Published On : April 30, 2022  |  Author : Astrologer Umesh
Shani Jayanti

About Shani Jayanti

Shani Jayanti, or the birth anniversary of Lord Saturn, is an auspicious event, representing a religious sentiment of offering prayer and worships to the Saturn lord, who is also known as the Lord of Karma and justice. On this day, the religious fervor of devotees for lord Saturn is boundless, as they offer their regards to the lord and ask for peace, prosperity, and wellbeing in their lives.

What Makes Shani Jayanti Important?

The planet Saturn is ruled by Lord Shani, who is the divine being known for the ferocity and extremity of influence it casts in someone’s life, especially in the life of the person whose horoscope reflects enraged Saturn or placement of the Saturn in a way indicating something bad or malefic impacts. It is believed that the wrong placement of Saturn in someone’s horoscope can bring forth a lot of unsavory results, including discord and turmoil in marital relationships, along with the result of penury. Therefore, what makes Shani Jayanti important for people is seeking blessings from Lord Shani to make their lives free from misery.

Most people also observe fast during Shani Jayanti and visit Shani temples wherein they offer prayers to the lord. The most important thing about lord Shani is that it blesses abundant prosperity to the people exercising hard work and honesty in their lives. As Saturn lord is the divine being of justice, anyone who believes in the maxim of uprightness and so follows good deeds and hard work gets rewarded by the Saturn lord.

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Rituals To Be Followed During Shani Jayanti –

  • Devotees observe a fast dedicated to Lord Shani.
  • They perform auspicious deeds like Yagna
  • Rituals can be done at Shani temples or Navgrah temples.
  • A lamp with mustard or sesame oil is lit in front of the idol, the Shani lord.
  • Shani mantras are chanted to please Lord Shani.
  • Devotees can also offer oil and black til seeds to the lord during Shani Jayanti.

It should be noted that if you wish, you can have Shani Jayanti puja conducted or performed under the observation of an erudite Priest. In this way, you will get the real benefits of the puja and avoid misspelling any mantra or missing rituals during the course of Puja for Saturn lord.

History Of Shani Jayanti

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shani is the son of Lord Sun and Devi Chaaya (Saranyu). Shani’s mother was the daughter of King Daksha. The legend has it that Devi Saranyu left Lord Sun as she could not bear the insufferable heat and luminance of him. She pursued meditation and left her shadow Chaaya or her shadowform in her place. Chaaya as a shadow form easily handled the heat of the sun. The birth of Shani took place when Devi Chaaya was meditating on Lord Shiva. That also explains the color of Shani as black, considering he was born in Chaaya. Later, Lord Shiva also blessed Shani Dev. Since then, Shani Jayanti is celebrated to honor Lord Shani.


Shani Jayanti is one of the auspicious events that marks the celebration of Lord Shani. Worshiping Lord Shani on this day can mean the attainment of peace and prosperity, along with the removal of malignant impacts of Saturn in one’s life. the occasion is very famous in India and is celebrated with huge respects paid to the lord Saturn by the devotees.

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