Saturn is the second largest planet after Jupiter; a slow but very powerful planet. In astrology, he is known as the Planet for Karmic deeds: effects of good or bad deeds from your past and present life. He rules over longevity, aging process, death; deals out results through elderly members of family, parents, and ancestors. Saturn also rules long-lasting relationship, growth in profession and gains in life. As he takes 30 years to go round the zodiac, he delivers a life lesson to each Moon-sign born. He instills discipline, focus; deepens commitments; gives insights, opportunities and fortitude for the things that really matter in life. He is widely feared for suffering and frustration he brings into life of many. However, Archetype Hanuman controls Saturn with his tail.
Virtual Saturn pooja can be performed every day at Saturn hora/hours or on Saturdays.
You can also participate in real time Saturn homa or pooja performed with elaborate rituals amidst Vedic chants by priests in India.
The Sun married Sanchigai, the daughter of Dhuvashta who gave birth to their three sons. When Sanchigai wanted to visit her parents without the knowledge of her husband (the Sun), she left behind her shadow Chaya Devi.
Saturn is one of the three children born to the Sun and Chaya Devi.
Once, the God of death, Yama, who is the son of Sun through his first wife, was angry with his step-mother Chaya Devi and in a fit of rage hit his step-brother Saturn on his legs. This crippled Saturn and he became lame.
Saturn was granted the status of a planet by lord Shiva because he established a linga (a form of Lord Shiva) at Benares and fervently prayed to it for a long time.