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Shani Amavasya (Part X)

Pratyankara Devi dropped out of one of Lord Sharabheshwarar’s wings. She came out ferociously and ate up Gandaperunda bird. Pratyankara Devi is considered to be a form of Bhadrakali. Bhadrakali appeared out of Lord Shiva’s third eye. Bhadra means auspicious (mangala) and Kali is a form of Kala Ratri Devi. ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part IX)

Coming to Lord Sharabheshwarar pooja; since it is none other than Lord Shiva, placing a Shiva Lingam at the worship area is important. We also have to place a photograph of Lord Sharabheshwarar because the idol is rarely available. Next, we need to place something that represents Shani Dev. We ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part VIII)

When Veerabhadra went back to Lord Shiva, he fell at the Lord’s feet and lamented that he could not complete His bidding. Immediately, Lord Shiva transformed Himself into a ferocious animal with the brilliance of 1000 crore suns. The body was of a Yazhi with 2 big wings of a ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part VII)

Lord Sharabheshwarar is a more powerful avatar of Lord Shiva. When Maha Vishnu took the man-lion appearance as Lord Narasimha, even after completing His goal, His fury did not die. Looking at His anger, the entire cosmos shook. All the Gods (Devas) requested Him to control His anger. But, His ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part VI)

Continuing with Shani Amavasya pooja, take a large yellow juicy lemon. Apply 8 dots on it with the kohl all around and place it near Shani Yantra. Offer small amounts of sesame seeds 8 times on the lemon and the yantra. Offer 8 blue flowers to the lemon and Shani ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part V)

On Shani Amavasya, Lord Shiva is also worshipped to ward off the ill-effects of the planet Saturn. This pooja can be performed either at home or in a temple. A priest can be hired for the pooja. It can also be performed on our own. In the evening during Pradosha ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part IV)

That day being a Saturday, it is also important for Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman can be worshipped as Panchamukhi Hanuman or in the normal form. We can light lamps with jasmine oil (with a few sesame seeds). We can also apply jasmine oil mixed with sindoor to Lord Hanuman’s feet ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part III)

Astrologers suggest wearing of blue sapphire in gold, silver, copper, brass, iron or ashtadhatu ring when people have Shani Doshas. The ring has to be washed in cow’s urine and then in water. It is again washed in milk and then in water. It is placed on a steel plate ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part II)

Today, we are sharing information on Shani Worship. On any Amavasya, special Shani worship is performed. On Shani Amavasya, it gains all the more importance. In temples, abhishekams are performed by not only the priests but also the devotees, especially; those people, who have Shani dasha, if the planet Saturn ...

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Shani Amavasya

Shani Amavasya fell on November 18 this year. In any case, Amavasya is a powerful day. But, Amavasya gains more importance due to its falling on a Saturday. At the same time, this day was very auspicious because Shani was looking at Mars on that day. This day is celebrated ...

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