The thirteenth day of the Hindu calendar is called Trayodashi Tithi. Fortnight Trayodashi which falls on Saturday is called Shani Trayodasi or Shani Pradosh.
Lord Shani dev is the son of Lord Surya Bhagavan and Chaya. Shani is also called as Chayaputra.
Lord Shani is personified in the planet Shani or Saturn and devotees believe he removes obstacles.
Note: Trayodashi tithi that falls on Saturday, called as Shani Trayodashi.
Shani Trayodashi 2023 Dates
- 18th February
- 4th March
- 1st July
Importance of Shani Trayodashi
Shani Trayodashi is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shani, the deity of justice and righteousness.
Shani dev is considered as Lord of Saturday. It is a very auspicious day to perform puja, yagna, or Tailabhishekam with gingelly oil to Lord Shani
Rituals to do on Shani Trayodashi
Also Read about Shani Jayanti.
Shani Jayanti Mantra
Shani Dhyan Mantra
Nilanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam Chaya Mrttanda
Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanai Shwaram
Shani Gayatri Mantra
Aum Sanaischaraya Vidmahe,
Tanno Manda Prachodayat.
Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah!
नीलांजन समाभासं रविपुत्रं
संभूतं तन्नमामि शनैश्चरम।।
ओं शनैश्चराय विद्महे
नीलदेहाय धीमहि। तन्नो शनि