Shani Mahadasha is a time period which runs for 19 years in a native’s life and might give positive or destructive results within the time frame. In this Mahadasha phase, people need to work very hard but even after doing so, they get their results very slowly. However, Shani Mahadasha brings discipline into our life, thus, aiding us to sustain our responsibilities and making us more strong and more efficient. Saturn is one of the most powerful planets in the solar system. And, Lord Shanidev is the deity of Saturn and is also known as the Lord of Justice.
People often associate this planet with discipline, hard work, karma, patience, ambition, righteousness, longevity and delay. Thus, people who involve themselves in unjust and unlawful activities are punished very harshly by Lord Shani Dev. The almighty throws in a lot of challenges for the devotees during the Mahadasha period and tests their courage and patience. Once knowledge and wisdom and belief in god strengthen during this period, it makes us grounded and modest as individuals. Natives born under the planet Venus generally enjoy a favourable Mahadasha period which brings fame and happiness.
Positive Effects of Shani Mahadasha
People generally believe in the myth that Shani Mahadasha can only give negative effects which is totally wrong. It can in fact play a major role in shaping one’s personal and career in a very positive way. Some of the positive impacts of Shani Mahadasha include a good job, profit in business, success at an early age, wealth, financial stability, etc. Devotees can also experience name and fame during this period. Sometimes, if the planet Saturn is rightly placed in one’s horoscope then it can bring success without working very hard or struggling.
Individuals also gain a lot of wisdom, knowledge, spirituality and good friends during this period. This Mahadasha period provides the devotees with the strength and courage to face obstacles or hindrances in life and overcome them. It enhances one’s mental peace and stability. It also helps in strengthening one’s decision-making power. However, one must not indulge in unlawful activities and maintain a clean slate by performing good deeds to avoid the wrath of Saturn.
Negative Effects of Shani Mahadasha
The period of Shani Mahadasha has the potential to cause a lot of destruction and havoc in one’s life if Saturn is not placed properly in the birth chart. Individuals may feel anxious, fearful, restless and may have a lot of health issues during this period. Some may have to face the loss of near and dear ones or loss of an income source. Many people get delayed results be it in terms of success, marriage, progeny, etc. Making things slow and hence a lot of suffering is also another brutal effect of Shani Mahadasha.
People might feel impatient and depressed waiting for good things to happen in their life but this Mahadasha brings slowness in all areas of life, personal or professional. This in turn also makes some people lazy and lethargic and takes them away from their goals. Some people also may go on the wrong path and start consuming drugs, alcohol, etc. Some others face trouble in relationships, be it marital issues or detachment from family and loved ones, making this phase a very difficult one for the natives.
Remedies to Reduce the Impact of Shani Mahadasha
Devotees can get rid of the negative effects of Shani or nullify it to a certain degree by performing some of the following easy remedies.
Detoxifying One’s Body
Consumption of drugs, alcohol and smoking takes individuals away from their normal consciousness and humanity. In turn, they may commit some gruesome acts without thinking much since their body and mind don’t remain in their control. In such situations, Lord Shani, the Lord of justice gets angry and imposes Shani Mahadasha on the individual. Thus, detoxification of one’s body and mind from such substances and acts during the Mahadasha period can help the devotees in getting rid of the negative impact of Saturn.
Engaging Oneself in Good Deeds
Sometimes, the past sins or negative karma committed by devotees in their past lives leads to Shani Mahadasha in the present life. In such cases, the devotees should engage themselves in as many good and kind acts as possible. For example, serving food to the poor and needy, donating clothes, avoiding telling lies, staying away from unlawful activities, not being rude and cruel to other people, staying true and committed in relationships, etc. This helps to create a positive impact on one’s karmic chart which in turn helps in a smooth transition during the Shani Mahadasha period and negates its malefic effects.
Visiting Shani Temple Every Saturday
Visit a Shani Temple every Saturday to get rid of Shani Dasha. Devotees can also perform Abhishek of the Shivling and offer sesame seeds and mustard oil to Lord Shani on this day. They should also wear black clothes to the temple since it’s very effective. Devotees should also donate black fabric, mustard oil and Sesame seeds to the temple since it reduces the adverse effects of the Mahadasha phase. Some people also believe that conducting a Shani Graha Shanti Puja, which can help greatly in getting freedom from Mahadasha.
Reading or Reciting the Hanuman Chalisa
Reading the Hanuman Chalisa is said to be one of the most fruitful ways of getting rid of the malefic effects of Shani Mahadasha. Devotees believe that the Hanuman Chalisa has a controlling effect on the malefic influence of Shani. There are 40 verses in the Chalisa that are very powerful and provide a lot of benefits. Chanting it 8 times every Tuesday and Saturday can help in the planetary alignment of Saturn and hence the elimination of Shani Mahadasha.
Reciting Shani Strota and Chanting Shani Mantras
Chanting various Shani Mantras protects the devotees who have a malefic positioning of Shani or Saturn in their horoscope from various mishaps. You can start by chanting the Shani Beej mantra or Shani Gayatri Mantra 108 times once a day, preferably in the evening. The devotees can also perform a Shani Mahadasha Havan once a month after chanting the mantra. Doing the Shani Strota Path on every Saturday is also considered very fruitful in getting rid of Shani Mahadasha and restoring one’s mental peace.
Shani Mantras to Chant to Get Rid of Shani Mahadasha
Shani Maha Mantra
|| Om Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam ||
|| Chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam ||
ॐ निलान्जन समाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम।
छायामार्तंड संभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम
Shani Mantra for Success
|| Om Shri Shani Devaayah Namo Namh ||
|| Om Shri Shani Devaayah Shanti Bhavah ||
|| Omm Shri Shani Devaayah Shubham Falh ||
|| Om Shri Shani Devaayah Falh Prapti Falh ||
ॐ श्री शनी देवायः नमो नमः
ॐ श्री शनि देवायः शान्ति भवः
ॐ/ श्री शनि देवायः शुभं फलः
ॐ श्री शनि देवायः फलः प्राप्ति फलः”
Shani Moola Mantra
|| Om Sham Shanaiscaryaye Namah ||
ॐ शम शनैस्चर्याये नमः
Shani Gayatri Mantra
|| Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae ||
|| khadga hastaaya dheemahi ||
|| tanno mandah prachodayaat ||
ॐ काकध्वजय विद्महे”
खड्ग हस्तय धिमही
तन्नो मंडः प्रचोदयात”
Shani Beej Mantra
|| Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah.||
ॐ प्रां प्रेम प्रयां सह शंभुरया नमः।
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