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What is the story behind sons of Shani?

Maandhi & Kuligan as son's of Shani seem to be only known among Tamil Hindus. Some say Maandhi & Kuligan are 2 names for the same son of Shani and some say they are 2 different sons. They ...
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Shani Dev and Crow

Shani Deva's vahana is Grudha to be precise i.e a vulture and not a crow. Here is Sanaischara Kavacham : Asya Sri Sanaischara kavacham Maha manthrasya Kasyap Rishi , anushtup Chanda , ...
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What's the relation between Lord Shiva and Lord Shani Dev?

Shani Deva is the son of Lord Shiva through his AshtaMurty forms. AshtaMurti forms are the 8 major forms of Lord Shiva which are described in this chapter of Yajurveda Shatapatha Brahmana. The eight ...
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Is Manda another name for Saturn (Shani)?

Saturn is known as Manda. It is mentioned at many places as given below: Next to Brihaspati, come the planet Saturn, the son of the Sun, two lakh Yoyanas higher. He takes thirty months to pass over ...
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Does Shani Sade Sati really affects?

Shani dev ( शनि देव ) is one of the Navagrah (नवग्रह) from astrology point of Hinduism Or Jyotish Shastra (ज्योतिष शास्त्र). He is Planet Saturn.and is also known as Shanishwra (शनैश्चर). See More ...
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What's the relation between Lord Shiva and Lord Shani Dev?

Lord Shani is a devotee of Lord Shiva.So no enmity as such. Refer to Navagraha Peeda Hara stotram on Sanskritdocuments.org. This stotram is a part of the Brahmanda Purana. ॥ इति ब्रह्माण्डपुराणो...
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Can the mantras for Saturn/Shani, Rahu and Mars/Mangal be chanted together in a sequence?

It has nothing to do with enmity or friendship between the Grahas. Actually one needs to worship the Grahas in their due order. And, this order is given in the following verse: Surya (The sun), ...
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Worshipping lord Shani even when I have good Effects of Lord shani in my life

Well the fact is, Lord Shani, in the simplest words, is the lord of Justice. He is the "Karma fal Daata". All his actions towards you is based on your sole actions towards others.You must learn that ...
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Shani dev darshan from front

Maybe people avoid 'Drushti' (vision) of Shani Deva. This are some verses from Shani Mahatmya: त्याची द्दष्टी पडे जयावर ॥ करी तयाचा चकनाचूर ॥ अथवा कृपा करी जयावर ॥ तयासी सर्व आनंदच प्राप्त होय ॥५८॥ ...
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What's the relation between Lord Shiva and Lord Shani Dev?

One aspect is that Shani and Shiva are both connected to Kaala (Time). In Jyotisha, Shani himself is named as Kaala mentioned in Hora Sara 2.39. Shiva is called Maha Kaala i.e. Lord of Time or one ...
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What is the correct ending of this Shani Sloka?

Before start answer, I want to clarify that I am not an with mantras or such rituals. I do not practice regularly such rituals nor with the mantras. So I cannot give an authoritative answer. However, ...
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Who is Shani and is there a connection with Saturday?

Shani is Planet and Indian weekday name. Saturn in English name of Shani planet and English weekday name Saturday Saturday same as Shanivara in India All planets name we refer as week day name &...
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Why do people offer mustard oil to Lord Shani?

Source: shanidev.co.in blog.templeyatri.com One day, Hanuman was performing some duties for Lord Ram. Shani Dev who noticed this wanted to create problems and tried to disturb Hanuman from his work....
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Is there any dating available for the book Shri Shani Mahatmya?

The Shani Mahatmya is a Marathi folktale and according to this website, it's "not from Vedas, puranas, upanishads, or any vedic sanskrit text". But apart from that, I'm not sure about its dating. In ...
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Who is Shani and is there a connection with Saturday?

As far as I know, the correct word is SANISCHARA, i.e., on who moves slowly. If we take it as a planet, still this meaning holds good. In astrology, the Saturn is the slowest moving planet. In ...
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Is Lord Shani Harmful ? OR a Friend?

We find a nice description about Shani-Deva in our puranas like Skanda Purana & Padma purana. Puranas tells us that Shani Deva is sun's son. He gained favour of Lord Mahadeva. And Lord Mahadeva ...
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What does 'Kokanastha' mean here and meaning of shloka?

I decided to translate it myself and find its meaning, any suggestions and revisions will be highly appreciated. कोणस्थ: पिंगलो बभ्रु: कृष्णौ रौद्रोंतको यम: सौरी: शनिश्चरो मंद: पिप्पलादेन संस्तुत: O ...
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Shani dev's gaze impact in improper washing legs with water

Yes, this is true. Shani enters thru dry/unwet space. Saturn signifies infections, bacteria, and virus, etc. So when one goes out and comes back to home, brings tons of virus, bacteria to home thru ...
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Can people wear iron ring even when they already have good effect of Lord Shani in their lives?

Yes, you can. The rule is you should only give strength to planets that are good for your chart. This is the parasari principle. Gemstone or metals does exactly that. It strengthens the planet. On the ...
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Worshipping lord Shani even when I have good Effects of Lord shani in my life

Understand that you can never control what is going to happen this Saturday, all you can control is what will happen inside of you everyday. However instead of worshiping Shani dev why not worship ...
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Why are Navagraha idols present only in Shiva temples?

Here is my partial answer to the Question: Who are Navagrahas? The nine planets are collectively known as Navagrahas. They are worshipped in Hinduism for good luck or to overcome adversity, bad ...
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Did Yama and Shani ever confront each other?

Both Yama and Shani have different works to do. Yama judges our karmas, while Shani counts them. Each intake and outtake of air inside our body is considered to count Ayu of a living creature, and ...
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