Saneeswaran Temple


Whenever (planet) Saturn transits from one zodiac sign to another once in every 2.5 years, millions throng this shrine to offer prayers. Believed to have been built in the 7th century, the temple also has small shrines dedicated to other gods including Lord Ganesha.

What is the Speciality in Thirunallar Temple?

Thirunallar contains the shrine of Lord Sani (Saturn), Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple within the temple dedicated to Lord Darbharanyeswaran, a form of Lord Shiva.

When should I go to Thirunallar Temple?

If you want to visit the temple on a Saturday, go after 2 pm when it is less crowded. The temple is open from 5.30 am till 9 pm on all Saturdays (on other days, it opens by 6 am and closes by 1 open again at 4 pm and close at 9 pm) Suggest you take a Rs. 50/- per head ticket.

Which God is Thirunallar?

Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple or Dharbaranyeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in a village ,Thirunallar of karaikal district of Union territory of Puducherry (24 km from Nagapattinam town of Tamilnadu.

Who should visit Thirunallar?

As far as possible one should try and visit Thirunallar with one’s entire family (husband, wife, and children) and stay there for at least one day (preferably overnight). There are lodges at Thirunallar to facilitate your stay.

What should we not do in Shani temple?

Never stand still while worshiping Shani Dev. Along with this, it is said that whenever you go away after worshiping Shani Dev, then go in the same condition in which you were standing. Keep going backward. Shani Dev should not look at your back.

Is it OK to visit Shani temple?

Shastras explain that one must only visit a Shani temple in the absence of Lord Sun, i.e. either before sunrise or after sunset. As Shani Dev never got along with his father Lord Sun and doesn’t like to be worshiped in his presence.

Which railway station is near to Thirunallar?

Nearest Railway Stations to Thirunallar Puducherry India
Station Train Frequency Distance
(KIK)KARAIKAL 0 5.25 Kms
(NCR)NAGORE 28 13.06 Kms
(PEM)PERALAM JN 20 15.16 Kms
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Can we visit Thirunallar on Sunday?

India is a holy place and has many historical temples. As Tamil Nadu is the state of India, it is also a well-known place for temples. The Thirunallar Temple is present in the Tamil Nadu state.
Thirunallar Temple Timings:
Day Morning Evening
Saturday am 1 pm pm 8;30pm
Sunday am 1 pm pm 8;30pm
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How do you worship the Thirunallar temple?

Shri Darparanyeswarar Temple ThirunallarA majority of devotees throng the temple for relief from the effects Saturn in their life. They take an oil bath in the Nalatheertham, offer prayers to Kalitheertha Vinayaka, break coconuts and worship Baghwan Sani the planet Saturn.


Savitṛ (Sanskrit: stem savitṛ-, nominative singular savitā), also rendered as Savitur, in Vedic scriptures is an Aditya i.e. off-spring of the Vedic primeval mother goddess Aditi. His name in Vedic Sanskrit connotes “impeller, rouser, vivifier.”


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