Shani Amavasya is the Amavasya (dark moon) day that falls on a
Shanivar or Saturday. As Saturn is believed to be the lord of Saturday and
amawasya a dark night which is black in color, the
day is known as Shani Amawasya.
Shani Amavasya puja has been given a special importance. Worshipping Lord
Shani and offering him naivedya on Shani Amawasya can reduce the evil effects of
Saturn on their lives. Shani amawasya is also known as Shani Amavas.
When is Shani
In the year 2011, Shani Amavasya
will be on 30th
What is the
Importance of Shani
Shani Amavasya is considered as one of the best days to perform Shraadh and
Tarpan to dead ancestors to get rid of the harmful and dreaded "Pitra Dosha"
in one's birth Chart.
Shani Amawasya is one
of the best dates to do the puja for "Kaal Sarp Dosha" in the birth
Chart. The pooja done on Shani Amawasya is even more effective if Saturn is
placed along with Rahu or Ketu in the Charts.
Shani Tailaabhishekam done and Shani Pooja done with bhojpatra Shani Yantra
relieves one from the adverse effect of Shani Saadhe Sati and
kantak Shani period.
Chanting and reciting Lord Shani Stotras, slokas and mantras and
keeping an Energised Shani Yantra benefits the devotees by reducing the bad
effects of Lord Shani.