharaj at any cost. Even regular worship of Shani Maharaj helps the person to remain healthy & wealthy.The presiding deity of Shani is Lord Brahma. The Pratyadhi deity is Yama.
Gem :BLUE SAPPHIRE
Transition Time :2&1/2 YEARS
Exalted in Sign : LIBRA UP TO 20 DEGREES
Mooltrikon : AQUARIUS UP TO 20 DEGREES
Debilitation Sign : ARIES
Mahadasha lasts for : 19
Presiding Deity is : BRAHMA
Element : AIR ( VAYU )
Other names : MAND , SURYAPUTRA , ASITH etc .