Shani Dev Shingnapur


Madhapar is a village located in Kutch district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is one of the richest villages in India in terms of bank deposits. The village has around 7600 households and 2000 crore Indian rupee worth bank deposits.

What is the story behind Shani Shingnapur?

“alive temple”), meaning that a deity still resides in the temple icon. Villagers believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft. The deity here is “Swayambhu” (Sanskrit: self-evolved deity) that is self emerged from earth in form of black, imposing stone.

Can ladies enter Shani Shingnapur?

Even if it had been claimed that the Shani Shingnapur temple had been built for a particular denomination of Hindus, women would still have a right to enter such temples under the Maharashtra Temple Entry law. Shani Shingnapur is not the only instance where women are seeking entry to temples on par with men.

Is it true that there are no doors in Shani Shingnapur?

Anyone can walk into your home or shop in Shani Shingnapur; there are no doors and no locks. But no one will steal. If someone does, they will suffer from ‘sade-sati’, a period of seven years of bad luck. Lord Shani, the god of Saturn, is protecting the village.

Why ladies are not allowed in Shani Mandir?

The locals believe women do not offer worship at the sanctum sanctorum owing to a belief about œharmful vibration emanating from Lord Shani.

Why oil is offered to Shani Dev?

According to the scriptures, it is believed that by offering mustard oil to Lord Shani, he is pleased, due to which you get rid of Sade Sati, Shani Dosha or Dhaiya. Along with offering Mustard oil to Lord Shani, one must also light a mustard oil lamp, which is considered auspicious.

Who broke the leg of Shani Dev?

Chaya said he could eat only after the puja was done to Shiva. Shani got angry and kicked his mother. Due to this sin, Shani’s one leg became lame. Shani Dev is blessed by ShivaWhen Shani was in the womb of his mother, Chaya devi was worshipping Shiva ardently.

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.

Can we go to Shani Shingnapur during periods?

The temple, however, prohibits the entry of menstruating women.

What happens to oil in Shani Shingnapur?

In India, due to various mythological and religious reasons hundreds of devotees pour oil over the idols in Hanuman or Maruti and Shani temples. The oil once poured cannot be reutilized and was ultimately wasted. These waste temple oil from Shani Shingnapurwas used to produce biodiesel.


– Mobile phones, wallets, belts etc are allowed in the temple as I carried my mobile / wallet with me. However taking pictures are not allowed inside the temple and you could be scolded by the security guards, if they found you taking pictures.


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