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Temples

Shree Shanidham Temple, Delhi

New Delhi, New Delhi

Situated at Chhatarpur Road, near Asola, Delhi, Shani Dham Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shani. The idol of Shani dev was consecrated by Anant Shree Vibhushit Jagat Guru Shankracharya Swami Madhvasharam ji on 31st May, 2003. The temple has the world's tallest statue of Shani.

Legend

According to the legends, it is believed that people recovered from their ailments after having the darshan of Lord Shani and offering oil there.

Architecture

There is an idol of Lord Hanuman on the right side of the two Shani Statues. It is faced towards South. On the left side of this idol, is the oblation pool. On the South side of this pool the idols of the nine planets are there. The temple has the world's tallest statue of Shani.

Darsan Info

Timings :

Temple timings :  6.00 AM to 10.00 PM 

Special Code of Conduct at Shree Shanidam Temple:
  • The Oil and the other materials offered as donation over the idol of Lord Shani is sold out and the money so obtained is spent specially for the management and the operation of ‘Cowpens’ and their fodder.
  • Devotees are suggested to keep on enchanting “Om Sham Shanishcharaya Nameh” all the times. Besides this, they are not to make any sort of discussion.
  • The temple consists of no priest or a great sage.
  • Devotees are suggested to put their offerings in ‘Shani Dan Patra’ in cash only. This amount is used for the education and for the welfare of the poor & the helpless as well as for the sake of ‘cowpen’.
  • One cannot enter into the temple premises with any of the leather goods like belt, bag or any intoxicating material, like liquor, bidi, cigarette, gutka, tobacoo etc.

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Darsan Dresscode

Men has to wear red lungi (after having taken a bath) while visiting temple.

Culture

Delhi has always been a major attraction is terms of fairs and festivals observed in the city. Lohri, Holi and Diwali are the main festivals celebrated in the city. Chhat Puja, Durga Puja, Eid-ul-Fitr are some other festivals of Indian region celebrated with pomp and splendor in Delhi. Besides, Delhi is also influenced by the culture of its bordering states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Not only this, the famous monuments like the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, etc add to the charm of the capital city.

Location and Contact

Shree Sidh Shakti Peeth Shanidham, Shree Shani Tirth Kshetra, 329, Asola, Fatehpur Beri, Mehrauli, Delhi 110074

By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport is the official airport of Delhi, and is around 16.6 km from Shanidham mandir.
By Rail: Delhi city operates a well connected metro rail. Nearest metro stations to the temple are Chattarpur station and Qutub metro station.
By Road: Several state government run buses and taxis operate round the city which transport to Chattarpur area.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

There are no priests or sages in this temple. All the devotees, both men and women, perform their own poojas to the God at the idol.
1) Offering oil (Telabhishek) to God Shani while chanting the mantras 'Om Sham Shanishcharaya Nameh', 'Om Pram Preem Prom Se Shanishcharaya Nameh', 'Om Sham Shanishcharaya Nameh' while circumambulating the 'Shila Murty' (idol) is the basic ritual at the temple.
2) Offering one's footwear, embracing and kissing the idol is a traditional ritual.
3) On every Saturday and on Shani Amavasya religious poojas related to the deity are performed in the temple.

Regular Offerings

Offering oil (Telabhishek) to God Shani

Special Rituals

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Famous Festival

Navratri Pooja -Navratri, also known as Durga Pooja, is a festival celebrated in the honor of nine different forms of the Goddess Durga, for nine consecutive days. The Goddess of Power is worshipped during these days in order to seek her blessings and protection.
Deepawali Pooja
- Deepawali, the festival of lights, is the festival of Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth. It is believed that when Goddess Laxmi is offered pooja and worship on the eve of Deepawali, she blesses her devotees with peace and prosperity. On the eve of Deepawali, a traditional 'Lakshmi Pooja' is performed after sunset.
Special Pooja on Shani Amawasya - On each Shani Amavasya, rituals such as 'Pitra Dosh' & 'Kaal Sarpa Dosh' are performed at Shani Dham to the God. On such occasions, special worship and 'Telabhishek' (bathing the idol of God Shani with mustard oil) are performed.

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