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About Shani Maharaj Temple

Located 65 km from Shirdi, the Shani Maharaj Temple is dedicated to Lord Shanidev. He is considered as the personification of planet Saturn and is preached over here. The temple consists a large black stone idol of Shanidev; a trident is placed along the side of the image, and a Nandi image. And also small images of Shiva and Hanuman at the front. Only male devotees are allowed inside the temple. The devotees are only allowed to enter the temple premises after taking a bath and wearing the traditional white dhoti. Every day over 45,000 visitors visit the temple, and the number goes upto three lakh on amavatsaya. The village holds a fair in honour of the deity on amavatsaya as it is considered as an auspicious day to please Shani dev. A bigger festival is held on new moon days that fall on Saturdays. Devotees bathe the idol of Lord Shani with water and oil and offer flowers and worship him. The entire village of Shani Shingnapur Temple has no doors at their houses. The locals believe that the almighty Lord Shanidev will protect them from any harm. There are no reports of robbery or theft in the village till date.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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