How to please Shani Dev?
To ward off the evil effects of Saturn or Shani caused by the cycles of Saturn, one must propitiate him through many ways. One`s problems and struggles can be overcome through sincere prayers to him.
Worship of Hanuman especially, Dakshinamukhi Hanuman or south-facing Hanuman is the best way to attract the blessings of Saturn. Kalabhairava should be worshipped to get protection from Saturn`s ill effects when he transits the Lagna as it causes financial difficulties, dental problems, and health problems. Saturn will be pleased when prayers are offered to the Bhairava form of Shiva. Regular worship to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Tirupati Lord Venkateshwara helps one get protection from the evil effects of Saturn and attracts the blessings of Saturn too. Saturn is a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Worshipping Lord Vishnu with bija mantras will purify the bad effects caused due to ill-placed Saturn in the horoscope.
Om Shreem Vishnave Namaha – This mantra dispels negativity and helps attract a good spouse.
Om Kleem Vishnave Namaha – When Saturn is afflicted in the 7th house this mantra should be recited. It helps fulfill one’s career, this mantra has to be recited.
On New Moon days one must worship Goddess Kali with red hibiscus flowers to mitigate the sufferings caused by Saturn and earn his grace.
Mantra chanting to propitiate Saturn
When Saturn is placed in the 8th house, then “Om Namo Narayanaya“must be chanted to secure protection against evil. If Saturn is weakly placed in a chart and if one has to strengthen the position of Saturn, then one must recite: “Om Sanischaraya Namaha”.
Neelaanjana samaabhaasam (To the color of brilliant dark blue) Ravi-putram Yama-agrajam (Son of Surya, elder brother, agraj, of Yama) Chhaya-Maartanda sambhootam (Son of Chhaya and Surya) Tam namaami Shanaishcharam “(We offer our obeisance)
Regular chanting of this mantra is the best way to propitiate the planet and it will also strengthen the position of Saturn in one`s horoscope.
Saturday worship for pleasing Shani
- Reading of Hanuman Chalisa on Saturdays helps one to escape from the ill effects of the planet.
- Make curd rice with cumin and offer it to Saturn in a temple on Saturdays and then feed crows with it.
- Fasting on Saturdays from sunrise to sunset with only liquids will please him the most.
- Donate black sesame on Saturdays or light a til oil lamp to Saturn on Saturdays.
- Feeding handicapped people on Saturdays please Saturn the most.
- Offer til oil lamp under a peepal tree on Saturday mornings and recite the Shani Stuti
- Konastha pingalobabhruh Krishnoroudraantakoyamah Souri, shanaischaro mandah pippaladishu sansthisah
Shami tree also known as khejari or saangri is associated with Saturn. One should light a lamp of mustard oil on Saturdays under this tree to please Saturn