Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple


Puja procedure

Start the puja by lighting the lamp and prayers to Ganesh. Offer black sesame seeds to Shani dev. Offer flowers and puja to Hanuman and Lord Shiva. Chant the Shani Gayatri Mantra twenty one times at the end of puja.

What is special about Thirunallar temple?

Lying at a distance of 90 km from Thanjavur, Thirunallar Temple is dedicated to Lord Saneeswaran, aka Saturn. The temple is said to have been built by the legendary King Nala, who believed that all his obstacles had been relieved due to the influence of Saturn.

When should I go to Thirunallar temple?

Saturdays are always very crowded especially during the period July/August (Aadi month). If you want to visit the temple on a Saturday, go after 2 pm when it is less crowded.

How to do pooja in Thirunallar temple?

Steps for offering the puja at the temple
Step 1 Bathing at Nala Theertham.
Step 2 Proceed to Visit the Ganesha Temple Nearby to Offer Prayers.
Step 3 Proceed Towards the Main Shani Temple (Dharbaranyeswarar Temple)
Step 4 Other Pujas and Services that Can be Offered at the Temple.
Step 5 Concluding the visit

Which is the nearest railway station for Thirunallar?

Tirumalairayanpattinam railway station
Tamil Nadu Puducherry
8 Ambagarathur
13 Pathakudy
16 Thirunallar
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Which God is in 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.

How do you worship in Thirunallar?

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.

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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When was Thirunallar temple built?

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.

How old is Vaitheeswaran temple?

The temple has five inscriptions mainly belonging to the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070-1120 CE).


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.


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