Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Saneeswaran Temple


Thirunallar is one of the most famous holy places in South India located in Karaikal which is 160 km south of Pondicherry (Pudhucherry). Thirunallar is famous for Lord Saneeshwara's (Saturn) temple. The only temple where Lord Saneeshwara lost all his power to Lord Shiva (Dharbaranyeshwarar) which saved his devotee Nalan from Saturn's curses. That's the story about the temple. A lot of People visit the place every Saturday to get similar blessings.

Temple Pooja Timings

Day Timings Pooja Name Permission to see
Saturday 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM Usha kaalam Yes
Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Kaalasandhi Yes
Saturday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Uchi kaalam Yes
Saturday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Saayaratchai Yes
Saturday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Irandaam kaalam Yes
Saturday 8:30 PM Onwards Artha jaamam No
Sun to Fri 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM Nadai thirappu
Sun to Fri 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Nadai thirappu

For More information's about Thirunallar temple Poojas please CLICK HERE

To Reach Thirunallar

Karaikal (5 KM)
Nagore (19 KM)
Nagapattinam (23 KM)
Mayiladudhurai(38 KM)
Thiruvarur (40 KM)

Saneeswaran is reputed to be both, a giver and destroyer. A person who prays to Saneeswaran will be blessed with not only riddance from the problems and worries faced, but a life that one desires.

is the only temple that is dedicated to Lord Saneeswaran Bahavan. The legendary King Nala is said to have been relieved of his afflictions, which were due to the malefic influence of Saturn, after worship in this temple. Of the numerous tanks of theertams, the Nala theertam is the most important one. One have to take bath in this nala theertam inorder to get relived for Lord Saneeswara bahavan. If we did that, then the effectes of Sani will be reduced as we can good results in our life. Its a belief form ancient time.

Karaikal is the main place to reach Thirunallar as it will take just 15 min travel by road.

Hope you will get some details about Thirunallar Lord Saneeswaran Temple. For more information please use the links.

Thanks and have a great day.


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  2. Thank u for ur kind information on this website..

  3. Useful information indeed. Shukran - kaashi nath

  4. pls send ur temple phone number

  5. HI..I wanted to visit Thirunallar, Nagore Darga and Vellangani Church . Pls guide route from Pondi to Pondi covering above places. With appx Distance if posible . My mail ID . Thanks in advance

  6. Hello If you cannot visit Thirunallar but wish to do puja there you can order for puja on website. They do the puja for you and send prasadam.

  7. I would like to contact you by e-mail or phone. Please let me know how I can do this. You can reach me at my e-mail id.

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  10. Temple phone number : 04368236530

  11. Dear Karthick, I would like to visit and worship Lord Saneeswara in the near future. This is the first time for us, I am a Indian Railway staff. Can you guide us? We want to know, except the travel time,How many days to need to do pooja and visit navagraha temple. Approx. What is the tariff of decent hotel room with western toilet facility.
    email add:
    mobile: 9841937361.

  12. please replay nearest railway station in Tirunallur shaneshwara temple mobile : 8970643669

  13. Excellent information about Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple and it is very useful to know about the information based on blogs.
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  14. Hi I'm venkat who built this temple
    Which year
    Who built