The most dreaded planet in the astrology, Shani or Saturn is believed to be the most important of all the planets. If any obstruction is caused due to Shani, all the other planets fail in giving good results to the person. Embodied in the planet Saturn, Shani is the lord of Saturday and the son of Surya and Chhaya. This planet is believed to be the custodian of justice and he has the authority to give the results of people’s good and bad deeds. Chanting Shani Chalisa can help the person fight against the challenges and miseries resulting from a horoscope afflicted by Shani.

Shani Chalisa

Shani Chalisa

Recite the Shani Chalisa in the evening on Saturdays after taking bath in front of the idol of Lord Shani. Here is the complete Shani Chalisa in Hindi.

जय गनेश गिरिजा सुवन. मंगल करण कृपाल.
दीनन के दुःख दूर करि. कीजै नाथ निहाल.
जय जय श्री शनिदेव प्रभु. सुनहु विनय महाराज.
करहु कृपा हे रवि तनय. राखहु जन की लाज.
जयति जयति शनिदेव दयाला. करत सदा भक्तन प्रतिपाला.
चारि भुजा, तनु श्याम विराजै. माथे रतन मुकुट छवि छाजै.
परम विशाल मनोहर भाला. टेढ़ी दृश्टि भृकुटि विकराला.
कुण्डल श्रवण चमाचम चमके. हिये माल मुक्तन मणि दमके.
कर में गदा त्रिशूल कूठारा. पल बिच करैं अरिहिं संसारा.
पिंगल, कृश्णों, छाया, नन्दन. यम कोणस्थ, रौद्र, दुःखभंजन.
सौरी, मन्द, शनि, दशनामा. भानु पुत्र पूजहिं सब कामा.
जापर प्रभु प्रसन्न हो जाहीं. रंकहुं राव करै क्षण माहीं.
पर्वतहु तृण होई निहारत. तृणहु को पर्वत करि डारत.
राज मिलत बन रामहिं दीन्हा. कैकेइहुँ की मति  हरि लीन्हा.
बनहूँ में मृग कपट दिखाई. मातु जानकी गई चुराई.
लक्षमन विकल शक्ति के मारे. रामा दल चनंतित बहे सारे
रावण की मति गई बौराई. रामचन्द्र सों बैर बढ़ाई.
दियो छारि करि कंचन लंका. बाजो बजरंग वीर की डंका.

नृप विकृम पर दशा जो आई. चित्र मयूर हार सो ठाई.
हार नौलख की लाग्यो चोरी. हाथ पैर डरवायो तोरी.
अतिनिन्दा मय बिता जीवन. तेलिहि सेवा लायो निरपटन.
विनय राग दीपक महँ कीन्हो. तव प्रसन्न प्रभु सुख दीन्हो.
हरिश्चन्द्र नृप नारी बिकाई. राजा भरे डोम घर पानी.
वक्र दृश्टि जब नल पर आई. भूंजी- मीन जल बैठी दाई.
श्री शंकर के गृह जब जाई. जग जननि को भसम कराई.
तनिक विलोकत करि कुछ रीसा. नभ उड़ि गयो गौरिसुत सीसा.
पाण्डव पर भै दशा तुम्हारी. अपमानित भई द्रौपदी नारी.
कौरव कुल की गति मति हारि. युद्ध महाभारत भयो भारी.
रवि कहं मुख महं धरि तत्काला. कुदि परयो ससा पाताला.
शेश देव तब विनती किन्ही. मुख बाहर रवि को कर दीन्ही.
वाहन प्रभु के सात सुजाना. जग दिग्गज गर्दभ मृग स्वाना.
कौरव कुल की गति मति हारि. युद्ध महाभारत भयो भारी.
रवि कहं मुख महं धरि तत्काला. कुदि परयो ससा पाताला.
शेश देव तब विनती किन्ही. मुख बाहर रवि को कर दीन्ही.
वाहन प्रभु के सात सुजाना. जग दिग्गज गर्दभ मृग स्वाना.
जम्बुक सिंह आदि नख धारी सो फ़ल जयोतिश कहत पुकारी.
गज वाहन लक्ष्मी गृह आवै.हय ते सुख सम्पत्ति उपजावैं.
गदर्भ हानि करै बहु काजा. सिंह सिद्ध कर राज समाजा.
जम्बुक बुद्धि नश्ट कर डारै . मृग दे कश्ट प्राण संहारै.
जब आवहिं प्रभु स्वान सवारी. चोरी आदि होय डर भारी.
तैसहि चारि चरण यह नामा. स्वर्ण लौह चाँदी अरु तामा.
लौह चरण पर जब प्रभु आवैं. धन जन सम्पति नश्ट करावै.
समता ताम्र रजत शुभकारी. स्वर्ण सदा सुख मंगल कारी.
जो यह शनि चरित्र नित गावै. दशा निकृश्ट न कबहुं सतावै.
नाथ दिखावै अदभुत लीला. निबल करे जय है बल शिला.
जो पण्डित सुयोग्य बुलवाई. विधिवत शनि ग्रह शांति कराई.
पीपल जल शनि दिवस चढ़ावत. दीप दान दै बहु सुख पावत.
कहत राम सुन्दर प्रभु दासा. शनि सुमिरत सुख होत प्रकाशा.
दोहा
पाठ शनिचर देव को, कीन्हों विमल तैयार.
करत पाठ चालीसा दिन, हो दुख सागर पार.

Shani Chalisa Meaning

Here is the complete Shani Chalisa in English with meaning:

Jai Ganesh Girija Suwan, Mangal Karan Krupaal.
Deenan Ke Dhuk Dhoor Kari, Kheejai Naath Nihaal.
Jai Jai Sri Shanidev Prabhu, Sunahu Vinay Maharaaj
Karahu Krupa Hey Ravi Thanay, Rakhahu Jan Ki Laaj.

To Lord Ganesha for whom a mountain is like a flower, I pray to be merciful, Please take away all the troubles and raise our consciousness. O Shani Dev, you are so gracious and victorious. Show us your kindness and protect the purity and modesty of your devotees.

Jayathi Jayathi Shani Dayaala,
Karath Sadha Bhakthan Prathipaala.
Chaari Bhuja, Thanu Shyam Viraajai,
Maathey Rathan Mukut Chavi Chaajai.

Victory to the generous Lord Shani, you offer protection to those who seek your shelter. You have four arms and a beautiful dark skin and your forehead is adorned with a pearl-studded crown.

Param Vishaal Manohar Bhaala,
Tedi Dhrishti Bhrukuti Vikraala.
Kundal Shravan Chamaacham Chamke,
Hiye Maal Mukthan Mani Dhamkai.

You look so smart and possess a huge, bright spear. You give a frowning look with an expression of the slayer. Your earrings and pearl necklace shine brightly in the light.

Kar Me Gadha Thrishul Kutaara,
Pal Bich Karai Arihi Samhaara.
Pinghal, Krishno, Chaaya, Nandhan,
Yum, Konasth, Raudra, Dhuk Bhamjan.

In your arms, you carry a trident, mace, and battle-axe, slaying your enemies on the move. You are known as Son of Chhaya, Krishna, Pinglo, Konastha, Yama, Raudra and the annihilator of pain and suffering.

Sauri, Mandh Shani, Dhasha Naama,
Bhanu Puthra Poojhin Sab Kaama.
Jaapar Prabu Prasan Havain Jhaahin,
Rakhhun Raav Karai Shan Maahin.

Ten names like Manda and Sauri belong to you. O Son of Lord Surya, you bring fame to these names. When you are pleased or displeased with somebody, you turn a beggar into a king or vice versa.

Parvathhu Thrun Hoi Nihaarath,
Thrunhu Ko Parvath Kari Daarath.
Raaj Milath Ban Raamhin Dheenhyo,
Kaikeyihu Ki Mathi Hari Linhiyo.

At your will, the simplest of work can become difficult and tedious. Your blessings can turn the toughest tasks into simple ones. Lord Rama was forced into exile instead of being in his kingdom because of the twisted wish of Queen Kaikeyi – the wife of King Dasharatha.

Banhu Mae Mrug Kapat Dhikaayi,
Maathu Janki Gayi Churaayi.
Lakhanhin Shakthi Vikal Kari Daara,
Machiga Dhal Mae Haahaakaar.

Rama was distracted by an illusory deer in the forest. As a result, Sita – the incarnation of Mother Nature – was kidnapped. Rama’s brother, Lakshmana, fainted in the battlefield triggering fear in the minds of everybody in Rama’s army.

Raavan Ki Ghathi-Mathi Bauraayi,
Ramchandra Soan Bair Badaayi.
Dhiyo Keet Kari Kanchan Lanka,
Baji Bajarang Beer Ki Danka.

Ravana lost his sense and wisdom and turned arrogant. He picked up a fight with Lord Rama, But as soon as Lord Hanuman invaded Lanka, the golden land turned into ashes.

Nrup Vikram Par Thuhin Pagu Dhaara,
Chitra Mayur Nigli Gai Haara.
Haar Naulakka Laagyo Chori,
Haath Pair Darvaayo Thori.

Afflicted by Shani, King Vikramaditya’s necklace was swallowed by a pictured peacock. Even Lord Krishna faced allegations of theft and was beaten badly.

Bhaari Dhasha Nikrusht Dhikaayo
Thelhin Ghar Kholhu Chalvaayo.
Vinay Raag Dheepak Mah Khinhayo,
Thab Prasann Prabhu Hvai Sukh Dheenhayo.

When the life was filled with adversity during the Maha Dasha period of Shani, Lord Krishna had to work in the house of a layman. He prayed to you with devotion and was blessed with everything he asked for.

Harishchandrahun Nrup Naari Bhikani,
Aaphun Bharen Dome Gar Paani.
Thai nal par dasha sirani’
Bhunji-Meen Koodh Gayi Paani.

Even King Harishchandra was not spared from Shani Dasha period and lost everything including his wife. He was compelled to do menial work at a house of a poor sweeper.

Sri Shankarhin Gahyo Jab Jaayi,
Paarvathi Ko Sathi Karaayi.
Thanik Vilokath Hi Kari Reesa,
Nabh Udi Gayo Gaurisuth Seesa.

While moving through the zodiac signs of Lord Shiva, you caused his wife Parvati’s burning alive in the fire. When you looked at young Lord Ganesha, his head was destroyed.

Paandav Par Bhay Dasha Thumhaari,
Bachi Draupadhi Hothi Udhaari.
Kaurav Ke Bi Gathi Mathi Maaryo,
Yudh Mahabharath Kari Daryo.

When Pandavas were going through Shani Dasha, they lost their wife Draupadi in a bet and also lost all the belongings. Even the Kauravas suffered and lost their wisdom and sense and sparked a great battle of Mahabharata against the Pandavas.

Ravi Kah Mukh Mahn Dhari Thathkala,
Lekar Koodhi Paryo Paathaala.
Sesh Dhev-Lakhi Vinthi Laayi,
Ravi Ko Mukh Thay Dhiyo Chudaayi.

O Shani Dev, you gulped the Sun and escaped into the third world. You released the Sun from the eternal captivity only when all the other Gods came together to pray to you.

Vaahan Prabhu Kay Sath Sujana,
Juj Dhigaj Gadharbh Mrugh Swaana.
Jambuk Sinh Aadhi Nakh Dhari,
So Phal Jyothish Kahath Pukari.

O Shani Dev, you ride on seven vehicles including horse, elephant, deer, ass, jackal, lion, dog. These animals have nails and based on this, astrologers declare that…

Gaj Vahan Lakshmi Gruha Aavai,
Hay Thay Sukh Sampathi Upjaavai.
Gadharbh Haani Karai Bahu Kaaja,
Sinha Sidhkar Raaj Samaja.

When riding on an elephant, you bring money; while riding on a horse, you bring wealth and comfort; while riding on an ass, you bring losses in various ways; riding on a lion, you bring fame and kingdom.

Jhambuk Budhi Nasht Kar Darai,
Mrug Dhe Kasht Praan Samharai.
Jab Aavahi Prabu Svan Savaari,
Choru Aaadhi Hoy Dar Bhaari.

While riding on a jackal, you take away all the sense, wisdom and intellect; Riding on a deer, you give pain and death; When riding on a dog, you bring accusations of theft and make the cursed a beggar.

Thaishi Chaari Charan Yuh Naama,
Swarn Laoh Chaandhi Aru Thama.
Lauh Charan Par Jab Prabu Aavain,
Daan Jan Sampathi Nashta Karavain.

Similarly, you also have four versions of your feet in iron, gold, silver, and copper. When you come with iron feet, you destroy one’s wealth and possessions.

Samatha Thaamra Rajath Shubhkari ,
Swarn Sarva Sukh Mangal Bhaari.
Jo Yuh Shani Charithra Nith Gavai,
Kabahu Na Dasha Nikrushta Sathavai.

When you come in copper feet, it indicates that things will remain unharmed; your silver feet indicates benefits; the brightest of all is golden feet which brings every type of happiness. Those who worship you will never face adversity in their lives.

Adhbuth Nath Dhikavain Leela,
Karain Shatru Kay Nashi Bhali Deela.
Jo Pundith Suyogya Bulvaayi
Vidhvath Shani Gruha Shanthi Karayi.

You show powers before your devotees, kill and leave their enemies helpless. Educated men and priests perform pooja to please you through Vedic practices.

Peepal Jal Shani Diwas Chadavath,
Deep Dhaan Dhai Bahu Sukh Pawath.
Kahath Raam Sundhar Prabu Dhasa,
Shani Sumirath Sukh Hoth Prakasha.

One who waters a Peepal tree on every Saturday and offers incense sticks and lamps at your feet, gets all the comforts, health and wealth, says Rama, your devotee, O handsome Shani Dev.

Doha

Path Shanishchar Dev Ko, Ki Ho Bhakt Taiyaar,
Karat Path Chalis Din, Ho Bhavasaagar Paar.

Those devotees who are prepared to sing Shani Chalisa for forty days with devotion will surely find their way to Heaven.

Shani Chalisa Benefits

Regular recitation of Shani Chalisa is believed to be highly effective in worshipping Lord Shani. Religious scriptures say that one’s sins are eradicated by reciting Shani Chalisa. One who chants the Shani Chalisa on a regular basis receives peace from the Shani planet and all his wishes and desires are fulfilled. Chanting this verse regularly refines your thoughts and increases the clarity of your vision in everyday life.

You will be able to overcome the troubles and difficulties in life. Recitation of Shani Chalisa also helps you alleviate the difficulties arising out of the sade sati period of Shani and other afflicted positions of Shani in one’s horoscope. You get comforts and material prosperity in life. You get protection against evil actions, crimes, and false accusations. You receive protection against calamities and accidents. You are motivated to remain steady on the right path of life and ultimately find your way to heaven owing to a virtuous life.

Shani Chalisa Aarti

According to the Hindu mythology, Shani Chalisa Aarti should be sung after worshipping Lord Shani on a regular basis to please the God and get his blessings. Sing the Aarti in the early morning after taking bath, sitting in front of Lord Shani’s picture or idol. Regular practice of Shani Chalisa Aarti gives peace of mind and eliminates evil from one’s life, making him wealthy, healthy and prosperous.

Here is the Shani Chalisa Aarti in English and Hindi:

Jai jai shri shanidev bhaktan hitakaari
Sooraj ke putra prabhu chaaya mahataari. Jai..

Shyaam ank vakra drasht chaturbhujaa dhaari
Nilaambar dhaar naath gaj ki sawari. Jai..

Kirit mukut shish sahaj deepat hai lilaari
Muktan ki maal gale shobhit balihaari. Jai..

Modak mishtaan paan chadhat hai supaari
Lohaa til tel udad mahishi ati pyaari. Jai..

Dev danuj rishi muni surat nar naari
Vishwanaath dharat dhyaan sharan hai tumhaari. Jai..

श्री शनिदेवजी की आरती

~~~जय जय श्री शनिदेव भक्तन हितकारी ।
सूरज के पुत्र प्रभु छाया महतारी ॥
जय जय श्री शनिदेव…

श्याम अंक वक्र दृष्ट चतुर्भुजा धारी ।
नीलांबर धार नाथ गज की असवारी ॥
जय जय श्री शनिदेव…

किरीट मुकुट शीश सहज दिपत है लिलारी ।
मुक्तन की माल गले शोभित बलिहारी ॥
जय जय श्री शनिदेव…

मोदक मिष्ठान पान चढ़त हैं सुपारी ।
लोहा तिल तेल उड़द महिषी अति प्यारी ॥
जय जय श्री शनिदेव…

देव दनुज ॠषि मुनि सुरत नर नारी ।
विश्वनाथ धरत ध्यान शरण हैं तुम्हारी ॥
जय जय श्री शनिदेव…

Regular recitation of Shri Shani Chalisa keeps away all the troubles by ensuring the protection and blessings of Shani Dev. Thousands of Hindu devotees practice this holy hymn regularly to stay blessed and protected in their lives.