Shani Trayodashi 2023: Know Fasting Rules, Rituals, Remedies & More!

Shani Trayodashi 2023: According to Hindu Panchang, two Pradosh fasts occur every month, which are Pradosh Vrat (Shukla Paksh) and Pradosh Vrat (Krishna Paksh). These are also known as Trayodashi Vrat as well, and when this date falls on a Saturday, then on that day Shani Trayodashi is celebrated. Generally, this festival is celebrated with great fervor and customs in South India. On this pious day, people do worship, perform rituals, and engage in various religious activities. 

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There are a total of 3 Shani Trayodashis that will be celebrated in the year 2023. The first Shani Trayodashi will occur on 18th February 2023; the second will be on 4th March 2023, and the third one will be on 1st July 2023. It is also recognised by other names which are Shani Pradosh Vrat or Shani Pradosham. The Pradosh Vrat is majorly dedicated to Goddess Parvati, and Lord Shiva, but when this date falls on a Saturday then the giver of deeds according to Karma, Saturn plays a significant role in it as well. 

The first Shani Trayodashi of this year will fall on 18th February 2023, and its significance has increased tenfold as on the same date Maha Shivratri 2023 will be celebrated as well. This auspicious coincidence is taking place after many years. So, on this highly pious day, along with the supreme blessings of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, worshipers will also attain the blessings of Saturn. According to religious beliefs, Saturn is the worshiper of Lord Shiva; so, by doing these effective remedies of Lord Shiva and Saturn on this day, the devotees will receive their fruitful blessings. Let’s learn more about what one must do on the blessed day of Trayodashi in detail!

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Relief From Shani’s Sade Sati and Dhaiya On This Pious Day 

Saturn transit in Aquarius took place on 17th January 2023, after that, the period of Sade Sati started for the zodiac signs of Aquarius, Capricorn, and Pisces and the period of Dhaiya started for the zodiac signs of Cancer and Scorpio. We know that the natives come across various problems when Shani’s Sade Sati and Dhaiya starts. In such a situation, those natives who are under the influence of Sade Sati and Dhaiya, must on the day of Shani Trayodashi do Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva with holy Ganga water. After this, recite Shri Shiva Rudrashtakam. By doing these effective remedies, the natives will get relief from the unfavorable effects of Sade Sati and Dhaiya, and will receive the graceful blessings of Saturn and Lord Shiva. 

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Shani Trayodashi 2023: Benefits Of Fast

According to religious beliefs, observing the fast of Trayodashi brings various auspicious results. One gets relief from mental restlessness, confusion, and lunar defects and attains promotion in job, longevity, blessings of Saturn, and Lord Shiva also gets pleased and one receives a son with his blessings. 

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Shani Trayodashi 2023: Rules Of Fast 

The special rules for observing Shani Pradosh Vrat are as follows: 

  • On the day of Shani Trayodashi, one must wake up before the sunrise. 
  • After taking a bath, wear clean clothes, and then purify the worship place.
  • After that, make a small podium by using cow dung. Below that small podium, make a beautiful rangoli using five different colors. 
  • Then worship Lord Shiva with complete rituals and use Belpatra, rice, lamp, incense, and holy Ganga water. 
  • Do keep in mind that at the time of worship your face should be towards the north-east direction. 
  • During the period of Pradosh, one can only consume Green gram as it is related to the Earth element. 
  • One can observe complete fasting or can observe the fast on that day by eating only fruits. 

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Shani Trayodashi/Shani Pradosh Vrat 2023: Potent Remedies 

  • In the morning fill a bowl with mustard oil, and then add a coin into that. After that, look at your shadow that is forming on the bowl, and then donate that bowl to Saturn’s temple. One is said to achieve extremely beneficial outcomes by providing their shadow on the day of Shani Trayodashi, and this donation is highly regarded as well. 
  • In order to get relief from Saturn’s unfavorable effects and to receive its blessings, one could feed a black dog a sweet Chapati smeared with mustard oil on the day of Shani Trayodashi. 
  • One must worship Lord Shiva to attain blessings on the day of Shani Trayodashi, as we have read above that Saturn is an ardent worshiper of Lord Shiva. So, one must mix black sesame seeds with water and then offer that to Shivling. After this, clearly chants the Shiva Panchakshara Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivay’. 
  • After worshiping Lord Shiva with complete rituals, do the worship of Saturn. First recite Shiv Chalisa and then recite Shani Chalisa. It is believed that by doing so, one receives the graceful blessings of both Lord Shiva and Saturn. 
  • Observe the fast on the day of Shani Trayodashi, and with that, one must also offer 108 Bel Patras and leaves of Peepal (Ficus Religiosa) on the Shivling. According to beliefs, doing this is known to be quite beneficial. 
  • One must donate Black gram split, black-colored shoes, black sesame seeds, Khichdi made of Black gram split and quilt if one is suffering from ill-effects of various planets. As all these things are related and pleasing to Saturn. 
  • On the day of Shani Trayodashi, offer milk mixed with water to the roots of Ficus Religiosa, in order to get relief from Saturn’s agony and to attain mental peace. Keep five sweets there, and then remember your ancestors and worship the tree. After worshiping the tree, sit and then recite Sunderkand and then do 7 circumambulations.  

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