Thirunallar Temple Shani Pooja

Thirunallar Temple Shani Pooja Procedure, Timings. The separate shrine for Sani Bhagawan has been in existence for Yugas.

Shani Pooja procedure and guidelines

  1. Daily Pooja will be performed for Lord Darbaraneyswara and Goddess Praneswari for 6 times. For Maragatha Lingam, it is five time and four times for Shani Bhagawan.
  2. Darshan of Maragatha Linga can be had only during the routine Pooja time
  3. Right offering to this temple is done by taking bath in Nala Theertham, Lighting Gingelly oil lamps, performing Abhishekam, Sahasra Namarchana and Homam to Sani Bhagawan, taking the Sani Murthy on the golden Crow Vahanam, feeding crows etc.
  4. Shani in this temple is in Anugraha pose offering refuge (Abhayam). There is no objection in Sani Prasadam being taken home.
  5. Gingelly lamps to be purchased inside the temple only. Outside lamps are not allowed
  6. No need to leave or throw clothes after the Pooja. Instead, they can take their clothes back home after the head bath.
  7. No need to hire any guides at the temple as procedures are self-explanatory and information centre is available for assistance.
  8. The crowd will be little on Sani Peyarachi and other important festival dates.
  9. Tickets are unlimited, all devotees will be served in order.

Best Days for Saneeswara Pooja

  1. Sani Peyarchi
  2. Sani Trayodasi
  3. Saturday’s
  4. On Janma Nakshara day.

Thirunallar Temple Opening Hours

Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:30 pm

Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday Opening Hours: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

How to reach Thirunallar Temple?

  1. Thirunallar is 5 km from Karaikal. This route is well connected with different places by Bus routes.
  2. This route connects Chennai, Tindivanam, Puducherry, Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam, Madurai, Coimbatore, Erode, Trichy, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam
  3. The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli which is 159 km away.
  4. Kumbakonam is well connected with the major parts of Tamilnadu by train.

Thirunallar Temple Shani Pooja performed on all days.

Reference Link: Temple History


  1. Hi

    I need to perform Sani Shanti. Which Pooja doing need to oerform

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      Thirumallar shani pooja can be performed from 6 am to 12.30 pm and 4 pm to 8.30 pm.
      Thank you.