Saneeswara Temple, Karaikal

Saneeswara Temple

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About Saneeswara Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Saneeswara Temple is an ancient temple situated at Thirunallar at a distance of around 5 km from Karaikal. Dedicated to Lord Dharbaranyeswara, one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva, the temple is the only shrine located in Thirunallar. The holy place is frequented by number of tourists and pilgrims especially during Shani Amavasyas and Sani Peyarchi festival, which is celebrated once in two and a half years.

The site is popular among devotees as it is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped at the site for obtaining salvation. Lord Dharbaranyeswara appeared to him in the bushes of Kusa grass and later the temple has been constructed on the same site. The image of Lord Saneeswara in a standing pose is enshrined on the left side of Lord Dharbaranyeswara in the inner sanctum of the temple.

The main entrance of the temple is adorned with the images of four Saiva saints namely, Appar, Sundarar, Thirugnanasambandar and Manickavasagar. Besides, the beautiful stone carved images of sixty three Nayanmars are represented at the Southern pragara of the temple. Tourists visiting the temple can also see the images of Sorna Vinayaga and Subramaniar on the western side of the temple.  

Besides, the temple also houses a holy tank, known as Nala Theertha which is believed to have miraculous powers. It is believed that pilgrims suffering from Shani dasha should take bath in the tank to get rid of problems and ill effects caused by the Graham.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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6 traveller reviews for Saneeswara Temple

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Mr Kushal
  • Mr Kushal
  • 3 Reviews

"Sacred abode of Dharbhareeshwarar"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2014
A very holy and a Divine place I visit here once every year or two with my family.The temple is being renovated and well maintained now. There are three main deities mainly worshiped here with Lord Dharbhareeshwarar.
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Selvamani Deepak
  • Selvamani Deepak
  • 3 Reviews

"Have a good holiday"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2014
Very enjoyed and good tourism spot and a very nice place to have a good holiday.
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Sarath kumar
  • Sarath kumar
  • 3 Reviews

"Highly recommended for everyone"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2013
Highly recommended for everyone.Wear old clothes as the person visiting this temple should leave the dresses in water and should wear new ones.
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  • Guruswamy
  • 4 Reviews

"Visit for Dosha Nivarthi"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2013
Saneeswara Temple at Thirunallar is 5 Km from Karaiakal. We must go early morning say 7 am. Take bath at Nalan Temple to get rid of sani dosham. Black colour is sanee's colour, so wear black colour dress during bath and discard the dress there itself. Pray vinayak at shore and then visit main temple. To pray by going near take tickets. I took Abishaek ticket Rs. 250 for 2 persons. First pray Amman, then Swami sannathi and last pray to Sani. If take abisheak, they will perform at 9.30 am and we have to wait till that time. After praying Sani, come out and not go to swami sannathi again.
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  • Ramanathan
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2013
All types of people visit this temple. It is easily approachable from anywhere..
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Appar	 Sukumar
  • Appar Sukumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews

"Saneeswara Temple"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2013
We went to the temple on Saturday evening. Crowd is there. Archana at Saneeswara Temple is delayed due to crowd.
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