Shri Anna Ganapati Navgraha Siddhapeetham Nashik Maharashtra India

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Lord Shani (saturn)

The word shani embodies Saturn, also denotes the seventh day or Saturday in most Indian languages. The word shani comes from Sanaye Kramati Sa? i.e. the one who moves slowly, because Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun.

Shani is a deva and son of Surya and his wife Chhaya, hence also known as Chayyaputra. He is the elder brother of Yama, the Hindu god of death, who in some scriptures corresponds to the deliverance of justice. Surya's two sons Shani and Yama judge. Shani gives us the results of one's deeds through one's life through appropriate punishments and rewards; Yama grants the results of one's deeds after death.

It is said that when Shani 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. He is known as the greatest teacher and well wisher for the righteous as well the greatest punisher for those who follow the path of evil, betrayal, backstabbing and unjust revenge. He is depicted dark in colour, clothed in black; holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and mounted on a crow, which is Shani's vahana i.e. vehicle.

Shani represents Tamas Guna, learning the hard way, Career and Longevity. Few prominent Shani temples are Shani Shingnapur Maharashtra, Thirunallar at Tamil Nadu.

Characteristics of Shani are: Wife – Neeladevi; Colour – Black/ Blue; Gender – Neutral; Element – Air; God – Brahma; Pratyadi Devata – Yama; Metal – Iron; Gemstone – Blue Sapphire; Body part – Muscles; taste – Astringent; Food – Sesame; Season – All seasons; Direction – West; Day – Saturday; Tone – Pa.

Mantras and Remedies

  • For Shani or Saturn related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Shani:
  • Worship Lord Hanuman.
  • Recite Hanuman chalisa or any other Hanuman stotra.
  • Japa of Shani mantra : 'Om pram preem proum sah shanaischaraya namah', 19000 times in 40 days.
  • Recite the Shani stotra : Nelanjan samabhasam ravi putram yamagrajamChaaya martand sambhutam tam namami shanaischaram
  • Donate : Donate a buffalo or black til (sesame seeds) on Saturday.
  • Fasting day : On Saturdays.
  • Pooja : Hanuman pooja.
  • Rudraksha : Wear a 14 mukhi Rudraksha.
  • Friends : Saturn, Mercury
  • Enemies : Sun, Moon
  • Neutral : Mars, Jupiter
  • Lord of : Taurus, Libra
  • Exaltation : Libra 00–150
  • Debilitation : None
  • Sex : Male
  • Direction : South East
  • Lucky stone : Diamond, white coral/ziricon
  • Lucky colours : Pink shade, cream
  • Deity : Shachi, Indrani, Lakshmi
  • Articles of donation : Ghee, camphor, curd, silver, rice, sugar, white cloth flower or cow ( On Friday at Sunrise.)
  • Appearance : Handsome body, pleasing appearance and eyes, curly hair, poetic, youthful looks
  • Humor & part of the Body : Wind, eyes, genital organs, urine, semen
  • Ailments : Veneral disease, diabetes, kidney stone, swelling, white leprosy, small–pox, disease of face and private parts
  • Represents : Sensual pleasure, erotic impulses, jeeva
  • Prominent Qualities : Poetical Planet, of Materialism, planet of pleasure of flesh and denotes splendour, radiance, Vitality, Sports and Games, Art and Culture
  • For all Saturn related troubles Dasharatha Shani Stotra of is an excellent remedy.


  • Nakshtra Name: Anuradha ['following rādhā']
  • Lord : Shani (Saturn)
  • Symbol :Triumphal archway, lotus
  • Deity : Mitra, one of Adityas of friendship and partnership
  • Indian zodiac :3 o 20' – 16 o 40' Vrishchika
  • Western zodiac : 29 o 20' Scorpio – 12 o 40' Sagittarius
  • Nakshtra Name: Pushya ['the nourisher', also known as sidhya or tiṣya']
  • Lord : Shani (Saturn)
  • Symbol :Cow's udder, lotus, arrow and circle
  • Deity : Bṛhaspati, priest of the gods
  • Indian zodiac :3 o 20' – 16 o 40' Karka
  • Western zodiac : 29 o 20' Cancer – 12 o 40' Leo
  • Nakshtra Name: Uttara Bhādrapadā ['the second of the blessed feet']
  • Lord : Shani (Saturn)
  • Symbol :Twins, back legs of funeral cot, snake in the water
  • Deity : Ahir Budhyana, serpent or dragon of the deep
  • Indian zodiac :3 o 20' – 16 o 40' Meena
  • Western zodiac : 29o 20' Pisces – 12 o 40' Aries

Lord Shani (saturn) Shanti Karma


    The common and the standard Pooja to remove obstacles and bestow prosperity and wealth. This pooja is done before commencing any auspicious job. Pratisthana and Shodashopachara are done which are followed by SHRI SUKTAM.


    Shani or Saturn is one of the nine primary celestial beings in Vedic astrology. Shani is embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani is the son of Surya and Chaya. His Tattva or element is air, and his direction is west. He is Tamasic in nature and represents learning the hard way and the karaka for Career and Longevity.

    The origin of word Shani (शनि) comes from the following: Shanaye Kramati Sa: (शनये क्रमति सः) i.e. the one who moves slowly. He presides over 'Shanivaar' or Saturday. It can make a person a king or a beggar according to the native's karmas.

    Description :

    Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), Yogini Pujan, Kshetrapal Pujan, Swastivachan, Sankalp, Ganesh Pujan, Hanuman Pujan and Abhishek, Shani Yantra puja, Shani Mantra Jaap, Shani Gayatri mantra chanting, Aarti, Pushpanjali.

    The puja will performed as per Vedic rituals based on birth details (name, date, place, time), and Sankalp (your wish).

    This is an individual puja (you may do the puja on individual name or include your family members in the puja). You will be provided with the contact number of the priest to call during the Sankalp.

  • Benefits :

    1. For Professional and personal success.

    2. For protection from materialistic losses and extreme poverty.

    3. Relief in health ailments like joint problems, fractures, nerves etc., gives protection against loss of limbs.

    4. It is beneficial in labour related issues in industries and other business establishments and also minimizes insubordination.

    5. For protection from other malefic effects associated with Shani viz; melancholia, sorrow, gloom and aimless wandering in life etc.

  • Who should perform Lord Shani Graha Shanti puja? :

    A person who has a debilitated (Neecha) Shani, is undergoing a period of Shani Maha dasa or sub–dasa, or if the planet Shani is in association with any malefic planets by conjunction, aspect or is placed in the 3rd, 6th, 8th or the 12th house of the natal horoscope, or if Shani has the lordship of a malefic house and posited in a benefic house and vice versa.

    Shani Puja is done to appease planet Saturn. Grah Shanti Shani Pooja (Worship of Saturn) is sought for mental peace and to get rid of various diseases. Following things are associated with Shani (Saturn). In Vedic astrology, the planet Saturn is called Shanaishwara. Saturn is regarded as an emaciated God with long physique, big teeth and tawny eyes. Shani is indolent and lame. The temperament or nature of Shani is airy. Saturn is considered to be a malefic graha. It is believed that Shani can make a person, a king or a beggar according to the native's deeds (karmas). Shani Pooja – Worship Of Saturn Shani Puja or worship of Saturn mitigates the hardships one will have to face during bad times. Shani Puja is also recommended to people who have Saade Sati of Shani in their horoscope. One is advised to recite the following Shani Mantra facing the west, to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Saturn. 'Aum Aing Hring Shring Shung Shanaishcharaye Namah: Aum' One can observe fasts on Saturdays and can take Khichri (made of rice and black urad daal), after the sunset. Saturn bestows all benefits to the devotees who pray sincerely to him. Position of Shani– The Saturn Shani is most powerful in the 7th house. Saturn rules over the two sidereal signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Shani exalts in Libra and falls in the sign of Aries. Saturn is particularly a beneficial planet for Taurus and Libra Ascendants. Saturn is the slowest moving planet as it takes 30 months or 2.6 years in each Rashi and completes one cycle in 30 years. Transit of Shani can cause problems from Govt., peers, wife, children, slowdown in business, loss of property and leprosy etc. Significance of Shani Shani (Saturn) is an indicator of longevity, misery, sorrow, old age and death, discipline, restriction, responsibility, delays, ambition, leadership and authority, humility, integrity, wisdom born of experience. Saturn is regarded as a planet of darkness which rules over the dark side of human nature, such as the conscience (awareness of right and wrong). Saturn is regarded to be both a giver as well as destroyer. A person who sincerely prays to Shani is blessed not only with removal of the problems and worries, but a life that one desires.

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