One of the most popular Shani Temples in
is located at Thirunallar near Karaikal a part of Union Territory Pondicherry. There is a misconception that this Shani Shrine, or Saturn temple, is located in Tamil Nadu. The greatness of the Thirunallur temple is attributed to the unique idol of Lord Shani as he stands blessing the devotee – abhayahastham. This is a very rare phenomenon and therefore thousands of devotees who believe they are badly affected by Shani visit the shrine to get his blessings. India
Shani, or Sani, is one among the navagrahas and is believed to create problems in the life of people, especially by those people who keep close track of their horoscope and believe in astrology.
The exact name of the
Shani Temple at Thirunallar is Sri Dharbaraneswara Swamy Devasthanam and it is also referred as . The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But the Shani Shrine has become more popular than the main temple primarily due to belief of devotees that by praying at the shrine will make Shani happy and thereby all the miseries and hardship are removed. Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple
Legend has it that Lord Nala mentioned in the Epics and Puranas was relieved of all sufferings after praying at this shrine.
Believed to have been built in the 7th century, the temple also has small shrines dedicated to other gods including Lord Ganesha.
Nearest Railway Station to
is the Mayiladuthurai Railway Station. Thirunallar Shani Temple
Contact info – Phone office – 04368 236530
Fax - 04368 236504
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org