October 30, 2017 | Total Views : 259
https://youtu.be/Txm3ylhDC10Perform ablutions to the image of Lord Shani Dev with Gangajal, Panch-amrut (mix of five ingredients), oil and water. After completion of this ritual, the idol of the deity should be decked up with a Navratna necklace (nine stones); this is considered akin to connecting with the Navgrahas. A Shani Shanti Puja and ‘Telabhishekam’ (ablution with oil) is performed to propitiate the deity. A ‘Homa’ or ‘Yagna’ is performed to protect one from evil forces and the effects of witchcraft. It is also strongly recommended to wear a horseshoe ring, preferably on the middle finger of the right hand. Hanging a horseshoe ring on the threshold of one’s house is also believed to ward off evil spirits and usher in prosperity into the household. By chanting the Shani Stotra ‘Om sham Shaneshcharaya Namaha’ 11 malas, one can benefit from the benign effects of Lord Shani Dev. It is also recommended to leave some wheat and jaggery for ants to feast on. The occasion of Shani Jayanti is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in the Shani Shingnapur Shaneshwara Mandir in Maharashtra. People from all over the country make their way to this temple to worship Lord Shani on this auspicious day.