Powerful Shani Mantras: Benefits & Their Impact On Your Life
Lord Shani known by different names (Shani Dev, Shani Maharaj, Chayyaputra, etc.) is highly regarded in Hindu mythology. Often known as the harbinger of bad luck and retribution, Lord Shani occupies the seventh place among the nine planets (Navagraha) which govern the world.
Shani dev (or planet Saturn) is the son of Surya Dev (the Sun) and Chhaya is also believed to be the brother of Yama (the God of Death) and often called the God of Justice and Karma. The name Shani originates from the word “Sanaischara” meaning slow mover. In the Sanskrit language, “Shani” means “the planet Saturn” while the word “Chara” indicates movement. As per the Hindu calendar, Shanivara (Saturday) is the day that is dedicated to Shani Bhagwan.
At times, Lord Shani is also known to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who’s responsible for giving the fruits of one’s deeds in their present life. As per the Vedic astrology, planetary positions determine the future of an individual. Thus, anyone who’s born under Shani’s planet (Saturn) is believed to be at the risk of encountering accidents, failures, wealth, or health issues. To ward off evil and bad luck, Hindus perform Shani mantra Jaap regularly to surpass the bad luck phase lasting 7.5 years and comes every 27 to 29 years.
Shani Dev nearly takes around 2-2.5 years to pass through each zodiac sign – a period known as Dhaiya. Any horoscope sign afflicted by Lord Shani or under Dhaiya can experience disputes, delays, unwanted struggles, and in some circumstances, death. To escape the adverse effects, believers must chant these Shani mantras consistently.
How Chanting Shani Dev Mantras Can Benefit You?
Shani Mantras are powerful and if recited properly can improve our lives in many ways. Regular jap of Shanti stotram is believed to improve our health and ward off any diseases. Recitation of the Shani stuti can soothingly affect the psyche and lead to profound relaxation.
Some prominent benefits of Shani mantra Jaap include:
- The chanting minimizes the adverse effects of our past deeds and our bad Karma
- The mantras are known to boost your morale and uplift you, making you feel energetic and confident
- Consistent chanting brings wealth and prosperity in your life
- These mantras resolve all your financial and health-related issues
- Chanting these mantras is beneficial especially for those people who’re experiencing Sade Sati periods in their life
You can recite Shani stotra for as many times as you want, but make sure whenever you recite it, you do it for at least 9 times. Chanting Shani mantra 9 times brings inner peace. You can recite a Shani stotram for a maximum of 108 times at a go. The more you recite Shani stuti, the easier it is for you to attract prosperity, wealth and success into your life.
Types of Shani Mantras
There are different forms and types of Shani mahamantra in Hindu astrology. Let’s check out some of the most popular ones:
Mantra #1 – Shani Beej Mantra(s)
“Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah”
“Aum Aing Hring Shring Shung Shanaishcharaye Namah Aum”
“Om Him Sham Shanaye Namah”
“Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah”
The Shani Beej Mantra is extremely powerful and helps in taking away all your sorrows and problems. This mantra should be chanted to avoid any evil and to live a happy and contented life. Chanting these Shani dev Beej mantras regularly helps you grow spiritually, provides good luck and fortune. It provides perseverance, discipline and control to you as an individual and keeps you honest. You can chant this mantra on Shukla Paksha Saturday and recite it for 1, 3, 9, 27 or 108 times.
Mantra #2 – Shani Stotra
”Namaste Konsanstahcha Pingalaya Namostu te |
Namaste Bhabrurupaya Krushnaya Cha Namostu te ||
Namaste Roudradehaya Namaste Chantkay Cha|
Namaste Yamasadnyaya Namaste Souraye Vibho ||
Namaste Manadasadnyaya Saneshchara Namostu te |
Prasada Kuru Devesha Dinasya Pranatasya Cha ||
Koshasthayya Pingalo Babhrurukrishno Roudoye Nantko Yamaha |
Sauriya Shaneshcharo Mandaha Pipladena Sansthutaha ||
Etaani Dasha Namami Prataruttha Ya Ye Patetha |
Shaneshchrayakruta Peeda Na Kadachitabhavishyati ||”
Reciting Shani mahamantra gives you peace of mind, keeps evil away from your life and makes you healthy, wealthy, and prosperous. Shani is the god of justice. Chanting ‘Shani dev ka mantra’ brings in relief from ill effects of Lord Shani. These Shani mahamantras are very powerful and they can help you to please Lord Shani. If anyone listens or chants this Shani stotra with belief and concentration, they can see positive changes manifest in their life.
Mantra #3 – Shani Ekashari Mantra
“Om Sham Shanaishcharaya Namah ||”
Shani Dev is the ‘Lord of Justice’, who keeps an account of one’s karma in this birth and all previous births. The daily chanting of Ekashari Mantra is very effective to remedy Shani Mahadasha, Shani Sadhesati, or weak Shani in the horoscope of an individual. The regular reciting of this Shani dev mantra 108 times benefits you financially bringing in more wealth and prosperity in your life.
Mantra #4 – Shani Gayatri Mantra
“Om Sanaischaraya vidhmahe
Tanno manda prachodayat”
Chanting of this Saneeswara 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.
Mantra #5 – Sade Sati Mantra(s)
“Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
urvaruka miva bandhanan mrtyor muksiya mamrtat.”
“Om shannodevirabhistaya aapo bhavantu pitaye
Shanyorabhisravantu nah, Om sam shanaiscaraya namah.”
“Om Nilaanjana Samaabhasam, Ravi Putram Yamagrajam
Chaaya Martanda Samhubhutam, Tama Namami Shanescharam”
The last one is known to be the most powerful Shani Mantra. Chanting these mantras gives you the courage to fight the adverse situations you encounter in the Sade Sati period and come out of it with minimal losses.
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also a part of this set because it pacifies all the house defects along with Shani Dasha. This particular Shani Mantra benefits you by bringing in peace within your family. It wards off all diseases and helps you get rid of the Kaal Sarp Dosha in your Kundli.
Mantra #6 – Dashrath Shani Stotra or Saneeswara Stotram
“Om. Asya shree shanaishchara stotrasya dashratha rishi
Shanaish-charo-devata trishtup chandahah
shanaish-chara preety-arthe jape viniyogah dasharatha uvacha
kono-antaka roudra-yama-tha babhruh
krishnah shanih pingala manda sourih
nityam smrito yo harate cha peedam
tasmai namah shree ravi-nandanaya”
Dasharatha is the Rishi, Shanaishchara is God, and Trishtup is a meter. The repetition of this Shani stotram is performed for the appeasement of Shanaishchara (Saturn).
Mantra #7 – Vedic Mantra of Shani Dev
“Om Shanno devīrabhistdaapo bhavantupītaye”
Shani Dev is the son of the Sun God (Surya Dev). It is believed that your karma decides the whereabouts of your life and Shani Dev ensures that each individual gets justice and gets what they deserve. Chanting this Vedic mantra of Shani dev with a pure heart, mind and soul helps you to atone for your sins.
How to appease Shani Maharaj?
Along with chanting shani dev ka mantra, observe these rituals on Saturdays.
- Do regular fasting on Saturdays from morning to evening hours. If that’s not possible, stick to one meal throughout the day in the afternoon.
- Donate black sesame/black Urad or light a til oil lamp on Saturdays and keep reciting the Shani Mantras in English, Marathi, Kannada, or a language of your choice
- Make curd rice with cumin and offer it to Saturn in a temple and then feed the crows in the vicinity
- Feed the poor with a selfless attitude to please the Lord
- If you worship Lord Shani every day, prefer wearing black or blue clothes and take a bath each day
- Worshipping Hanuman Ji is another good way to please Lord Shani.
Prayer for Lord Hanuman (Pleases Shani Dev)