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Last Shani Pradosh of 2019: Things to do to make your new year auspicious

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The Times Of India
08th November, 2019 18:40 IST

Lord Shani is the God of justice in Hindu religion. People suffering from the adverse effects of Shani or people undergoing the period of saade-Saati of Shani, Ardhastama Shani, Ashtama Shani or its antar-dasa, are advised to perform Shani Trayodashi puja as a remedial measures to please Lord Shani. Hence, people wait for Shani Trayodashi to perform remedial measures to nullify the negative effects of Shani.

The last Shani Pradosh vrat of the year 2019 fall on Saturday 9, November.
If Lord Shani is prayed with utmost devotion on this day, he blesses His devotees with peace and they overcome any risk of major accidents or life threats.

Shani Trayodashi/Pradosh Vrat 2019 chanting mantra
This day belongs to Lord Shani and praying to him brings comfort to the individuals suffering from the malefic effects of the planet Saturn or Shani.

Shani Mantra to recite:
"Neelanjana Samabasam Ravi Putram Yamaagarjam Chaaya Martanda Sambhutam Tan Namami Sannescharam"

Meaning: I bow down to Shani who is splendid like a blue mountain, who is the divine son of Surya (Sun god), who is the elder brother of Lord Yama (Death god), who is to Chaya and Martanda (Sun) and who is slow moving.

How To Chant This Mantra:
A mantra chanting becomes joyful when you understand its meaning, have it by heart and visualize it while chanting. It is not necessary to sit in the Shani or Hanuman temple for chanting. Although a temple is the preferred place as it brims with divine energies, one can chant this mantra at a quiet place.

Five things to do on this day things to do on Shani Trayodashi:

Prayers: Worship Lord Shani to remove/reduce malefic effects of Shani Dosha.

Fasting: People should observe fast to please Lord Shani.

Shani Puja: People should perform Shani Dosha puja, saade saati puja to please Shani.

Donation: To please Lord Shani, tie some black grams, 100 grams of ginger oil packet, 1-kilogram coal, a small black ribbon, 8 Iron nails, some Navadanyams, and donate it to the temple priest or drop it in running water source.

Charity: Offer food items to a crow and feed the needy persons. Distribute rice with salt meals to poor people. Distribute black clothes to the poor people on Saturday It is not possible to do all the things but you can do at least one of them to please Lord Shani.

Measures to take for an auspicious New Year

1. If you are facing any issues financial loss, fear of theft or are having trouble in your job, you should wear a nail ring on the day of Shani Pradosh or go barefoot from your home to the temple and recite Hanuman Chalisa. This will reduce your discomfort.

2. If you are facing problems in your married life, love affair or health, then you should put vermilion on Hanumanji on the New Year i.e. on January 1, 2020 or on Tuesday and Saturday, and visit the temple of Shani Dev. You can also feed black dogs. This will remove the problems of love affair and married life.

3. If you are facing any troubles in business, on the day of Shani Pradosh, you should anoint Lord Shiva and recite the Dasharathaka Stotra to remove the troubles.

4. According to astrology, offering oil to Shani Maharaj on the day of Shani Pradosh provides relief
from the inauspicious effects of Saturn and those who are suffering from Sadesati or Dhaiya also
benefit. Before offering oil to Shani Maharaj, make sure that you see your face in this oil. This
reduces your planet defects and leads to happiness and prosperity.

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