Shani Trayodashi or Sani Trayodasi is an auspicious day to perform Shani Puja. It falls on Saturday which coincides with Trayodasi or 13th day in a fortnight of Hindu month. Shani Trayodashi comes three times in 2013.
First one in February, next one in March and the last one in July 2013. Shani Graha Shanti Puja, Shani Thailabhishekam, Shani homam, etc. are the main rituals of Sani Trayodasi.
Shani Trayodashi 2013 dates:
Sani Trayodashi on 23 February 2013
It falls in Shukla Paksha of Magha Month as per North Indian calendars and other Amavasyant Panchangams.
Shani Trayodashi on 9 March 2013
It falls in Krishna Paksha of Magh Month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. It is Krishna Paksha Trayoasi in Falguna Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
Shani Trayodashi on 20 July 2013
It falls in Shukla Paksha of Ashada Month as per all Hindu calendars.
Shani Trayodashi 2012 dates:
- January 7, 2012 – It falls on Shukla paksha in Poush maas in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars and all other calendars of North India.
- January 21, 2012 – It falls on Krishna Paksha in Poush month in Amavasyant Panchangams & Krishna Paksha in Magh Month.
- June 2, 2012 – It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi in Jyeshta Month in all Hindu calendars of India.
- October 13, 2012 – It falls in Krishna Paksha of Nija Bhadrapad month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in Ashwin month.
- October 27, 2012 – It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi in Ashwin Mahina (Ashwayuja Masam).