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Saneeswara Temple

Karaikal

14.1/5(14 Ratings)

Saneeswara Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 29 sightseeing in Karaikal

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 DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

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
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Reviews and Ratings

Amit Rao

Amit Rao4.3/5

52 reviews

Ancient mesmerizing temple

This temple is one of the nine temples, in the navagraha temples located in and around karaikal. This is dedicated to Shani Bhagawan. This temple closes from 12 to 4 in the afternoon, so see that you arrive before that.I went there for the first time. I expected a tall statue of Shani Bhagawan, but to my disappointment, it was a very small idol, carved on the side wall of the temple. But as they say, God is god in any form or size. As I said the temple closes at 12 noon, I was just lucky to reach the temple 5 minutes before closure. The darshan was available but not to my satisfactory. May be if I had reached a little earlier, I could have felt the power of Shani Bhagawan. Never the less Getting to see him in the last minute was also a blessing from him. There are other deities also in the temple, but since I was late and were pushed out, to close the temple, we missed the other deities.

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Madivanan

Madivanan1.1/5

2 reviews

A temple needs to improve a lot

Devotees needs lot of self responsibility to keep the divine place make clean, tidy and hygiene. Local body has to improve a lot of basic amenities, infrastructure and tourist guidelines. Temple must be maintained properly to protect the sanctum sanity of the holy place. Pilgrims may be guided properly.

Logakumaresan

Logakumaresan3.6/5

3 reviews

Best temple visit

the templ saneeswara temple is for saneeswara that it is best to visit the saneeswara temple in the evening timethe darisanam of saneeswara is good the god saneeswara is situated in pondicherry district

Sudhakar

Sudhakar5.0/5

4 reviews

Very famous temple with comfortable facilities for public

The lord saneeswara temple is very famous out of 9 navagrahas and every one must visit this temple .tha facilities provided at temple are very nice and very comfortable to public thanq for providing that much facilities to public

Iniyan

Iniyan5.0/5

3 reviews

A powerful temple

The temple was very nice and it was very beautiful.I never seen such that temple. It was very powerful temple. I love the temple very much. I came there to see sanibagavan temple. I really awesome thank you

Mr Kushal

Mr Kushal5.0/5

4 reviews

Sacred abode of Dharbhareeshwarar

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 worshipped here with lord dharbhareeshwarar.

Selvamani Deepak

Selvamani Deepak4.3/5

3 reviews

Have a good holiday

Very enjoyed and good tourisem spot and enjoythe holiday

Sarath kumar

Sarath kumar5.0/5

4 reviews

Highly recommended for everyone

Highly recommended for everyone.. Wear old clothes as the person visiting this temple should leave the dresses in water and should wear new ones.

Guruswamy

Guruswamy3.6/5

4 reviews

Visit for Dosha Nivarthi

Saneeswara temple at Thirunallar is 5km from Karaiakal.We must go early morning say 7am.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 9.30am 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

Ramanathan5.0/5

2 reviews

Nice temple

People used to visit this temple. easy approach from the Hotel and the front office guided me to get the bus