Saturn, Shani also known as Manda means slow. It also means to be full of forgiveness, tolerance and peace as in “shankara”, “shanno danti prachodayat”. Saturn indicates the solitaire life and spirituality. He signifies cold diseases, hard work, public office, political success and chronocity of any disease. Saturn is a karaka of anything slow – be it a disease, a long stay in the office. A well posited Shani gives excellent longevity. Similarly, Shani would cause delay in the aspects of life he is associated. Shani is in-charge for bones and quality of blood. Adverse Shani would cause fractures, dental problems and anaemia. Remedial measures to Shani will mainly reduce the delays, cure from cold and bone disorders and also reduce the adverse effects of Shani caused by his position, ownership and association in the chart.
On a Saturday, on which sarwarth siddhi yoga is there and Moon is favourable to the devotee, recital of Saturn mantra is to be started. The mantra is to be recited twenty three thousand times. 1/10 of homa with the twigs of shani and 1/10 is done as tarpan and 1/10 of that should be done as marzan. Shani should be worshipped with the iron made idol. After that the devotee should donate the articles of Saturn. After recital of the mantra the devotee should fed Brahmins as per his capabilities. The food of Brahmins should include articles made of black sesame or powder of black sesame should be used as one of the ingredients of the food.
When Saturn is malefic in a horoscope, in transit or causes the 7 ½ years cycle, recital of Shani mantra is very beneficial along with Mritunjayee. It is also recommended that the native should observe fast on Saturday and worship Lord Saturn with its kavach, stotra and mantra. The sage of the Mantra is Ddhyadgathavarn. The metre is gayatri. The deity is aapo. Worshipping lord Hanuman is advised during the sadhesati of Saturn. The Mantra for recital is:-
Om sanno devi its sani mantrasye ddhyadgathavarn rishi, gayatri chand, aapo devta, shani pritye jape viniyoga||
Ddhyadgathavarn rishiye namah sirshi, gayatri chandse namo mukhe, aapoo devtayee namo hridayee, shani pritye jape viniyogayee namah sarvange||
Om sanno devi angustabhyam namah (Touch the thumb with index finger), abhisteyee tarjani bhayam namah, (Touch the index fingers with thumb), aapo bhavantu madhyama bhyam namah (Touch the middle fingers with thumb) pityee anamikabhyam namah (Touch the ring fingers with thumb), sayoonrabhi kanistika bhayam namah (Touch the little fingers with thumb), sarvanto kartalkar pristhabhayam namah (Touch the back of the palms)
Om sanno devi hridayae namah (Touch your heart with your hand), abhisteyee sirse swah (Touch your head) aapo bhavantu sikhayee vast (Touch your hairs), pityee kavchayee hum (Touch your right shoulder with left hand and left with right), sayoonrabhi netartrayee vaushat (Touch your eyes) sarvantu astrayee phat (clap, after taking circle around your head)
Take blue flowers in your hands and do dhyana as under.
Dandi nildyuti shuli vardo gragrahvahana|
Vanhast dhanurdhari bhaktanambhayprada ||
After dhyana perform mental pooja of Saturn as under.
Lam prithvivyatmak Saneshcharaaye namah gandham parikalpyami|
Ham Aakashatmak Saneshcharaaye namah Pushpam parikalpyami|
Yam Vyaayatmak Saneshcharaaye namah dhupam parikalpyami|
Ram Brahmyatmak Saneshcharaaye namah dipam parikalpyami|
Vam Lalatmak Saneshcharaaye namah navedyam parikalpyami|
Now perform pooja of Saturn by taking rosary in the hand and recite the following mantra for the rosary.
Ma male mahamale sarvshakti sawrupani|
Now start reciting mantra facing towards east direction. Saturn mantra for recital is as under
Om ravan ravin ravon sa bhur bhuva swah om sanno devi rabishtye apobhavantu pitye A sanyorbhisarvantu na| om swah bhuva bhu om sa ravon ravin ravan om saneshrayee namah||
||Shani Gayatri Mantra||
Om Krishnaangay vidyamahe Raviputraya dhimahi tanno Sooria parchodayat||
Om kham khim khom sah snacharaya namah||
Om sham shnecharaya namah||
Dr. Shanker Adawal
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