Stotram in Sanskrit
Dashrath rishi rachit shani stotram
Om. asya shree shanaishvara syaha Stotrasya dashratha rishi shree shanaish-varo-devata anustup chhandah shanaishvar preety-arthe jape viniyogah dasharatha uvaach
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).
kono-antaka roudra-yama ath babhruh
nityam smruto yo haste cha peedam
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).
sura asurah kim purusha ragendra
peedyanti sarve vishama-stitena
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.
nara narendraha pashavo mrigendraha
peedyanti sarve vishama-stitena
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).
deshah-cha durgani vanani
peedyanti sarve visham-sthitena
Prostrations to Sri Ravinandana, whose unfavourable position brings about suffering to countries, citadels, forests, war-camps, houses and cities.
tilairya-vair-masha gudann daanaih
preenaati mantraiy-nijaj-avasare ch
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).
prayag-koole Yamuna tate ch
yo yognaam dhyana-gatah-api sookshmah
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.
anya-pradeshaat swagruhah pravishta asta
gruhaad gato yo na punah prayaati
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.
srashta swayam-bhoor-bhuva natra-aya-asya
eka-stridhah rig yajuh sama murtih
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.
Shanya ashthakam payataha prabhate
Pathetu saukhyam bhuvi bhogyuktaha
konasthah pingalo babruh krishno
sourih shanaish-varo mandah
Thus, Pippalada praises Thee (by chanting your ten names as contained in lines 1-3).
eeti shri bhrahmaand puran uktam shanaishvar stotram sampurnam
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.