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How to observe Shani Jayanti? – What to do on Shani Jayanti?

Shani Jayanti is believed to be the day when Lord Shani made his first appearance. There is a popular belief and fear among Hindus that Shani creates obstacles in the life and creates numerous emotional, physical and financial problems. So, how to worship Lord Shani and get rid of the troubles is a constant question lingering in the minds of people who believe they are under the malefic influence of Lord Shani? There are numerous things you can do to propitiate Lord Shani.

Shani Jayanti Mantra

शं शनैश्चराय खद्योताय नमः
Sham Shanaishcharaye Khadyotaya Namah

Chant the mantra 108 times early in the morning after sunrise. This will help in solving all problems related to Shani in life.

After chanting the mantra one should water peepal tree. Sitting chanting the mantra under the peepal tree is also meritorious.

If Shani is causing financial problems in life, then one needs to chant the following mantra 108 times. This will help in solving money and debt problems.

शं शनैश्चराय सौम्याय नमः
Sham Shanaishcharaye Soubhagya Namah

Shani Drishti 

There are many websites that display image of Shani. This should not be done as there is something known as Shani Drishti. Bad times come into the life of people who have Shani Drishti. So not publishing a regular image of Shani but of Hanuman who can solve all Shani related problems.

What to do on Shani Jayanti?
This is a blessing posture of Shani
worshipped in
Thirunallar shani temple.
Darshan of the murti is considered
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.

Light a lamp using sesame oil (til ka tel) and do the prayers.

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 to hard work and Lord Shani often makes us understand our hidden talents and energy.

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