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Naarad Jee Saved Shani Dev
You must have listened the name of Raavan who had 10 heads and who had won Tri-Lok. He had also gained control on all the nine Planets. He installed them face down on the 9 steps which were going to his throne. Each morning when he went to his throne to sit there, he would firmly step on the back of each of the nine planets. This was a great insult to all of the planets but they were helpless.
One day Naarad Jee came to Raavan's court and found that all the planets were lying facing down on the steps going to Raavan's throne. He got very sorry for all of them. He knew Shani's power, so he said to Shani - "O Shani Dev, You are the mightiest planet among all the planets, still you are tolerating Raavan's insult each day and you cannot do anything about it, what is this?" Shani Dev said - "What can I do, Naarad Jee? He has put all of us facing down, I can't even look at him, once I get the chance to look at him, then you see my power, what I can do to him. Ask him to turn me over then leave the rest on me."
Naarad Jee understood. He praised Raavan sky high and said to him - "Raavan, I am impressed by your court, but there is one thing that I don't like." "What?" Raavan asked. Naarad Jee said - "You have nine planets lying face down here on your steps, this shows your cowardice. Why not you turn them over so that instead of stepping on their back you step on their chests and see the discomfort on their faces?" Raavan liked this suggestion so he decided to turn them over. As soon as he turned those planets over onto their backs and arranged them neatly on his steps, Shani's gaze fell on him and his mind became perverted. Within a few months, he kidnapped Seetaa, Raam invaded Lankaa, and his all brothers and friends, army and people were all slaughtered in that war - all as a result of Shani's effect on him during his 7 and 1/2 years.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/26/13