Daśarathkṛta śanaiścara stotram (दशरथ्कृत शनैश्चर स्तोत्रम्)
Prologue – It is said that, a long time ago, the illustrious King Daśaratha, the father of Lord Rāma was wisely counselled and informed of the transit of Saturn in the Asterism/Nakṣatra Rohini (Aldebaran star – Alpha Tauri). It is believed that during this transit, many kings and even kingdoms could get destroyed and great misery may befall the denizens.
To forestall the mishaps and immense misery that could wreck his kingdom, King Daśaratha prayed to Lord Śrī Śanaiścara (Śani deva) and composed the following eight śloka-s (verses) to appease and obtain the grace of the Divine Father. The benevolence of Lord Śani deva was bestowed upon the kingdom of King Daśaratha and its citizens, who escaped the miseries that would have otherwise befallen them.
To this day, one who prays to Lord Śani deva with these śloka-s and the ten attributes mentioned towards the end, obtains His grace and escapes miseries and hardship caused by the transit of Saturn, due to the bad placement or aspects in one’s natal ...Read More