Understanding Saturn Part 2- Mystery of Sadesati and working with remedial measures

Understanding the phase of Sade-Sati – The Story Begins – The Sadesati and the King vikramaditya


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The Story lies in the ancient tales from the era of the king Vikramaditya,  Once upon a time, the seven god of the week, were in meeting. Rahu and Ketu are also there. Rahu & Ketu put one question in front of them. The question was “who is the powerful god among us?” They could not decide on this matter. So, they went to Devraj Indra for his adjudication. God Devraj Indra thought if he gave decision in favour of any one god then other will be unsatisfied with me. He told them that respected gods, I am also like you so, how can I decide that who is great & I can’t give an impartial judgment. So, better thing for all of you go to the planet earth. There is King Vikramaditya. He is very good justice on all over the earth. Hearing this entire thing at last all God went to King Vikramaditya.

When all gods came to King Vikramaditya then king gave big respect to them and begged for any king of service. They told him about their problem. It was very difficult task for Vikramaditya. But he was dutiful king so, he accepted this challenge gracefully. After thinking on this, He arranged seven thrones. These thrones were made from Gold, Bronze, Brass, Tin, Zinc, Mica, & iron respectively. The thrones were put by numbers. The Gold throne was put at number one & the iron throne was at the last. Then King Vikramaditya requested to seven gods for grace the throne of their own selection. God Surya (Sun) was in the gold chair while God Shani selected the iron chair.

When the seven gods had sat in the chair of their own selection, Vikramaditya said, “Now according to the order of your throne you may decide your own rank & none can thrust my judgment upon you.” Hearing to this, God Shani (Saturn) stood up & said to King Vikramaditya, “You ranked me the lowest among these gods. You don’t know my power. Sun can stay on a Zodiac (Rashi) for One to Two months, Marsh for half and one month, Jupiter for maximum thirteen months, Mercury and Venus for one month only. Rahu & Ketu for eighteen months. But only me who can reign a Zodiac from two and half years to seven and half years. This period is called as “sade sathi”. Due to this sade saathi period powerful god also trembled. When I was angry on Rama then he got banishment instead of throne. Now be prepared because it’s your turn.” Saying all this God shani went back.

After a very short time, the “Sade Sathi” period was occupies by Shanidev on Zodiac of Vikramaditya. From here, king’s sade sathi period began which was for seven & half year. Shani dev went to Vikramaditya’s kingdom as a horse-seller & he had very attractive horses. People were also praise of those horses. When King Vikramaditya heard about the strange horses, he sent to Ashawapal to buy a best horse for him & when Ashawapal came with one attractive horse, then king was so pleased to see the horse that he could not stop himself for riding on this horse. But, when he was riding on horse, the horse disappeared in the air with a great speed. After a few second king was in deep and thick forest. He had very tired. Due to out of his kingdom, King Vikramaditya faced many problems. These entire problems were created by God Shani dev.

At the palace of Ujjaini, Queen Madenlekha was worried about King Vikramaditya. Queen Madenlekha was the devotee of Shani Dev. So, she requested to Shani dev to save her husband. Due to the Prayer of Queen Madenlekha, Shanidev promised that I will save your husband but he has to endure for his work (Karma).

King Vikramaditya was out of from his kingdom so, no body was introducing him. At last Vikramaditya reached a nearby city and in the city he met a respectable businessman. This businessman also not introduced Vikramaditya. King was looking like a beggar. With the sympathy, the businessmen took him to his home and arranged food for him. On that day businessman earned more profit due to the grace of Shani dev. But, he thought that this man (King) is lucky for him. Thinking this he kept him to his house for work.

The king was enduring his Sade Sathi period. He was living in the Businessman’s home by changed name. After some days, there was a marriage of Businessman’s daughter. In this marriage Vikramaditya was the responsible person. He went to the market with businessmen’s another daughter for purchasing of Marriage’s material. In the market, Vikramaditya met to shanidev who was in disguise. Shanidev gave a picture of duck to Vikramaditya.

The marriage arrangement was going on properly. Suddenly, the marriage’s necklace of bride had lost. The necklace was swallowed by the duck which was in picture. Businessmen’s wife asked to king about necklace but King could not explain anything to her. She thought that king is thief and she arrested him by the soldier of king Chandrasen.

King Chandrasen was the enemy of King Vikramaditya. Looked to Vikramaditya, King Chandrasen was very happy. He ordered to their soldiers that King Vikramaditya’s hands and feet be cut with one stroke of a sward. Listening to this order Vikramaditya cried out. But, Soldiers cuts the hand & feet of him.

Now, The King was without hand and feet. He was dallying like Beggar. An “Oil seed Crusher (Teli)” was looking him and he felt pity on him. He took him to his house and arranged food for him. He also dressed the king’s wounds and after some days, Teli made him capable of driving the bullocks around the grinding machine. Now, Vikramaditya can do his work properly. Like this time passed on. The Sade Sathi period was about to be over.

One night, the king was alone in his work. He was singing song. The voice was sweet. His voice was breaking the silence of the night. In the nearest kingdom, one princess heard the song & she got fascinated towards the singer (Vikramaditya). Princess called to her personal attendant and sent him to know about the singer. After some time, the attendant came back and he told to princess that the singer was servant of “Teli” and he is handicapped. Listening to this thing, Princess decided that she would marry with that singer otherwise she would remain unmarried throughout her life. When princess parents heard about this decision they resented on princess. But, ultimately they were ready for that decision.
The King (father of princess) went to the Teli with the proposal of Marriage. The king said to Teli, “Arrange for the marriage of this handicapped person, my daughter wants to marry with this man.” Teli did not believe on king but at the final teli became ready for marriage.

Marriage of Princess and handicapped Vikramaditya was over. But princess parents were not happy. At the mid-night of honeymoon King Vikramaditya had a small nap. God Shani dev visited to the King’s dream and said, “King Vikramaditya, you ranked me the lowest among the gods. All this happened with you this is effect of my sight. You have undergone enough sufferings for your misjudgment. But now your Sade Sathi period has over.” Hearing this news king became happy and he requested to Shani dev “Do not inflict such suffering in future on anyone like me. The God accepted the king’s request and disappeared.

When King Vikramaditya opened his eyes, he became surprise to see that his hands and feet in proper shape. The princess & her family member were also so much happy to see this. But when they knew about the reality of handicapped person that he is King Vikramaditya, king (princess father) was overwhelmed with joy and praised his stars.

This news reached immediately in all area & nearest area. The businessman also got this news and felt guilty to his behavior with Vikramaditya. He went to Vikramaditya & requested him, “Excuse me for my wrong behavior with you.” And he also invited him for dinner. King Vikramaditya accepted his request & next day he went to businessman’s house for dinner. In the house of businessman, King Vikramaditya said, “I shall dine in the same room where the necklace had lost.” Without asking any question, the businessman arranged the dinner in that room. When the Vikramaditya were dining, he saw to his great surprise that the invaluable necklace was emerging from the same duck which was in picture. This Imaging thing was seen by all the people who were present in that house. The businessman was so much overwhelmed with joy and he too decided to marry off his daughter to Vikramaditya.

After some days, King Vikramaditya returned to his Kingdom. Queen Madenlekha became so much happy to see Vikramaditya has returned to his kingdom. On the next day in the court, The King Vikramaditya said to his courtiers to make a proclamation by the beat of drum that God Shani is also powerful like other God and so, they should keep fast on Saturday as a mark of honor of God Shani dev. After that in the kingdom of King Vikramaditya, there was arrangement of worship of Shani dev at every Saturday. Now, Vikramaditya & his two queens were live happily.

(Reference and Source : Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth by Robert E. Svoboda)


Now what actually is Sadesati ?

Sade Sati is basically the testing and learning period of 7.5 year of Saturn transit in the zodiac signs of 12th, 1st and 2nd house from the natal moon.Meanwhile saturn do effects when it comes to 4th (Mind) and 8th (Health) from the natal Moon. To understand Sadesati, one should need to understand what actually sade-sati signifies and what are karamas influence on our life. It’s basically a testing and transformation phase of Past birth ” Praradbha” or  Karmic actions to filter out our deeds and to realize the true essence of Karama one should do in any birth. 

Either you have to face your karmic actions or deed of this birth or you have to face the karmic actions of your deeds of 100 years back you had done either in conscious or non-conscious mind but rule of karama is one has to pay back those deeds in any case. chance from chasing away or moving away from them is only depends on the divine wish of almighty, whether to reduce it or maximise it via your utter devotion, though karma principals are very much straight and divine, If you do your current karama with uttermost devotion and bhakti bhav. 

Sade-sati essence is to realise your neglected and pending karmic duties those you are either ignoring or neglecting in any of your birth. if it is the sins you had done then the phase of sade-sati would be very much trans-formative and intense. If your Saturn is Ak or retrograde then the phase of Saturn Sadesati would be soul transforming and it will give lots of ups and down but it will make you the true devotee of almighty and very much spiritual to finish off  those tasks given to you or those are pending from past.  

One should not need to worry or fear of sade-sati if he is true and pious from inside the soul or  if he is doing his current “ Kiryamani or aagmi karma “ with uttermost and selfless care. ” If Saturn is digbali or exalted ( you are blessed  by the Narayana ) and if it  well placed in chart or having Good Shadbala strength or it is well placed in Saptavargi  or dashavargi charts then sade-sati would be blessing to that Native”. He would be devotee of Karma or Shani dev internally. 

One who follows the Bhagwad Geeta and karma theory  he never need to worry on account of his karamic actions, those are need to fear those souls are corrupted by the 6 weaknesses in any of birth. 

Astrologically ,saturn 7.5 years have three phases- first phases teaches and gives us major lessons via close relationships (wife, Children, Friends, Loved ones, mother, fathers and Guru’s etc in our life regarding that house matters.One can learn so much in this period both positively or in negatively way but end would be good for you when Saturn will cross your natal Degree of saturn in transit chart. 

for e.g if your Saturn is placed in 15 degree in natal chart then first phase of sade-sati would be effectively start working near mid of first phase of 2.5 years and  would be the time period when you can start getting your lessons of life.

2nd phase of Sade-sati teaches us about individualities and weaknesses we incur via our thoughts and desires, here saturn filters out our weak thoughts  and endless desires and actually it is the root cause of your birth when you can learn your lessons of past, Moon shows the root cause or root reason of past birth. 

Lessons and sufferings would be either health sufferings, mental weakness, anxieties, by enforcing strict discipline in our mind and letting us understand that we must let our desires and greed goes out and become satvik from Ideology  and we should not try to stick to them to harm others. Here natives learns that one has to suffer mentally and physically both to understand how we must sacrifices our desires, may be those desires or greeds become root reasons for sufferings to others in any of birth.So, always watch your actions and Thoughts what  you are doing in current birth. 

3rd phase of saturn sadesati phase of life little bit gives relaxations in our life and teaches us about how important are our material and family responsibilities in material or karmic world, here saturn teaches us that we must not leave our family responsibilities alone or in half and should dutifully done those without sacrificing personal goals.

Here lord of karma teaches us that we must not be lethargic in all family duties and goals, he teaches why Kutuambh and relations living in those are so much important and we must fulfill them with responsibilities.I hope this will help you to understand what actually lord shani dev wanted to teach us via our root reason of birth. 

Remedies of Saturn Sadesati and Dasha periods:


1. Light Mustard oil lamp in the temple before Shani Dev Idol on every Saturday, follow this it for either 11 Saturday or 7 Saturdays in evening.

2. Distribute (Khichdi Made of Kaali Maa Ki Daal and rice) to the poor and the devotees in Shani Mandir or temple on Saturdays.

3. Take some Black Til (Sesame), Black Maa ki Daal, put some til/mustard oil in it and pour it over the Iron or Black Shila Idol of Shanidev placed in the temple.Do this on an every Saturday for continues 40 Saturday or 11 Saturdays.

4. Donate Chappals made of leather, blankets, umbrella to the poor on a Saturday outside the Shani temple.

5. Feed lepers or the handicapped on a Saturday near Shani dev temple.

6. Install the black Horseshoe at home front gate.

7. Do not buy any metal or oil on a Saturday.

8. Read the Shani Stuti after lighting a Til oil lamp under a Pipal tree on Saturdays. Below here is the
Shani Stuti.

Konastha pingalobabhruh
Krishnoroudraantakoyamah
Souri, shanaischaro mandah
Pippaladishu sansthitah

9. Start worshipping Lord Shani Dev every Saturday, those who having an afflicted Saturn in their

horoscope and they should light a sesame lamp to Shani dev temple on every Saturday and should recite ”
Dasrath Krit Neela Shani Stotra ” either for 40 days or for continues 40 saturdays.

Here is the stotra for same From Skanda Puran

The following is the Dasaratha Shani Stotra from Padma Purana

Dhyaathwa Saraswatim Devim Gananatham Vinayakam.Raja Dasharathah sthothram Saureridhamathakaroth.Namo Neela mayukhaya Neelothpala nibhaya cha,Namo Nirmaansa dehaaya Deergha shmashru jataaya cha,Namo Vishaala nethraaya Shushkodhara bhayaanakaNamah parushagathraya sthularomaaya Vai namahNamo nithyam Kshudhaarthaaya Nithyathapthaya Vai namah
Namah Kaalaagni rupaaya Krthaanthaka namoshthuthe,Nameste Kotaraakshaaya Durnireekshyaaya Vai namahNamo Ghoraaya Raudraaya Bheeshanaaya KaraalineNameste Sarva bhakshaaya Valeemukha namosthutheSurya putra namestesthu bhaskare bhaya dhayaka

Adho-drushte namasthubhyam vapuhshyaama namosthuthe

Namo Manda-gathe thubhyam nisthrinshaaya namo namah

Thapasa dagdha-dehaya nithyam yogarathaya cha

Namesthe gyaana nethraya kashyapathmaja sunave

Thushto dadasi Vai raajyam rushto harasi Thathkshanaath

Devaasura manushyaashcha pasupakshisareesrpaah

Thvaya vilokithaah saure dainyamaashu Vrjanti cha

Brahmaa shakro yamashchaiva rishayah saptha-tharakaah

Rajya bhrashtaashcha t’e sarve thava drishtyaa vilokithaah

Deshaa nagara graamaa dweepashechai vaadrayasththaa

Raudra Dhrushtyaa t’u ye drushtaah kshayam gacchanti thath kshanaath

Prasaadam Kuru me saure varaartheham thavaashrithah

Saure kshamasvaaparaadham sarvabhutha hithaayacha

10. Best Remedy for Sade-sati is regularly read the Hanuman Chalisa and Bajrang Baan to please Hanumanji for pacifying extent of Sade-Sati and other Dasha effects.

11. Offer prayers to Lord Shiva as Lord Shiva is the guru of Lord Saturn. Do Either Rudra Abhishek with Bel Patra and other Pancha Amritam and Read Rudra Ashtakam on every Monday and Saturday for a blessed life.

12.Daily Feed crows (vehicle of Lord Shanidev) with a cooked and first-morning meal from your own meal every day.

13. Be gentle to your maids, servants, vendors, hawkers, labourers, cleaners, low grade workers.Never try to grab their money or harass them, Pay their dues on time and win the love of Saturn.


14. Take care of and love your Mother, father (GrandfatherGrandmother) with uttermost devotion and do proper Seva till elder age, as Lord Shani-dev loves his mother very much from the core of the heart. So you should not disrespect and neglect your duties toward your parents, if you do so you can face the wrath of the Shani dev, even though Shani Dev has some issues with his father (Surya dev) but from the core of the heart, he has true respect for his father.

14.The Best cure for Sade Sati is to daily chant Maha-Mantra of Lord Saturn Maha mantra:

“Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam ||

Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||”

The person who has Sade Saati should recite Shani Mahamantra 23000 times within the 7 and ½ years. Shani Mahamantra’s recital should finish within 23 days. Thus, by reciting the Shani Mahamantra by a ‘mala’ ten times a day, it will finish in 23 days.

15. Chant 108 Names of Shani Dev, ” Shani Dev Ashtottara Shatnamavali “.

(Source and Reference :

https://www.tamilbrahmins.com/showthread.php?t=26113
http://www.shanidev.com/the-cure-for-sade-saathi.html)

Understanding Saturn Part 1- Sadesati and Therapeutic, Puranic story behind the lord of karma



What are Karamas ?

According to Hinduism God is fair and humans have a free will to choose good or bad, if he choose good action, cause will be good, if he choose bad, cause will be bad and collectively decide what is hidden in your destiny.Here we are Referencing to our day to day life Karmas (3rd from 4th house – 6th House and 6th lord – Karamas which are originated from our thoughts and are done practically via 10th house) which are free to do by our own Conscious mind.

In General Practice stored desires should be seen through natural Karka sign (Aquarius) & 4th house (Karka of mind) and therefore, ultimately gives clues for the consequences of Karamas (good or bad – in our continuous next birth) according to their Karma in the past.

Karma initiates the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called Sansara – Venus (Maya) Jivatma (Soul – Sun) cannot attain moksha (salvation) until the accumulated (Pra-rabdha) Karmas are completely exhausted by consuming them.

Karma is like a seed, most of the times Karma does not fructify immediately after the seed is sown.

We produce numerous Karmic seeds by our own actions { via Speech, thoughts and actions , so we should have to see whole chart in compositely.Simply check 10th from Mercury – for all the actions done via our Speech and conscious brain , i.e if you have 10th from Mercury is Mars – it Will produce a harsh speaker or quiet arrogant and rude speaker so directly or indirectly our Speech is playing a part of our karmas,10th from Moon – for all the actions done and initiated by our thoughts , i.e 10th from Moon – Jupiter will produce a pious person healer, very thoughtful, very knowledgeable or Spiritual motivator by directly influencing to the thoughts of the native and other people around them }.

Bhagavad Gita says: Mysterious is the path of action (karma)” The Law of Karma is inscrutable.” It is difficult to say what sort of karmas will cause cancer and whether the fruit that you enjoy now is the result of one karma or a combination of several karmas. It is difficult to tell whether the fruit that you enjoy now is from the karma in the current birth or is it from the karmas in previous births (Sanchita karma).

Ripe karmas can produce fruits in the same birth under proper circumstances.

Karma is the principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, total cosmic justice and personal responsibility. It is very logical: what you sow is what you reap in exact and precise measure (dispensed by the Divine according to the Cosmic principles.) Karma is as predictable as the laws of gravity: what is done to you is the net result of what you have done to others.

He who hurts others, has already hurt himself in the future. The most important unpredictable aspect of Law of Karma is the “Delivery” (or consequences) that are controlled by the Divine.

Karma begins to propel you as Soul on a personal journey through the universe. Karma ends when you have perfected yourself in art of doing Karma without attachment and desires, purely in selfless form.

The ability to do Karma without attachment (without expectation of Karma-phala) can be attained by perfecting oneself on the path to the Divine by following various yogas as i have read in Bhagwad geeta –

In our Day to day life Lord Shani Dev Keeps an eye on our ripe and ongoing karamas to let us understand what actually are our karamas and how important they plays major role in our life. It’s the sum total of all 4 karamas every human being take birth based on his all accumulated karamas. If he had done bad prarabdha in past birth he has to pay back in any case in any birth that purely depends on the wish of the divine principle, when he has to pay back, we cannot move away from that but we can justify those karamas by doing good karamas in our ongoing life.Only one’s good karma can burn the odd one karamas done in bad. Seed house of all the ongoing karama is 10th house and lord saturn plays a major role in understanding every sort of karama in one’s life.


Astrologically, Check 10th house from Saturn
– for all the actions we do in day to day tasks in every moment or every seconds – via desire, aversion, love, hatred, happiness, etc. Benefic/Malefic in 10th from Saturn will undoubtedly produce, a positive or negative result, sooner or later when it come, according to the nature of the seed of action or Karama, if not in this life, then in some future life. 4th house and moon generates desires for those karamas but actions depends on 10th house.




But first we need to understand who is Shani-Dev and how he balances all the karmic actions in any individual’s life. 

In Sanskrit Saturn is called Shani or Shana-ish-chara (” The slow mover – The Manda Gati ” )- ” Shane -Shane (one who walks slowly) “,Astronomically, only saturn has the capability to stay for much longer period in any zodiac sign because of his slow movement, it takes him about two and a half years to coverup a zodiacal sign or so to pass through each constellation of the sidereal zodiac.

In the Linga Purana it is said that Lord Shani-Dev (Saturn) was born from the solar deity Rudra. The Markandeya Purana states that Saturn is the son of the Sun god by his wife Chaya (shadow) .Saturn is cold and dry because of its  internal core structure made of, Internally he is pure and satwik but externally in language of jyotish he is considered as tamasik  in nature (Being straight forward and anger in nature). Being in slow movement he is considered as (lethargic) but in actual reality he isn’t, its due to slow walk he take time to reach the destination point and it has deep history too and curse of of his other mother sandhya, he is an elderly and wise planet. His sight is considered as bad, and he is said to be “malefic amongst the malefic but only for those who are doing or indulged in bac karmic actions in any life.

Astrological Significance 



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It is said that Saturn can destroys the house it aspects but in actual reality it only gives challenges regarding that house where it aspects, thus if it is a placed in malefic or in an enemy sign (but exceptional are always there if it is positioned in the seventh house, where it receives directional strength, Saturn will be a blissful for native) results will be different, and when it is placed in friendly or neutral sign it used to flourish that house with its saturnine  quality and when it aspects or conjoins result will be too depending on the sign and house placement.When well placed it gives its natives integrity, wisdom, spirituality, fame, patience, ability to lead, authority, long life, organisational abilities, sincerity, honesty, love of justice and awareness of right and wrong.

When it is ill placed with enemy planet or in house where Ashtakavrga strength is weak it can brings native  to miseries,sorrow, delay, obstruction, disappointment, disputes, dejection, difficulties but  that too has some lessons regarding that house for filtering the karmic seeds. Saturnine natives are defensive, nervous and secretive but very much honest, responsible and loyal.In Mundane world, Saturn rules the direction of west,Saturday is its day, black is its colour and Blue sapphire is the gemstone of Saturn. In Vedic Numerology Saturn rules number 8.

For better understanding on Saturn aspects one has to understand its philosophical and background nature of a teacher or strict guru: 


These are 4 Precious Mantras of Lord Saturn Astrologically and Philosophically explained:



1) Saturn Placement (Acting as Filtering the House) – Here Saturn is teaching one should be very much practical, He need to be Become Real, Loyal, Honest Natural, Self Identification is required in nature .Saturn usually Shreds the negativity and connecting traits of that house (for e.g if it is in 8th house – It will transform native into spirituality and shreds the negative traits of Fear, death, sexuality and losses connected with that house) where it is placed and used to evolve positivism from it, powered it up with enthusiasm after Deep Life lessons, gives higher realisation and rejuvenate the future life after correcting the past mistakes and errors we are doing currently in life regarding that house properties with the help of full of deep wisdom and experiences learned from past events.Here Saturn act as Path finder by shredding all the negativeness from that house 

2) Saturn Direct Aspect (Life Long challenges)   Be Prepared from Open Challenges – Here Saturn gives equally challenging environment and opponents who can test your abilities and patience where it directly aspects and it keep pointing you to get prepare yourself for whole life for this Open challenges. Here Saturnine energy is directing you, Hey you ! you are weak and not prepared for future life actions, and you need to work on hard in this area, as you are lacking the required energy for betterment. He is suggesting you Never take back step, never fear, you have to accept it in any case and you have to face this challenge in whole life unless you never become balances and perfect, which you are feeling you can’t face in long race.Here Saturn is teaching you have to rise as winner. Never neglect your responsibilities, prioritise it and work hard on it. This is your Open challenge area for whole life and one of an important part of your life. Don’t ignore it, Prepare yourself and make it better for future path.

3) Saturn 3rd Aspect (Bold Challenges) Boldly Face the Task – Here Saturn gives hard tasks and challenging environments that one has to face in any situation, when it aspects 3rd from any house and he will try to test your courage, will power and mental Toughness and keep pointing you for task that you need to boldly face it with Never ending willpower, determination and courage. As a metaphor is known; are you the perfect one who can boldly finish the tasks of your life which you are feeling unable to finish it any condition ?. Here, Saturn is teaching you remove no from your dictionary and keep telling you, use your willpower and courage to overcome any difficulties you are facing regarding that house and sign and try to finish the tasks boldly with out fear and delay.

4) Saturn 10th Aspect (Ultimate Goal) – Work is Workshop – Here, Saturn Realises by its 10th aspect-  life is not for fun and enjoyment, it is for Accomplishing higher goals of life given you as a gift from higher Almighty in each and every birth and you have to evolve  that goal and target from these Openly Challenging situations  and from negative people you may face in your life as a part of your challenge from environment or society in the form of that house. As a gift from biased society, who always trying to oppose what you are doing.Here Saturn is telling you use this gifts Intelligently to face People who opposes you always in your work. Society is only a challenge to make out best from you so you have to use gifts those are given to you.Use it and invest it well and Rise your self by Dint of your Never ending Spirit.

History from Indian Scriptures



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According to legends and scriptures , Saturn was born to Sun and Chaya, also known as Swarna. During the time of Saturn’s birth, Sun fell severely ill due to Saturn’s inauspicious aspect when he opened his eyes. Hence, there have always been disputes between the father and son (Sun-Saturn Aspect).

According to  other Hindu Puranas (scriptures), Shani is considered to be a son of Surya (Sun) and Chhaya (shadow). His brother is Yamaraj and sister is Yamuna. His color is considered to be same as an Indraneel Mani, also known as Neelam (Blue Sapphire).

There are many different stories regarding birth of Shani Dev. Foremost and accepted is the one in the ancient ‘Skanda Purana’ which is as follows.

” God Surya was married to Vishwakarama Kanya Sandhya.

Sandhya could not tolerate the radiance of God Surya. She used to feel that by doing penance she could increase her brilliance. Or, by the power of her penance, she could diminish the glare of God Surya. But for God Surya, she was a spouse worshipping wife. From God Surya, she had three children. One was Vaivastahva Manu. The second was Yama Raj. And the third was Yamuna. Sandhya loved her children very much. But, she was very upset with the radiance of God Surya. One day, she thought that she would separate from God Surya, go to her parents’ home and undertake great penance. And if there was opposition, she would go far away to a lonely and undertake great penance.

By strength of her penance, Sandhya created a ‘Chaya’ (shadow) of herself and named her Suvarna. And, and then the shadow of herself became Suvarna. After handing over the children to Chaya, Sandhya told her that Chaya would thereafter play the role of womanhood and nurse her three children. She told her if any problem arose, she should call her and she would come rushing to her. But she cautioned her that she must remember that she was Chaya, not Sandhya, and nobody should know this difference.

Sandhya hander over her responsibilities to Chaya and went away to her parents’ place. She went home and told her father that she could not stand the radiance of God Surya. And therefore, without telling her husband she had come away. Listening to this, her father scolded her very much and told her that without being called, if the daughter returns home, both her and her father would be cursed. He told her to go back to her home immediately. Then, Sandhya began to worry that if she went back, what would happen to the responsibilities which she had given to Chaya. Where would Chaya go?

And their secret would be exposed. So, Sandhya went to the dense jungles in Uttar Kurukshetra and took repose there.

She was fearful of her safety in the jungle because of her youthfulness and beauty. And she changed her form into that of a mare so that none could recognize her and started her penance. Elsewhere, the union of God Surya and Chaya begot three children. God Surya and Chaya were happy with each other. Surya never doubted anything. The children of Chaya were Manu, God Shani and Putri Bhadra (Tapti).”

” As per the second story, the creation of God Shani was the result of Maharishi Kashyap’s great ‘yagna’. When God Shani was in the womb of Chaya, Shiv Bhaktini Chaya was so engrossed in penance of God Shiva that she did not care for her food even.

She prayed so intensely during her penance that the prayers had a profound influence on the child in her womb. As a result of such a great penance of Chaya, without food and shade in the blazing sun, the complexion of God Shani became black. When God Shani was born, Surya was surprised to see his dark complexion. He began to doubt Chaya. He insulted Chaya by saying that this was not his son.

From birth itself, God Shani had inherited the great powers of his mother’s penance.


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He saw that his father was insulting his mother. He saw his father with a cruel gaze. As a result his father’s body was charred black. The horses of God Surya’s chariot stopped. The chariot would not move. Worried, God Surya called out to God Shiva. God Shiva advised God Surya and explained to him about what had happened. That is, because of him the respect of mother and child had been tarnished and insulted. God Surya accepted his fault and apologized. And regained his earlier glorious looks and the power of his chariot’s horses. Since then, God Shani became a good son to his father and mother and an ardent disciple of God Shiva.


According to other scriptures and legendaries as per Brahma Purana, Saturn was totally devoted to Lord Krishna and was mesmerised by him. Seeing this inclination, Sun married Saturn to Chitra rath’s daughter. Saturn’s wife was extremely strong, powerful and modest.The wife of Saturn is Param Tejasvi and one day she went to him to request a son. But Shani Dev was busy meditating and praying to Lord Krishna.

After waiting a long time, his wife got agitated and cursed Shani that wherever, and whoever he sees will get destroyed.Hence, she cursed Saturn saying that anyone seen by him would be totally destroyed because of these facts we called Saturn as Impotent and can destroy anyone by its aspect.

Saturn tried to convince her and she eventually accepted her mistake. But, she could not take back the curse. So, Saturn started looking downwards as he didn’t want anyone to get hurt.This causes Shani to keep his head down all the time.”

This is the mythology behind the harmful drishti (aspect) of Shani.

(Reference and Source : Skanda Puraan and Padma Puran)

Vedic Astrological Importance


According to Vedic Astrology, Saturn is considered as beneficial in the house it occupies, but harmful to the houses which it aspects, it is not harmful it only teaches spiritual and mundane lessons out of those houses, those houses are only Challenges and learning of current life.

Shani aspects 3rd, 7th and 10th house and covers 270 degree of orbital distance  angle and you can imagine how power magnetic influence of Saturn would be from the one it occupies.

Shani hates actions such as fraud, deceit, telling lies, consuming alcohol, gambling, staying unclean, animal cruelty, and disrespect of God, parents or elders.

If Shani occupies a favorable position in a birth chart then that person progresses in several aspects of life. That person is hardworking, fair in dealings and justice-loving. His/her social standing is also very good and that person does not suffer from any major ailments. On the other hand, if Shani is not positioned well in a chart, then damage to the house, fires, debt, disputes and loss of wealth and property will occur.

Early defects in teeth and eyes are also the effects of bad Shani positioning.The movements of Saturn, also known as the “Great Malefic,” used to be observed with fear and came with warnings passed from the astrologer to client about pending shortages, bad luck, great loss or punishing circumstances.

Saturn’s gift is the pressure that keeps us focused on our own path. It’s seriousness, like the sign it rules, Capricorn, comes from knowing that some goals require us to plod through dread to generate more inner discipline. Jupiter balances this out faith, optimism and trust that all the hard work will pay off.

Saturn doesn’t promise success, but by laying out the steps, and sticking to the path despite the distractions and doubts, you start to gain Saturn-approved mastery regardless of the outcome. It is the path to unshakable self-esteem.

Saturn’s influence may seem heavy and limiting, but that is the nature of the physical realm. When you toss up your hands and claim to be overwhelmed, inert, depressed, someone else has to be the authority in your life. This authority can be given to a boss, father, spouse, teacher, friend, or even a punishing voice inside your head. Once you’ve been humbled-humiliated enough, you might decide to pull yourself up and be your own boss.

The sign and house position of your Saturn shows where these life dramas will likely take place.Whatever are the apprehensions attached with this planet, Saturn is not the planet to be feared of. After all, a success gained after winning over obstacles is the truly satisfying one, accompanied by a deeper, and eternal knowledge about life. And that is the invaluable reward Shani imparts in our destinies.

Prajapati and Yam are believed to be Saturn’s Adhidevta and Pratyadhidevta respectively.

Saturn belongs to Lord Krishna’s caste, rides a vulture and a chariot made of iron.Saturn is also known by many different names like Asit, Aarki, Chhayatmaj, Mand, Shanaishchar, Suryaputra, Ravij, Pangu and Saur, Bhaskari.

According to Vedic astrology, Saturn is the Karak planet for the 6th, 8th and 10th house , Along with this, it is the Karak planet for detachment.

Saturn is also the Karak planet for coal, iron, brinjals, black or blue clothes, Udat dal, black grapes and jamun.

It is considered to be a Karak planet for almost all blue coloured things.Saturn is often associated with ligaments and stomach. Being a Karak planet for detachment, Saturn should be strong in the Kundali in order to achieve success.Saturn can also be associated with sculpting, service, farmer, labor class etc.Saturn is connected with the age and longevity of an individual. He gives long life if placed favorably in horoscope.

In spite of his bad name, Saturn is actually considered as a teacher. He behaves like a teacher, who punishes the students when they err and rewards them for their good deeds.Saturn is also the planet of justice, behaves like judge and gives justice depending upon the deeds of a person. The person who commits sin and bad karma’s are rewarded results accordingly.

Saturn rules over bones. All the large bones in the body of legs are governed by Saturn. Saturn, as per his nature, gives long-term diseases. Such diseases are long termed and hardly curable. So a person has to bear with the long illness.A person under influence of Saturn has to work hard in life. Saturn represents labor class who work die hard to earn a little livelihood. Land and all the products beneath earth are governed by Saturn. As such, all the mining items are ruled by him. Iron is his metal and his color is black/ blue. Zodiac sings which Saturn governs are Capricorn and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra and debilitated in Aries. His mool-trikona sign is Aquarius.

Saturn believes in discipline and strictness and never likes chaos and disobeys. In Hindu Astrology, Saturn has great significance. People are afraid of this planet due to his strictness and discipline. The slow transit of this planet offers two important common periods namely Sadhe-Sati and Dhaiya. Every person undergoes the period of Sadhe-Sati and Dhaiya many a times in his life. Sadhe-Sati is a period when Saturn transits the twelfth and second house of the natal Moon. Similarly, if Saturn is placed fourth and eight from the natal moon, period of Dhaiya takes place. Period of Sadhe-Sati is seven and a half year and period of Dhaiya is two and a half year.

These two periods are considered very difficult time in a native’s life. He has to face many hardship and problems in life and gets no respite from any circle. Astrologically, speaking, this is the time when a person experiences enlightenment while going through the hard time.

By suffering hardship, a person is balancing his sins. Here, we can understand the difference in the nature of Mars and Saturn. Hardship faced by a person under the influence of Mars can make him a dacoit or thief. But, this is not the case with Saturn. In such circumstances, the Saturn will turn a person towards spirituality and forces him to think what is the cause of his misery i.e. bad deeds are responsible of his present situation. Slowly he becomes pious.


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