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What is Vakri Shani? – Remedies to Vakri Shani in Hinduism

Vakri Shani in Hindu astrology is associated with Shani Bhagavan – one of the nine planets or navgrahas. Shani is believed to be a malevolent planet in Hinduism. What is Vakri Shani? It is the upside down movement of Shani. The planet will move in the reverse direction during Vakri Shani period. Here are the remedies to Vakri Shani.

There is a widespread belief that Vakri Shani entering a rashi can help a person achieve success in money related matters. When Vakri Shani is passing through the person’s rashi, the person should light a lamp using mustard oil (sarsom ka tel). Donating mustard oil is also considered highly meritorious. This will help in solving financial problems and there will be no debt.

The easiest and most powerful way to overcome Vakri Shani is to visit and offer prayers in a Hanuman Temple on all Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Offering Sindhoor and Jasmine oil to Hanuman on Tuesdays or Saturdays will help in fulfillment of desires.

Chant the following mantra while lighting diya dedicated to Hanuman. The diya should be lit using mustard oil on a clay lamp.
श्री हनुमंते नम:
अतुलित बलधामं, हेमशैलाभदेहं।दनुजवनकृशानुं, ज्ञानिनामग्रगण्यम्।सकलगुण निधानं, वानराणामधीशं।रघुपतिप्रिय भक्तं, वातजातं नमामि।। 
Performing aarti of Hanuman on all days using pure mustard oil will help in achieving peace and prosperity in life. Shani will not trouble a person performing the ritual.

Watering peepal tree for 41 days and lighting lamp using sesame oil under the tree will help in getting the blessings of Bhagavan Lakshminarayan and this will help in keeping away the negative aspects of Shani Graha in Janam Kundli.

Donating oily food on Saturday and Tuesday helps in Shani Shanti.

Seeing one’s face in mustard oil and later donating it in temple or to poor people will help in mitigating the bad effects of Vakri Shani in horoscope.