Mantras and Remedies for Reducing the Malefic Effects of Shani Graha

Shani Remedies and Maha Dasha

In Vedic astrology, the planet Saturn is called Shanaiswara. The name Shanaiswara means "slow mover." Shanaiswara, or Shani, is the son of Surya Dev and his shadow wife Chaya, and is the slowest of the Grahas. Saturn takes 2 1/2 years in each Rasi, completing one cycle every 30 years.

Shanidev plays the role of a judge in human lives. Shani, in Hinduism, keeps an eye on our deeds; depending on our karmas he will reward or punish us. Shani is the most feared of all deities because of his power to turn a king into a pauper within a moment. King Vikramaditya is one such person who had to suffer the wrath of Shani Dev.

Shani is most powerful in the seventh 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 a particularly beneficial planet for Taurus and Libra ascendants.

A malefic Shani could mean diseases like arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, or gout. Saturn affects one adversely when he occupies certain positions in one's horoscope like the Saade Sati (7 1/2 years) or Ashtama Shanaiswara (Saturn in 8th house—2 1/2 years).

Shani Puja and Grah Shanti Shani Pooja are some remedies done to appease the planet Saturn and reduce the hardships one will have to face during such bad times. Apart from that there are a number of remedial measures one can follow including chanting Shani Mantras. The Shani Mantra has to be chanted facing the west and a minimum of seven times a day. One can chant the mantra 108 times using a rudraksha rosary and by keeping a shani yantra for better results.

Shani Dev Mantras and Remedies
Shani Dev Mantras and Remedies

Shani Mantras and Meaning

Given below are some of the Mantras of Shani one can chant to please Shani and reduce the malefic effects.

"Om Hlim Sham Shanaye Namah"

"Om Praam Preem Praum Sah Shanayishraya Namah"

"Om Sham Shanayscharaya Namaha"

"Aum Aing Hring Shring Shung Shanaishcharaye Namah Aum"

Shani Gayatri Mantra

Om Sanaischaraya vidhmahe

Sooryaputraya dhimahi

Tanno manda prachodayat

Shani Dhyan Mantra

Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam

Chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam

Meaning: I bow to Lord Shani, who is black in colour, and son of Sun and born to Chaya and brother of Yama, who moves very slowly.

Saneeswaran is reputed to be both a giver and destroyer. Anyone who sincerely prays to Shani Dev will not only be freed from troubles but also get the life that one desires.

Some Remedies to Reduce the Malefic Effects of Shani

  • Observe fasts on 51 Saturdays and take khichdi made of rice and black urad daal after sunset.
  • Wear a blue sapphire.
  • Wear a 14-mukhi rudraksha bead, or a seven-mukhi rudraksha bead, or a Saturn Mala comprising 36 seven-mukhi beads and one 14-mukhi rudraksha bead.
  • Worship Lord Hanuman by chanting his mantras on Saturday and lighting a ghee lamp in front of the idol.
  • Donate sesame seeds on Saturday.
  • Wear a Shani Yantra pendant.
  • Wear a Shani ring (available at Shani Shinganapur).
  • Pray to Lord Shiva and chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.

Comments 38 comments

Shekar 4 years ago

Always think good, do good things to yourself and others. Never hurt anybody,if you start thanking the things around you like Pancha buthas,Navagrahas,Ashta dikpalakas,Parents, Living things, non living things, and several Gods, which gives u life without any reason. For example: we cannot live without air which is the one of the elements of Pancha buthas, so it becomes our responsibility to say thanks to them first and then to god, then only god will be pleased. Because God wants us to say thanks to the things and persons around you and help them whenever they need your help. Feel the presence of God everywhere that's where the real fact is...Coming to Lord Shani, do recite shani mantras,Maha mrutunjaya mantra,hanuman chalisa regularly apart from the above mentioned things... Definitely it's gonna work out for everybody.. I would like to say one last thing about the Birth of an to realise himself why he has taken birth, what he supposed to do on the earth, what's his or her responsibilities. Once he does this.. He or she would not be affected by the problems they are facing regularly.

Aqeel Syed Abdulqadar 4 years ago

hello friends glad to see you here . Happy Ram Navmi .Chant the mantra "om sham Shanieshchairya namaah" feed the birds grains or indian breads,light diyas made of wheat flour either in Hanuman mandir or Shani mandir best if you worship him at Shani singnapur (best place for Shani worship).I am a student of SY.BCOM but never feel like studying.Please pray to Saturn for me.

Aqeel Syed Abdulqadar(belapur) 4 years ago

Hello friends thanks for being with me but a keen request to you all please pray to Lord Saturn on my behalf because I am a student facing problems in studies and let me know whether you liked my suggestion or not.

Aqeel Syed Abdulqadar(Belapur) 4 years ago

Hello friends whoever chants the mantra "om sham Shanieshcharaay namaah" every day Saturn never harasses them.Those who try to help others but for that they speak lies to them he never troubles.If you motivate someone Saturn is fond of you.If you do mistake and admit it then you have scope.But if you fool him or others he brings you at the same position where you were earlier.If you sacrifice something for well-being of someone then he rewards you.Saturn loves time and discipline.So those who consider these things are considered by him and vice versa.You may light at least six to seven diyas made of wheat flour either in Hanuman temple or Shani temple every saturday or best if you worship Lord Shani at Shani-Singnapur( best place meant for worship of Shani God).So many memories of Saturn God are at same place.If you feed grains or indian bread to crow or any other bird still it pleases Saturn.

Samir Shankar Desai 4 years ago

lORD Saturn extremely loves unselfishness and extremely hates ego.Because all bad things start from the same.You should become a devotee to Lord Hanuman and promise him to become like him also befriend all poor people because they are heart of Saturn.Also follow positive directions of working and complain less.Then you should have blind faith in Saturn because he is your friend and likes them who try to be friends of their own though not others.

Hemant waghmode 4 years ago

If u chant mantras of shanidev or fasting on sat. It will definitely helps to reduce malefic effect from lord shanideva.

satyendra 4 years ago

how keep fAST for shani dev

rahul 4 years ago

can i chant the Shani Dyana mantra mentally? is there a specific procedure? i don't have a rudraksha mala, so can i use any other beaded mala to count the number of chants? please help.

Raja 4 years ago

Any saturday...see, the point is, in most of the holy books God himself/herself have mentioned that true love/dedication/bhakti is beyond everything. In today's fast-paced world you can't spend much regular time chanting mantras/slokas, etc, etc. You really have to do one thing, purify your heart and mind by yourself. What is the use of praying regularly and then do sinful acts. (+1) + (-1) = 0...right?

h..kumar 4 years ago

can we start fasting from any saturday we want.. or there is particular date or day?

Raja 4 years ago

Just like you have preferences, Gods too have Theirs. Don't forget that They have created/programmed/etc. etc. us. We are a part of Him. Not much different you know...Each and every Grahas (planets) have Their own preferences/choices/significances/targets/importance, etc. Nothing complicated if you truly try to Feel Him/Her...doesn't matter if you deny Him/Her...once again its your see.

Appu 4 years ago

Why black lentils/sesame, what is the specific reason?.. anyone?.... thanks

radhey shyam verma 4 years ago

hi...i m going through the Saturn transition...because of this there are delays in works...all works are seems to be stopped...what im thing is not happening is their any solution??

ANIL 5 years ago

An Astrologer told me, my wife will go in uncurable health when she turns 60, she's now 34 yrs. what precautions do i or we take..

NISHAN 5 years ago

Do the 51 Saturdays have to be continuous or can they be interrupted ie. skip one Saturday during festivals and celebrations?

Hema 5 years ago


My dad is going to enter the 7 1/2 years saade sati..I'm worried about my dad. He's 60 years old and I saw some of the remediesup there. I wonder if i can chant the mantras on behalf of my dad? thank u.

swas 5 years ago

very interesting i badly need him jai shani dev!!!!

Risha 5 years ago

Very effective mantra in my life that's sani mantra


Dear visiters,

As you all know saturn is one among nine planets. Still this is one which is unfortunately imputed with badness though it is not really true. If you pray saturn you will get good ana not bad and yoy may get bad if you neglect him. This is the true version.

Hence, you can pray sani fearlessly in your difficult times.

All the best.

raja 5 years ago

It can be doubtlessly said that the lord or graha sani is really a good one but badness is imputed to him.

He is a judge.

It is always better to pray hom.

An astrologet

parasnath jaiswal 5 years ago

Dimple If you can't chant the mantras you may hear them. Mantras are effective no matter you chant, do mental recitation or hear them.


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@Dimple If you can't chant the mantras you may hear them. Mantras are effective no matter you chant, do mental recitation or hear them.

Dimple 5 years ago

I am pretty much brought up in US and life has been very challenging, so recently I have been more spirtual and trying to understand what is causing so many problems in my life. I consulted an astrologer and found out I had Shani Graha, so I have been observing the fast on saturday, as well as trying to do the mantra but it is very hard for me to pronounce and have been struggling to do the mantra. Also, recently I read that if you mispronounce the mantra it isn't good either. My mom was saying she can do the mantra in my place is that correct? Are parents allowed to do the mantra in a child's place? Also, is mispronouncing the mantra very bad and going to have the opposite effect, please advise.

Sunit P Mehta 5 years ago

Pretty Decent Article. You should have refrained from Advising 'Blue Sapphire' and mentioned that Astrology Gemstones have to be 'unheated and untreated' If someone has an afflicted Saturn and is running its 8th Transit from The Ascendant or Moon, wearing a Blue Sapphire could be disastrous.

Hare Rama Krsna

Sunit P Mehta

Vedic Astrologer

Mangesh 6 years ago

I Love lord Shani Dev. Shani Dev's Number is 8 n My Birth Date also Number 8

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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

satyam7: Thanks for the encouragement.

vakulkumarmore: I do not see any problem in following some of the remedies even if one is abroad.

vakulkumarmore 6 years ago

Thanks a lot for providing info !!

How abt the person in abroad ? How can they follow remedies ?

Satyam7 6 years ago

Thanks for these excellent hubs. I enjoy reading them. Very good indeed.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Prashant : You may contact a qualified astrologer to know about which remedies you need to follow.

Robin : Thanks for the visit. I have listed the shani remedies.

Mary : That is keeping fast on 51 Saturdays.

Mary 7 years ago

What is 51 Saturdays?


robin 7 years ago

many ways to pray to shani dev to remove obstacles in life.

Prashant 7 years ago

I have heard contradictory things, not sure what is right?

Is it advisable to wear black clothes on Saturday OR Not if some one is going thru saadesati.. Please suggest. Thanks.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Consult a good Astrologer. He should be able to help you with which stone would suit you. Or you can wear a gem based on Numerology (I have written a hub already on it).

Thanks for the Visit.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for your comments Tom and Vivekananda.

To reduce the effects of Saturn transit and effects of saturn one can participate in the Shani Amavasya Puja conducted tomorrow on the Shani Amavasya day.

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vivekananda 7 years ago from India

I used to chant the Shani Dhyan mantra. It's good to chant these mantras always, so that there won't be much trouble or problems to face during the Saade saathi period.

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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

I am just so glad there are competant people in charge!

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Very funny! Anyway, Thanks for dropping in.

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guidebaba 7 years ago from India

Good. I like Shani. He stays in my neighbour.

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