About Seven Saturday Vrath For Shani Deva. When to Start Saturday Fast:
A person can start this fast on the first Saturday of Shukla Paksha of any month. Ones the fast is started, it should be observed regularly for 11 or 51 times. Then, the Udyapan of this fast is done, and it is started once again.
Saturday Fasting Method:
Before starting the vrath water wash the floor on the day or the day before vrath.
The Person (He / She) observing the fast for Seven Saturday should wake up before the sunrise. The Person (He / She) should wear dark blue or black clothes after taking a bath, and worship Lord Shani Deva (Shani Bhagavan). It is auspicious to worship an idol of Shani Dev made of iron, kept in an iron vessel containing Gingerly oil. If possible offer the Lord with materials of Puja, especially the black flowers of Kagmachi or Kalgrah, two black clothes, black Til (black sesame seeds), Boiled rice should be gifted to Lord Shani Dev. Lord should be worshiped by the Shani Chalisa, Stotra, mantra and Aarti. Shani Vrat Katha (fast story) should be read.
Also, a person should visit the temples dedicated to Lord Shani or Lord Venkateshwara Swamy or the Navagrahas in the morning and evening. Also, worship Lord Hanuman and Bhairav are very important during this vrath.
In the temple of Shani Dev, fire a gingerly oil lamp, offer black Urad Dal, black items, black Til and food made of oil appeases Lord Shani Bhagavan.
The meal should be taken 2 hours after sunset. A food item made of Urad dal should be first given to a beggar and then the fasting person can eat.
Donate something related to black in color according to your possibility on the vrath day. It may be a black blanket, umbrella, Til, Black Gingerly seeds, Iron, shoes/chappels etc.
Perform this Aarti of Shani Dev in the morning showing the lord with a gingerly lamp.
Aarti of Shani Deva:
Jai Jai Shri Shani Dev Bhaktan Hitkari | Suraj Ke Putr Prabhu Chaya Mahtari || Jai ||
Shyaam Ank Vakra Drasht Chaturbhuja Dhaari| Nilaambar Dhaar Naath Gaj Ki Asavaari || Jai||
Kirit Mukut Shish Rajit Dipat Hai Lilaari | Muktan Ki Maal Gale Shobhit Balihaari || Jai||
Modak Mishtaan Paan Chadhat Hai Supaari | Lohaa Til Tel Udad Mahishi Ati Pyaari ||
Dev Danuj Rishi Muni Surat Nar Naari | Vishvanaath Dharat Dhyaan Sharan Hai Tumhaari || Jai||