According to Vedic astrology, Shani or Saturn is dreaded by all. It is known for being malefic of the nine celestial bodies. Praying on Saturdays and invoking Saturn will help you to mitigate different hardships. It is believed that Shani bestows a benefit on devotees who pray to him. Shani is beneficial for those born under the signs of Libra and Taurus. Saturn is the son of Surya, the Sun God and Chaya, his shadow wife. As per Padma Purana, Samjana could not bear the luster of Surya and created Chaya, her shadow image.
Birth of Shani
Saturn is considered to be the slowest of the nine celestial bodies or grahas as he is limps. This is because children of Sanjana was angry with him and did him on the foot. Different literary works prove that Goddess Parvathi cursed Shani so if he wished to look straight, the effect would be ruinous. This celestial body is also referred as Manda as it affects human life the celestial body for seven and half years which is also known as sade sati. This phase happens when Shani is in twelfth, first and second house of the Moon in the horoscope. It starts when Shani enters a zodiac sign that is at before the sign of Moon during the birth of a child.