About performing Lord Shani pooja
My mother showed my jathakam to a person who is well known in jathakams he told that The Lord Shani will affect me for two years and he told some procedures must be done to reduce the effect of Shani by doing shani japas in
the temple.Since i had taken vaisnava diksha from gaudiya vaishnavism order My mind is telling to do japa of hare krishna mantra and not bother about Lord shani japas.
YOUR IDEA IS GREAT. YOU NEED NOT DEPEND UPON DUMMY THINGS. BE FIRM ON GOD. AND DO PUJA TO LORD VISHNU IN KURMA FORM.