What is Shani Sadhe Sathi
When, Shani (Saturn) transits through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the natives moon sign (placing of Moon in the birth chart), this is termed Shani Sade Sathi. Shani (Saturn) takes 2-1/2 years to pass through each sign (30 years to make one round of the zodiac). Thus to passing through 3 signs it takes 7-1/2 years. Sadhe means “Half” and Sathi means to “Seven” and hence the name Sadhe Sathi.
It is supposed that, in Sadhe Sathi period Shani brings dissatisfaction, disappointments, depression, differences, disputes, disharmony and undesirable results.
Actually this is not true. Shani (Saturn) not always behave in this way. That really depends on Natives Birth chart. For example if Shani (Saturn) is yoga karaka, it cannot cause all that problems to native’s life. Every person has to undergo 2-3 periods of Shani Sadhe Sathi in their life span.
During the period of Shani Sadhe Sathi there is increase in your patience and survival skills. Your staying power will increase significantly higher than never before.
On one hand Saturn Sade Sati opens new doors to success; on the other hand you may have problems in your personal, marital and family life.
By following the below mentioned remedies one can reduce the obstacles due to Shani Sadhe Sathi and also reduce its adverse impacts to live Happy and peaceful Life.
- Shani Mantra
Recite this short Shani mantra 108 times every day. Or at least do 8 times daily to wave this testing life time period.
II निलान्जमं समाभासं रविपुत्रम यमाग्रजम | छाया मार्तंड संभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्र्वरम ||
II Neelajana Samabhasam Raviputram Yamagrajam, Chaya Marthanda Sambhootam Tam Mamamy Shaneswaram II
- Mrityunjaya Mantra
If your Shani Dhasha effect is very severe (which can be known from your “Horoscope”) then to protect from the fear of untimely accidents / deceases recite “Mrityunjaya Mantra” at least once before starting your day:
II ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् | उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् II
II Om Tryambakam Yajamhe Sungandhim Pusthivardhanam I Urvarukameva Bandhanth Mrityor Mokshiyamamritat II
- Light a lamp under Peepal tree on Saturdays.
- Visit Hanuman temple on every Saturday during your Shani Sadhe Sathi period
Donate following items at the temple or to the poor people:
- Black cloth, Gingely Oil, Blanket, Iron Articles, Black Cow, Buffallo, Black Gram (Urudh Dal)
- Provide “Anna Danam” (food distribution) on Saturdays to Beggars.
- Worshiping Navagraha and Shani Maharaj on Saturday is one of the most useful remedy during Shani Sadhe Sathi.
If possible visit the following famous and powerful Shani Temples
Shani Shingnapur (in Maharashtra for North India)
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple (in Kerala for South India)
During Shani Sadhe Sathi period avoid the following deeds:
- Do not sign on any of witness or any legal agreements documents
- Arguments at work place and/or Non punctuality at work place, Carelessness
- Travelling alone (especially in night time)
Lord Shiva is the prime God for Shani (Saturn) and all remedy measures done for Shani are lastly dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shani worshiped Lord Shiva with a long Tapschrya where he lived only consuming the air. Lord Shiva Pleased with these Tapschrya and made Shani the planet of Justice among all the planets. Influence of Shani is said to be 7 times more that of his father Sun (Surya)
Whenever Trayodashi tithi falls on Saturday, it is the best tithi to worship Shani Maharaj which includes Pujas, Yagya and Abhishek or Annadanam. Shani is a great devotee of Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva controls the effects of Shani.