Saneeswaran Temple is dediacted to Lord Sani one of the Navagrahas. It is located in Mambalapattu, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu.
About The Temple
It should be noted that the planet punishes only those doing wrong and not the just. It is not necessary that devotees have to use oil and dhil gram (Ellu in Tamil) to please him and follow other ritual to appeal him but to pray to him sincerely. Symbolizing the simplicity and the mercy of the planet, the temple is built in a calm and serene environment here.
There are also shrines for the Uchishta Ganapathi, 11 feet tall Panchmukha Easwarar (Bhuvaneswarar), Bhuvaneswari, Gopalakrishnan, 18 feet tall Ashtadasbhuja Durga (Mother Durga with 18 hands), Panchamukha Anjaneyar, 8 feet tall Dandayuthapani with Vimanas – roof towers of the shrines. Every idol is large in size with exquisite sculptural beauty.
This is a prayer centre. The temple was built by His Holiness Brahammananda Swamigal. Devotees can pray calmly here. The Pranava Ganapathi at the entrance was found from a tank here believed to have been worshipped by Desingu Raja. The Vinayaka in the temple is Valampuri Vinayaka.
Legend and Stories
It is a known fact that one leg of Planet Saneeswara is impaired. Ravana wished that his son should have a longevity that never ends and that death should not come to him. He performed such penance of intensity to gain this boon for his son. Already planets were under the control of Ravana. Saturn could not cast his aspect on the child. Devas were afraid. Maharshi Narada told Saneeswara to do his best to cast his look on the child and the planet did it successfully sooner the child-Indrajit was born. Frustrated Ravana broke the planet’s leg. He became lame. Hence the idol is made with the planet’s leg on the crow – his vehicle- to cover up this disability.
Saturn transition days which occur once in two and half years.
Devotees pray for relief from adverse aspects of Saturn.
How To Reach Sri Saneeswarar Temple, Kalpattu
The nearest airport is at Chennai Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Villupuram Railway Station.
Mampazhapattu village is 15 km from Villupuram on the Tirukovilur road. The visitor should turn on the left. Bus facilities are available from Villupuram and 6A town bus to Kalpattu.
Sri Saneeswarar Temple,
Mambalapattu, Villupuram District,
Tamil Nadu State, Pincode - 605302.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For relief from adverse effects of Saturn
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).
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.