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May 25, 2017:

Shani Dev is one of the most prominent deities in the Hinduism. He is the son of “Surya Deva” and “Chhaya”. This year Shani Jayanti will be celebrated on May 25 to commemorate the birthday of this planetary god. Shani is the ruler of the planet Saturn and the day of the week ‘Saturday’.


Shani is known as “Karam-fal-daata”, the one who gives us the results of our deeds. It is said that Shani benefits the good people and teaches lessons to the ones who have lost their true path.

Shani Jayanti – also known as Shani Amavasya- is observed on Amavasya Tithi during Jyeshtha month according to North Indian Purnimant calendar. Shani Jayanti falls on Amavasya Tithi during Vaishakha month as per South-Indian calendar. However, Shani Jayanti falls on the same day in both the calendars as the difference is only of the lunar month.

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Rituals performed on Shani Jayanti:

  • Devotees observe fast on this auspicious day and visit the temple to seek blessings of Lord Shani.
  • “Peepal” tree has a great significance on this day and the tree is given due regards by offering water.
  • Devotees recite Shani Mantra ‘Om Shanishcharya Namah’ at least 108 times.
  • Lord Hanuman is believed to be the only one who could not be affected by Lord Shani. He is also worshiped on this occasion.
  • The one observing the fast should bath in holy water, pancha amrit, mustard oil, sesame seeds and should make an offering of peanut oil, black pepper, cloves, pickle and basil leaves.
  • All the nine planets of the solar system should also be worshiped.
  • It is also believed that by doing charity and Pooja anusthan, one gets relief from the wrath and the bad effects of the karma.
  • People also repent for their bad deeds and ask for forgiveness from Lord Shani.

It is a day to pay homage to the god who makes sure that we walk on the right path towards truth.

– by Nikita Tayal of NewsGram, Twitter: @NikitaTayal6

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