The temple is situated in Kalyanpur in Kanpur. Shani is the god of justice.
About the Temple
At this temple in Kanpur, Shani Dev is called Bhrashta Tantra Vinashak Shani Dev or the destroyer of corruption. Apart from Shani Dev, the temple has idols for Shree Hanuman and Brahma Dev too. At the entrance of the temple, there is a board explaining that politicians, government officials, IAS officers and bureaucrats are barred from entering the temple. The most interesting aspect of this temple is that, they have pictures of all corrupt officials hung in front of Shani Dev's eyes so that his powerful stare would cause them to perish if they harm the common people by their unjust laws.
About the Deity
The main deity here is Shani Dev (Saturn). He is the son of Surya Dev (Sun) and Chhaya (Shadow) and the brother of the God of death Yama. It is believed that Shani Dev has a powerful eye and can cast a shadow of misfortune towards anyone who displeases him.
Legend and Stories
According to Hindu belief Shani is the lord of the seventh planet (Saturn) out of the nine celestial powers which govern our life. Shani is believed to destroy evil and remove obstacles. As such, he was the obvious choice for those praying for destruction of the evil of corruption. Simple small lamps are lit and a prasadam of cardamom and cloves is distributed.
Nearby Place To Visit
Shri Radhakrishna Temple
Phool Bagh Temple
This temple is located in a small plot behind Kanpur University. It is about 1 Kilometer from Patrakarpuram reach Indira Nagar. The nearest station is Kanpur central train junction. The nearest airport is Kanpur.
Anti corruption Shani Bhagavan temple at Kanpur in UP
Sumangal Housing Society,
Pin code - 208 026.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
Morning 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.