Shani Jayanti or Shani Amavasya is the day when Lord Shani, son of Suryadev took birth. His birth anniversary is on Amavasya tithi of the Vaisakh month. Lord Shani rules the planet Saturn and has strong influence on everyone’s life as per astrology. Hindus from all communities worship Lord Shani to avoid malefic influence of the God, in their horoscope. Especially devotees who have sade sathi or Saturn cycle in their life fast and pray on this day to Lord Shani.

The purpose of fasting on Shani Jayanti is to please Lord Shani with prayers and visiting Shani temples, so that luck and fortune are received by individuals. It is believed that position of Shani in the horoscope along with other navgraha should be nice so that one’s hard work is paid off in this life.

Shani Jayanti 2017 was on May 25 Thursday

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Shani Dev

Shani Dev

Rituals of the day

  • On this day special shani shanti puja, havan, yagya are said to be beneficial apart from regular Saturday pujas.
  • These pujas can be performed in either Navgraha temples or Shani temple in your locality.
  • On the day of puja, the idol at home or temple is cleaned. Ganga jal, panchamrit, oil and water is use to clean the idol one after the other.
  • The idol is offered nauratnahaar (necklace of nine precious gems) and puja is performed.
  • Shani strotra or shanti path should be read after puja to please Lord Shani so that there is no hindrance in one’s growth.
  • It is believed that donating black clothes, black til (sesame), or mustard oil on this day benefits the devotee. He/ she can lead a hassle free life.
  • If, you are will to get Homam done on this day, remember to get it done from a good priest and not give ample of money to someone who is not a pandit and is cheating you in the name of God.

Important Timings On Shani Jayanti

Sunrise25-May-2017 05:46 AM
Sunset25-May-2017 19:01 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins 25-May-2017 05:08 AM
Amavasya Tithi Ends26-May-2017 01:14 AM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] Time Zone : IST (+05:30)

Shani Jayanti has a lot of influence among Hindus who are God fearing. This festival is especially celebrated in Madhya Pradesh State of India. Thirunallar Shani Temple and Kokilavan Dham Sani Dev Temple are the famous in the country.

Shani Jayanti festival dates between 2014 & 2024

YearDate
2014Wednesday, 28th of May
2015Monday, 18th of May
2016Sunday, 5th of June
2017Thursday, 25th of May
2018Tuesday, 15th of May
2019Monday, 3rd of June
2020Friday, 22nd of May
2021Thursday, 10th of June
2022Monday, 30th of May
2023Friday, 19th of May
2024Thursday, 6th of June
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