Shani Dev Mantras
Shani Dev is a very important deity, who is often referred to as the God of Justice. In astrology, Shani also relates to the planet of Saturn.
Shani Dev mantras are varied in nature, but many of them are used to help reduce suffering – particularly during the Saade Sati period.
The Saade Sati period is a 7 and a half-year period during which an individual comes under the influence of Saturn, or Shani. Because Saturn is the slowest planet to complete its orbit around the sun, it has a notoriously long period of effect over the astrological signs.
Regardless of whether or not you’re living through Saade Sati, these mantras can be incredibly useful for improving your life.
The Shani Mantra
Sometimes simply referred to as ‘the Shani mantra,’ this mantra is considered to be the most powerful for those who are actually hoping to use the mantra to help themselves through the Saade Sati period.
This period can be immensely difficult as it is a period where a person’s karmic history comes into play in very serious and direct ways. By chanting the shani mantra, one can help encourage the proper learning and growth that needs to come from these situations.
ॐ निलान्जन समाभासं
रवि पुत्रं यमग्रजं
चहय मार्तण्ड संहुभुतं
तम नमामि शनेस्चरं
Om nilaanjana samaabhasam
Ravi putram yamagrajam
Cahaya martanda samhubhutam
Tama namami shanescharam
The meaning of this mantra is essentially that of an invocation. Roughly translated, the first part of the mantra invokes the names of the deities involved:
Nilaanjana samabhasam means ‘the one who is glowing like a blue mountain.’
Ravi putram means ‘the son of the Sun god.’
Yamagrajam means ‘the elder brother of Yama, the God of Death.’
Chaya martanda sambhutam means ‘one that is born to shadow and the Sun god.’
Tam namami shanescharam means ‘I bow down to the slow moving one.’
The last part is especially interesting because as a planet, Saturn takes the longest time to revolve around the sun.
Shani Gayatri Mantra
This mantra is particularly important for those who are hoping to gain strength, or for those who are looking for the courage that they need to overcome obstacles that are standing in their path.
औं शनेस्च्राये विद्महे छयपुत्राय् धीमहि तन्नो मन्द प्रचोदयात्
Aum shaneschraaye vidmahe
Tanno mand prachodyaat
This mantra is highly effective when chanted in the morning, as it will empower you to tackle things more efficiently than you may have otherwise been able to. The Shani Gayatri mantra is fantastic for boosting motivation.
This is a popular mantra that can be used to bring wealth and prosperity into your life. It’s important to recite the mantra in sets of 108.
ॐ शं शनेइचरय नम
Om sham shaneicharaya namah
Chanting this mantra frequently will further encourage the development of prosperity.
Shani Beej Mantra
This mantra is particularly important for those who are interested in living a simple, happy life.
औं प्राण परीन प्रोन से
Aum pran preen pron se
By warding off evil spirits and shooing away sorrows and problematic situations, the shani beej mantra can be instrumental in helping restore balance and happiness to the average individual.
The shani mantras are a particularly interesting set of mantras because their benefits can be much more powerful when they are chanted during a specific time period – during saade sati. This period will come at a different time for different individuals, and thus the benefits of chanting Shanti mantras may not be the same for everyone.
Regardless, these fantastic mantras can exude a powerful effect on an individual’s life. It’s important to pay due respect when working with mantras. Approach them in a calm, meditative state, and be sure to humble yourself.
If you have any doubts or inquiries, seeking the assistance of a qualified mantra teacher or a Master can help you learn how to effectively chant mantras.