In Astrology, Lord Shani is known by different names like Shani Dev, Shani Maharaj, Chayyaputra, etc. He 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), 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 origin of the name Shani lies in 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.

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At times, Lord Shani is also known to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who’s responsible for bringing people the fruits of their karma in the present life itself. 

As per Vedic astrology, planetary positions determine the future of an individual. Thus, anyone who’s born under Shani(Saturn) is believed to be at risk of encountering accidents, failures, wealth, or health issues. To ward off evil and bad luck, Hindus perform the Shani mantra Jaap regularly. This helps them surpass the bad luck phase lasting 7.5 years.

Shani Dev 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 the Shani mantras consistently.

What are the Benefits of Chanting Shani Dev Mantras?

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 soothe the psyche and lead to profound relaxation. 

Some prominent benefits of the Shani mantra Jaap include:

  • Minimizing the adverse effects of our past deeds and our bad Karma
  • Boosting our morale and uplifting us by making us feel energetic and confident
  • Consistent chanting brings wealth and prosperity 
  • Resolution of all financial and health-related issues
  • Relief from Sade Sati periods 
Devotees can recite Shani stotra as many times as they want, but make sure whenever you recite it, you do it at least 9 times. Chanting the Shani mantra 9 times brings inner peace. You can recite a Shani stotram 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.

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There are different forms and types of Shani maha-mantra in Hindu astrology. Let’s check out some of the most popular ones:

Shani 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 routinely to avoid evil factors present in your horoscope and for living a happy and content life. Chanting these Shani dev Beej mantras regularly helps you grow spiritually and brings good luck and fortune. It makes you perseverent, disciplined, and controlled and keeps you honest. You can chant this mantra on Shukla Paksha Saturday and recite it 1, 3, 9, 27, or 108 times.

Shani 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 maha-mantra 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 caused by Lord Shani. These Shani maha mantras are very powerful and they can help you please Lord Shani. If anyone listens or chants this Shani stotra with belief and concentration, they can see positive changes manifested in their lives.

Shani 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.

Shani Mantra #4 – Shani Gayatri Mantra

“Om Sanaischaraya vidhmahe

Sooryaputraya dhimahi

Tanno manda prachodayat”

Chanting this Saneeswara mantra gives you the strength and the courage to fight unwanted obstacles in your life. Consistent morning recitals of this mantra keep you motivated to do good in life.

Shani 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”

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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 peace to your family. It wards off all diseases and helps you get rid of the Kaal Sarp Dosha in your Kundli.

Shani 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).

Shani 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 what they deserve. Chanting this Vedic mantra with a pure heart, mind, and soul helps you atone for your sins.

How to appease Shani Maharaj?

  1. Along with chanting the Shani dev mantra, observing these rituals on Saturdays will help you make sure that the Lord is pleased with you. 
  2. Fast regularly, from morning to evening. If that’s not possible, stick to one meal throughout the day, taken in the afternoon.
  3. Donate black sesame/black Urad or light a til oil lamp and keep reciting Shani Mantras in English, Marathi, Kannada, or a language of your choice. 
  4. Make curd rice with cumin and offer it to Saturn in a temple and then feed the crows in the vicinity. 
  5. Feed the poor, with a selfless attitude, to please the Lord. 
  6. If you worship Lord Shani every day, wear black or blue clothes and take a bath each day. 
  7. Worshipping Hanuman Ji is another good way to please Lord Shani.
  8. Prayer for Lord Hanuman (Pleases Shani Dev)

“Balarkkayuthathejasamthribhuvanaprakshobhakamsundaram

Sugreevaadi samasthavanaraganai

Samsevyapadaambujam

Naadenaiva samastharaakshasaganaan

Santhraasayanthamprabhum

Sreemadramapadambujasmruthiratham

Dhyayaami vaathathmajam”

Also, read Lord Hanuman Mantras

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