Shani Trayodashi - Auspicious Day to Worship Shani
Trayodashi is the thirteenth day that falls after the new or full moon and when it falls on a Saturday, then it is known as ShaniShani
Shani, literally means the one who moves very... Trayodashi as Shani is the Lord of Saturday. Shani is worshipped by numerous people for his righteous, and just nature and Shani Trayodashi is considered the most auspicious day to do so.
One should get up early and take a bath before sunrise. A temple dedicated to Shani should be visited, and offering of black grams, ginger oil, coal, eight iron nails and a small black ribbon should be made to a priest. One can also collect all the items and throw it in the running water. Perform special Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadfor the day to please him and recite Shani Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mind(listed below). If one is suffering from bodily pains, then he should light an earthen lamp in front of Shani’s idol.
Devotees may opt for observing a fast for the complete day and staying vigil at night to meditate on an image or the name of Shani Dev. They can also perform Tailabhishekam while making an offering of black clothes, coconuts, fruits and black til (also known as black sesame seeds). People may chant “Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah” seven times on the day. Performing fire sacrifice rituals may also prove beneficial and reduce the ill effects in one’s life.
A devotee should not buy leather, oil or umbrella on this day. Performing charity proves very lucky, and rice and salt should be distributed to the needy. Black clothes can also be donated. Some people prefer feeding crows on the day as the bird is considered the mount of Shani.
One should chant the following mantra 108 times, on the day to earn the blessings of Shani.
“Neelanjana Samabasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam,
Chaya Martanda Sambhutam Tam Namami Sannescharam”.
The mantra means that a true devotee bows down to Shani Dev, who is black in color and moves very slowly. He is the son of Surya and Chaya and is the brother of YamaYama
Also known as Yamaraja, Yama is the controller of the hell (Naraka)....
People who perform the rituals of the day aptly are blessed with a life without hurdles. They experience peace in their life. They neither face untimely deaths nor do they risk major accidents. Those who are going through a rough phase and have been unlucky in all the aspects of their lives should perform Shani Trayodashi. The negative effects of Sade-Sati can also be nullified by offering prayers to Shani.