Shani Jayanti (Today), 20 May 2012

Today, 20 May is Shani Jayanti or Shaneswar Jayanthi. Usually, it is observed on Amavasya in Jyeshta month as per North Indian Hindi calendar. It coincides with Vaishakha Amavasya in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars.

Shani Thailabhishekam (puja to Lord Shani with til oil), Shani Japam, and other pujas dedicated to Shani are the main rituals on Shani Jayanti day.

On Jyeshta Amavasya, Falharini Kalika puja is also observed in Bengal and some other Eastern parts of India.

Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) will also be occurring today midnight. It is not visible in India, UAE, and other parts of Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. This solar eclipse visible over USA, Japan, China, Russia, Canada, and some Asian countries..

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