Shani Dosh Remedies or Nivaran

Shani Dosh (Upchar)

The most significant phase in an individual’s life when ruled by Shani is known as Shani Mahadasha. This phase represents specific changes and transformations in a person’s life. Depending on the impact of Shani on the Nakshatra of an individual, different aspects of their life are affected. Depending on the individual’s horoscope, karma and actions, the good and bad aspects of Shani are determined.

Shani Dosh is the malefic effect of Saturn when the planet is weakened or occupies any of the Cardinal Houses of the natal chart. The time period when the malefic effects of Saturn are at its peak due to planetary alignment in conjugation with other planets is known as Shani Dosh.

Remedies for Shani Dosh

There are several remedies for reducing or eliminating the malefic of planet Saturn. Any one of them or a combination of two or three would suffice to remove Shani Dosh and Sade sati.

Gemstone: It is recommended to wear a Blue Sapphire (Neelam) gemstone to remove Shani Dosh or enhance the benefics of Saturn. The ring can be made in gold or silver and should be worn in the middle finger in the morning of any Saturday during Shukla Paksha. You can energize the ring by dipping the ring in milk, honey and pure water and chanting the Shani Mantra. This should be worn only after consultation with an expert.

Rudraksha: An energized 17 Mukhi Rudraksha mala/bracelet should be worn for protection from Shani Dosh. This Rudraksha represents Mata Katyayini, the ruler of Shani. Installing a horse shoe in the home is also beneficial.

Fasting: To appease planet Saturn and remove its dosh it is advised that the native observe a fast on Saturday, (the day of Lord Shani Deva). Eat only broth and sesame seeds.

Pray to Lord Hanuman: Worshipping Lord Hanuman will liberate the native from the ill-effects of Shani. Chant the Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Pray to Goddess Durga or Mata Katyayini: Katyayini is the ruler of Shani. Worshipping Her and chanting the mantras of Goddess Durga removes the malefic effects of Saturn.

Charity: To please the planet Shani the native should donate leather Chappal, blankets and black blouse pieces to the needy on Saturday. On this day lepers and the handicapped should also be fed. Metal and oil should not be bought on this day. It is also advisable to make curd rice at home and distribute it to devotees and poor people in Shani Mandir on Saturdays. Donating a buffalo is also advised.

Pujas and Mantras: Light a til oil lamp under a pepal tree and chant the Shani Stuti on Saturdays. Chant the Shani mantra or the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 eight times in a day or on Saturday. Visit Shani temple and Lord Ayyappa Temple and perform appropriate Shani pujas. Another ritual is to place Black Til (Sesame), Black Udad Dal-Saboot (whole) in a container and soak it in til oil. Pour it over the statuette of Shanidev in a temple.

Shani Mantras

Shani Mantra
“Om Sham Shanaishcharaaya Namah”

Shani Shodasanama stotra
“Kona shanaischaro mandah chhayaa hridayanandanah
Maargandaja sudhaasouri neelavastraan janadyutih
Abrahmanah kroorakroora karmaatangi grahanaayakah
Krishnodharmaanujah shantah shushkodara varapradah”


Shani Dasanaama Stotra
“Konastha pingalobabhruh
Krishnoroudraantakoyamah
Souri, shanaischaro mandah
Pippaladishu sansthitah”


Maha Mantra
“Om nilanjana samabhasam |
Ravi putram yamagrajam ||
Cahaya martanda samhubhutam |
Tama namami Shanescharam||”


Shani Beeja Mantra
“Om Praam Preem Praum Sah:
Shanishchray Namah:”


Shani Stuti
“Konastha pingalobabhruh|
Krishnoroudraantakoyamah||
Souri, shanaischaro mandah|
Pippaladishu sansthitah||”




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