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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.
Masik Karthigai is a special monthly festival, very popular with Tamil Hindus. According to the Tamil calendar, it is a religious festival of the so-called “Karthigai Deepam (Karthikai vilakkidu)” which is celebrated every month. In fact, it is permitted to worship Lord Shiva and Lord Murugan within their sanctum-sanctorum in the temple. Masik Karthigai is […]
Kalashtami or Kala Ashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Bhairav and is observed every Hindu lunar month on the ‘Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi’ (8th day during the waning phase of moon). The ‘Ashtami Tithi’ (8th day) after ‘Purnima’ (full moon) is considered to be most suitable day to propitiate Lord Kaal Bhairav. On this […]
Lord Yama is the God of death in Hindu dharma, king of descendants, and final judge on the terminus of souls. He is also known as the ‘Restrainer’, Pretaraja or ‘King of Ghosts’ and as Daksinasapati is considered the regent of the Southern part of India. He may also be called simply as ‘Death’ Mrityu. Due to his […]