17 March 2018 is Shani Amavasya (Sanischari Amavasai). This Shani Amavasya is Falgun Amavasya as per the Amavasyant Panchangam followed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. It is Chaitra Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchangam).
Amavasai on March 17 begins at 6.18 PM on 16th March and ends at 17th March at 6.41 PM. It is Falgun Amavasya / Chaitra Amavasya. It falls in Panguni Masam in Tamil calendar, Meena Masam in Malayalam calendar and Chaitra Month in Bengali Panjika.
This Amavasya marks the end of Falgun Month for Amavasyant calendars. It also marks the end of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month for Purnimant calendars of North India.
This Amavasya marks the end of Falguna Month for Amavasyant calendars. It also marks the end of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month for Purnimant calendars of North India.
Shani Amavasya Puja
Shani Shinganapur in Maharashtra, Sri Shaneshwara temple at Neural in Mumbai, Shanidham at Fatehpur Beri at Mehrauli area in New Delhi, Mandapalli Shani Temple in East Godavari district of AP (Mandheshwara Swamy Temple), and Shani Temple at Vargal near Hyderabad in Medak district of Telangana are some of the best temples to offer Shani Puja on Shani Amavasya.
Shani Dosha Nivarana Puja, Shani Japam, Shani Homam, and Shani Thailabhishekam are the popular pujas to be held on Shani Amavasya.
Shani Stotra (Shani Daily prayer)
Chaaya Martanda Sambhutham
Tam Namami Shanaischaram !!!