Navagraha : Shani Bhagwan – Saturn – Thirunallaru
நவகிரக கோவில்கள் – சனி பகவான் – திருநள்ளாறு –
The navagraha sthala for Sani Bhagwan near kumbakonam is Thiru Alangudi (Near Karaikal)
Thirunallaru Darbaranyeswar Koil located near Karaikal. Karaikal is the nearest railway station.
Distance between Karaikal to Thirunallaru – 5 km.
Distance between Nagore to Thirunallaru – 19 km.
Distance between Mayiladuthurai to Thirunallaru – 38 km
Distance between Nagapattinam to Thirunallaru – 23 km.
Distance between Thiruvarur to Thirunallaru – 40 km.
Distance between Kumbakonam to Thirunallaru – 45 km
Name of the Main deity : Sri Darbaranyeswarar
Temple Timing: 6.00 Am – 12.30 pm; 4.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Phone Number : 04368-236530 / 236504
Pooja material used for pooja/archana: Flower – Karunguvalai poo; Samithu – Vanni Dhaniyam (Grain) -Ellu; Cloth – Black colour; Dhoop – Karungali; Athi Devatha – Iyanar, Bairavar
Atchi : Makaram and Kumbam; Utcham – Thulam; Neecham – Mesham;
Enemy Planet – Chandran, Suriyan, Chevvai
Friendly Planets – Guru
The origin of word Shani(शनि) comes from the following:
Shanaye Kramati Sa: (शनये क्रमति सः) i.e. the one who moves slowly.
Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun, thus it moves
slowly compared to other planets, thus the Sanskrit name शनि. Shani is actually a demi-god and is a son of Surya (the Hindu Sun God) and his wife Chhaya. It is said that when he opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse, which clearly denotes the impact of Shani on astrological charts (horoscope). Shani is the god of Shani-war (saturday).
The worship of Lord Hanuman is a panacea for the harsh effects of the ‘unfavourable’ presence of Lord Shani. In the Ramayana, Lord Hanuman is said to have rescued Shani from the clutches of Ravana and in gratitude, Shani promised Hanuman that anyone who prayed to Him (Hanuman), especially on Saturdays, would be rescued from the “malefic” effects of Saturn, or at the very least, the effects would be softened. Another version of the encounter between Lord Hanuman and Shani Bhagavan is that once Shani climbed on to Hanuman’s shoulder, implying that Shani’s influence was beginning on Lord Hanuman. At this, Hanuman assumed a large size, and Shani was caught painfully between Hanuman’s shoulders and the ceiling of the room they were in. As the pain was unbearable, Lord Shani requested Lord Hanuman to release him, promising in return, that if a person prayed to Lord Hanuman, he (Shani) would moderate
or eliminate the malefic effects of his influence on that person;
following this, Lord Hanuman released Shani.
hand, denotes troubles in all of the above. Shani is much feared by
those Hindus who believe in astrology, as the “malefic” effects of his
being unfavourably placed can be quite severe. However, it is to be
remembered that any pleasure or pain that befalls a person during Shani’s influence is not arbitrary; rather, it is the result of the person’s own karma, now being manifested in the “presence” of Shani. Thus an “unfavourably placed” Shani brings about the harsh results of one’s bad karma, and vice-versa.The diseases which Lord Shani gives are decay,constriction,poor blood supply,atrophy,etc. and at mental level narrow mind,low thinking.These diseases need to be cured by Lord Shani rules and regulations only. Shani rules over masses. Without the planet’s blessings in one’s horoscope, a mass following is difficult to come by. Lord Shaniswara is also known as
Needhiman(Judge). He only troubles the person during his dasa for the wrong doings. Even in Shani Dosha, if a person is Righteous & Devoted he is sure to come out of this period without any ill effects
Shani rules the signs Makara (Capricorn) and Kumbha (Aquarius), is
exalted in Tula (Libra) and is debilitated in Mesha (Aries). Mercury,
Venus, Rahu, Ketu are considered friendly towards Shani or Saturn, while the Sun, Moon and Mars are enemies. Guru or Jupiter maintains neutral relations with Shani. Shani is the lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Pushya (poosam), Anuradha (Anusham) and Uttara Bhadrapada (Uthiratadhi).