Shani literally means the “slow-moving-one”. It also denotes the seventh day i.e. Saturday; hence Saturday is devoted to worship Lord Shani.
Shani or Saturn is the son of Surya Deva and his wife Chaya. Surya was married to Sandhya with whom he had three children – Manu, Yam and Yamuna. Sandhya was unable to bear the warmth and brightness of Sun for long and decided to leave. Before she left, she asked her shadow (Chaya) to mother her children and serve Lord Sun. After some time Chaya gave birth to Shani.
Born at Saurashtra (Gujarat) Lord Shani is guided by Lord Shiva. He was born on Amavasya of Vaishakh month; hence this day is celebrated as Shani Jayanti. On this auspicious day you can diminish the malefic effects of Shani by worshiping him.
Shani Tailabhishekam is primary puja performed on Shani Jayanti. You can do this Tailabhishekam at Navagraha Temples or in Shani Temples, or Shani Shingnapur Temple (preferably).
· Zodiacs like Cancerian, Capricorn etc which are adversely affected by Sade-Sati, if performs Tailabhishekam can comfortingly appease Lord Shani.
· Individuals who are prone to job setbacks can be relieved from their misery after the Tailabhishek ritual.
· All your previous bad karmas are said to disappear with the offering of oil upon Lord Shani.
· The problems related to conceiving a child or other child misfortune can be seen fading away with Shani Tailabhishekam.
· If you have been facing persistently false allegations, Tailabhishekam is the cure.
· You can have a prosperous and happy married life.
· You will be blessed with long life for you and your family.
Therefore, performing Tailabhishek can mitigate the hardships one will have to face during bad times. Shani Puja is also suggested to people who have Saade Sati of Shani in their horoscope. Devotees are advised to recite the following Shani Mantra facing the west, to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Saturn.
“Aum Aing Hring Shring Shung Shanaishcharaye Namah: Aum”