About Shani Jayanthi

Shani Jayanti is birth anniversary of Lord Shani. He is the son of Lord Surya Bhagavan. It is observed on Amavasya Tithi. Lord Shani is personified in the planet Shani or Saturn and devotees believe he removes obstacles.

Shani Jayanthi is also known as Shanishchara Jayanthi, Shani Amavasya or Sani Jayanthi.

As per South Indian Amavasyant calendar it falls in the month of Vaishaka and as per North Indian Purnimanth calendar it falls in the month of Jyeshta. In the Both calendars the festivals falls on the sameday but they fallow different calendars.

Shani Jayanti 2024 Date

Shani Jayanti 2024 Date is on Thrusday, 6th June.

People believe chanting Shani Mantra 108 times on this day removes all obstacles. Find it below.

Read more about 2 Types of Hindu calendars.

Rituals on Shani Jayanthi

On this day people observes upavaas (fast), visits Shani temples & Performs pujas, homa (hawan, yagna) or Tailabhisheka with gingelly oil to get blessing of Lord Shani.

Shani Dhyan Mantra/Shani Manthram


Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah!

Nilanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam Chaya Mrttanda
Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanai Shwaram

Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah!

Shani Gayatri Mantra

Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah!

Aum Sanaischaraya Vidmahe,
Sooryaputraya Dheemahi,
Tanno Manda Prachodayat.

Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah!


नीलांजन समाभासं रविपुत्रं
यमाग्रजम। छायामर्तांड
संभूतं तन्नमामि शनैश्चरम।।

ओं शनैश्चराय विद्महे
नीलदेहाय धीमहि। तन्नो शनि

Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah!

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