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Shani Stotram

 

Stotram In English

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Dashrath rishi rachit shani stotram

अस्य श्री शनैक्ष्चरस्यः स्तोत्रस्य दशरथ ॠषि|
श्री शनैक्ष्चरो देवता अनुष्टुप् छन्द |
शनैक्ष्चर प्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः ||

Om. Sri Shani Stotra, Dasharatha is the Rishi (seer of the mantra). Shanaishchara is god (related to this hymn). Trishtup is metre. Enjoined is repetition (of this hymn) for the appeasement of Shanaishchara (Saturn).

दशरथ उवाचः

कोणोन्तको रौद्रयमाऽथ बभ्रु कृष्ण शनि पिन्गलमन्द्सौरि |
नित्यं स्मृतो यो हस्ते च पीडां तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय || १ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana (Saturn), who when regularly remembered as (the ten names listed in the first and second line of this verse) steals away the suffering (misfortune of the devotee).

सुरासुराः किं पुरुषोरगेन्द्रागन्धर्व विध्याधर पन्नगाश्र्च |
पीडयन्ति सर्वे विषमस्थितेन तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय || २ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, by whose unfavourable position, gods, demons, celestial beings, celestial musicians, celestial masters of various wisdom-teachings and even celestial snakes succumb to sufferings.

नरा नरेन्द्राः पशवो मृगेन्द्राः वनयाश्र्च ये कीटपतन्गभुंगाः |
पीडयन्ति सर्वे विषमस्थितेन तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय || ३ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, whose unfavourable position brings agony to laymen, emperors, common animals, huge animals, forest creatures, insects, flies and humming bees (irrespective of their status).

देशाश्र्च दुर्गाणि वनानि यत्र सेनानिवेशाः पुरपत्तनानि |
पीडयन्ति सर्वे विषमस्थितेन तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय || ४ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, whose unfavourable position brings about suffering to countries, citadels, forests, war-camps, houses and cities.

तिलैर्यवैर्माष गुडान्न दानै र्लोहेन नीलांबर दानतो वा |
प्रीणाति मन्त्रैनिंज्जवासरे च तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्द्नाय || ५ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, who is appeased by giving in charity things like sesame, paddy, black-gram, molasses, rice pudding, iron, blue cloth etc., and by chanting mantras on his own day (Saturday).

प्रयागकूले यमुनातटे च, सरस्वति पुण्यजले गुहायामः |
यो योगनां ध्यानगताऽपि सूक्ष्मस्तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय|| ६ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, who manifests in subtle form before the yogis who meditate on him at any holy bank of prayag (confluence) of two rivers; Yamuna and Saraswati, or in a cave.

अन्य प्रदेशोत्स्वगृह प्रवष्टिस्तदीयवारे स नरः सुखी स्यात् |
गृहाद्गतो यो न पुनः प्रयाति तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय || ७ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, who bestows happiness to a person when He enters His own house (constellation); (though) when He leaves the house, does not return for a long time.

स्रष्टा स्वयं भूर्भुव नत्रयस्य माता हरीशो हरते पिनाकी |
एकस्त्रिधा ॠग्यजुः साममुर्ति स्तस्मै नमः श्री रविनन्दनाय || ८ ||

Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, who is the creator of three worlds, who is the self-manifested being, who is Hari the protector and Pinakin (Siva, bearer of the three pointed spear or pinaka), the destroyer, all in one, as well as the embodiment of the three-fold Vedas; Rig, Yajus and Saman.

शन्यष्ठकं यः पथतः प्रभाते नित्य, सुपुत्रैः पशुबान्धवैश्र्च |
पठेत्तु सैख्यं भुवि भोगयुक्तः प्राप्नोति निर्वाणपदं तदन्ते || ९ ||

कोणस्थ पिन्गलो बभ्रुः कृष्णो रुद्रोऽन्तके यमः |
सौरि शनैक्ष्चरो मन्दः पिप्पलादेन संस्तुतः|| १० ||

एतानि दशनामानि , प्रातरुत्थाय यः पठेत् |
शनैक्ष्चरकृता पीडा न कदाचिद् भविष्यति || ११ ||

Thus, Pippalada praises Thee (by chanting your ten names as contained in lines 1-3).

इति श्री स्कंदपुराणे राहुस्तोत्रं संपूर्णम् |

What is Shani graha?

Shani in Sanskrit is one of the Navagraha which are the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology, or Jyotisa. Shani is embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani is the Lord of Saturday; the word Shani also denotes the seventh day or Saturday in most Indian languages.