If you were born into a Hindu family, astrology is nothing new to you. Because, if not everyone, at least some people feel that an Indian family is reliant on astrology. To those who are unfamiliar with astrology, it is the study of the activities and relative positions of celestial bodies, which are thought to have an impact on human affairs and the natural world.
In simpler words, astrology is tied to our birth and the position of the planets. For example, the positions of the planets and stars when we were born on a specific date and time might have a significant impact on our lives. However, not many people truly believe in astrology, and this is merely their own opinion on the topic.
However, for many Hindus, the positioning of the stars and planets, rather than astrology, plays an important role, even in the hindu temple. Most Hindu gods are representations of planets and stars, such as Sani Bhagavan, who is the celestial embodiment of Saturn and one of the nine celestial objects (Navagraha) in Hindu astrology.
Another well-known aspect of Hindu astrology is the “7 and a half years of Sani” phase. This is seen as a difficult era for everyone who goes through it, and hence many regard that particular period as well as the God, Sani Bhagavan, who embodies the period as unfavorable.
But, believe it or not, Sani is not as evil as people make him out to be. To understand why, let us first understand more about Sani and the myths surrounding the God of Saturn;
Sani, in addition to being the deity of the sixth planet from the Sun, represents Karma and Justice. Many people fear him since he is regarded as the most malicious planet, bringing constraints and disaster into one’s life. His troubles towards a person are influenced by how long the planet is in your horoscope.
Saturn’s day is 11 hours long, and its orbit around the Sun takes around 30 years, according to science and there are 12 zodiac or astrological signs. As the planet orbits around the Sun for 30 years, it will spend two and a half years in each zodiac sign before continuing on to the next orbit. According to ancient astrologers, this period might last anywhere between 5 and 7.5 years.
That is how the “7 and a half years of Sani” phase occurs.
It is also mentioned that the severity of the Sani period might vary depending on an individual’s karma or transgression. As previously said, Sani Bhagavan is in charge of Karma and Justice. He is regarded as the greatest teacher of virtuous actions and punishes those who violate them.
We, as humans, are flawed and may have done or been a part of countless wrongdoings, whether intentionally or unintentionally. This is something from which we will never be able to bounce back. So, when His (Sani Bhagavan’s) turn comes to reside in our zodiac sign, he uses that time to deliver necessary results of our actions.
In a way, it is the fruit of our wrongdoings that we deserve, and this occurs just to help us become better people.
So, if one’s misdeed is little, his Sani period will last around 2.5 years; otherwise, it may last longer between 5 and 7.5 years. From this, you may have gleaned a solution as to how one might easily alleviate Sani Bhagavan’s challenging situation.
Another thing to consider is that, throughout a lifetime, an individual may experience the Sani era around three times because a human may live for approximately 100 years. Now you understand why many people regard Sani Bhagavan as a terrible omen and a source of calamity. Whereas, in reality, Sani Bhagavan is an unbiased judge who simply delivers you outcomes based on your Karma and guides you along the proper road.
So there is no reason to fear the deity who only wants to teach and guide all of us in the right direction. Simply improve your Karma (deeds) and stay on the correct track. If you behave like a good Samaritan, helping people in need and without bothering anybody unduly, Lord Saturn will be pleased with you.
I hope this has provided some clarification for people who are terrified of Sani. For individuals who do not believe in astrology, this may be useful information on astrology and Sani Bhagavan myths.