Shani Jayanti is marked as birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya. Lord Shani is son of Lord Suryadev and rules planet Saturn and weekday Saturday.
Shani Jayanti is observed on Amavasya Tithi during Jyeshtha month according to North Indian Purnimant calendar. According to South Indian Amavasyant calendar Shani Jayanti falls on Amavasya Tithi during Vaishakha month. It is name of Lunar month which differs and in both type of calendars Shani Jayanti falls on the same day.
What is Shani Amavasya?
It has already been mentioned above that ‘shani amavasya’ is a sacred day that comes when new- moon day is noticed particularly on Saturday. It is the only day that is considered favorable for bringing fortune and prosperity. However, Amavasya of all months are only considered for Shradh pooja or trapan to offer to dead ancestors and forefathers. But, Shani Amavasya is considered very favorable to perform sharadh pooja for forefathers. People who are facing obstacles or many difficulties in life and are not finding proper remedies can follow rituals and customs to delight Lord Shani on the day of Shani Amavasya. Therefore, Shani Amavasya 2017 is an auspicious day for Shradh 2017.
Mantra for Shani
“Om pram preem proum sah shanaischaraya namah”
On the day of Shani Amavasya, Shani spell can be recited with pure and depth of heart after bath.
In Vedic Astrology, planet Saturn owns zodiac signs, Capricorn (Makar rashi) and Aquarius (Kumbh rashi). Hence, Shani Amavasya can be considered very propitious for people especially with these signs, and they must worship to please their Lord.