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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 are seen along with Shani and his 2 wives in Ramanathaswami Temple at Thirunaraiyur (Nachiarkoil) near Kumbakonam.[1] In the book Sarvartha Sindhamani, it is ...


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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 , Sanaischaro devathaa¬ For the great armour of Sani , the sage is Kashyapa , the meter is anushtup and the god addressed is Sanaischara.¬ Sam Bheejam, Nam ...


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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 forms described there are: Form of Fire, Form of Water, Form of Air, Form of Indra, Form of Plants (earth), Form of rain cloud, Form of Moon, Form of Sun. ...


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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 On SADE-SATI Here The mantras for pleasing Shani Bhagvan is from the famous NAVAGRAHA STOTRAM (नवग्रह स्तोत्र) composed by Shri Veda Vyasa (वेद व्यास). नी...


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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 one Rāśī. This planet causes all sorts of unrest and miseries to all. Therefore He is called a Maṇḍa Graha (a malefic planet). Devi Bhagavat Purana, Book 8, ...


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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 helping others and behaving well with others is the key to make him happy. And if you still want to worship him, there is no ill effect of it. Worshiping never ...


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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), Soma (the moon), Mahiputra (the son of the earth, Mars), Somaputra (the son of the moon. Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Sukra (Venus), Sanaichara (Saturn), ...


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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, this stotra is in sanskrit and I am acquainted with that. tam = To that namami = I bow down shanaishcaram = slow mover So it translates to "I bow down ...


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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 & Gods or Devata Monday Middle English – Monday or mone(n)day In India we called Moon as Soma & Chandra. so Monday in India Somvara Tuesday Middle ...


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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. Hanuman got his angry as his duties towards his master, Lord Ram was getting delayed. Therefore, the powerful Hanuman caught Shani Dev by the tail and kept ...


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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 any case, as far as I know the only English translation of the Shani Mahatmya is Anand Gopte's translation, which you can read here.


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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 ancient times, the we do not find week days. In those days, Muhurta, i.e., auspicious time, Nakshatra,i.e, favourable Star, Thithi, i.e., the movement of Moon are ...


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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 ब्रह्माण्डपुराणोक्तं नवग्रहपीडाहरस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥ Thus ends the Navagraha Peeda Hara Stotram which is found in the Brahmanda Purana The verse that is dedicated to ...


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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 who is beyond time. Also, Shani is known as suryasuta, suryaja, suryanandana, suryaputra, suryasuta, suryatanaya, suryatmaja; indicating that he is a son of ...


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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 granted him the status of planet. He is also called in puranas as "Sauri" or "Surishwara". He is said to be a downward-look.Gods ,Asuras & humans are get ...


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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 their legs, hands, hair etc. And if one enters home and uses sofa, bed, etc. without a proper wash of legs, hands, etc. the microbe enters the human body, and ...


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I mention what is popularly known. Shani is among 9 planets with a Sloka starting.. Neelanjana Samabhasam etc. Yes, it is the Indian counterpart of the western concept of a heavenly body by that name. Manda is not another name of another planet. It is an adjective for sluggishness of body /mind in Sanskrit. The action of Shani is slowness, lethargy, ...


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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 contrary, if Saturn is inauspicious for your chart, you should not wear it. In that case, you should do pujas (Graha Shanti).


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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 our own planet mother Earth plant more trees, Yajna (is done for entire universe), Worship Sun and moon, at least you can see and feel Sun, Moon and Earth. I am ...


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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 luck or misfortune arising from past karmas or birth related defects (dhoshas). They are found in most Hindu temples either grouped together on a panel or on a ...


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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 this counting is done by Shani mahadev. I heard this from an episode published in TTD channel (but I don't remember when). Shani has two sons who will take care ...


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