Remedies of planet Saturn according to Vedic Astrology
| Chanting of Mantra and Stotra |
For removing effects of malefic Saturn, Mantra and Stotra related to Saturn are chanted. The Japa of these Mantras should be started from any Saturday of bright half. The total number of Japa for planet Saturn are 16,000 but in Kaliyuga, they have to be done 4 times and therefore the total number of Japas should be 64,000. After this a Homa (Fire ritual) should be performed in which the Saturn Mantras should be recited for 6400 times (1/10th of the total number of Mantras).
| Fasting and Worship |
For pacifying the fault of Saturn, one should keep fast on Saturday. Worshipping Lord Saturn and Lord Hanuman is very beneficial. One should visit their temples and offer sweets in the temple and then should eat once. One should not get angry during the fasting day and should not offend any learned person.
| Gems for planet Saturn |
The Gem for the planet Saturn is Blue Sapphire which is worn to remove the Malefic effects of Saturn or to strengthen a weak Saturn. The Blue Sapphire should be purchased on any Saturday of a bright half ( Shukla Paksha ). Ideally, the purchasing of the Blue Sapphire and making of the Ring should be done in Pushya, Anuradha or Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra. The weight of the Blue Sapphire should be at least of 3 carats. This Ring should be worn on any Saturday afternoon. Before wearing, the Ring should be dipped in the cow's milk for 30 minutes after which it should be cleaned with Gangajal ( Holy Water ) and there after it may be kept on a Blue Cloth on which a Saturn Yantra has been drawn and worshipped with incense sticks and flowers. After this, the Ring should be worn with utmost Faith and Devotion. If a person is not capable of purchasing a Blue Sapphire then an Amethyst, Blue Tourmaline, Turquoise or Blue Zircon may be used in place of Blue Sapphire.
| Offering & Donations |
The Malefic effects of planet Saturn can also be removed by offerings (Donations to a Brahmin on Saturday afternoon). The items of Donations are Til, Blue or Black flowers, Blue Cloth, Blue Sapphire, Urad Daal ( Horse Bean ), Oil, Buffalo, Leather Shoes, Black Umbrella and Saturn Yantra.
| Other Remedies |
- Keep Fast on Saturday.
- Light oil lamps in Saturn Temple.
- You should serve needy and poor people.
- You should offer water in Peepal Tree.
- You should offer food to pigeons.