Lord Shani Dev has great importance from the religious, spiritual and astrological points of view. He is a Devata but he holds a special place in the Navagraha. Worshipping Lord Shani on the occasion of Shani Jayanti is considered extremely auspicious and fruitful. Shani Jayanti 2023 is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Shani across the country on the new moon day of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha. This year, Shani Jayanti falls on 14th May 2023. Let’s get to know the method of Shani Puja, the benefits of the worship and how to get rid of the malefic effects of Shani Sadesati through this DevDarshan blog-
When is Shani Jayanti 2023?
Shani Jayanti 2023 will be celebrated on 14 May, Monday. This day is the new moon day of the Jyeshtha month. The muhurat of Puja of Shani Dev will remain throughout the day. After sunrise in the morning, devotees should worship Lord Shani by offering oil to the idol or a picture of him. Then the Devotee should offer an oil lamp in the evening in any Shani temple.
Worship Method Shani Jayanti 2023
- On Puja day, wake up early in the morning, take a bath and vow to worship Lord Shani with full dedication.
- Light a lamp with pure ghee and place it in the puja place in the house.
- Then, visit the Shani Temple and offer oil mixed with sesame seeds to him.
- While doing the puja, keep it in mind not to stand directly in front of the idol of Lord Shani, so that his eyes don’t fall directly on you.
- Donate food, water, oil, blankets and other necessary items to the poor and needy in the name of your ancestors since it’s Amavasya day.
- Recite Shani Chalisa in the Shani temple or in any Shiva temple while chanting the mantras of Lord Shani Dev.
- It is also considered auspicious to visit a Hanuman Temple on this day.
Mantras to Chant on Shani Jayanti
Nilanjan Samabhasam Raviputran Yamagrajam. Chhayamartand Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanaishchara.
Shani Dosh Nivaran Mantra
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam. Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat.
Shani Gayatri Mantra for Shani Jayanti 2023
Om Bhagvay Vidhamain Mrityrupaya Dheemah Tanno Shani: Prachodyat.
Tantric Shani Mantra
Om Pram Prim Praun Sham Shanishcharaya Namah.
Mythological Story Behind Shani Jayanti
Shani is not only a deity but also a major planet (Saturn) among the Navagrahas. According to astrology, Lord Shani is said to hold great power. Shani Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shani is the eldest son of Lord Surya, one of the Navagrahas. Shri Kashyap Rishi had many wives but he loved his wife named ‘Aditi’ the most. Lord Surya was born as the son of ‘Aditi’. He married two women named Saranyu and Suvarna, who were the daughters of Devashilpi Vishwakarma.
Once Suvarna did severe penance to get the blessings of Lord Shiva by giving up on food and water. Due to this, her unborn child became black in colour in her womb. Upon the birth of Lord Shani, Lord Surya didn’t accept him as his son. When Lord Shani came to know about this, he was deeply saddened and did severe penance to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was finally pleased with his harsh penance and placed him among the Navagrahas and made him the Lord of Justice. It is considered extremely auspicious to read the Shani Jayanti vrat Katha on Shani Jayanti 2023.
Remedies To Avoid Troubles in Shani Sade Sati and Dhaiya and Mahadasha
During Shani Sade Sati, a devotee can get auspicious results by worshiping Shani Dev on every Shani Jayanti with full dedication and by adhering to all the rituals. Donating things related to Shani Dev like oil, black urad, black clothes, black blankets etc. on this day helps to get rid of the effects of Shani Mahadasha.
Devotees should get rid of their lazy nature and work hard. Doing wrong things or telling lies should be avoided during this period. Reciting Shani Chalisa on every Saturday is considered auspicious and fruitful.
Shani Dev is also pleased with the devotees who worship Lord Shankar and Lord Hanuman on Saturday. Worshipping these deities on Saturday helps us to avoid the malefic effects of Mahadasha, Sade Sati and Dhaiya.
Worshipping the Peepal tree on every Saturday and on every Shani Trayodashi is considered fruitful. A mustard oil should also be lit in front of the Peepal tree.
Devotees should Chant the Shani Mantra “Om Shanishcharaya Namah”, for 108 times on Shani Jayanti 2023 to receive the divine grace of Lord Shani and avoid the pain of Shani Sade Sati.
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