Planet Shani is considered to be
the strongest malefic and a demanding teacher who represents patience,
effort, endeavor, and endurance; and who brings restrictions and
misfortunes. However, a favorably-placed Shani on the horoscope of a
person stands for a strong career, healthy life and everything positive
for that person. Shani mantra japa strengthens benefic Saturn &
increases its positive influence and pacifies malefic effects of Saturn
& neutralizes its negative effect.
Shani Puja or worship of planet Saturn mitigates the hardships one will
have to face during bad times. Shani Puja is also recommended to people
who have Saade Sati of Shani in their horoscope. One is advised to
perform the following Shani Mantra facing the west, to minimize the evil
influence of afflicted Saturn.