Shani Jayanti: Worshipping Lord Shani
As per Hinduism, the Lord Shani has different importance as he is considered as the judge of one’s deed and offer one results of his Karma. Shani Jayanti is observed on the day when Lord Shani was born. It is celebrated in the month of Vaishakh. Lord Shani is the brother of Yama who is the god of death. Lord Shani gives the reward according to one’s deed when they are alive whereas Yama will give the reward after the death of the individual. People celebrate this day to remove the bad omen from their life. This is because according to the astrology a person can be successful or fail depends on the situation of Shani in his horoscope. There are some people who believe that Shani brings bad luck to their life. As per the mythological books, the Shani is a god who take actions against the gods also and hence, for him all is equal.
Rituals to be performed of Shani Jayanti
There are various solutions given in the Hindu holy books to control the ill effects of Lord Shani. Navgraha puja is conducted on this day to appease Lord Shani. People do visit Shani temples and observe fast during this day. Devotees pay close attention and try to follow all rituals strictly so that they won’t displease Lord Shani. Most of the devotees observe this fast to attain peace and prosperity in their life. In the morning the idol is washed with oil, gangajal and water. Devotees also perform Shani shanti puja and Shani Thailabhishekam. Some people strongly believe that it is important to worship Lord Shani to have hurdle free life. There are many people who donate different items to the poor people and it is believed that such donation can help them please Lord Shani.