Everything you want to know about Shani Dev

Shani Dev as shown in Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman is a God who is not only highly feared but also respected. There are many factors which are not known widely. For instance, the other day, we shared how Mahadev too feared Shani Dev.

Here we share almost every fact about Shani Dev:

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The  Family

Father of Lord Shani : Lord Sun
Mother of Lord Shani : Chhaya (Suvarna)
Brother of Lord Shani : Yamaraj, Savarni Manu, Ashwani Kumar
Sister of Lord Shani : Yamuna, Tapti

Gotra of Lord Shani : Kashyap
Guru of Lord Shani : Lord Shiva

Place of Birth : Present Day Saurashtra

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The Meaning of Shani Dev

The word shani also denotes the 7th day or Saturday in most Indian languages. The word shani (शनि) comes from Śanayē Kramati Saḥ (शनये क्रमति सः), the one who moves slowly, as Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun.

The Traits

Interest of Lord Shani : Service, Spirituality, Law, Diplomacy and Politics
Colour : Black (Krishna)
Nature : Windy
Category and Caste : Shudra (the Servant)
Deity : Yama
Permanent Home : Tenth House
Element : Air
Characteristics : Darkness (gloomy)
Direction : West
Enemy Planets (naturally) : Sun, Moon and Mars
Friendly Planets : Mercury, Venus and Rahu
Season of Lord Shani : Autumn (Shishir)
Essence : Astringent

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Other Names

Shani Dev has several names. Here are his other names – ‘Konasth’, ‘Pingal’ ,’Babhru’, ‘Sauri’, Shaneshcharya’, ‘Krishna’, ‘Mand’, ‘Roudra’, ‘Antak’, ‘Yam’

His Allies

Not everyone hated Shani. He has friends too. Some of his associates are – Kal Bhairav, Lord Hanuman, Mercury and Rahu

Some Other Salient Features of Shani Dev

Signs of Lord Shani : Capricorn, Aquarius
Lordship : Night
Area of Work : Justice to all Living Beings
Day Dear to Lord Shani : Saturday, Amavasya (Date: falling on Saturday)
Constellations of Lord Shani : Pushya, Anuradha, Uttarabhadrapad
Stone : Blue Sapphire
Objects dear to Lord Shani: Black Cloth, Black Sesame (Til), Urad, Treacle (gud), the Sour and Astringent Objects and Mustard Oil.

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The Effect of Shani Dev

Diseases related to Lord Shani : Rheumatic diseases, Cancer, Sugar, Kidney, Leprosy, Incurable Diseases, Blood Cancer, Madness and the Skin Diseases

Remedies : On any Saturday evening, give alms to some poor, old man the objects that are dear to Lord Shani

Effective Period : The SadheSatti & Dhaiya Period
Major Period : 19 years

Shani Dev Temples in India

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Lord Shani Temple, Gwalior Kokilavan, Vrindavan
Shree Shani Temple Beedh Maharastra
Shree Shani Kshetra Nastanpur, Maharastra
Shree Shani Kshetra Model Tirth Nandur bar Maharastra
Shree Shani Kshetra Rameshwar Tirth
Shree Shani Tirth Tirunalaru TN
Shree Shani Mandir Tirth Ujjain
Shree Shingnapur, Maharastra
Shree Sidh Shakti Peeth Shani Dham, Shree Shani Tirth Kshetra, Asola, Fatehpur Beri, Mehrauli, Delhi
Shree Sidh Shakti Peeth Shani Dham, Gol Nimbada, Sojat-Pali Highway, Pali (Raj.)

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