March 24, 2017: Papavimochana Ekadasi, Chaitanya Prabhu Jayanthi
March 25, 2017: Sani Trayodasi
March 26, 2017: Maasa Sivaratri
The Triyodasi falling on a Saturday is called as Sani Triyodasi. Those natives who are suffering due to the adverse effect of Sani, or those natives who are undergoing the period of Elenati Sani (Sade-Sani), Ardhastama Sani, Ashtama Sani or its antar dasa are generally advised to perform necessary remedial measures to please the Lord Sani to beget his blessings. It is a very well known fact that it is difficult to please Lord Shani Bhagavan. That is the reason why, natives awaits for the day to perform remedial measures so as to nullify the negative effects of Lord Shani Bhagavan.
On the day of Sani Trayodasi, natives have to perform tailabhishekam. Some black grams, 100 grams of ginger oil packet, one kilo coal, a small black ribbon, 8 iron nails, some Navadanyams that is to be tied in a black cloth and donate the same to the temple priest or drop the same in a running water will definitely please Lord Shani Bhagavan. Offer food items to a crow and feed the needy persons. Do not purchase oil, leather, umbrella, Navadanyams etc., on this Saturday. Distribute rice with salt meals to poor people. Distribute black clothes have to be donated to the poor people on Saturday. It is advised to recite at least 108 times the following mantra to please Lord Shani Bhagavan. Natives have to perform pujas and abhishekams to please Lord Shani Bhagavan.
Neelanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam, Chaya Martanda Sambutam tam namami Sanischaram
The natives are advised to perform the pooja at Sri Mandeswara (Saniswara Devalayam). Natives who are interested to know more about the importance of the temple may contact the Executive Officer, Sri Mandeswara Swamy Devastanam, Mandapalli, Kottapeta mandal, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India 533223 and the phone number of the temple is +91-8855-2243208.