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Shani Dev

Shani Dev Mantra: Om Shanicharaya Namah

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The good teacher Shani Dev, also known as Sanaiscara, represents perseverance and patience. He is most known for bringing restrictions and misfortunes. While many fear him, he serves as a reminder for humans to keep their behavior in check.

Shani Dev Mantra Lyrics in English:

ॐ शनैश्चराय नम:

Shani Dev Mantra Lyrics in English:

Om Shanicharaya Namah

Meaning of Shani Mantra

Salutations to the dark Lord of Shanivara.

The Significance of Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah

One of the most well-known deities, Shani Dev is the brother of Yama, the god of death, and takes on the role of judge. He punishes or rewards one based on their karmas. Many fear Shani Dev because of his power to turn a royal into nothing in a flash. In his angry state, he has not hesitated to destroy those who block his path—including gods, monsters, and men. This is why it is important to keep Shani Dev content. 

Shani Dev only punishes people if it is deserved. Karmic forces are like tides that ebb and flow throughout the centuries. The past, present, and future are parts of one big cycle. All the good, all the bad, and all the ugly that we do, we cannot escape its impact. The cycle continues without fail, whether we are aware of it or not. Thus, we cannot blame Shani for when we suffer. If we repent for our past mistakes, he will bless us.

In Vedic astrology, Shani is said to be associated with the planet Saturn. When Shani was a baby, he opened his eyes and caused the sun to go into an eclipse, which illustrates his strong connection to astrology. This planet represents the working class and reminds us to treat everyone as equal. Saturn’s two astrology signs are Aquarius and Capricorn.

How Mantras Work

Mantras are ways of repeating a word, phrase, or sound over and over in your mind (or out loud), to help you concentrate and calm your mind. Mantra is the most powerful and ancient form of prayer, which has been known for ages, and it is extremely simple. 

When you repeat a mantra to yourself, you are not only connecting to your soul but also connecting to those around you. What you say and how you say it can have a profound impact on how you feel, how you think, and what you do, so it’s important to know how mantras work.

Benefits of Chanting Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah

Recited with good intentions, chanting “Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah” is a way to maintain the harmony of the planet. It also serves to build the connection of Saturn in one’s horoscope. Since Saturn is a great devotee of Vishnu, the mantra helps eliminate impurities caused by ill-placed Saturn in the horoscope.

Other benefits are the mantra include:

  • Removes negativity and obstacles in one’s journey
  • Improves one’s inner peace
  • Nullifies the ill effects of Lord Shani

How to Chant Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah

This mantra is best practiced facing west. One can chant the mantra a minimum of 7 times per day, and repeat it 108 times during each session.

Listen to Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah

Channel Saturn’s energy through chanting this mantra to find inner peace and rid your mind of negative thoughts or you can play the mantra while you are doing different chores during your day.