At Kuruppumthara the Shaneeswara Ksheathram, Kanjirathanam P.O.Kottayam Dist. Kerala. Where Lord Shaneedev has “Abhayahastham” as a blessing God There is a misconception that there are Shani Shrines situated in different places in Kerala. Shaneeswara Ksheathram’s greatness is attributed to Lord Shani ‘s special idol, as he stands blessing the devotee Abhayahastham.
The planet Saturn is referred to as Shani, in Hindu mythology. In Indian culture Shani is referred to as ‘Ishwara’ or ‘Shaneeswara’ because of the special status given to the earth. Saturn is considered to be the most malevolent planet in adverse situations, but its wrath can be stopped by special poojas & offers such as Dwitheeya Shanivara Maseshti, Nirajanam, etc.