Shani refers to the planet Saturn and is depicted as a male deity in the Puranas. It is also one of the 9 heavenly bodies known as Navagraha in Hindu astrology. Also known as Ara, Kona or Kroda, he is said to be the son of Surya (Sun) and Chhaya (Shadow) according to Hindu literature.

  • His iconography consists of a dark (black) figure and is represented as riding a chariot, carrying a bow and arrow and mounted on a vulture or crow.
  • Shani is found wearing a blue flower and sapphire. He is depicted in black clothes, holding a sword, arrows and two daggers.
  • He is lame and has a limp because his knee was injured when he fought as a child with Yama.
  • His chariot travels slowly across the sky drawn by piebald horses.

Shani is the basis for Shanivara, one of the seven days that make a week in the Hindu calendar. This day corresponds to Saturday – after Saturn in the Greco-Roman convention for naming the days of the week.

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He is considered inauspicious, a deity who gets mad easily and one who takes thorough revenge for whatever made him upset.

Shani mantra lyrics with meaning - In Hindi and English
Shani Singnapur
  • As per Hindu beliefs, Shani gives a person the result of one’s Karma during his/her own life time through appropriate punishments and rewards.
  • In astrology, Shani’s influence is usually malefic, though it can also lead to spiritual and mystical heights.
  • The fig tree called Pipal is considered by some Hindus to be the abode of Shani.
  • According to an ancient story, since childhood Lord Shani was a keen devotee of Lord Krishna. One day, his wife came to him but Shanidev was so absorbed in the deep thoughts of his deity that he didn’t even care to glance at his wife. His wife got upset and cursed him, “You won’t be able to look at some one in future. Whoever you look at, would be ruined.” When she overcame her rage, she repented a lot, but the curse could not be get undone.
  • The Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple and Shani Shingnapur are famous temples, dedicated for the ritual worship of Shani.
  • A 20-foot-tall statue of Lord Shani was also established at Yerdanur in the mandal of Sangareddy, Medak district, nearly 40 kilometers from Hyderabad city in the year 2013.
  • Lord Shani is generally propitiated on Saturdays by offering Yagna and chanting different mantras.

Shani mantras are recited to get relief from ill effects of Lord Shani. These mantras are very powerful and they can help one to please Him.


Powerful Shani Mantra

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Shani Mantra For Success

In Hindi

ॐ श्री शनिदेवाय: नमों नमः|
ॐ श्री शनिदेवाय: शान्ति भवः|
ॐ श्री शनिदेवाय: शुभम फलः|
ॐ श्री शनिदेवाय: फलः प्राप्ति फलः|

In English

“Om Shri Shani Devaayah Namo Namh
Om Shri Shani Devaayah Shanti Bhavah
Om Shri Shani Devaayah Shubham Falh
Om Shri Shani Devaayah Falh Prapti Falh”

Meaning: ‘SaIutation to the Lord Shani who bestows upon one the peace, success and prosperity of one’s life.’

Benefit: With Shani’s blessing the limitations of the mind and body are confronted and renovated by persistence and patience.


Shani Maha Mantra

In Hindi

नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम्‌।
छायामार्तण्ड सम्भूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम्‌।

In English

“Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam.
Chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam.”

Meaning: ‘Looking like a blue cloud, the sun of the Sun, he is the foremost of those who control. He can even put his shadow over the glorious sun. To that Saturn, the emblem of control, we bow down in devotion.’


Shani Beej Mantra

In Hindi

ॐ प्राँ प्रीं प्रौं सः शनैश्चराय नमः ॥

In English

“Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah.”

Meaning: ‘Ode to Lord Shani to be in my favour and calm my senses.’


Shani Gayatri Mantra

In Hindi

“ॐ  काकध्वजाय  विद्महे  
खड्गहस्ताय  धीमहि
तन्नो मन्दः  प्रचोदयात”

In English

“Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae
khadga hastaaya dheemahi
tanno mandah prachodayaat”

Meaning: ‘Om, Let me meditate on him who has crow in his flag, Oh, He who has a sword in his hand, give me higher intellect, And let Saneeswara illuminate my mind.’


Shani Moola Mantra

In Hindi

ॐ सः शनैश्चराय नमः ॥

In English

“Om Sham Shanaiscaryaye Namah.”

Meaning: ‘SaIutation to the dark Lord of Shanivara.’


Shani mantra lyrics with meaning - In Hindi and EnglishShani Mantra Benefits

  • Praying to Shanidev by chanting Shani Mantra helps to nullify the negative effects of Shani in horoscope.
  • The Shanidev Mantras are highly efficacious ones in alleviating the sufferings that people usually undergo in every point of life. They beautifully describe the unique attributes and salutations of Shani Dev and invokes his blessings upon the one who chants it with devotion and diligence. The verses are rather very easy to understand and chant.

Thus, Shani Dev never troubles people needlessly. Nothing comes to us that we do not deserve. None can escape the clutches of karmic cycle (meaning what we do comes back to us some time). Therefore, it is not proper to condemn Shani Dev for what we suffer. When we repent for our past bad deeds and desire to correct ourselves, Shani Dev is highly pleased and blesses us.


When and How to Chant Shani Mantra

  • The mantras should be chanted with sincerity and devotion. The mantras can alleviate all the sufferings and confer the benevolent grace of Shani Dev.
  • Saturday of every week should be dedicated day Lord Shani.
  • So to overcome from all diseases and problems Lord Shani should be worshipped.

Therefore, by being honest in life, working hard, putting forward one’s best behavior, respecting one’s family and most importantly by helping the poor in whatever way one can afford to, one can win over the blessings of Lord Shani and make him happy.