We celebrating Sani Jayanti – the birthday of the mighty Lord Saturn-
Shani Jayanti is held in honour of the mighty Lord Saturn – as this day is considered as the birthday of the planet God Saturn. Shani Jayanti is celebrated on the New Moon (Amavsya) day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Vaishakh, in order to please Lord Saturn. Women also observe a fast, and follow Vat Savitri Vrata on this day. This year, Shani Jayanti celebrated on 05/06/2016.
* Ruler – Lord Brahma
* Colour – Black
* Taste – Astringent
* Body parts ruled by Saturn – Muscles
* Number – 8
* Metal – Iron as well as lead and tin
Lord Saturn, known as ‘Shani’ is the slowest moving planet in space. It is quite important from an Astrological perspective and is a major planet in this context.
Lord Saturn (Shani) is largely considered as a negative planet – many are scared of it and its effects. However, this is actually not an entirely correct belief – Lord Saturn, the strict disciplinarian, is not an out and out negative planet – it is a slow planet that augurs success only through continuous effort, consistent discipline, regular hard work and many times hurdles and struggles. Whether Saturn will bless or curse a person also depends upon that person’s deeds in the present and even the past life.
In other words, it can be said that Saturn plays the role of an teacher or a fair judge in our lives. If Saturn is adversely posited in one’s personal Kundali, the person may suffer from many problems and may have struggles and stresses, leading to unfavourable consequences, specifically in the matters related to the particular House (where Saturn is ill-placed) in a Kundali.
In Vedic Astrology, Lord Saturn’s presence is considered auspicious, when it is present in the 2nd, 7th, 3rd, 10th and 11th House of a Kundali / Horoscope, but this is taken as very inauspicious, if Saturn is posited in the 4th, 5th and 8th House of a Horoscope.
The Lord of the West, Lord Saturn is known by many names, such as Manda, Yama, Chhayasunu, Krushang, Kapilaksha, Neel and Sauri. Lord Saturn, a slow moving planet, is considered very powerful when it is placed in the 7th House in a Kundali.
Vedic Astrology also emphasises that everyone goes through a Small Panoti and a Shani Sade Sati during their lifetime, and during those periods, they may have to face some hardships, extreme conditions or struggle. But, Vedic Astrology has also researched and proven that it is not always Shani who brings pain and sufferings in one’s life. Those blessed by Saturn never have to go through challenging times in their lives; their success is rightly earned, and thus it stays with them. Not only that, Lord Saturn showers these people with unimaginable gains and good times.
Lord Saturn is said to control life, death, wealth, home, children, results of legal suits, thefts, illnesses related to intestines etc. Thus, in a nutshell, Lord Saturn can do wonders if it is favourably placed for someone, but can be quite troublesome, even evil, if inauspicious or placed with negative stars.