From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Śani is also called as Śanaīścara which means slow-moving. He is the seventh planet in the solar system. The puraṇas describe him as the son of Surya (Sun-god) and Chāyā.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore