Shani Jayanti

Shani Jayanthi marks the birthday of Lord Shanishwara Bhagwan and is observed on the New moon -Amavasya in Vaishakha (April-May) month. North Indian panchang observes Shani Jayanthi in the Jyeshta Amavasya. This festival is also called Shani Amavasya or Shani Trayodashi.

Shani Jayanti Date 2023

Fri , 19th May 2023

Saturn- Lord Shaneeshwara

Shani Bhagwan is the most feared of all planets. Though He is considered malefic, He is a great teacher of life lessons. He is a Karmic Mirror and always reflects what we had sowed in past life. He bestows maturity and great opportunities to work our way through the karmic backlog. He also rewards our sincere devotion and prayers. Planet Saturn governs the attributes integrity, leadership qualities, conscience, life longevity, authority, discipline, and ambitions. He also rules the relationship with father and other paternal figures in a family. He rules the bones and skeletal system of the human body.

Planet Saturn has other names- Shanishwar, Shani Deva or Shani Bhagavan. He is the only planet in the solar system with a Bhagavan and Ishwara title due to his sense of righteousness and Dharma. He is the God of Karma- actions. People going through Sade Sati is said to be paying off karmic debts and reaping benefits of the past karma.

Planet Saturn aims at straightening our inner nature through teaching hard lessons, once we accept the very experience of life is a cumulative effect of our past actions, we might not derail from the dharma of life. Since he is keen on making us learn our lessons he is often perceived as a malefic planet.

Shani pooja and Rituals

The festival of Shani Jayanti is helps us mitigate ill effects from badly placed Saturn in the horoscope. This pooja appeases Lord Shani Bhagwan and ensures His blessings for a smooth, hurdle free life. Devotees adhere to the procedure and regulations sincerely to keep the Lord Shani happy and to avoid his anger.

On Shani Jayanti, take a holy bath, wear clean cotton clothes, and try to observe fast or a non- spicy diet. Clean your living space and Pooja room. Organize for a Shani Homa or Shani Pooja. Thailabhishekam and Shani Puja are the primary rituals practiced for Shani Jayanthi.

Devotees who suffer from any Shani Dasa related malefic effects or doshas can utilize this day to appease the Lord. We can recite Lord Shani Bhagwan mantras to enhance mental purification. We can meditate on Shani Bhagwan in silence. Chant Shani stotra and ‘Om Sham Shaneshchraya Namah’.

Later in the evening, visit a Shani temple to obtain His blessings. Offer Jaggery, black chickpeas or black urad dhal. Light a lamp with sesame oil, using a Potli filled with black sesame seeds as a wick. We can also donate Iron utensils to temple or to the poor and needy.

We can feed ants with wheat grains and jaggery on this day to ease Sade Sati impact or poor Saturn in the chart.

Making donations for your favorite cause. Dhana- Donations like Food donations, community work, helping differently abled greatly appeases the Lord.

Lord Shani Bhagwan’s blessings can ease the ill effects of 'sade sati'.

Important Timings On Shani Jayanti


May 19, 2023 5:48 AM


May 19, 2023 6:58 PM

Amavasya Tithi Begins

May 18, 2023 9:43 PM

Amavasya Tithi Ends

May 19, 2023 9:23 PM

Shani Jayanti festival dates between 2020 & 2030




Friday, 22nd of May


Thursday, 10th of June


Monday, 30th of May


Friday, 19th of May 


Thursday, 6th of June


Tuesday, 27th of May


Saturday, 16th of May


Friday, 4th of June


Wednesday, 24th of May


Tuesday, 12th of June


Saturday, 1st of June