Shani dasha or period is inevitable in every one’s life.Legend goes that even devas are not spared by shani [only exceptions being clever Ganapathy and powerful Anjaneya]
So if you or any of your relatives/friends are going through this difficult period [ of 7.5 years or sade sathi] , then use the following proven rituals to reduce the adverse impacts and lead a peaceful life:
1. Shani Mantra
Please make it a point to recite this short shani mantra for 108 times every day.If not having time, atleast do 8 times daily to tide through this testing period in life.
Neelanjana Samabhasam Raviputhram Yamagrajam Chaya Marthanda Sambhootham Tham Namamy Shanaishyaram.
2. Hanuman Chalisa
Hanuman is supposed to be “Chiran jeevi” or the one with infinite life on earth.While he was on his way to Lanka to find Seetha Devi , he has seen “Navagrahas” being captured and tied together by Ravana.Navagrahas knew that only Anjaneya has the power to release them from the clutches of evil king Ravana.They worshipped Hanuman and requested him to free them from lanka.Hanuman immediately realised the presence of Shani bhagavan amongst the Navagrahas and asked him “If i release you , you will look at me and i will be under your spell for 7.5 years”.For this Shani replied that he will not do that and even spare those who worship Anjaneya from the ill effects of shani dasha.So recite “Hanuman Chalisa” on Tuesday,Thursday&Saturday.If not possible on all 3 days atleast on Tuesday.Visit Hanuman temple on every Saturday during your Shani Dasha period.
3. Mrityunjaya Mantra
If your Shani Dhasha effect is very severe (which can be known from your “Janma Kundali” or ” Horoscope ” ) then to protect you from the fear of untimely accidents / deceases recite “Mrityunjaya Mantra” atleast once before starting your day:
Om Thryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim PushtiVardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanath Mrithyor Mooshiyamamrith.
4. Navagraha Mantra
Chanting of “Eka sloka Navagraha Stotram” (Short mantra for all 9 grahas) is also good to ward off adverse effects of grahas which are not in a favourable position in your horoscope.Go to my previous post for more details- click here.
5. Donation ( Daanam)
During Shani dasha period try to do donation of the following at a temple or to poor people:
Black cloth, Gingely Oil,Blanket,Iron Articles,Black Cow,Buffallo,Black Gram (Urudh Dal)
Provide “Anna Danam” (free food) on Saturdays to Orphanage or Beggars.
6. Shani Temple Darshan
Visiting Navagraha temple and doing shani pooja on Saturday is one of the most commonly suggested remedy during Shani Dasha.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 )
7. Shiva Bhajan
Nothing is complete with out the prayer for Lord Shiva.Shiva when pleased through prayers can protect you from Graha Dosha.Read my post on Lord Shiva here.
8. More Remedies
a) Put an piece of iron or iron coin into flowing water (River / Sea) on Saturday and prey.
b) Wear a Blue Sapphire (Indra Neelam) stone in a ring or as Jewellery in such a way that when you go out it is exposed to sun light .
[Note : Do a trial by wearing this for 7 days.If you are experiencing adverse effects , remove it]
c) Wear a clean (non rusty) iron ring or Jewelery.
9) A Not-to-Do List
During Shani Dasha you will be tempted to do many things which may look harmless in the beginning, but with your bad Shani positioning it can become serious issues. So during this period try to avoid the following :
Being a witness in any legal agreements , Participating in Adventure Sports (like Bungie Jumping , Water Rafting , F1 Car Race etc.) , Arguments at work place or during driving (Road rage), Non punctuality at work place, Carelessness , Travelling alone (especially at night time)
During this period indulge / invest only in business or activities which will start giving returns after long term (7-8 years).Starting construction of a new house is also advised during this period.
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