Shanidev is called Sakshat Rudra. Actually, his body revolution is like Indranil Mani. Along with this, the golden crown on the head of Lord Shani, garland around the neck and blue coloured clothes on the body are embellished. Shanidev lives on the vulture and wears a bow, arrow, trident and vermudra respectively in his hands. He is the son of Lord Surya and Chhaya (Savarna) and is considered a cruel planet. In fact, the main reason for cruelty in his eyes is the curse of his wife.
According to Brahmapuran, since childhood, Shani Dev was devotee of Lord Krishna. He used to be immersed in the affection of Lord Krishna. His father got married to Chitraratha's daughter in his youth and his wife was Sati. It is said that one night, after bathing she came to Shani Dev with a desire to have a son, but the deity was absorbed in the penance of Lord Krishna and he did not know about the outer world. His wife got tired of waiting. Because of this, she got angry and cursed Shanidev that from today onwards whoever you will see will be destroyed. Later, Shani Dev won his wife after meditation. His wife repented of his mistake but he did not have the power to retaliate the curse since then Shanidev started to lower his head, because he did not want anyone to get affected with his evil eyes. Some mantras of Shanidev that you should chant.
Vedic Mantra - ॐ शं नो देवीरभिष्टय आपो भवन्तु पीतये. शं योरभि स्त्रवन्तु न:.
Mythological Mantra- नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्र यमाग्रजम, छायामार्तंड सम्भूतं नं नमामि शनैश्चरम.
Beej Mantra -ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं स: शनैश्चराय नम:
Common Mantra - ॐ शं शनैश्चराय नम: है.