Today, 8 June 2013 is Shani Jayanti, birthday of Lord Shani Bhagavan. It is observed on Jyeshta Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars and Vaishakha Amavasya in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi Calendars. In 2013, it is even more auspicious as it falls on Shani Amavasya.
Shani Jayanti is celebrated with utmost gusto and fervor in Shanischara Temples all around India. Shani Shingnapur Shani Bhagavan Temple in Maharashtra, Mandapalli Mandeshwara Swamy Temple, Vargal Shani Temple in Andhra Pradesh, Thirunallar Shaneeswaran Temple in Tamil Nadu.
Shani Thailabhishekam, Shani Japam, Shani Homam, and other Shani Dosha Nivarana Poojas are the famous rituals observed on Shani Jayanti day.