As one would know, in Vedic Astrology the importance of Lord Saturn has been mentioned repeatedly. There are many evidences which has been stating the greatness of lord Saturn. In fact, if one knows about The Greatness of Saturn, it would be clear that Saturn is the strongest among the Nav-Graha.
Shani Dev is the son of Surya Dev and Chhaya Devi. Therefore, he is also the brother of Lord Yama and his Sister Yami. The former is the God of death. Lord Shani plays the role of a judge, very similarly to that of his brother Yama. The difference is that while Lord Shani rewards or punishes a person as per their deeds during their lifetime, Lord Yama rewards or punishes a person after their death. Hence the best way to please both is to follow the path of Karma or Duty in one’s life.
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Saturday is the most auspicious day to worship Shani Dev and seek his divine blessings. It is believed that devotees, who worship lord Shani would easily overcome problems related to occupation, finances, mental state, society, family and body. In the event of a Shani Dosha, the only remedy to quickly please lord Shani is to offer a Shani Puja which is usually recommended by a learned and expert astrologer after examining the horoscope/Kundali of native.
Shani Puja Benefits:
Some of the common benefits of Shani Puja are given below.
- This puja is highly recommended to those who are going through some suffering as a result of the malefic influence of Mahadasha of Shani.
- Similarly, if the Antradasha (the sub period of Shani) is causing trouble then too this puja is recommended.
- In case if a native is suffering severely form health and is bed ridden, then one should offer a Shani Puja. This will give some solace to the native.
- Career, job & business related troubles too can be easily rectified by offering the puja.
- If anyone is suffering from false allegation or judicial proceedings against him, then praying to lord Shani is a must to overcome the problem.
- These are some of the advantages or benefits of offering puja to lord Shani Dev.
What are the Shani Puja Items?
A number of Puja items are required for worshiping Lord Shani Dev. However, the same Puja can be offered with minimum items too. The most important items that are necessary to please lord Shani dev will include:
- Black “til” and rice.
- Mustard oil.
- Incense sticks.
- Flower garland.
- Black cloth.
Abhisheka of Lord Shani Dev is done by offering mustard oil. This is how you get shani dev blessings. However, there are some other processes too which one should follow especially the Mantras which will please Shani Dev.
What is the process of Shani Puja?
The following process is advised along with the Mantra which will please lord Shani. Thus, one should be aware of the following Mantras to seek blessings.
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Since the entire process is elaborate, one can follow any one of the two processes of Shani Puja.
Aasanam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while taking the posture or aasana.
Padyam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering water to the feet of Lord Shani Dev.
Arghyam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while pouring water.
Aachamaniyam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while drinking water.
Snanam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while bathing the Lord.
Vastram Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering the black cloth.
Gandham Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering incense sticks or camphor.
Pushpamalam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering a garland of flowers.
Deepam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while lighting lamps.
Akshatam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering rice.
Naivedyam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering til.
Dakshinam Samarpayanami –This mantra is chanted while offering dakshina.
With this the Devotees end the Puja by chanting Namaskaram Karomi.
Therefore, the entire puja is very elaborate. This can be certainly simplified.
In this process, the above material will be the same, but the native chants Shani Gayatri Mantra to please lord Saturn.
Shani Gayatri Mantra
Aum Sanaischaraya Vidmahe Sooryaputraya Dheemahi, Tanno Manda Prachodayat.
Meaning: I meditate on Lord Shani who is the son of Lord Surya. Let the slow-moving god illumine my intellect.
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