To alleviate the ill-effects of Sade Sati & Dahiya of Saturn -the following remedies are prescribed;
(a) 125,000 times recitations of Mahamrityunjaya mantra should be done (daily 10 malas for 125 days).
(b)An ancient mantra of Saturn – ”Neelanjan Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam, Chhaya Martanda Sambhutam Tam Namami Saneshcharam”
2. The ‘Dashratha stotra’ or Shani Stotra of Saturn should be recited 11 times
3. Gems and Metals
On Saturday, wear an iron ring made from the bottom of a boat or a horse’s bridle in the middle finger.
4. Vrat (Fasting)
Observe Vratta on Saturdays. Worship Lord Saturn with kavacha, stotra and mantra. It is beneficial to recite the Saturday Vratta Katha. On the day of Vratta, consume milk, curd and fruit juice during day time and in the evening pay visit to the temple of Lord Hanuman or Bhairavji. Take sweet halwa (sweet dish) made of Urad pulse or salted Khichari (dish prepared from rice and Urad pulse boiled together).
Every Saturday bathe with surma, black sesame seeds, saunf (anise), nagarmotha (the sweet smelling grass Cyperus) and lodha (the tree Symploce racemoze).
To appease Lord Saturn, donate urad (a type of pulse), oil, sapphire, sesame seeds, kulathi (a horse bean), buffalo, iron, money and black clothes.
7. Other Remedies for Shani Dasha
(a) Wrap a raw cotton thread seven times round a peepal tree (the holy fig tree) on a Saturday evening and recite the mantra for Saturn. Light a lamp with mustard oil under the tree and seek forgiveness for any misdeed done knowingly or unknowingly in the past.
(b) Measure a black thread equal to 19 times the length of your hand and wear it like a garland.
(c) Ruse: On Saturday bury in an un-tilled place a sweet made of urad pulse, sesame, oil and jaggery.
(d) For the appeasement of Saturn, on a Saturday wear the tail of a Scorpion wrapped in a black thread.