Astrology: Why was Shanidev cursed by his wife, you should also know this mythological story!


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It is believed that when Saturn's Sadesati arrives, bad luck and adversities begin in a person's life. It is said that if Shanidev gets angry with someone, he can turn them from a king to a pauper and if he is pleased, he can grant them immense prosperity. According to astrology, Shanidev is considered the lord of Capricorn and Aquarius.

To avoid the wrath of Shani Dev and get his blessings, people try to please him, especially on Saturday. Devotees believe that by worshipping Shani Dev on Saturday, his adverse effects can be reduced.

Curse of Shani Dev:

According to a legend, Shani Dev was a devotee of Lord Shri Krishna. Even in childhood, Shani Dev was engrossed in devotion to Krishna. The story is that Shanidev's wife was also a virtuous and knowledgeable woman. One night Chitrarath took a seasonal bath and went to Shanidev to get a son. Even at this time, Shanidev was meditating on Lord Krishna.


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During this time Shanidev was engrossed in the meditation of Lord Krishna and he did not even look at his wife. Considering this as an insult, Chitrarath cursed Shani Dev that whoever he looks at will be destroyed.

After realizing his mistake and repenting, Shanidev apologized to his wife. Unfortunately, he had no power to cancel the curse, which resulted in Shani Dev always bowing his head while walking so that his gaze would not fall on anyone.


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Devotees believe that to please Shani Dev, they should do regular puja, chant his mantras, do penance and meditate on him. Besides, offering water to the Peepal tree on Saturday is also considered auspicious.