1,25,000 chants of Shani mantra & Yagna to pacify malefics of planet Saturn and bestow blessings.
Shani is embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani is the Lord of Saturday. His Tattva or element is air, and his direction is west. He is Tamas in nature and represents learning the hard way, Career and Longevity.
The origin of word Shani comes from the following: Shanaye Kramati Sa: i.e. the one who moves slowly. Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun, thus it moves slowly compared to other planets, thus the Sanskrit name Shani. Shani is actually a demi-God and is a son of Surya (the Hindu Sun God) and his wife Chhaya. It is said that when he opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse, which clearly denotes the impact of Shani on astrological charts (horoscope).
Shani is considered to be the strongest malefic and a stern teacher who represents patience, effort, endeavour, and endurance; and who brings restrictions and misfortunes. However, a favourably placed Shani on the horoscope of a person stands for a strong career, healthy life and everything positive for that person. In fact, a well-placed Shani in one’s horoscope is something every astrology-believing Hindu hopes for, as no other ‘graha’ can bestow what a favourable Shani can. Shani placed “unfavourably”, on the other hand, denotes troubles in all of the above. An “unfavourably placed” Shani brings about the harsh results of one’s bad karma, and vice-versa. The diseases which Lord Shani curses of at the physical level are – decay, constriction, poor blood supply, atrophy among others, and at the mental level – narrow mind, low esteem among others.
Puja service includes: Ganpathi Smaran, Shaanti paath, Invocation of all deities, Nine planets invocation mantra (1 mala of each planet), Shani yantra Puja, 1,25,000 chants of Shani mantra, Shani Havan (including 108 ahutis of Shabhi wood), Shani shanti donation in temple, Brahmin Bhojan.
Number of Priests: 12