About Shani Puja :
Shani Puja is done to appease planet Saturn. Grah Shanti Shani Pooja (Worship of Saturn) is sought for mental peace and to get rid of various diseases. Following things are associated with Shani (Saturn).
In Vedic astrology, the planet Saturn is called Shanaishwara. Saturn is regarded as an emaciated God with long physique, big teeth and tawny eyes. Shani is indolent and lame. The temperament or nature of Shani is airy. Saturn is considered to be a malefic graha. It is believed that Shani can make a person, a king or a beggar according to the native's deeds (karmas).
Shani Pooja - Worship Of Saturn
Shani Puja or worship of Saturn mitigates the hardships one will have to face during bad times. Shani Puja is also recommended to people who have Saade Sati of Shani in their horoscope. One is advised to recite the following Shani Mantra facing the west, to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Saturn.
Shani Puja Vidhi :
Aasanam Samarpayanami :Take the posture (aasana)
Padya Samarpayanami :Offer water to the feet of God Shani.
Ardhya Samarpayanami :Pour water.
Aachamaniya Samarpayanami :Drink the water.
Snanam Samarpayanami :Offer water for the bath of God.
Vasram Samarpayanami :Offer black cloth.
Gandham Samarpayanami :Offer the items of camphor, incense etc.
Pushpamalam Samarpayanami :Offer the flower garland.
Dhupam Samarpayanami :Light the incense sticks.
Deepam Samarpayanami :Light the lamp.
Akshatam Samarpayanami :Offer the rice.
Naivedyam Samarpayanami :Offer the black ‘til’.
Dakshinam Samarpayanami :Offer the ‘dakshina.
Namaskaram Karomi :Do ‘namaskara’.
Shani Puja Samagri :
- Rice, black ‘til’ and black string.
- Flowers and leaves, especially black flowers.
- Incense sticks.
- Mustard oil.
- Sweets offerings.
- Summer fruits.
- The leaves of ‘rui’ tree.
- God Shani’s photo or ‘yanta’
- Packets made from oil.
- Black ‘urud.’
- Pan and supari.
- Ganga water or holy water.
- Coconut, horse-shoe of iron .