Shani Dev's Characterstics



As per our ancient books, related to Shanidev, this Universe came into existence as a result of the desire of the Almighty God. The three gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are shouldering their duties that are entrusted to them as the god of creation, the operation and the destruction respectively. Lord Shiva is shouldering the responsibilities of destruction i.e. responsibility of punishing the rascals for their all misdeeds. So, from amongst the nine sons of Lord Sun – Yama and Shanidev, as a member of his helping youth. He gave both of them, the most important role. Yama was entrusted with the work of making living beings to undergo the results of their misdeeds, after death. However, Shanidev was entrusted the same work, to make them to undergo the result of their misdeeds in their life time itself. This is the reason why Shanidev became notorious as a cruel and an anguish planet, but he can be mollified through the worship of Lord Shiva.

Father of Shanidev Lord Sun
Mother of Shanidev Chhaya (Suvarna)
Brother of Shanidev Yamaraj, Savarni Manu, Ashwani Kumar
Sister of Shanidev Yamuna, Tapti
Guru of Shanidev Lord Shiva
Gotra of Shanidev Kashyap
Intrest of Shanidev Service, Spirituality, Law, Diplomacy and Politics.
Place of Birth Saurashtra
Colour Black (Krishna)
Nature Windy
Category and Caste Shudra (the Servant)
Deity Yama
Permanent Home Tenth House
Element Air
Characteristics Darkness (gloomy)
Direction West
Enemy Planets (naturally) Sun, Moon and Mars
Friendly Planets Mercury, Venus and Rahu
Season of Shanidev Autumn (Shishir)
Essence Astringent
The Diseases Abdominal pain, Arthritis, Rheumatism, pain in Arms, pain in the right part of the body, Paralysis, Diabetes and other diseases of the nervous system.
Nature of Shanidev Serious, Renouncing, Ascetic,Obstinate, Indifferent.
Other names ‘Konasth’, ‘Pingal’ ,’Babhru’, ‘Sauri’, Shaneshcharya’, ‘Krishna’, ‘Mand’, ‘Roudra’, ‘Antak’, ‘Yam’.
Loving Friends Kal Bhairav, Hanuman ji,Mercury and Rahu
Signs of Shanidev Capricorn, Aquarius
Lordship Night
Area of Work Justice to all Living Beings
Day Dear to Shanidev Saturday, Amavasya (Date: falling on Saturday)
Constellations of Shanidev Pushya, Anuradha, Uttarabhadrapad
Stone Blue Sapphire
Objects dear to Shanidev Black Cloth, Black Sesame (Til), Urad, Treacle (gud), the Sour and Astringent Objects and Mustard Oil.
Dear Metal Iron and Steel
Business related to Shanidev Iron, Steel, Cement, Coal industry, Factories, Petroleum, Transport, Medicine, Printing Press and hardware.
Diseases related to Shanidev Rheumatic diseases, Cancer, Sugar, Kidney, Leprosy, Incurable Diseases, Blood Cancer, Madness and the Skin Diseases.
Remedies On any Saturday evening,give alms to some poor, old man the objects that are dear to Lord Shani.
Effective Period The SadheSatti & Dhaiya Period
Major Period 19 Years