Navagraha Temples - (Shani)

Shani - Saturn spends 2.46 days in each sign of the zodiac

Saturn (or saturn planet), a cold and dry planet, is considered bad and when ill-placed, causes distress, failure, dejection, difficulties, nervousness, sorrow. Saturn destroys the house which it occupies but if placed well gives fame, success, honor, justice, love, wisdom, leadership ability, authority and long life.This masculine energy rules Capricorn and Aquarius.

Alternative Name

Shani or Sani

Planetary Ruler

Capricorn and Aquarius

Sidereal Ruler

Scorpio and Sagittarius

Represented by

God of agriculture, ounder of civilisation and of social order and conformity. (Roman Mythology)

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In Chinese Astrology

Ruled by the element earth, which is patient, hard-working and reliable

In Indian Astrology

Represents career and longevity

Related Gemstones

Blue Sapphire

Related Metal


In numerology

Rules number 8

Saturn sky does not make things easy. It commands to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are very important to this planet. This planet rules over the hard parts of human body - bones, teeth, knees and ears. Since it is a slow moving, cold planet, it also indicates recurring problems, that do not cause total damage in one stroke, i.e. cold, cough, bronchitis, rheumatism, TB, pyorrhea etc.
He is depicted dark in colour, clothed in black; holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and variously mounted on a black crow or a raven. He is depicted at other times as ugly, old, lame and having long hair, teeth and nails. He presides over 'Shani-war' or Saturday.