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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shani Amavasya or Worship to Lord Shanidev

Shani Amavasya is also called as “an opportunistic day to perform remedial measures for ‘Pitra Dosh’ & Kaal Sarpa Dosh"

Shani Shingnapur HD Images
Shani Shingnapur HD Images
On the Saturday of New Moon, it is known as Shani Amavasya. Normally, in a year, there will be two or three Shani Amavasya. On each day of Shani Amavsya some rituals are performed at Shani Shingnapur Temples. On this occasions, special worship and Telabhishek or we can say bathing the idol of God Shanidev with mustard oil are performed in order to get people deprived of all oppressions caused by God Shanidev during the Sadhe Satti which is Seven and a half years of period or Dhaiya which is two & half years of period or it’s major period. Such rituals are also useful in obtaining the kind grace of God Shanidev and getting success in various ventures. For the pilgrims who come here for 'Darshanam', their 'Stotra' will be on continuously. Almost 8 to 10 lakh people come within 24 hours to Shani shingnapur village. Because of the immense crowd, many devotees who cannot get a glimpse of the deity from the foundation are happy and content getting it from below itself.

Shani Shingnapur HD Photos
Shani Shingnapur HD Photos
Our ancient respected sages have very clearly said that propagation of wealth, prosperity the honour and regard as well as knowledge is caused through the grace of gods and the Saints. However, recovery to diseases and the propagation of progeny can be attained by the grace of the manes (deified ancestors). One can attain only such things through worshipping and adoration of the gods & saints, which are under their jurisdiction.

Man attains the contentment of good health and nourishment as well as propagation of progeny with the grace & blessings of his manes. At certain places, you find such stories in our ancient religious books regarding obtaining the hirer (propagation of progeny) by the grace of some saint, even that can’t be called an exception to this rule. When we reflect upon such cases where they could get a hirer by the grace of some saint or an ascetic person, we come to know that even their manes were also pleased with them, yet they had been deprived of child. Having a diseased child is not because of ‘Pitra Dosh’ but due to some other misdeed of their per-birth. When they succeeded in getting the grace of gods and saints through their worship and adoration to them, having undergone the penance, they could overcome the result of their misdeeds of the pre births.

Shani Shingnapur Photos
Shani Shingnapur Photos
The importance of Shani Amavasya lies in the fact that out of the rays of the Sun God, the main rays are called 'Ama'. It is from the main rays of Sun God called 'Ama' that the Sun God gives brightness to the three worlds. In this 'Ama' day, especially, God Moon stays. Therefore, it is called Shani Amavasya. This Amavasya is known to give good fruits to all religions. In 'Shradhya Karma', this carries a lot of importance.

Importance of Shani Amavasya Pooja

Shani Amavasya is being dedicated to perform ritual activities for the dead ancestors. People keep fasts for their dead ancestors to make their ancestors soul to rest in peace. On this day, worshipping to Lord Shani frees the person from all his fear in the life. According to Hindu mythology, Amavasya is considered to very inauspicious day, but if it falls on Saturday then it gives the meaning to the Amavasya by making it fortunate. Amavasya and Lord Shani both reflects for black colour, so worshipping Lord Shani brings immense joy, fortunate things and well-being in the life of their devotees. Capricorn and Aquarius zodiac signs must worship Lord Shani on this day to get his mammoth blessings as the Shani grah is the ruler planet for these zodiacs. Shani Shanti yagya is also being performed by many of the devotees to get blessed.

Devotee Taking Darshan at Shani Shingnapur Images
Devotee Taking Darshan at Shani Shingnapur Images

How to do Shani Amavasya Pooja

Devotee doing Shani pooja, must first take the posture and then must offer water to the feet of Lord Shani. The water offered to Lord Shani must be drunken by the devotee. Then water is offered for the bath of god and black clothes are being offered to Lord Shani. Offerings are made to Lord Shani made up of camphor or incense. Diyas in sesame seeds are being lit in front of the Lord. Prayer or mantra is being enchanted in the devotion to Lord Shani.  Donation of black til or rice is being made to needy people.  Fast is also being kept by many people and is broke after sunset by taking rice mixed with black urad dal. Black til can also be used to break fast.

Significance of Shani Amavasya Pooja

Shani Amavasya Pooja holds the special significance in the life of the people who have Shani dosh or Sadesati or Mahadasha. Shani Amavasya pooja falls on Saturday and if worshipped with full dedication then all the dosha of the life are being removed from the personal as well as professional life. Kaala Sarpa dosha can also be removed by this pooja.

Shani Shingnapur HD Pictures
Shani Shingnapur HD Pictures

Benefits of Shani Amavasya Pooja

Shani Amavasya Pooja benefits the person with Pitra dosha a lot by reducing all the bad effects from the life of an individual. This pooja also makes the professional work to get into more profit.

Mantra on Shani Amavasya Pooja
  • Shani gayatri Mantra
  • Aum Sanaischaraya Vidmahe,
  • Sooryaputraya Dheemahi,
  • Tanno Manda Prachodayat.
Shani Shingnapur HD Views
Shani Shingnapur HD Views

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