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Shani Amavasya 2017 dates – Sani Amavas in 2017 - No Moon Day on Saturday

Shani Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Saturday or Shanivar in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2017, Shani Amavasya date is June 24 and November 18. Amavasya is considered inauspicious by many Hindu communities and the fear of Lord Shani is well known as he is believed to create havoc in the life of people. So Amavasya falling on Saturday is considered highly inauspicious by some people.

Shani Amavasya is keenly followed by people who believe in astrology. People suffering from Pitra Dosh and Kaal Sarpa Dosh conduct remedial pujas on the day. Various other rituals dedicated to Lord Shani are performed on the day.

The day is also considered ideal for performing Sharadh and Tarpan for dead ancestors.

Famous Lord Shani temples like Shani Shingnapur and Thirunallur Shani Temple attracts a large number of devotees on the day.

Various Donation on Shani Amavas

Donating black things on the day is considered good for people suffering from the bad positioning of Shani in the horoscope - black clothes, black lentil, black fruit like jamun, black sweets etc can be distributed to the poor and needy.

Performing food donation today helps in escaping from the wrath of Shani. Made at least one food item is made using black lentil.

Feeding animals and fish helps in pleasing Shani Bhagavan.

Do not fall into traps and get looted

There are numerous theories regarding the effects of Lord Shani on one’s horoscope. But there are also people who consider Shani Bhagavan as just one of the Navgrahas and believe that there is nothing to worry about.

If you feel you are under the malevolent effect of Lord Shani, the easy escape from it is by praying to Lord Hanuman.

There are crooks in the guise of astrologers, swamis and priests who take undue advantage of people on such occasions. They instill fear in the minds of people and blame everything on Shani effect and promise to take care of all problems by conducting costly pujas. Do not fall into such traps.

Good times and bad times are part of life. Keep faith in the Supreme Power and you can overcome it.