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Shani Trayodashi - Importance In Hindu Religion

Shani Trayodashi is observed when Trayodashi tithi (thirteenth day of a lunar a fortnight in Hindu religion) falls on Saturday. The day is of great importance those people who believe the problems in their life is due to the bad positioning of Shani graha in horoscope.

Shani Trayodashi 2019 Dates

January 19
February 2
May 1
October 26

As per some scholars and some regional beliefs, to be observed as Shani Trayodashi, the tithi should be present during the night period on Saturday.

Trayodashi tithi is also dedicated to Shiva. And as per Hindu Puranas, Shiva has control over the grahas thus propitiating Him will help in finding solution to Graha doshas. 

What to do on Shani Trayodashi?

Offer prayers Shiva, Hanuman and Shani Bhagavan.

Instead of focusing on rituals and costly pujas, do constructive work that will help nature and other living beings.

Fear and Shani Trayodashi

There are several online sites and videos creating fear among Hindus regarding even insignificant dates in Hindu calendar and panchang.

Such people spread superstition and wrong knowledge among people.

Do not give too much importance to such matters.

Always remember, Bhagavan is with you but you will need to do your part to achieve worldly success. This is clearly demonstrated by Krishna driving the chariot and Arjuna doing all the work in the Kurukshetra war.

There is no God in Hinduism who sits far away in heaven punishing people on earth.



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