Author – Padmaja Vangala
Sri Ganeshaya Namaha
Sri Gurubhoy Namaha
Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Parabrahman Namaha
Sri Shani Jayanti 2022
Shubhkruth Nama Vaishakha Krishna Amavasya, Sunday 29/5/22 from 2.57 P.M. to Monday 30/5/22 5.00 P.M.
The Shani is Lord of deeds & justice. This year Vaisakha Krishna Amavasya is on Monday, hence it is Somavathi Amavasya and Shani Jayanti. It is the birthday of Shanidev.
He belongs to the solar dynasty. He is the son of Lord Surya. Surya Bhagwan is the son of Kashyap Rishi and Aditi. He married Sandhya daughter of Vishwakarma. In astrology, the Sun is first among Navagraha and also number one in numerology. His precious Gem is Ruby. Likewise, the Nine planets have their own nature, color, and precious stones. Due to unbearable heat from Surya Bhagawan his wife, Sandhya created her shadow by the name of Chaya and left her husband for performing penance in the forest. Both Lord Sun and his wife Sandhya got twins Yama and Yami.
When Chaya is looking after both twins Surya Bhagawan got attracted to her and out of love and affection, he got married to Chaya. They had children Shani, Sarvari, Manu, and daughter Bhadra. Surya’s first wife Sandhya came to know that he got married to Chaya, and she returned back to stay with her husband.
She started ill-treating her second wife Chaya’s children. Since then Shanidev developed Negative views and became an enemy of his father Sun.
In astrology Lord Shani is Saturn and he is the 6th planet among Nine planets and the 8th number in Numerology. Lord Surya and Saturn are enemies to each other and it is not good in kundali chart if they are placed in the same house. Shanidev’s bossom friends are Mercury and Venus. They all are good friends.
Saturn is Lord of Capricorn and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra and dibillitated in Aries. He’s also Lord of Pushya, Anuradha, and Uttarabhadra stars. Each planet is having its own day. Saturn represents Saturday and his color is black and Blue with the Precious gem Neelamani—– Blue Sapphire. He is a devotee of Lord Krishna and Shiva. Similarly, each planet got its tenure in Kundali Chart. For every 30 years of life 7 and ½ years is the Shani period called Sadesati. It is only Shanibhagwan who got the extra period of 7 and ½ years. Likewise in 100 years of life 19 years is Shani Mahardasa, three times sade sati, Arthaashtama Shani, Ashtama Shani, and Kandaka Shani respectively.
An average Shani period will be 64 years. It means Saturn always gives prosperity to Karma. He is visible and stays with us each moment by moment. He makes the way of life into reality. His presence never makes to mourn for bad deeds.
Shanidev also married two wives one is Neelaratna a Blue gem, and his Shakti & son Kuligna Rishi. She balances and gives prosperity in Sadesati and Shanimahardasa. The second wife is Damini(Manda), a Gandharva Kanya and the children are Chitraratha, Divyanka, and Gulikhan or Mandhi. She is a devotee of Saraswati.
She helps to render justice. Once upon a time, Shanidev couldn’t respond to his second wife properly and she felt neglected and cursed her husband to lose vision. Since then he is called Manda Shakti, with poor vision. Lord Sun realized his mistake towards his son Shani and got angry with his first wife Sanjana (Sandhya). Once again she was terrified of her husband’s anger &left to dense forest of the Himalayas. She changed her body as Horse.
After some time Lord Sun went in search of his wife and he also changed himself a horse. Again they got twin sons by the name of Ashwin Kumar. Yama is Lord of death, Shani is Lord of justice, Ashwin Kumar Lord of medicine, Vaidya of God’s.
King Vikramaditya, Raja Harichandra, King Nala, Lord Indra, Lord Moon, Lord Krishna, Ravana & Lord Shiva couldn’t escape from the effect of Saturn Sade Sati.
To overcome obstacles during Sadesati, Shani Mahardasa, Asthama Shani, Ardhashtama Shani, Kandaka Shani period, perform Pooja of Shani with Black Seaseame Oil & seeds, rock salt, black urad dal, Offer Black Cloths & blanket, do Mantra japam & chant Shani Stotra and Shani Barya Stotra, wear the blue sapphire stone. This year from April 29th Sadesati begins for Makar, Kumbh, and Meena Rasi till 12th July 2022.
From July 12th, 2022 to January 2023, Vakra Shani starts & Sadesati is for Dhanu, Makar, and Kumbha Rasi. The mythological stories reveal worshipping Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Rama, Hanumanji, Bhairav, and Pipalada Rushi also curtail effect and appease Shani. At least offer water to Peepal tree before sunrise and say Pipalada Rushi.
Visit Shani temple at Ravulapalem, near Amlapuram, Andhra Pradesh, Shani Shingnapur, near Shiridi, Rakshas Bhavan in Maharashtra, Shani temple, Tirunallar, near Chidambaram, Chennai, (here lord Shani is with his family & children with Abhaya mudra).
Darshan of these temples is considered auspicious. Offering Prayers to Shani Bhagwan decreases ill effects, improves health conditions,s and increases positive thoughts.
If Saturn is favorable gives Rajyoga & can also reach heights in Spiritual life. In some parts of India, Shani Jayanti is also celebrated as Vat Savitri Vrat, performing Pooja of Fig tree for healthy marital relationship.
Sadesati for Zodiac signs
April 29th to 12th July 2022: Capricorn, Acquarius & Pisces.
Shani Dhayya: Arthaashtami Shani Scorpio, Kandaka Shani for Leo & Ashtama Shani for Cancer.
July 12th, 2022 to January 2023: Sagittarius, Capricorn & Aquarius.
Shani Dhayya: Arthaashtami Shani for Libra, Kandaka Shani for Cancer & Ashtama Shani for Gemini.