Neela is known as Neelima and is the consort of Lord Shani. She is the goddess of Sapphire. She has got great powers and gives her powers to Lord Shanidev for disclosing his duties in a proper manner.
In Hindu mythology, it is believed that she firstly misunderstood Shani and became Shani’s enemy. But, due to the pleasing acts of Lord Shani, she realised her mistake, and became his consort and gave all of her powers to Lord Shanidev.
She is worshipped as the consort of Lord Shani, and she is the giver of boons to us. By worshipping her, we would get the blessings of all the divine lords in the heaven.
Though there are no separate temples dedicated to her, she can be worshipped along with Lord Shani Dev. In some Shanidev temples, her idol would be worshipped along with Lord Shani dev. She was created from the spiritual powers of Lord Shiva, and hence she also contains the powers of Lord Shiva. In the famous Shani mantra, her name would also be recited.
“OM NILANJANA SAMABHASAM RAVI PUTRAM YAMAGRAJAM CHAYA MARTANDA SAMHUBHUTAM TAMA NAMAMI SHANESCHARAM”
By reciting this powerful Shani stotra, we can please the entire family of Lord Shani Dev, and can get their blessings also.
Let us praise Mata Neela and be blessed.
“OM SREE MATA NEELA DEVIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE SANEESWARAYA NAMAHA”