Shani Trayodashi or Sani Trayodasi is an auspicious day to perform Shani Puja. It falls on Saturday which coincides with Trayodasi or 13th day in a fortnight of Hindu month.
Shani Trayodashi comes three times in 2018 – Two in April and the last on in September 2018. Shani Graha Shanti Puja, Shani Thailabhishekam, Shani homam, etc. are the main rituals of Sani Trayodasi.
Devotees and believers of Shani dosham perform Shani dosha puja and Shani Shanti puja to please Sani. They do this puja for reduced or minimised effects of Shani dosha. Some people observe fast on the day of Shani Triodasi. Thailabishekam is one of the most popular pujas to worship Sani and to pacify the effects of Sani.
Shani Trayodashi 2018 dates:
14 April 2018 – Shani Trayodashi
It falls on Trayodashi in Krishna Paksha of Chaita Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars; in Vaishakh Maas in North Indian Hindi calendar.
28 April 2018 – Shani Trayodashi
It falls on Trayodashi in Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu & North Indian Hindi calendar.
22 September 2018 – Shani Trayodashi
It falls on Trayodashi in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu & North Indian Hindi calendar.