Saneeswara Baghawan (Saturn)
Saturn temple is in Thirunallaru, 45 km from Kumbakonam. The name of the temple is Sri Dharparanyeshwarar's temple. It is one of the seven famous Vidangar Temples. This temple is well known and famous for Sri Saneeswara Baghawan for whom a sperarate sanctum is provided. As you enter the northen side Gopuram, the right Sani Baghawan's Sannidhi is there, and faces the east.
In the temple corridor, we will come across the idol of 63 Saivite Saints (Nayanmars), Siva Lingam. Ambal, Sri Dhakshinamurthy Swami, Swarna Vinayakar, Skandar, Saptha Vidanga Shiva Lingams, Subramanya Swamy accompanied by his consorts Valli and Daivayanai, Naka Narayanar, Durgai, Chandikesar, Bairavar Natarajar, Suryadeva and others.
This temple has many holy tanks and one of it is known as Nala Theertham that is considered most sacred. It is located in the Northwest part of the temple. King Nala took bath in this Tank and got rid of adverse and evil effect. A bath or sprinkling the water from the tank over the head with total devotion will help to get rid of adverse inflictions of evils will vanish and so will sorrow.
Saturdays are the most appropriate days for worshipping Sri Sani Baghawan. He should be decorated with black cloth; those who have afflicted Saturn in their horoscope should wear Blue precious stones. Very Saturday one should burn sesame lamp, and this will help reduce adverse effects to a great extent
Favourable effect of Sri Sani Baghawan will result in many fortunes and benefits like good health, success in all endeavours, peace of mind, proper respect from members of family and relations, prosperity, interest and enthusiasm in life.
Whether one is under Sani's favourable or unfavourable effects, one should constantly worship him. By doing so, one can ensure that the impact of adverse effect is minimised and the benefits of favourable effect are maximised.
Mantra for Saturn - Aum aing hring shring shung shanaishcharaye namah aum
Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. and 4P.M. to 9 P.M.