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Shani ( Sanskrit शनि śani m. ) Is one of the Navagraha and the ruler of the planet Saturn in Hinduism . He is the son of the sun god Surya and the Chaya ("shadow"). His weapons are the spear and the bow of the arrow. His vahana is a crow. The astrological influence of Shani is considered a bad omen.


Individual evidence

  1. śani . In: Monier Monier-Williams : Sanskrit-English Dictionary . Clarendon Press, Oxford 1899, p. 1051, col. 3 .