One of the most terrible periods, according to the
believers in astrology, is the dreaded 7-1/2 years of Saturn transit called
"Sadesati" in North India and "Elinatishani" in South India.
transiting Saturn transits the 12th, 1st and 2nd houses from one's Rasi, i.e.,
where one's Moon is placed in the birth chart, it is called Sadesati. ( Saturn
takes 30 years to make one round of the zodiac hence 2-1/2 years in each sign
multiplied by 3 = 7-1/2 years). While it is true that during this 7-1/2 years
Saturn transit period people do experience some tensions and troubles, it is
nothing to be scared about. On an average every man has to go through at least 2
sadesatis during his life time. The results of the sadesati transit vary
considerably from person to person depending on the planetary configurations in
one's birth chart. Even while giving some troubles and tensions, it does not
deny you success. For example when Mrs. Indira Gandhi became a Cabinet Minister
for Information and Broadcasting in 1964, she was going through her Sadesati!
In January 1966 when she became Prime Minister she was still going through her
Sadesati!! There are thousands of people who not only got away scot-free during
sadesati, but actually prospered during it. All kinds of dreadful results are
forecast by the astrologers to scare the people and apart from living under
fear, people spend a lot of money quite unnecessarily on all kinds of remedies.
Actually the pundits love Saturn, Mangal, Rahu and Ketu, the fearsome four names
in Indian astrology, as they have given more money to them by way of remedies
than the benefic like jupiter or sun!
There are plenty of remedies for sadesati,
the most effective being the daily reciting of Hanuman Chalisa or the Dasaratha
Shani stotra. Saturn, which according to Hindu mythology is the son of Sun God,
is an excellent planet. No other planet can give what Saturn can. In fact having
a well placed saturn in ones chart is one of the best things to hope for! When
Mrs. Indira Gandhi re-elected PM, she was going through the mahadasa of Saturn.
When Amitab Bacchan was at his peak, he was also going through Saturn mahadasa.
Unfortunately people and the pundits ignore the positive side of Saturn and
project it only as an evil planet.