Shani Trayodasi in 2013 are February 23, March 9, July 6 and 20, November 30. Thirteenth day of Each lunar cycle is called as Trayodasi. Hindu month consists of two lunar cycles so that we have two Pradosham days in a month. The Trayodasi coming on a Saturday is called as Sani Trayodasi. Shani Trayodasi is also called as Shani Pradosham.
On the auspious day of Sani Trayodasi, People will 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 help the needy persons. Do not purchase oil, leather, umbrella, Navadanyams etc, on Shani Trayodasi. Distribute rice with salt meals to poor people. If possible proceed for offering food (Annadanam). Pradosham means the removal of sins.
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. It is believed that Shanidev promised Lord Hanuman that whosoever worship Bajrangbali on Saturday's particularly on Shani Pradosh will be relieved from the troubles of Saturn. Rahu gives results like Saturn. Ketu gives results like Mars. Saturn is the Son of Sun God, A witness to all Karmas. Hindus Believes the Aswatha Vruksha Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana will be present on Saturdays especially. Lord Sani results in worshiping both lord Shiva and lord Vishnu on this Shani Trayodasi day. Shani Trayodasi dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Venkateswara, Lord Shanidev & Goddess Kaali(kali maa). Lord Hanuman is said to be a very strong and effective remedy for Saturn. Apart from this Saturn he himself is a good remedy who is known as stothra Priya. The mantra chant during the pooja, abishekam is
"Neelanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam, Chaya Martanda Sambutam tam namami Sanischaram"
Shani Trayodasi Dates in 2013
February 23, 2013 Shukla Paksha Trayodashi
March 9, 2013 Krishna Paksha Trayodasi
July 6, 2013 Krishna Paksha Trayodasi
July 20, 2013 Shukla Paksha Trayodashi
November 30, 2013 Krishna Paksha Trayodasi
Shani Trayodasi dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Venkateswara, Lord Shanidev & Goddess Kaali (kali maa).