Origin of the name SHANI.
Etymology of the name SHANI.
Meaning of the baby name SHANI.
Swahili name, derived from the vocabulary word shani, meaning "wonder."
Dictionary, Madan, 1902).
Hebrew name meaning "crimson." (Cyclopedia of Biblical,
Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, McClintock, 1894)
Another spelling of Hindu Śani
(q.v.), meaning "slow (as the planet
Saturn)." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Surya.
... He came into existence, it
is said, in a perfect human form. His mother was so charmed with
his appearance at his birth that she invited all the gods to come to get
a peep of him as he lay on his infantile couch. They all responded
to her commands; but one of them, Shani, now the unlucky planet Saturn,
from love to the child and mother, was rather slow to look at the
darling. For his hesitation he was rebuked by Parvati, and, rather
than incur her permanent displeasure, he took a hasty glance at the
mother's love. The consequences were fearful enough: the head of
the child instantaneously withered away, while the mother experienced
the agony of despair in its most acute form. But Shani was not
without his divine resources on this melancholy occasion. An
elephant was passing by, and of this huge pachyderm he chopped off the
head and placed it on the trunk of the child, where it still remains,
the symbol of marvellous precocity and wisdom... (Lecture
on the Religious Excavations of Western India, Buddhist, Brahmanical,
and Jaina, &c., Wilson, 1875).