Shani Dev Mantra – Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah is one of the Navagraha (the 9 primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology) of Jyotisa. He is also known as Shaneesvaran, Shanaiscarya, Shanisvara, Bhagavan, or Saneeshvara.
He is the God of justice in Hinduism. He is the Lord who gives the results of negative and positive karmas.
He is perhaps the most misunderstood and consequently the most feared God in the Hindu Pantheon. At the same time, Shani Dev is the most feared of all deities because of his power to turn a king into a pauper within a moment.
He is the Lord of Saturday and is embodied in the planet Saturn. Saturn is a planet of Karma as he presides over our actions.
The name literally translates as the “slow-moving-one”. Saturn’s gravitational power is more than that of the Earth’s. Thus, when we think bad or good thoughts and make plans, they reach Shani by the strength of his power.
The planet Saturn was installed as a planet that will govern karma and dharma (spiritual teachings) in a horoscope. He will enter one`s horoscope as the karmic Guru and will ensure one learns the life lessons and pass the tests.
Additionally, Saturn symbolizes struggle and under his influence one is said to face the toughest hardships and challenges. Anyone born under his influence is considered to be at risk.
Shani Dev is also known as Kruradris or Kruralochana (the cruel-eyed), Saura (son of sun-god), Mandu (dull and slow), Asta (dark), Saptarchi (seven-eyed) and Pangu (disabled).
He is considered to be the most powerful in the 7th house. Saturn rules over the 2 sidereal signs of Aquarius and Capricorn. In addition, He exalts in Libra and falls in the sign of Aries. The planet Saturn is a particularly beneficial planet for Libra and Taurus ascendants.
In 2013, a 20-foot-tall statue of Lord Shani was established at Yerdanur, which is a small village located about four kilometers from the Mumbai National Highway. The statue was carved from a monolith and weigh about 9 tons.
Chanting Shani Dev Mantra – Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah benefits:
He, along with the goddess Jyestha, the god Yama (lord of death), and the goddess Nirrti, are connected with the crow, in Hindu mythology. Throughout Hindu mythology, crows represent harmful and inauspicious aspects, both of which He possesses.
Devotees consider that He is so powerful here that when a person who is suffering from Shani Dasha comes here takes bath in the Nala Theertha and with their clothes wet goes and has darshan of Sri Shaneeshwara, the ill effects which he is suffering through Shani Dasha is sure to vanish or at least abate to some extent.
Moreover, the sacred reciting or chanting of this mantra provide you with the ancient power to attain your goals and aspirations, plus, it lifts you from the ordinary state of consciousness to the higher level of consciousness.