Shani (Sanskrit: शनि, śani) is the Lord of discipline and control. He shows us the truth and keeps us honest. Shani is the most influential as well as the powerful planet among the Navgrahas. Shani is given the responsibility of disbursing justice to individuals depending on the good and bad karmas (past deeds) of a person.
Lord Shani gives good or bad results. Shani moves slowly as compared to other planets and hence stays in a Rashi or Zodiac sign for seven and a half years. This period is called the Saade Sati period. This is said to be the highly troublesome phase in the life of individuals. To overcome the afflicted position of Shani in the horoscope and the ill-effects of the Saade Sati period, expert astrologers advise chanting Shani mantra. All the problems and struggles can be overcome if one prays Lord Shani Dev sincerely.
ॐ सः शनैश्चराय नमः ॥
Om Sham Shanaiscaryaye Namah |
Meaning – SaIutation to the dark Lord of Shanivara.
Benefits – This mantra benefits you financially bringing in more wealth and prosperity in your lives.
Shani Beej Mantra
ॐ प्राँ प्रीं प्रौं सः शनैश्चराय नमः ॥
Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah |
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shani. Please be in my favor and calm my senses.
Benefits – Chanting Shani dev Beej mantras regularly helps you grow spiritually, provides good luck, fortune, and making life happy and peaceful.
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ऊँ शन्नो देवीरभिष्टडआपो भवन्तुपीतये।
Om Shanno devīrabhistdaapo bhavantupītaye |
Benefits – This is the Vedic mantra of Shani Dev and by chanting it, Shani Dev keeps calm in the horoscope. He will bless us with health, wealth, and success.
Suggested Read: Shri Shani Dev Chalisa
ॐ निलान्जन समाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम।
छायामार्तंड संभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम॥
Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam |
Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam ||
Meaning – The superb appearance of Lord Shani takes after that of a compelling blue mountain. He is the child of Ravi (the sun god) and the sibling of Yama (divine force of death). He is destined to the couple Chaya Devi and Martanda (one of the names of the sun). Give me a chance to sing in acclaim of the moderate moving one.
Benefits – Shani Dev is God of justice and by chanting the above Mantra you will reduce the effect of all your bad karmas to an extent.
Shani Gayatri Mantra
ॐ काकध्वजाय विद्महे
तन्नो मन्दः प्रचोदयात ||
Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae
khadga hastaaya dheemahi
tanno mandah prachodayaat |
Meaning – I meditate upon the lord with the crow. I worship you to brighten my mind and intellect.
Benefits – Chanting of this mantra gives you the strength and the courage to fight unwanted obstacles in your life. Morning recitals of this mantra consistently also keep you motivated to do good in life.
Shani Mantra For Shani Dosha
ऊँ त्रयम्बकं यजामहे सुगंधिम पुष्टिवर्धनम ।
उर्वारुक मिव बन्धनान मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मा मृतात ।।
ॐ शन्नोदेवीरभिष्टय आपो भवन्तु पीतये।शंयोरभिश्रवन्तु नः। ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः।।
ऊँ नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम्।छायामार्तण्डसम्भूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम्।।
om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pusti-vardhanam |
urvaruka miva bandhanan mrtyor muksiya mamrtat ||
Om shannodevirabhistaya aapo bhavantu pitaye |
Shanyorabhisravantu nah, Om sam shanaiscaraya namah ||
Om nIlanjanasamabhasam raviputram yamagrajam |
Chayamartandasambhutam tam namami shanaischaram ||
Meaning – I bow to Lord Shani, who is black in color and son of Sun and born to Chaya and brother of Yama, who moves very slowly. Saneeswaran is reputed to be both a giver and a destroyer. Anyone who sincerely prays to Shanidev will not only be freed from troubles but also gets a life that one desires.
Benefits – The reason behind our sufferings from Shani dosha is related to our past actions and karma. Hence, we suffer as a consequence of our bad deeds from the past or in the previous life. Thus when we suffer from Shani dosha we must compensate by performing good deeds and chanting the mantra during the Saade Sati period can reduce the effect of this dosha. This mantra gives you the courage to fight the adverse situations you encounter in the Sade Sati period and come out of it with minimal losses.
Suggested Read: Shani Jayanti
Shani Mantra for Health
ध्वजिनी धामिनी चैव कंकाली कलहप्रिहा।
कंकटी कलही चाउथ तुरंगी महिषी अजा।।
शनैर्नामानि पत्नीनामेतानि संजपन् पुमान्।दुःखानि नाश्येन्नित्यं सौभाग्यमेधते सुखमं।।
Dhvajini dhamini chaiva kanvali kalahapriha |
Kankati kalahi chautha turangi mahishi ajaa ||
shanairnamani patninametani sanjapan puman |
Duhkhani nasyennityam saubhagyamedhate sukhaman ||
Benefits – By chanting this mantra one’s body is balanced, one can experience perfect harmony and health.
Shani Mantra For Overall Benefits
साज्यं च वर्तिसन्युक्तं वह्निना योजितं मया |
दीपं गृहाण देवेशं त्रेलोक्य तिमिरा पहम्. भक्त्या दीपं प्रयच्छामि देवाय परमात्मने ||
Saajyam Ch Vartisanyuktam Vahninaa Yojitham Maya |
Deepam Grihan Devesham Threlokya Thimira Paham
Bhaktya Deepam Prayachami Devaya Paramaathmane ||
Benefits – Chanting this mantra on Saturdays can bring about a positive change in one’s life.