Lord Shani is the son of Surya Dev and Chhaya or Vikshubha so He is also known as Chayaputra. Lord Shani is one of the nine celestial beings as per Hindu astrology. According to Hindu belief it occupies the seventh place among the nine planets in the universe.
Yama Dev is the brother of Lord Shani. It is believed that Shani judges one’s deeds during lifetime and punish or reward them accordingly whereas Yama Dev grants the results of one’s deeds after death.
It is being said that the sun went into an eclipse when Lord Shani opened His eyes for the first time as a baby. So He is considered to have an immense power in one’s life. Lord Shani punishes those who follow the wrong path, those who betray and take unjust revenge. He also acts as a good teacher, well wisher and rewards those who follow the right pathway. He is well known to bestow His blessings to a right person with mass popularity and following.
In Hindu mythology, Lord Shani has been depicted as dark in colour, wearing black clothes, holding a sword, arrows and two daggers. He is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu like the other eight planets. The birth anniversary of Lord Shani is named as Shani Jayanti. It falls on the New moon day in the month of Jyeshta of Hindu calendar.
Lord Shani is the most feared God among Hindu Gods. There are many temples of Him in India. He is mostly worshipped whenever a person is in trouble and finds relief in donating any item on Saturday. According to many Hindu astrologers, when Lord Shani or Saturn is in a particular position one faces many troubles but these obstacles leaves a person as a wiser and better human beings in one’s life.
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