Temple Thirunaraiyur Saneeswaran is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Ramanatha Swamy and Parvatha Vardhini are the principal deity Lord Siva. Sani Bhagawan and His Consorts, Manda Devi, Neeladevi & His Sons, Manda & Kuligan reside here. Saneeswarar adoring will minimize Saturn’s malevolent influence. This temple is known as the temple of Mangala Saneeswarar which means that Sani and his family live here.
Thirunaraiyur Saneeswaran Temple History
King Dasaratha ruled the entire world according to the Legends. After remaining in Krithika for some time Sani had to pass Rohini star once. Rishi Vasishta and other Sages have instructed Dasaratha to halt this transition as Extreme Drought will bring every 12 years. With his weapons King Dasaratha went to sto Sani on his chariot. Dasaratha made several attempts to avoid Sani but Futile went through all his attempts.
He asked Sani Bhagawan not to traverse Rohini Star for the sake of the universe. Impressed Sani Bhagawan, granted his two requests and told Dasarath to take a bath at the Thirunaraiyur Temple tank to show up before him. Dasarath took the holy bath as advised, and offered prayers. Saneeswarar turned up and blessed him.
It takes 30 years to travel around Sun from them on Sani. It is said that Rama along with Anjaneya offered Temple Timings for Thirunaraiyur Saneeswaran
• Hours in the morning: 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
• Nighttime: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Code Darshan Dress: Any good outfit
Darshan Duration: Weekdays 15 to 20 minutes and weekends 20 to 30 minutes. Saturdays, Sani Trayodasi Days, and Karthika Masam will crowd the temple.
How to meet Saneeswaran Temple in Thirunaraiyur?
Via Air The nearest airport is in 136 km from Tiruchirapalli.
By Rail The railway station of Kumbakonam lies 59 km away. The nearest railway station is 45 km away at Neyveli Far from.
By Road There is a direct bus from Kumbakonam which is located 55 km from the temple.