Maingod: saneeswarabagavan



Presiding Deity : Nallarar
Importance to Sani Bhagwan : Saturn
Reputation : Swayambu
Goddess  : Bogamartha Poonmulayal
Significance : One of the Sapthavidanga Sthalams
Holy tree  : Darba
Holy spring : Nalatheertham
Praised in Thevaram : hymns
Place : Thirunallar
State : Pondicherry – now Puducherry


ஸ்ரீ சனீஸ்வர Baghawan கோயில்
திருநள்ளாறு – அஞ்சல் 609 607,
காரைக்கால். (பாண்டிச்சேரி யூடி)



Apart from daily worship services which are performed five times daily, Darbaranyeswarar Shani Temple hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. On Tamil New Year’s day (Tamil Puthandu), (marked by the transition of the Sun from Pisces to Aries according to the Indian astrological system) Tyagaraja is taken in a procession. An eighteen day festival is performed in the Tamil month of Vaikashi (when the sun resides in the sign of Taurus). Festivals related to Nataraja (the Lord of Dance) are held during the month of Aani (Gemini). Several special services are performed to the Emerald Lingam on the full moon night in the month of Purattasi (Leo). Besides, Navaratri, Kartikai Deepam and Panguni Uthiram are also celebrated here with much devotion.

The great event in the temple is the Saturn Transit day festival. Saturn transit means his travel from one Rasi to the next in the Zodiac circle. The transit will be favourable to some and unfavourable to others depending on the position of Saturn in their respective horoscopes and the effects would be in accordance with this fact. The crowd naturally would be unmanageable on such an occasion. People throng in thousands to worship Sani Baghwan on this day.


The 18 day Brammotsavam beginning on the Uthiratadhi star day in the Tamil month Vaikasi (May-June) is an important festival. On the last day, there will be a programme known as the Lord gracing a darshan to a shephered. The Poornima festival in the Purattasi (September-October), each friday, Pradosha days (13th day either from new moon or full moon day) are very devotionally observed. The Tamil and English new year days, Karthika Deepa, Deepavali, Pongal are the days when special pujas are performed in the tem

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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.

It is the staunch belief and experience too that those afflicted by the adverse effects of Saturn get a relief after praying to the Saturn in the Darbaranyeswarar temple. They also come here for repentance from sins, curing of diseases, getting oratory skills. They pray to Darbaranyeswarar for peaceful marriage alliances. Above all they get total mental peace.

Prayer commitments

Those facing evil effects of Saturn, light lamps with gingely oil and with black Dil (Ellu). They offer Dil rice as nivedhana. Perform Navagraha Shanti Homas ( a puja to satisfy and calm down the anger of the planets). They offer money in the hundi, cows to the temple. Many also shave their heads and offer the hair.

Devotees offer abishek to Lord Darbaranyeswara in milk, rosewater, tender coconuts, curd, Dil oil, sandal paste, sacred ashes (Vibuthi) and new clothes. Devotees offer Sari to the Goddess Bogamartha Poonmulayal, light lamps in her shrine and feed the Bakthas visiting the temple.



கோயில்கள் கடவுளின் இல்லம் அடையாளமாக மற்றும் கூட அவர்கள் எண்ணற்ற எண்கள் எங்கள் தேசத்தில் macrcosm மட்டுமே பல மைக்ரோகசம்ஸ் பால் உறைவிடம் மாடு ஆனால் தேன் இந்த காம்புகள் மூலம் மட்டுமே கீழ் இருந்து சாறு இருக்க முடியும் அளவிற்கு இருந்தாலும் புனித கால்நடை இதேபோல் கடவுள் மேம்பட்ட என்றாலும் கோவிலில் உள்ளார்ந்து மற்றும் மட்டும் அங்கு பிடியாணையின்றி உள்ளது.


ஆயிரக்கணக்கான ஆண்டுகளாக இந்துக்களின் மிகவும் கடவுள் அன்பான இருந்திருக்கும், மற்றும் நில கோயில்கள் மீது அனைத்து ஆட்சியாளர்களும், அல்லது ஆட்சியாளர்களின் வழித் தோன்றல்கள் கட்டப்பட்டன, மற்றும் எந்த ஆச்சர்யமும் கவிஞர் எங்களுக்கு ‘கோயில் இல்லாத எங்கே ஒரு இடத்தில் வாழ்கிறது முடியாது’ எச்சரிக்கிறது .

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