Shani Jayanti and its Significance to Hindu Mythology

Shani Jayanti and Shani Amavasya, significance on Hindu culture

The Lord of Karma, according to Hindu mythology, holds great significance among Hindus. According to Hindus, Shani dev keeps audits of Karma, as he is a god of justice. As Lord Shani is a ruler of the planet Saturn, astrology also creates an effect on the virtue of God. Shani Jayanti is also called Shani Amavasya.
Thus, in the year 2023, the Shani Jayanti is held on the Amavasya tithi, which is on the 19th of May.

According to the experts, the Amavasya tithi begins on 18th May 2023 at 09:42 PM. The Amavasya tithi ends on 19th May 2023 at 09:22 PM.

As per the Hindu scriptures, Shani Dev is a child of Surya dev and Swarna (chhaya). Lord Shani was a true devotee of Lord Shiva. Thus, the ruler of Karma is a watcher of justice and karma. However, many devotees pray to him for their business and wealth. Lord Shnai also keeps the karma of the devotees in check. It is said to not look to the eye of Lord Shani, as it is considered auspicious.

According to the scripture of Hindu mythology, Ravana abducted Shani Dev. However, Lord Hanuman rescued Shani Dev, and in return for gratitude, Shani dev promised to look after Lord Hanuman’s devotees. Lord Shani will protect the devotees in Shandi Sadhe Sati, Shani Mahadasha, and Dhaiya.

Celebrated in the region of Madhya Pradesh: Thirunallar Shani Temple, Kokilavan Dham Sani Dev Temple, and Shani Shignapur are two of the prominent places, Lord Shani is worshiped by a large number of devotees.

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