Shani can reduce the ill effects and increase the good effects.
Everybody is afraid of the harsh gaze of Shani Bhagawan. A person
who is affected by the negative influence of Saturn faces a period of increased misfortune, hardship and delays.
Astrological texts by great astrologers teach us how to reduce the malefic affects of Saturn and increase the
benefits. Among several remedies to appease Shani Bhagawan the most important are:
Worship of Lord Shani and
Giving of donations to poor people
Worship of Lord Saneeswara at
Thirunallar is the holy place of Lord Sani Bhagawan. The Thirunallar temple is a Shiva Temple
(Lord Shiva is known as Dharbaranyeshwarar here) but the main glory of the temple if Lord Shaniswara. This is the
only temple in the world where Lord Shani lost his power to Lord Shiva in order to save his devotee Nala from
Saturn’s curses. This belief is carried over even today and thousands of people visit this temple to get relief
from misfortunes inflicted by Saturn.
Who should offer pujas at Thirunallar
Saturn comes into the life of each and every person some time or other, depending upon the
horoscope at the time of his birth. So everyone should worship Him. For the following categories of people it is
all the more essential to worship Him
Those who are having the
Saturn Dasa running. Its period is 19 years. Those who were born in the 'Poosham, Anusham and Uttirattati
Nakshtras, will have their first Dasa as 'Sani'.
Those undergoing the 7 ½
year Shani (sade-sati shani or ezhara shani).
Those that are having Shani
as Neecham in Mesham.
Those that are having Shani
in the 4th, 7th, 10th (Kandaka) and 8th houses (Ashtama) from Raasi.
Those undergoing Sani
Those born in Simha, Kanni
and Thula Lagna
The above basically illustrates that all of us are under the influence of Saneeswara some time or other to varying
degrees and worshipping him benefits the devotee.
Benefits of offering prayers to Lord Sani
Offering prayers at this temple is believed to reduce the ill effects of Shani and increase the positive effects.
For over thousand years Hindus have visited this temple and have found their misfortunes and bad luck to decrease
as this is the only temple in the world where Lord Shani lost his power to Lord
Worshipping of Lord Shani helps people to develop a positive
mindset even during the harshest of Shani periods. While it is true that offering worship here decreases the
difficult effects and increases the positive effects of Saturn it does not completely eliminate the hardships we
will face due to Shani Bhagawan. The true benefit of offering prayers is to get a positive mental attitude that
helps us understand the deeper lessons that Shani Bhagawan wants us to learn.
Saturn is known as the Celestial Taskmaster and the Grand
Teacher. During the most difficult times we need to pray to Shani Bhagawan so he can help us learn the lessons he
wants to teach. Worship will help us learn to benefit even from the biggest misfortunes that befall us. Worship of
Lord Shani will help us benefit from great difficulties, challenges and limitations. It is through these hardships
we will learn valuable lessons like discipline, responsibility, endurance, and the strength to pursue our dreams
and ambitions. Saturn’s lessons require you to persevere through trials and to build toward mastery step by
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offer pujas on your behalf:
It is not always possible to travel to the
temple to offer pujas, don’t worry we are here for you.
If you order a puja through us we will ensure
We are personally present at the Thirunallar
Temple to offer the puja on your behalf.
We will follow all prescribed rituals while
performing the puja
We will let you know time and date of puja in
advance so you can meditate or perform a small puja at home to connect at a spiritual and mental
The kumkum and vibhuthi prsadam along with a
photo of Lord Shaniswara and a shaniswara yantra will be sent to you packed
We are here to answer any query for yours and
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Information about Lord
Saturday is considered to be the day dedicated to Lord'
Gemstone: Blue Sapphire
Ruling Day: Saturday
Flower: Vanni, Kuvalai
Associated No. : 7
Grain: Black Urad Daal
Food: Rice Mixed With Black Urad
Nilanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram
Mrttanda Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanai
Shani Gayatri Mantra: Aum Sanaischaraya