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Shani Jayanti 2020, Shani Amavasya 2020

Shani Jayanti 2020, Shani Amavasya 2020


Shani Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Shanidev. Shani Jayanti is also known by the name of Shani Amavasya. Shani Jayanti is observed on Amavasya Tithi during Jyeshtha month as per North Indian Purnimant calendar. Shani Jayanti falls on Amavasya Tithi during Vaishakha month as per South Indian Amavasyant calendar. Actually Shani Jayanti falls on the same day in both type of calendars, only the month name is different. Shani Jayanti coincides with Vat Savitri Vrat observed during Jyeshtha Amavasya in North Indian states.

On Shani Jayanti day, one can perform Hawan, Homam and Yagya to get the blessings of Shanidev. Shani Tailabhishekam and Shani Shanti Puja are performed during Shani Jayanti. To remove the negative effects of Shani Dosha also known as Sade Sati in one's kundali, these Shani puja's are performed. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shanishchara Jayanti, Sani Jayanthi, Shani Amavasya, Shanishchari Amavasya .

About Shanidev

Lord Shani is known as "Suryaputra" or the son of Lord Sun and rules planet Saturn and weekday Saturday. Strong Shani bhakts observe fast to appease Lord Shani and a lot of people can be seen visiting  Shani temples to seek blessings of Shanidev bhagwan. Lord Shani believes in fair justice and if he is impressed by the devotee blesses him/her with good luck and fortune. People, who do not get blessings of Lord Shani, can be seen working hard for years without getting any reward for a long time.

Lord Shanidev carries a sword and sits on a crow is often regarded as the God of Justice. Shani or planet Saturn (a slow moving planet) is a part of "Navagrahas" or "9 planets"  which has a strong influence upon everbody's life, as it's one of the most influential planets and the planet which monitors karma, the giver of good and bad luck. Often people born on a Saturday can be seen getting things done slowly in their life. Shani represents spirituality, discipline, honesty, justice and hard work. If Shani makes a person struggle for something, the results are always positive and the person never is disappointed.

Is Shani a Negative Planet?

Shani is regarded as a negative planet – many people become scared of the planet and its effects. However, this is not an entirely correct as Shanidev is not a negative planet  but a slow one that gives success only through continuous effort, consistent discipline, regular hard work and after so many struggles. Shani blesses or curses a person depending upon that person's deeds in the present and even the past life. On the occasion of Shani Amavasya, people pray to Shani Dev for his mercy and protection and removal of bad omen.

Rags to Riches because of Shanidev

Shanidev delivers happiness and sorrows on the basis of one's Karma. Those who are evil and are involved in bad activities get misfortune and losses. Whereas people who are honest, disciplined and are involved in good activities get big fortunes and blessings of the deity. People who become rags to riches or riches to rags is because of god Shanidev maharaj.

Shani Jayanti is celebrated with much fanfare and devotion for Shani dev. Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra is one of the main temples associated with Shani Dev and that is why one can see a lot of people visiting Shani Shingnapur in large numbers on this day.

Shani Amavasya 2020 Date

Shani Jayanti 2020 Date - Friday, May 22, 2020
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 09:35 PM on May 21, 2020
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 11:08 PM on May 22, 2020

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