Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shani. It is located in Solavandan, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India.
About The Temple
As Saneeswara Bhagwan appeared under the Mavalinga tree, this became the sacred tree of the temple. This also happens to be the remedial centre for Scorpio born people. Sani Baghwan graces devotees with child boon. Regular worship ensures the devotee of recovery of losses incurred during the various period of Saturn rule in their life and happy reunion with family after separation.
Legend and Stories
Years ago, a garden of flowers was established in Solavandan for pujas in Sri Anjaneya and Siddhi Vinayaka temple. Plants of many varieties of flowers as Parijatham, Nagalingam and Mavalingam were grown here. They had herbal characteristics also. Residents in the Agraharam were maintaining this garden. In course of time due to lack of care, the garden disappeared giving room to bushes sheltering poisonous creatures. Threatened by this development, 40 years ago, people took up cleaning the place. When a young man was clearing around the Mavalinga tree, he felt something underneath. When he dug three feet further, he found an idol of Sani Bhagwan standing on His Crow vehicle. People thronged the place.
With the gracious blessings of the Pontiffs of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetam and Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, residents of the Agraharam (a street where Brahmins live) wanted to build a temple. The temple was built in 1975 and the consecration was performed. Regular pujas are performed to the deity both in morning and evenings.
Saturn transit days are devotionally observed in the temple. General crowd is huge on Saturdays.
This serves as the remedial centre for Scorpio born people. Praying to Swaymbu Saneeswara Bhagwan graces the devotee with child boon. Those who had lost their properties and those who had left the family due to the seven and years, Ashtama (the planet travelling in the 8th place) of Saturn rulings in their horoscopes pray here for recovery of the losses and reunion with family.
Devotees light lamps with ghee, dhil oil and offer dhil rice as nivedhana and do poor feeding. These will relieve the devotees from the adverse aspects of Saturn.
How To Reach
Sholavandan does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Madurai Airport.
You can easily get regular trains to Sholavandan from other major cities of the country.
There are no bus routes from other major cities to Sholavandan. Nearest bus stand is Thirunagar.
Sri Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple,
Solavandan, Madurai district,
Tamil Nadu, Pincode – 625214.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To find relief from ill effects of Sani
- To find relief from effects of 7 1/2 years sani period
- People facing obstacles in getting married
- People with Ashtama Sani - Sani in the 8th box of the horoscope
- People who are trying to recover lost property
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.