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Shani Amavasya (Part XIV)

This is the penultimate post on Shani Amavasya. We will be sharing information about a real-life incident in them. Lalitamba is also worshipped on Shani Amavasya. Lalitamba resolves all difficulties. Sanatana Dharma has the worship of the supreme divinity in the form of Lalitamba, as a unique feature. We just have to chant the names and stotras of Lalitamba and She removes all problems in our lives. Nava Graha Doshas are some of the problems She solves.


On Shani Amavasya, a large lamp is decorated with the Devi’s face and worshipped with 9 oil lamps (Kuttu Vilakku) and color rangoli with the Devi’s mandala. A picture of the Devi is also placed below the large lamp. All types of flowers are offered to Her. The naivedyam will be payasam with rice and jaggery.

Shani pooja is also performed in the following way on this day: Fill a small steel bowl with black sesame seeds and stick a branch of pipal tree into it. A nail can also be placed near it. Thus, Shani is worshipped here. Similarly, the pooja can be done in front of a pipal tree. The whole apparatus with the steel bowl can be consigned to running water or dropped within the roots of a pipal tree. There is no giver like Shani and there is no snatcher like Shani. He has to be worshipped properly. We will be sharing the details in the next post.

To be continued…


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