Elinati Shani (Sadesati Shani) is the 7 ½ years of Saturn Transit period which has greater significance in any native’s life. Saturn transits 2 years and 6 months in every sign. It takes 7 and a half years for Saturn to transit from the 12th sign to birth sign and to move out of the 2nd sign. This is called Elinati Shani.
It means that Saturn remains 2 ½ years in 12th sign, 2 ½ years in Ascendant sign (Lagna) and 2 ½ years in the 2nd house sign.
According to the general astrological principles, when Saturn transits in the 12th house from the moon sign, he brings great loss; when he transits in the first first house he brings great calamity; and in the 2nd house he brings great financial loss. Since these periods give much difficulty and problems to the people, it has gained such prominence.
Viraya Sani – 1st 2 ½ years of Elinati Shani
Viraya Sani is the first 2 ½ years of Sadesati Shani Dasha. If Saturn enters the 12th house from the Janma Rashi or natal moon, then the period of Viraya Sani begins. Viraya Sani lasts for first2 ½ years. Read about the Effects of Viraya Shani (1st 2 ½ years of Elinati Shani on Native).
Janma Sani – 2nd 2 ½ years of Elinati Shani
Janma Sani is the second 2 ½ years of Sadesati Shani Dasha. Janma Sani period begins when Saturn enters the 1st house from the Janma Rashi or natal moon. Janma Sani lasts for second 2 ½ years of Sadesati. Read about the Effects of Janma Shani (2nd 2 ½ years of Elinati Shani on Native).
Patha Sani – Last 2 ½ years of Elinati Shani
Patha Sani (Kudumba Sani), the last 2 ½ years of Sadesati Shani Dasha, begins when Saturn enters the 2nd house from the Janma Rashi or natal moon. Patha Sani lasts for third and the last 2 ½ years of Sadesati. Read about the Effects of Patha Shani (3rd / Last 2 ½ years of Elinati Shani on Native).
Generally, Elinati Shani comes three times in a person’s entire life time. Based on the Age and the aspects it impacts in a person’s life, the three terms are referred to as..
Mangu Shani – Elinati Shani which comes first time in person’s life time – Under 30 Years
Pongu Shani – 2nd Elinati Shani
Marana Shani – 3rd Elinati Shani
Years & Dates of Elinati Shani for each Rashi