What is Shani graha?
Shani graham or Saturn planet is one of the nine most important celestial beings in Jyotisa or Hindu astrology. Shanidev is the ruling lord of Saturday, and hence the name Shanivaar, the hindi name for Saturday.
The word Shani is derived from Sanskrit verse shanaye kramati sa:, which means “one who moves very slowly”; and science also acknowledges, that Saturn planet takes 30 years to complete one rotation around the earth.
The term Sade Sati means the seven and a half year long period of Shani planet. People fear the name of sade sati in India. This period starts for a person when Saturn planet enters the zodiac sign, which falls immediately before the zodiac sign of moon (janam-rashi), for that person.
One school of astrology believed that this time is not very favourable for the individual, and he might have to undergo many troubles during this time.
But another school of astrology does not believe that and claims that this period might be challenging, but it is not as damaging also. On the other hand, for some people it may prove to be favourable, bringing a lot of success.
What is Shani Amavasya?
All hindu people, usually know this term amavasya. Amavasya means the no moon day, and that amavasya which falls on a Saturday, is called Shani amavasya. In Hinduism, the amavasya or no moon day is considered as an inauspicious day, and is the darkest day of the month. In similar line, Shani amavasya is also considered inauspicious, and people fear from Shani graham (the Shani planet). Three Shani amavasya fall in year 2010. Two of them have already past, one being on 13th February and the other on 12th July. The third and last Shani amavasya for the year 2010 is falling on 6th of November.
Most of the people have an impression that Shani graham always brings inauspiciousness. But this is a very big myth, says all the renowned astrologers. Shani dev is very happy, if he is worshipped with proper rules and regulations. Moreover, it should be understood, that Shani Dev gives us the results for our own deeds done during the life time; it would be punishment or reward would depend on our own deeds.
Worshipping Shani Dev:
People believing in astrology do several remedial poojas for Shani shanti pooja. People who are suffering from Kaal Sarp Dosa or Pitra Dosa do special worships to get the favour of Shani dev.
Especially on the day of Shani Amavasya, people collect in thousands, in the temples having Navagrahas to performing abhisheka to Shani Dev.
Shani Amavaysa is considered as a perfect day to offer oblations to one deceased forefathers.
There exist many theories describing the good and ill effects of Shani on one’s horoscope. Experts suggest that praying to Lord Hanuman is the best way to escape the ill effects. There is a legend that Lord Hanuman subdued Shani Dev, hence praying to Lord Hanuman can protect you from ill-effects of the Shani.
On coming shani amavasya on the 6th of November, there is a grand consecration (abhishek), and shani peeda shanti yagya (sacrifice meant for pacifying shanidev’s influence) in the most famous navgraha temple in the village of Khargon.
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Pitr-Paksha (Remembering the departed)
Our Hindu dharma teaches us not only to be kind to living, but also remembering and honouring our departed forefathers. As per our ancient Vedic Scriptures, each one of us is indebted to our ancestors. Pitr means ‘forefathers’ and paksha means (a particular phase of the moon) and together ‘pitr-paksha’ means an auspicious time to remember who have passed away. This is a very significant time for all followers of sanatan dharma, better known as Hindus.
The Pitr-Paksha fall during the dark half phase of the months of Ashwini and Bhadrapad (September-October), and lasts for 15 days. This year (2010) Pitr-Paksha starts from 24th September and ends on 7th of October.
To pay homage to our departed ancestors, and receive their blessings, we perform Shraadh ceremony during the month of Pitr-paksha. The belief is that during this period of Pitr-Paksha the forefathers, who have departed, come down to the earthly planet and take rites from their family line. The offering is done through giving the remnants of Lord Vishnu to qualified brahamanas. This offering gives solace to the souls of forefathers, and in some cases grant liberation.
If somebody has Pitr-Dosha in their horoscope, it is observed that person and his family faces financial, health related or other kind of problems. The negative energy is so strong because of this dosha that it hinders the overall development and growth of that person and his family.
Why does Pitr-Dosha occurs?
The Pitr-Dosha occurs when the souls of the departed ancestors are not peaceful due to different reasons. Some of the possible reasons can be:
- Some of their wishes, which were not fulfilled
- Family members failed to honour and remember the ancestors in a proper way
- Impious activities performed by either the children or the ancestors themselves, while living
- Death in an unnatural way
Problems associated with Pitr-Dosha:
If you are facing some of the following problems repeatedly in your life, try to consult a good astrologer, as you might have Pitr-Dosha in your horoscope:
- Problems to conceive
- Repeated illness of your child or children
- Disharmony in the family, leading to unnecessary stress
- Professional growth and education is being checked due to different reasons
If you are facing one or more of the above problems, it is advisable to consult a good astrologer, so that he can check your horoscope to determine the exact nature of Pitr-Dosha in your chart.
Accordingly, he prescribes some remedies. Some of the common remedies for warding off the effects of pitr-dosha include:
- Making balls with ghee and rice, and feeding them to cows weekly, on Sunday.
- Worshipping Lord Narayan is the best of all remedies
- Charity and donations to deserving brahmanas
Besides the above, there are some dedicated rituals also, for instance, ‘Narayan Nagbali Pooja’. This worship is performed only at particular places in India, like, Trambekshwar in Nasik, Haridwar, Kala Hasti in the state of Tamil Nadu etc.
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