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Shani Dev (Saturn)
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Shani Dev (Saturn) is not a bad planet as such. This planet provides wealth and properties by hard work. Of course there could be problems in the period of Shani in the Antar-Dashaa (Sub-Period) of other planets badly placed. Hence in the Gochar the Dhaiyaa Shani Shani's 2 and 1/2 years period), Ashtam Shani (When Shani is passing through the 8th house from Moon's location in he birth chart) etc are to be seen considering the ownership and placement of Shani in the birth horoscope.
Birth of Shani
He is very devout devotee of Vishnu. He is married to Satee, Chitraraadhaa's daughter. Satee, a devoted wife, once approached her husband with a desire of a child. But Shani, meditating upon Vishnu paid no attention to his wife. In fury by Shani's attitude, Satee cursed him that those who will look at him they will be doomed in future. Shani appealed to absolve him of this curse go in vain. Henceforth, it is prescribed that those who look at him with bent heads would not carry the curse.
The presiding deity of Shani is Brahmaa. The Pratyadhi deity is Yam. The iron chariot driven by eagle is Saturn's vehicle.
Some Popular Stories About Shani
Meanwhile the security guards of the palace chased the thieves and come across that meditating Braahman. They saw the casket of jewelry lying by his side. The thieves thought that that Braahman had stolen that jewelry, so they took the Braahman to the King and when they opened the casket, they only found food in it. The King got sorry and returned the Brahman with respect. The whole incident took 3 and 1/2 hours, so Shani's time was completed. The Braahman also understood that it was the effect of Shani and explained the same to the King.
(2) Shani and Indra - It was the time to commence Saturn's period for Indra. Shani dutifully informed him about it, but Indra said he could not be under the spell for 19 years. Shani said he could make it for 19 days. Shani went down one more step, it could be 19 hours. Indra still not heeded. Shani gave the ultimatum it could be one hour. Indra said he could not even impose that and took the form of a mouse and entered in drainage. Shani waited the mouse not escaping for one hour. After one hour Indra took the form coming out of drainage. Shani did not do anything. Indra said - "See how I got out from your clutches." Shani submissively said - "The one hour in the foul smelling trench in the form of mouse was your Shani Dashaa (Shani's Period).
(3) Shani and Shiv - Another story runs on the lines of how the cosmic Lord Shiv fell a prey to Shani's affliction. Saturn was challenged by Shiv and in order to escape the clutches of Shani, Lord Shiva had to take refuge in the form of a seed in a fruit. Saturn told the Lord that it is his affliction which made Shiv to leave his abode in kailaash and took shelter in an ordinary fruit.
(4) Saturn's Trap For Lord Venkateshwar - Saturn's impact is said to have failed to work when he planned to trap Lord Venkateshwar. Thus it is believed that those who worship the Lord of seven hills especially on Saturdays will be absolved from the evil effects of Shani. (from www.acharyaonline.com)
(8) Shani and Ganesh
(9) Shani and Raavan
Saturn in Astrology
Shani placed in 9th House or as 9th Lord, the person will be rich with landed properties and hard work and well being. The Saturn influences and shapes human attitudes, longevity, frugality, patience, endurance, philosophical disposition, temperament, education, loves for blue robes, foreign residence are all the gifts of Saturn. On the negative side, he rouses love for gambling, ill reputation, lack of systematic approach, procrastination and foolish behavior, cowardice and premature aging and a host of negative attitudes spring from Saturn.
To appease Shani
Shani Stotram and Gayatri
"Neelaanjan Samaabhaasam Ravi Putram Yamaagrajam
"Om Kaak Dhwajaaya Vidmahe Khadg Hastaaya Dheemahi Tanno Mandah Prachodayaat"
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/28/13