India is a holy place and has many historical temples. As Tamil Nadu is the state of India, it is also a well-known place for temples. The Thirunallar Temple is present in the Tamil Nadu state. The holy place is located in Thirunallar in the Karaikal district of Pondicherry.
This ancient temple is one of the Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu state. People also call this temple “Shani Navagrahasthalam“.
This temple is famous for Lord Shani. People believe the Saturn planet is Lord Shani and worship him. The place Dharbaranyam and the Dharbaranyeswar Alayam is now Thirunallar Temple.
In the temple, people worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi mostly. People call this the Saniswaran temple because Lord Shani is worshipped here before entering the temple.
History of Thirunallar Temple:
According to history, King Nala has Shani Dosham. After worshipping at the Saniswaran temple, he lost his afflictions and misfortunes. Since then, people have called the temple tank Nalan Theertham.
They also believe that bathing in the Nalan Theertham washes our afflictions. The people believe that worshipping or visiting the Saniswaran temple reduces our Shani Dosha and gives us good fortune.
People also believe that bathing in the Nalan Theertham removes all their afflictions. So, whoever visits the temple takes a dip in the Nalan Theertham.
Many devotees light holy lamps with gingelly oil for Lord Shani at the temple. People also visit the Kali Theertha Vinayakar after worshipping at the Saniswaran temple.
Thirunallar Temple Timings:
The people planning to visit the Thirunallar Temple must know the temple’s timings to plan accordingly.
So, we are giving them information about the temple timings on this page so that it will be easy for you to check the timings and plan your visit. The temple darshan timings are as follows.
|Monday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
|Tuesday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
|Wednesday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
|Thursday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
|Friday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
|Saturday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
|Sunday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8;30pm|
These are the darshan timings of the Saniswaran temple.
Thirunallar temple online ticket booking:
Darshan is free of cost at the Thirunallar Temple. The devotees can visit the temple with a free darshan facility.
If the devotee wishes to have a special or VIP darshan, he must take the ticket worth rupees 150. There is an online web portal for booking the special darshan.
Devotees have to take the ticket online only. They can also order pooja online through the official web portal of Thirunallar Temple. The process of booking an online pooja at the Saniswaran temple is as follows.
- Go to the official web portal of the Saniswaran temple.
- On the homepage, you can find the ” Sanipeyarchi-2020″ option in the menu.
- Click on the link to open the booking portal.
- You will see three options on the new page.
- Select the option relevant to you and click on the booking option.
- Then login in with your account to proceed with booking.
- You may not have an account with the temple web portal. You may create a new one.
- Click on the Signup option to create a new account.
- Enter your email address, details, and contact number to create an account.
- After creating the account, proceed with the booking.
You can book your darshan or pooja online by following the above procedure.
Different Pooja Options Available at Thirunallar Temple:
There are different types of pooja options available for the devotees. The options are as below:
Ashtothra Archana(every month on the day of birth start for one year): Rupees 950 for Indian citizens and 61 USD for devotees outside India.
Ashtothra Archana(every Saturday for one year): rupees 2250 for Indian citizens. 81 USD for devotees outside India.
Sahasranama Archana(every month on the day of birth star for one year): rupees 5001 for Indian citizens. 151 USD for devotees outside India.
Devotees can book the pooja online through the official website of Thirunallar Temple.
The temple admin did not provide the contact information on the official website of the Thirunallar Temple. However, Devotees can donate online mode. The payment information is provided on the official website.
You can check the UPI ID on the website to send your donation or Hundi offerings.