Today is Shani Jayanti and this festival is celebrated on Amavasya in the first month of the Hindu calendar. We should try to worship Shani Dev at home. Shani Dev is a lord of poor, therefore, on this day, we should help poor people. Now today we are going to tell you why Shani Dev is called Shanaishcher.
Shani Dev is called a judge, that is, it is a planet to give justice. Saturn's position is seventh among the 9 planets and it is considered to be the lord of Capricorn and Aquarius. Because of moving slowly, it is called Shanichar. Because of this, he live for thirty months in one zodiac. Mahadasha of Shani lasts for 19 years and seven-and-a-half years and Saturn stays for two and a half years.
According to Kashi Khand of Skandpuran, Sangya the daughter of King Daksha was married to Surya and Sangya gave birth to Vaivaswat Manu, Yamaraja and Yamuna. Sangya left his shadow near the sun and went to austerity. After that, Chhaya and Surya also had 3 children, which were Shanidev, Manu and Bhadra (Tapti River).