Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shrines of Shanidev

Most Hindu temples have a little shrine set apart for the Navagrahas(nine planets)out of which one is Shani. In Maharashtra there are several temples dedicated to Shanidev some of them being the Shani Devaalayam in Deonar near Chembur, Shree Sahneeshwarar Temple at Nerul, Shrine for Lord Shani in Shingnapur,Shree Shani Mandir at Kalyan (East) near Vitthalwadi and Shree Shani Mandir on the Service Road at Khar East.

One of the popular Shani Temples is situated at Fatehpur Beri, about 6 km from Chhattarpur temple and around 16 km from the Qutub Minar, at a place called Mehrauli in South Delhi. This temple has the tallest 21 feet high statue of Lord Shani in the world which is made of Astdhatu and a natural rock of Shani. Lord Shani Temple of Gwalior Kokilavan in Vrindavan where Lord Krishna gave darshan to Shanidev is also a very popular Shani Temple.

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