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Shani Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Shani, who is the patron god of the planet Saturn. Read to know what are the things to be done on this day. The Amavasya tithi of the Amavasya day is celebrated as Shani Jayanti in many parts of India. According to the Gregorian calendar, Shani Jayani falls on the 25th of May in the year 2017. In the other parts of the county, Shani Jayanti is celebrated on the Amavasya tithi of Vaishakha month. This discrepancy is due to the different calendars they follow.