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Shani Jayanti 2024: Significance And Muhurat

By June 4, 2024June 6th, 2024No Comments
Shani Jayanti 2024

Shani Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shani or Shani Dev. People celebrate it with great devotion. It is observed on the tithi of Jyeshtha Krishna Paksha Amavasya. 

Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Janmotsav. Shani is believed to be the provider of Justice. It is believed that he tests his devotees. These religious and spiritual beliefs make this day a day of great importance.


Shani Jayanti 2024 Date And Time

Let’s have a look at the Shani Dev Jayanti 2024 date and time. Here is a table to provide an insight into the timings of Shani Jayanti. 

Shani Jayanti Thursday, June 6, 2024
Amavasya Tithi Begins 19:54 on Jun 05, 2024
Amavasya Tithi Ends 18:07 on Jun 06, 2024

Shani Jayanti Astrological Significance And Meaning

The name Shani is a derivation of the Sanskrit word Sanaischara. This word means something slow. Saturn, which is a slow-moving planet, gets its name from Shani. 

In astrology, it is believed that one has to go through a period in life that lasts seven and a half years. This period is known as the time of Shani. During this period, one has to suffer from delays in life. However, once you get through this time, Lord Shani bestows you with everything you have worked hard for. 

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Shani Sadhe Sathi And Dhaiya In 2024 On Zodiac Signs

Shani Sadhe Sathi and Dhaiya have an effect on different Zodiac Signs. The effect varies from one Zodiac Sign to another. Let’s look into these effects. 

1. Aries (March 21- April 19)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani can be the reason for delays and losses in the lives of Aries natives. 

2. Taurus (April 20- May 20)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani can cause issues in growth and stability in the lives of Taurus natives. 

3. Gemini (May 21- June 21)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani will bring in tons of new opportunities and transformations in the life of gemini natives.

4. Cancer (June 22- July 22)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani will cause hardships and issues in the lives of the natives of Cancer.

5. Leo (July 23- August 22)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani will bring in unwanted responsibilities and situations with restriction and constraint in the life of Leo.

6. Virgo (August 23- September 22)

For Virgo Sadhe Sathi of Shani will bring in opportunities for growth and overall development. 

7. Libra (September 23- October 22)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani for Libra natives will bring in balance and harmony in their lives and their surroundings.

8. Scorpio (October 23- November 22)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani will help bring about change and make you realise what you need to change about yourself.

9. Sagittarius (November 23- December 21)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani will help in gaining wisdom and faith. It will be of great help in the growth of Saggitarius natives.

10. Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani may bring in disciplined nature in you. It may make you more disciplined towards your goals.

11. Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

For Aquarius Sadhe Sathi of Shani brings in freedom and innovation in it’s natives. This helps in the growth and prosperity. 

12. Pisces (February 19- March 20)

Sadhe Sathi of Shani will help in improving intuition and may help in enhancing awareness and sensitivity. 

Shani Jayanti Mythological Story

According to mythological stories, Sanghya, the first half-wife of the sun god, went to the forest to perform meditation at her father’s command. Before leaving, Mata Sanghya revealed the replica shadow and put it to service to the sun god. 

The sun god did not realise that instead of Sanghya her shadow was serving him. In time, Saturn was born from the womb of Shadow. When Saturn was in the womb of Mother Chhaya, Mata Chhaya was absorbed in the hard devotion of Lord Mahadev, the god of the gods.

Due to hard devotion, Mata Chhaya could not pay attention to her health. This had an impact on the character of Saturn. Because of this, Saturn is black. Seeing Saturn, the Sun could not believe that Saturn was his son. 

At that time, he insulted Mother Chhaya a lot. Frustrated by this, Shani Dev, like Mata Chhaya, performed hard devotion to Lord Shiva. Pleased with Shani’s tapasya, Lord Shiva granted him superiority among the nine planets. 

Also gave Saturn the right to judge. For this, Saturn keeps an account of the actions of a particular person. They give auspicious rewards to those who do good deeds. On the other hand, He punishes those who do evil deeds.

Shani Jayanti Puja Vidhi

Proper rituals are essential to celebrating Shani Jayanti. Let’s look at the rituals needed to appease Lord Shani on this day. 

  • Take a bath early in the morning and get ready. 
  • Visit a Shani temple or pray to Lord Shani at home 
  • If you are praying at home, make sure that you clean the place and the idol properly.
  • Light a mustard oil lamp with sesame seeds and place it in front of the idol of Lord Shani. 
  • Chant a mantra in the praise of Lord Shani

Mantra: Om Shang Shanaishcharaye Namah.

  • Perform Yajna to receive blessings from Lord Shani. 
  • Observing a fast on the day of Shani Jayanti can help you overcome your bad deeds overall. 
  • Recite the Shani Stotra or the Shani Path in order to receive the blessings of Lord Shani.
  • Feeding animals can be a door to the blessings of Lord Shani.
  • Donating black clothes, sesame seeds, and mustard oil on this day can be a great act of service. 

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Fasting Rules On Shani Jayanti 

To ensure that your fast is devoid of any mistake it is necessary to make sure that you are following proper rules while fasting. Here, we present to you a proper list of rules that you are required to follow while fasting to attain blessings on this day.

  • It is essential that you get up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • Chant mantras in the praise of Lord Shani. 
  • Visit the temple and get involved in the Bhajans being performed.
  • Meditate for a while and feel the presence of Lord Shani.
  • Have an intention of keeping fast and keep a full day fast. 
  • Make sure that your house is clean, and ensure you clean the idol of lord Shani.
  • You must offer black clothes, flowers, sesame seeds, mustard oil, and seasonal fruits to Lord Shani on this day. 
  • Get involved in charity during the fast. 
  • Consume food that isn’t prohibited during the fast.
  • You can complete your fast once you are done with the Pooja.

Names Of Lord Shani

Lord Shani is known by more than one name, and here we present to you some of the names he’s known by. 

  • Konastha
  • Pingal
  • Babhru 
  • Raudrantak 
  • Yama

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When is Shani Jayanti?

Shani Jayanti in the year 2024 is on the 6th of June.

2. Is Shani Jayanti auspicious day?

According to scriptures, Shani Jayanti is a very auspicious day in the Hindu religion. Pleasing Lord Shani on this day can work wonders for your success in life.

3. How to please Shani Dev in 2024?

To please Shani Dev, recite the Shani Chalisa and Shani Mantra. It is also advised to offer oil and flowers to the deity.

4. What to eat in Shani Jayanti fast?

It should be a whole vegetarian meal that doesn’t include meat or alcohol. Water and fruits can be consumed.

5. What to wear to please Shani Dev?

To please Shani, it is advised that black and dark blue clothes should be worn.

6. Can ladies put oil on Shani Dev?

Both Men and Women can offer oil to Shani Dev, and there is no kind of disparity in terms of gender.

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