Shani Shanti Pooja
Shani Shanti poojas performed to please the planet Saturn and to bring prosperity in one’s life
The pooja for sahaniswara is performed for mental peace and to get rid of health ailments in the body. According to the Vedic astrology, the planet Saturn is considered as an emaciated God with a huge physique taw eyes and big tooth. He is indolent and airy in temperament. He has the power to convert a beggar to a king or a king to a beggar in seconds, based on their previous karmas and deeds.
Worship of Shani:
It is said that this God would rule every single person on earth at least once in their lifetime. Once the period starts, they would undergo series of hardships in their lives, Shani puja and worship of the God tends to mitigate their sufferings during bad times. People are also advised to recite his mantra facing the west to minimise the evil effects.
Significance of Shani
The Saturn god is the indicator of sorrow, longevity, old age, death and misery. He is also responsible for restriction, responsibility, leadership, integrity, humility and ambition. He is the planet of the dark, ruling the dark side of humans. He is the giver and the destroyer and his devotees are blessed with the life they desire along with alleviation of problems and sufferings.
Poojas performed for the Shanti of the planet:
Graha shanti pooja: If the planet is not positioned in the correct place in one’s chart, the pooja is performed to alleviate its negative effects. The pooja also removes mangala dosha and sadesati. The pooja is performed with recitals of 1008 namavalis of the planet in the prescribed manner.
Cost: Rs 3,000/-
Navagraha pooja: The pooja is performed in the prescribed manner for all the nine planets with recitals of the Navagraha Sooktam and 108 namavalis of each of the planet.
Cost: Rs 3,500/-
Nakshatra Shanti Homa: This is performed on the birth day of every year to tender protection from the planets all through the year.
Cost: Rs 4,500/-
Navagraha Homam: Includes all the above said poojas along with the recital of Sri Rudram and the pancha Sooktas.
Cost: Rs 4,500/-
Nakshatra shanti homam: The pooja is done on the day on Jenma Nakshatra to enhance the all-round effects of the planets on a person and to remove all related doshas.
Cost: Rs 9,000/-
Each of these poojas could be extended to various levels and the average cost of each pooja performed for individual planets is given below. Each of them would be performed by the respective number of pundits.
Graha shanti homam for a single planet with recitals of 1008 namavalis of the planet would cost Rs 9,000
Graha shanti homam for a single planet with recitals of 27,000 namavalis of the planet would cost Rs 17,000
Graha shanti homam for a single planet with recitals of 54,000 namavalis of the planet would cost Rs 58,000
Graha shanti homam for a single planet with recitals of 100,000 namavalis of the planet would cost Rs 100,000