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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 the 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 a minimum of seven times per day. One can chant the mantra 108 times using a rudraksha rosary and by keeping a Shani yantra for better results.
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
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.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Questions & Answers
Question: What is Ardastama Shani?
Answer: Ardhastama Shani means half of the eight. It refers to the transit of planet Saturn in 4th house from the natal moon.
Question: What mantra should I do to pass an exam?
Answer: There is a saying, "God helps those who help themselves". So study well and put your best efforts for the exam. You can chant the Saraswati Gayatri Mantra and Ganesh Mantra regularly for success in education and exams.
Question: I was born during the month of January. It is difficult for me to get a permanent job. What mantra(s) should I chant to be permanently employed?
Answer: You can chant the Ganesh Mantra “Om Geem Goom Ganpate Namah Swaha” 108 times to remove the obstacles in your path. Along with that, chant the Surya Mantra “Om Hraam Hreem Hraum Sah Suryah Namah” 108 times starting on a Sunday morning for 41 days.
Question: I have Shani in the 2nd house, and have terrible trouble with my teeth. What can I do to alleviate this?
Answer: The 2nd house in our horoscope is responsible for the beauty of teeth. The 7th house rules dental diseases, and Saturn is associated with problems with the teeth. All the Saturn remedies given in the article works for appeasing Saturn. However, it is advisable you consult a good astrologer first.
© 2009 Anamika S Jain
Adi270301 on March 17, 2019:
Can mother chant mantra for child passing from very difficult phase of Sani Dhaiya? How parent can please Sani Maharaj if child is in sani dhaiya.
Shekar on April 02, 2012:
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 Individual..is 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 on March 31, 2012:
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) on March 31, 2012:
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) on March 31, 2012:
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 on March 24, 2012:
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.
bsingh on March 08, 2012:
on the onset of shani i my greedy sister has mislead my ma and other siblings will shani lord punish her
Hemant waghmode on February 26, 2012:
If u chant mantras of shanidev or fasting on sat. It will definitely helps to reduce malefic effect from lord shanideva.
satyendra on January 06, 2012:
how keep fAST for shani dev
rahul on December 25, 2011:
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 on December 13, 2011:
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 on November 26, 2011:
can we start fasting from any saturday we want.. or there is particular date or day?
Raja on November 22, 2011:
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 choice...you see.
Appu on November 18, 2011:
Why black lentils/sesame, what is the specific reason?.. anyone?.... thanks
radhey shyam verma on November 14, 2011:
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 on October 16, 2011:
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 on October 07, 2011:
Do the 51 Saturdays have to be continuous or can they be interrupted ie. skip one Saturday during festivals and celebrations?
Hema on October 02, 2011:
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 on September 30, 2011:
very interesting i badly need him jai shani dev!!!!
Risha on September 30, 2011:
Very effective mantra in my life that's sani mantra
ASTROLOGER RAJA on August 26, 2011:
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 on August 26, 2011:
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.
parasnath jaiswal on August 17, 2011:
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.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on July 23, 2011:
@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 on July 23, 2011:
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 on April 02, 2011:
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
Mangesh on October 18, 2010:
I Love lord Shani Dev. Shani Dev's Number is 8 n My Birth Date also Number 8
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 10, 2009:
satyam7: Thanks for the encouragement.
vakulkumarmore: I do not see any problem in following some of the remedies even if one is abroad.
vakulkumarmore on December 10, 2009:
Thanks a lot for providing info !!
How abt the person in abroad ? How can they follow remedies ?
Satyam7 on October 29, 2009:
Thanks for these excellent hubs. I enjoy reading them. Very good indeed.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 24, 2009:
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 on July 25, 2009:
What is 51 Saturdays?
robin on July 17, 2009:
many ways to pray to shani dev to remove obstacles in life.
Prashant on May 29, 2009:
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.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 19, 2009:
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.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on April 23, 2009:
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.
vivekananda from India on April 12, 2009:
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.
Tom rubenoff from United States on April 12, 2009:
I am just so glad there are competant people in charge!
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on April 12, 2009:
Very funny! Anyway, Thanks for dropping in.
guidebaba from India on April 12, 2009:
Good. I like Shani. He stays in my neighbour.