Saturn Dhaiya - Shani Dhaiya
There is a different story related to every planet and similarly, there is a story related to Shani. According to this legend, Lord Mahadev assigned a task to his disciples and he assigned Shani the task of punishing those who were sinful. Shani Dev has the power to make a king a beggar and a beggar a king. Even King Harishchandra, King Rama, and the Pandavas could not save themselves from the influence of Shani. All of them faced difficult situations in life and since then people fear the name of Shani Dev.
Shani is the slowest moving planet among all the 9 planets and Saturn stays in a sign for two and a half years. When Shani is in the 4th or 8th house from the Moon sign, the person becomes under the influence of Shani.
What is Shani Ki Dhaiya
Saturn Dhaiya moves when Saturn is in the fourth or eighth house from the moon sign, if you know your moon sign then you can easily understand it. Let's say your moon sign is Cancer. Libra is the fourth sign of Cancer. Therefore, when Shani enters Libra, Shani's Dhaiya will start on the people of Cancer.
Shani's Dhaiya moves on two zodiac signs simultaneously. When Shani enters the eighth house from the Moon sign, then Shani Dhaiya also starts. This period is also known as Ashtam Shani. In some parts of India, the period of two and a half years is also called Laghu Kalyani.
Shani Dhaiya Effect
Shani Dhaiya has both auspicious and inauspicious effects. But, Shani Dhaiya does not always give side effects.
Your moon sign is ascendant, then Saturn will transit in the fourth house from the moon sign. The fourth house can be related to the mother, vehicle, home, and land. You may have to face problems related to all these things during the transit of Shani. Saturn aspects the sixth house from the fourth house, due to which there is fear of our direct and indirect enemies during this period. Saturn's seventh vision falls on the business house from the fourth house. Due to this, you may also have to face ups and downs in business. During this period, the tenth vision of Saturn falls on the Lagna, so during this period, you may have to face stress and mental pressure.
The transit of Saturn in the eighth house from the Moon sign is considered inauspicious. The eighth house can be related to sudden events. When Saturn transits in this house from your Moon sign, then its third aspect is on the house of profession. Due to this, you may have to face obstacles in business. The third sight of Shani makes you deviate from your path. You can also think of changing your occupation. When placed in the eighth house, the seventh aspect of Saturn falls on another house or family house. During this period you may have to face problems in the family. You can be rude and lose your money. Saturn's tenth aspect on the fifth house can create problems related to your children. If you are a student then you may have to face difficulties in education.
Shani Dhaiya Remedies
If Shani is the lord of inauspicious feelings, then chant any mantra of Shani 23 thousand times. After the mantra chanting is over, you should also perform Dashansh Havan. If you are unable to chant the mantra 23 thousand times, then you can chant these two mantras 108 times in the evening. You should start chanting these mantras from Saturday of Shukla Paksha. To avoid the effects of Shani Dhaiya, you can take a Sade Sati Report from an astrologer.
Apart from this, you can also start reciting Shani Stotra from Saturday of Shukla Paksha. Doing this can give you peace of mind. You can also light a mustard oil lamp under a Peepal tree on Saturday evening. But always remember that the oil and lamp near the tree should be taken from your home only. Don't buy oil or a lamp on Saturday. You can recite Hanuman Chalisa every Saturday during Shani ki Dhaiya. This will give you relief from Saturn-related problems.
If you are unable to do any of these things then you should keep fast on Saturday. You can keep fast till the 21st or the 51st Saturday. Shani Katha should be read or heard in the evening. So you should eat khichdi made of urad dal. You can do Udyapan on completion of your fast and donate food cooked in oil along with urad dal and leather shoes on the last fast.
If Shani Dev is the lord of auspicious house or is creating auspicious yoga then it cannot create any problem for you. Instead, you will attain great heights and respect in your life because of it. You can talk to astrologers to know more about Shani Dhaiya.