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Shani Jayanti 2017 Date – Importance of Shani Jayanthi




Shani Jayanti, or Sani Jayanthi, is believed to be the day when Lord Shani, one of the Navagrahas made its appearance on Earth. In 2017, the date of Shani Jayanti is May 25, Thursday. Shani is feared by those people who believe and follow astrology, as Shanaishchara has the capacity to create malefic influence on the horoscope and thus in their life.

Shani Jayanti Tithi (Amavasya Tithi) is from 3:53 AM on May 25 to 1:28 AM on May 26, 2017 (As per North India panchangs)

On Shani Jayanti day, people perform special pujas at Navagraha Temples or in Shani Temples. Those Hindus having Saturn cycle or Shani cycle or Sade Sathi in their horoscope perform special pujas like Shani Yagya or Homa. Some devotees observe a fast (fasting or upvaas) on the day and the rules observed are similar to Shanivar Vrat or Saturday Fasting.

To overcome the fear of Shani all you need to do is offer prayers to Hanumanji.

Offerings to be made in Shani Temple - Black cloth, black til (sesame), and til oil.

It must be noted that there are numerous crooks in the guise of astrologers, pundits and pujaris who take undue advantage of innocent people on such occasions. They put the blame for all misfortune on Shani and try to conduct expensive pujas etc. Beware of such crooks.

The day is annually observed on Jyeshta Amavasya as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. The corresponding period in other regions is Vaishakh Amavasya.

What to do on Shani Jayanti?

Most Hindu devotees fast on the Shani Jayanti day. The fasting is from sunrise to sunset. Only a single meal is consumed on the day that is after pujas and prayers in the evening.

Devotees who are observing Shani Jayanti Vrat usually visit Shani or Navagraha shrines. Numerous other temples also have Lord Shani installed as a minor deity.

Black colored items like sesame (til), sesame oil, black clothes, and black gram whole are offered to Lord Shani. It must be noted here that the color of the idol of Shani is always black in color. So black is the favorite color of Lord Shani.

Stay Away from Fraud Astrologers

Above all, you must understand that there is nothing to fear about Lord Shani. All people in this world have ups and downs. There are numerous fraud astrologers who use Lord Shani and his influence on your horoscope to disturb your mental peace and waste your money.

Belief in that supreme power plus determination, hard work, and trust in your abilities can overcome any difficulties. You can always worship Lord Shani to help in being determined and dedicated. Remember there is no substitute for hard work and Lord Shani often makes us understand our hidden talents and energy.

Shani gives results based on the 'karm' of a person. People who follow Dharma are never troubled by Shani Bhagavan.

As per Hindu Puranas, Shani is the son of Surya and his wife Chhaya.

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