Sani – Saturn
article on Sani or Saturn is the seventh in the series on S. Rajam’s paintings
on Muthuswami Dikshitar’s navagraha kriti-s. One of the navagraha-s, Sani is
the Lord of Saturday. The word ‘Sani’ is derived from Sanaye kramati sa: (one
who moves slowly), as Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the sun,
residing in each zodiac sign for 30 months.