Friday, August 17, 2018

Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple, Sholavandan, Madurai

Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple, Sholavandan, Madurai
Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Saturn located at Sholavandan Town in Madurai District of Tamilnadu.


Legends
Years ago, a garden of flowers was established in Sholavandan for pujas in Anjaneya and Siddhi Vinayaka temple. Plants of many varieties of flowers as Parijatham, Nagalingam and Mavalingam were grown here. They had herbal characteristics also. Residents in the Agraharam were maintaining this garden. In course of time due to lack of care, the garden disappeared giving room to bushes sheltering poisonous creatures. Threatened by this development, 40 years ago, people took up cleaning the place. When a young man was clearing around the Mavalinga tree, he felt something underneath.

When he dug three feet further, he found an idol of Sani Bhagwan standing on his Crow vehicle. People thronged the place. With the gracious blessings of the Pontiffs of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetam and Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, residents of the Agraharam (a street where Brahmins live) wanted to build a temple. The temple was built in 1975 and the consecration was performed. Regular pujas are performed to the deity both in morning and evenings.
The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Saneeswara Bhagwan. Lord is a Swayambu Murthy in this Temple. As Saneeswara Bhagwan appeared under the Mavalinga tree, this became the sacred tree of the temple.


Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Saturn transit days are devotionally observed in the temple. General crowd is huge on Saturdays.
Prayers
This serves as the remedial centre for Scorpio born people. Praying to Swayambu Saneeswara Bhagwan graces the devotee with child boon. Those who had lost their properties and those who had left the family due to the seven and years, Ashtama (the planet travelling in the 8th place) of Saturn rulings in their horoscopes pray here for recovery of the losses and reunion with family. Devotees light lamps with ghee, dhil oil and offer dhil rice as Nivedhana and do poor feeding. These will relieve the devotees from the adverse aspects of Saturn.
Contact
Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple,
Sholavandan – 625 214,
Madurai District.
Mobile: +91 97504 70701
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 300 meters from Sholavandan Railway Feeder Road Bus Stop, 800 meters from Sholavandan Railway Station, 4.5 Kms from Thiruvedagam, 9 Kms from Vadipatti, 25 Kms from Madurai, 24 Kms from Madurai Railway Junction, 24 Kms from Madurai Periyar Bus Stand, 28 Kms from Madurai Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus and 35 Kms from Madurai Airport. Nellai Express from Chennai stops at Sholavandan station (4.45 AM Arrival). There are buses frequently available to Sholavandan from Periyar Bus stand in Madurai.
Location

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