Shani Jayanti Mahapuja - 22nd May
Book Shani Jayanti Mahapuja on 22nd May 2020 on the occasion of Shani Jayanti.
Shani Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the Lord Shani, who is the son of Lord Surya, He rules the planet Saturn and a day of the week which is Saturday. The festival is also known as Shani Amavasya and falls on the Vaishak Vaidya Chaturdashi Amavasya. He is revered as the God of Justice and he delivers results to all, depending upon their thoughts, speech and deeds (Karma). He significates spiritual asceticism, penance, discipline and hard work.
Women also observe a fast and follow Vat Savitri Vrata on this day. Saturn (Shani) is largely considered a naturally malefic negative planet. It is known as a slow moving planet that is a strict disciplinarian that confers success only through continuous effort, consistent discipline, hurdles and struggles. Whether Shani will bless or curse a person also depends upon that person's deeds in the present and even the past life.
It is said that those who do not have a well placed Saturn in their astrology chart, will toil for years without getting any reward for their hard work in life.
As per an ancient story, since his childhood Lord Shani was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. One day, his wife came to him and saw that Lord Shani was deeply absorbed in the deep thoughts of his deity (Lord Krishna) and did not care to glance at her. Deeply hurt she cursed him saying, “ Whomsoever you look at, he would be ruined..” When she overcame her rage, she repented a lot, but the curse could not be undone.
This is a group puja done along with other Yajamans.
Puja service includes: Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana(Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), 64 yogini Pujan, Shetrapal Pujan, Swasti Vachan, Sankalpa, Ganesh Pujan and Abhishek, Navgraha Pujan and 108 chants of each planetary mantra, Invocation of major Gods and Goddesses in Kalash, Shani Idol and Yantra Abhishek and Pujan, recitation of Shani Strotra and Shani Kavach, recitation of Hanuman Chalisa 108 times, Chanting of Shani Maha Mantra 19,000 times, Havan (including 108 ahutis of Shami wood), Aarti, Pushpanjali and Brahmin Bhojan.
Shani Maha Mantra / Shani Dev Mantra Transliteration:
Nilanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam
Chaya Martanda Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanescharam
Meaning Shani Dev Mantra in English:
I bow down to Lord Shani Dev who is effulgent as that of a blue mountain. He is the son of Lord Surya (sun god) and the brother of Yama (god of death). He is born to Chaya and Martanda (another name of sun god).
Number of Priests: 7
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