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Sani Peyarchi 2017 Date and Time – Transition of Shani or Saturn as per Tamil Astrology - Shani Peyarachi 2017 to 2020

Sani Peyarchi or transition of Saturn is the movement of Shani from one ‘rasi’ or zodiac to another. Shani is also referred as Shanaiscarya, Shaneesvara and Shani Deva and is the son of Lord Surya and Chhaya. Shani Peyarchi 2017 is on December 19. In 2017, Shani transits from Vrischika Rashi (Scorpio) to Dhanu (Sagittarius) on December 19 (Indian Standard Time) at 10:01 AM. Lord Shani will remain there for next two and half years till 2020.

If you are a believer in Hindu Astrology, then this transition is bound to have some impact on your fortunes. The effect is mainly on people born on certain ‘rasis’ or zodiacs. To know the effects of the transition of Shani the ideal method will be to consult a learned astrologer.

During Shani Peyarchi, people in large numbers visit Lord Shani shrines especially in Tamil Nadu. Special poojas are conducted on the day at the Lord Shani Dharbaranyeswarar temple in Tirunallar near Karaikal in Pondicherry. Other important temples of Lord Shani are the Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra and Shani Dham in Delhi. Shani is one among the Navagrahas and there are numerous shrines dedicated to Navagraha in India.

Apart from this people visit Lord Shiva shrines as many of them have a Shani idol installed. Lord Surya, the father of Shani, is also worshipped on this day.

Apart from visiting Shani shrines, devotees take a dip in the holy pond in temples and some people give alms. It is also said that Ganesha and Hanuman are not affected by Shani’s pranks. So people worship these deities to get rid of ‘Shani Dosha.’

Many inauspicious happenings in Hindu mythology – like Ravan Kidnapping Sita and King Harichandra losing his kingdom – is said to be due to the influence of Lord Shani.

During the Shani Peyarchi period, some people try to take advantage of the fear of Lord Shani in Hindu devotees. Be cautious of such people.

Not even gods can change certain aspects in a person’s life. Similarly, gods don’t have answers to selfish prayers.

The right approach is to pray and work hard to come out of the difficulties. All deeds –good or bad – have a result.

Good times and bad times are all part of life. Even the great Surya has bad times during eclipses but Surya returns back each time with renewed vigor.

Sani Peyarchi Festival at Thirunallur Shani Temple at 10:01 AM on December 19, 2017

Sani Peyarchi Festival at the famous Thirunallur Shani Temple will be held at 10:01 AM on December 19, 2017. Puja and rituals will be held on the day for Shani Dosha Parihara. The time of the shani transit is at 10:01 AM morning

The uniqueness of the Thirunallar Shani temple is that it is the only temple in which Shani is in blessing posture. Although the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, there is a separate sanctum sanctorum for Shani Bhagavan.

This is one of the rare Shani temples in the world in which Abhishekam is performed 5 times daily.

On the previous day of the transit, special religious discourses are held. On the Sani Peyarchi day, devaram isai is chanted at 5:00 AM. Next a grand Abhishegam is performed.

Shani Bhagavan will give darshan to devotees on the day on his Golden crow Vahana.

Abhishegam on the Sanipeyarchi day costs Rs 300. Sahasranama Archana on the day costs Rs 250.

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Kuchanur Saneeswaran Temple Sani Peyarchi Festival on December 19, 2017 

The Sani Peyarchi Festival is of great importance at Shani Temple at Kuchanur, near Chinnamanur in Theni district. Special Shani Dosha Parihara Pujas are held here on the day.

The annual festival in the temple will be held from December 9 to December 19, 2017.

The murti worshipped in the temple is in the form of linga and is located on the banks of Surabhi River.

The murti is Swayambhu (which appeared on its own).

Sani Peyarchi Festival Mangala Sanishwarar or Kudumba Sani Temple near Kumbakonam

Mangala Sanishwarar or Kudumba Sani Temple is located near Nachiar Kovil (Thirunarayur Nambi Temple) at Thirunarayur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam.

Shani is worshipped here along with his wife and children. The two wives worshipped here is known as Jyeshta Devi and Mandhi Devi. The two children are Mandhi and Guligan.

The temple is located inside the Ramanathaswamy Koil at Thirunaraiyur. Please note that the place Thirunarayur is also known as Nachiar Koil.

There is a popular belief that taking bath in the temple tank here will help in avoiding all Shani Navgraha related problems in the horoscope.


Thousands of devotees visit the shrine during Sani transition to offer prayers and take a holy dip in the temple tank.