How Does Shani Sade Sati Enter Your Life? Explore Different Phases, Effects & Remedies!

In Hinduism, our actions as well as deeds are believed to shape our present life, and the associated concept of karma, plays a significant role in this belief system. Lord Shani Dev, better known as the Saturn God, is considered the cosmic keeper of your karma. It is believed that Lord Shani Dev keeps a meticulous account of all our good as well as evil actions, on the basis of our deeds, he can either bestow rewards or inflict punishments upon us. Along with this, Lord Shani Dev is also regarded as the guiding force that leads our souls towards Moksha, liberation from the cycle of birth & death.

The Shani Sade Sati is often perceived as a period of multiple challenges, but it is important to note that its impact can vary for each and every individual. The severity with nature of these challenges depend on multiple factors, including the actions we undertake, the specific Nakshatra or star we are born under, and at last how we navigate through the circumstances presented in front of us.

What Exactly Triggers an occurrence of Shani Sade Sati?

A Shani Sade Sati is a significant phase that spans seven & a half years in our lives. This occurs when the planet Saturn or Shani, transits from the 12th house to the 2nd house in our birth charts and this amazing astrological phenomenon is believed to bring forth a series of trials & tribulations, intricately intertwined with our karma.

Sade Sati phase occurs when Saturn enters our sign, typically preceding our Janma Rashi. It is crucial to note that the timing, as well as the impact of Shani Sade Sati, can vary greatly from one person to another. At this phase, Saturn resides in our sign for two & a half years, transitioning from the 12th house to the second house. This period is further divided into tiny segments called Dhayyias, usually linked with the signs Scorpio, Sagittarius, & Capricorn. Once Shani Sade Sati concludes, we can carry forward the wisdom gained from the 7.5-year experience. As Saturn leaves our sign, the Moon’s sign takes its place.

Different Phases of Shani Sade Sati:

Shani Sade Sati encompasses three phases: rising, peak, and setting. These phases hold the power to impact our lives, for better or worse, as per our Nakshatra and perspective towards the obstacles.

  1. Rising Phase

The first phase is the rising phase marks the initial two & a half years of Shani Sade Sati. Saturn transitions to the 12th house, leading to different challenges. We may encounter problems with enemies, colleagues, as well as family affairs.

  1. Peak Phase

The peak phase is the most troublesome period of Shani Sade Sati. Saturn resides in the 1st house, resulting in health issues, relationship problems, and sorrow. Success may be elusive. It is a better idea for you to consider maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this phase.

  1. Setting Phase

The setting phase is the final stage of Shani Sade Sati. With Saturn in the 2nd house, financial pressures may arise due to past expenses. Emphasizing good health as well as avoiding non-vegetarian food and alcohol can bring positives.

Significant Remedies to Perform in order to remove the bad effects of Shani Sade Sati:

Worships: Paying devotion to Deities like Lord Saturn, Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, etc. can be promising, particularly on Saturdays & Tuesdays. Worship the Peepal tree on Saturdays & light a mustard oil lamp near it in the evenings.

Donations: As a gesture of goodwill, you can offer essential items to the underprivileged at the time of Sade Sati period, particularly on Saturdays. You should include black gram (or whole Urad Dal), mustard oil, iron articles, black clothing, black sesame seeds, blankets, monetary donations, help for black cows & buffaloes etc. in your items.

Remedial Gemstones: Blue Sapphire or Amethyst gemstones are believed to have positive effects at the time of Shani Sade Sati. Apart from that, horse Shoe Rings are also auspicious. You can also avail many benefits with Shani Yantra. Wearing black clothes on Saturdays is also a good option.

Chanting/Reciting: Chanting Hanuman Chalisa, Shani Mantra, Mrityunjaya Mantra, Shani Stotra, Shani Beej Mantra & Navagraha Mantra is a good idea.

Doing Good work: Earn the blessings of Lord Shiva in terms of serving birds, a practice believed to counter the possible effects of Shani Sade Sati.

Performing Pooja: Perform Saturn Vedic mantra Puja as well as Havan with 125,000 chants in order to appease the influence of the Shani graham.

Self-Purification: You should engage in virtuous as well as religious activities like Puja, Hawan, & other acts of self-purification.

Navigating the Shani Sade Sati phase needs utmost caution, but by performing your karmas in a positive manner you can successfully overcome it, and enter a fruitful stage of your entire life.

Sade Sati Mantra(s) 

“Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
urvaruka miva bandhanan mrtyor muksiya mamrtat.”
“Om shannodevirabhistaya aapo bhavantu pitaye
Shanyorabhisravantu nah, Om sam shanaiscaraya namah.”
“Om Nilaanjana Samaabhasam, Ravi Putram Yamagrajam
Chaaya Martanda Samhubhutam, Tama Namami Shanescharam

Shani Stotra

”Namaste Konsanstahcha Pingalaya Namostu te |
Namaste Bhabrurupaya Krushnaya Cha Namostu te ||
Namaste Roudradehaya Namaste Chantkay Cha|
Namaste Yamasadnyaya Namaste Souraye Vibho ||
Namaste Manadasadnyaya Saneshchara Namostu te |
Prasada Kuru Devesha Dinasya Pranatasya Cha ||
Koshasthayya Pingalo Babhrurukrishno Roudoye Nantko Yamaha |
Sauriya Shaneshcharo Mandaha Pipladena Sansthutaha ||
Etaani Dasha Namami Prataruttha Ya Ye Patetha |

Shani Beej Mantra(s)

“Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah”
“Aum Aing Hring Shring Shung Shanaishcharaye Namah Aum”
“Om Him Sham Shanaye Namah”
“Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah”