Kurma (Tortoise) Avatar Relationship with Saturn According to Astrology
The Kurma Avatar of Lord Vishnu is associated with Saturn planet! Kurma Avatar is also called the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The word Kurma means tortoise which is a symbol of perseverance. Kurma Avatar signifies stability which is an important aspect of Shani and it is the quality of Shani to remain steady despite temporary setbacks!
Due to the condemnation of sage Durvasa, when the deities lost their strength and eternity, Lord Vishnu recommended the deities churn the ocean of milk to obtain the nectar of eternal state. After making each game plan, the gods and demons choose Mandara as the churning rod and the serpent Vasuki as the rope.
In her first attempt, Mandara lost her resemblance and fell deep into the ocean of milk. At that time, Lord Vishnu accepted the type of turtle and helped to balance the mountain and effectively produced nectar. Most incarnations of Lord Vishnu involve fighting evil. But the main purpose of his Kurma avatar was to provide help and support.
Kurma Avatar: Divine Tortoise Avatar
The rivalry between the Devas and the Asuras was increasing. Sage Durvasa presented a garland to the god king, Indra. But Indra disrespected him and put a garland on his elephant Airavarta. When the sage saw this, he accursed Indra. When Indra went to Brahma for help, he advised him to pray to Lord Narayana.
Lord Vishnu asked him to churn the ocean for the nectar of immortality - and thus said "You need to drink the nectar which is the only way for you to become strong again and escape the curse of sage Durvasa and fight against the Asuras". For this, he needed the help of Asuras. Indra followed the advice of Lord Vishnu and convinced the Asuras to help.
Both the Devas and the Asuras were engaged in the task of churning the ocean and obtaining nectar. But unfortunately, Mandara mountain started sinking. Lord Vishnu incarnated as Kurma Avatar and provided support for Mount Mandara by acting as a base.
Kurma Avatar Connection with Saturn
Kurma Avatar signifies stability which is an important aspect of Shani and it is the quality of Shani to remain steady despite temporary setbacks! The tortoise remains content and at peace on its journey. This quality of detachment is very much associated with Saturn! We face Shani's harsh lessons until we learn detachment and turn inward. Wherever you are, being comfortable and feeling at home is something we learn from Shani.
Lord Vishnu in the form of a tortoise carried the entire universe on his back during the "churning of the ocean". Because of their longevity, slenderness, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, they are a symbol of longevity and stability in many cultures around the world. Saturn is the significator of longevity in astrology. Saturn is also a slow-moving planet and hence is associated with all kinds of delays.
Worship of Kurma sign strengthens our Saturn! Saturn is the only planet that decides the condition and direction of our life by sitting in any house of our horoscope. Saturn decides happiness, sorrow, adventure, opulence, trouble, problem, and struggle in our life. Saturn sitting in any house gives different results. Saturn is the karaka of the sixth, eighth and twelfth house in the horoscope. To get the auspicious sight of Shani, you can talk to astrologers and also know which gemstone should be worn for Shani included in his horoscope.