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Saturn God has different phases like Kanda Sani, Janma Sani, Ezharai Sani. He impacts upon the devotees during the aforesaid periods and gives them ill effects trouble and hardships. To get relief out of these sins, Sri Sani bhagavan, wanting to be relieved of his Dhosam,prayed Lord Shiva for help. Lord Shiva asked Sri Sani bagavan to come to this place and worship him. As directed. Sri Sani Bhagavan came to this place, created a holy pond called Nallar Sani Theertham and worshipped Lord Shiva and got relieved of his problems. where in Sani Bhagavan worships God Siva and cleanses himself the sins he had committed to others. As he was relieved of his sins, he is seen in this temple as the prime God Next to Thirunallar. In the north Tamil Nadu, in Chennai, this is the only temple dedicated to God Sani where in devotees throng in large numbers to get them relieved of the impacts of Sani and this place offers remedy for Naadi Jothidam.

In this temple , when offerings of food is done to God Sani, the crows that are said to be his vehicles come in large numbers and eat the food given to them. During this time, those who want to get rid of the adverse impact of God Sani, gather in large numbers and feed the crows, cattle, dog and get themselves relieved from their sins.

This is an ancient temple in which there is a (swayambu- self evolved) Lingam that had come up of its own. During the 12th century when chozha kings were ruling their land: this temple was built up by our ancestors at a private land which belonged to our ancestors. When the saint Agathiya returned from Himalayas to podhigai mountain he had stayed here for a short period of time and was offering worship to God. And hence, the deity here is known as Agatheeswarar and the goddess Aananthavalli. There is another specific aspects to this temple is Moorthi, Sthalam, Theertham, all these aspects are combined as one and its importance is well known.

In this temple, the God is facing the east and the Goddess is facing the South. In the month of Chitirai. Only on these dates 7,8,9 when the sun rises in the east, its rays fall only on the Sivalingam, which is inside this temple and there is a entrance gate to this temple facing North. This temples is managed by Hereditary Trustee in particular family member hailing from vellalar community.

 The prayers and procedure to ward of the evil effects of Sani Dhosahm.

Lord Saneeswara himself visited this temple of Maha Kala Bhairavar. He prayed and got rid of all the effects of the sins he had committed. Similarly, we can also visit this temple and offer prayers to the Lord here in order to get rid of all our sins of commission & omission not only in this birth, but also in our previous births.

Here is the procedure for this purpose. Visitng this temple and offering prayers to Lord Siva, Goddess Sakthi, Lord Saneeswara, and Lord Anjaneya and performing certain rites will certainly ward off all the evil effects of Sani Dhosham.

Even if the evil effects are not fully warded off, you will certainle be provided with tat least the fortitude to bear the evil effects while getting cleared of all yous sins of commission & omission.

Details of Rasis & procedures to perform rites for warding off the evil effects of Lord Saneeswara as well as the effects of our sins of omission & commission during this birth & our other previous births.

Lord Sani was created to  cause problems for the 9 grahasas per the horoscope positions. Astrology Shastra names Sanias the Ayulkaragar  (Life-threatening medium). At the same time, he is referred also as Arogyakaragar (Health giving medium).

Hence, as per horoscope basis, Gosaram nasis, and Dasabudhi basis, if Lord Sani is weak, it is predicted that risk of life, and other difficulties mentioned above may occur in life with happiness totally deprived.

Accordingly, seven-and-a-half state Sani, Sani in Ashtama, and Sani in Arthashtama will all cause extreme and countless hardships. The people, who suffer from these ill effects, should place trust in God, the Grahams, and the Shastras, and perform the rites in order to appease Lord Sani. They should follow Shanthikarma to appease Lord Sani and perform Sanigraha Pujai.

Manthrajapam, Homam, Dhanam. Sahasranam archanas, Ashtotharam archanas, as recommended in the Shastras.

Observing & performing penance on Saturdays during 9 weeks and reciting Sahasranamawill bring all good effects.

The saying goes that there is no one who deprives as much as Lord Sani and no one who gives as much as Lord Sani.

Following this, there will be no doubt that the persons who perform all this prayers for warding off the ill effects of Sani Dhosaha will get all the good things in life.

All people belonging to above rasis under the occupation of sani will have to pray and light pepper lamps for the Lord Bhairavar who happens to be the guru of Lord Sani himself. This will certainly help ward off all the evil effect of all dhoshams.

If they perform prayer and light sesame lamps for Lord Sani on every Saturday, perform archanas, and give annadhanams till the mentioned duration of Sanis stay, all the evils will be warded off.

Even those who are not in position to come for the long duration of years can at least can visit at least 9 Saturdays observing penance and reciting Sani Kavasamand doing 108 pradakshans around the banyan tree. Or at least they can do 12 pradakshans for each week for 9 weeks.

Lighting sesame lamps for Lord Sani, wearing the dark-blue coloured flower called Karunkuvalai, offering black-coloured dress for Lord Sani, performing archanas with vanni leaves, anf offering seseamr rice and jaggery Pongal for Lord Sani and distributing them later are important activities to be performed.

Dhosha nivarthi parikara japam
and Thilahomam should be performed for  at least a week.

Crows are the vahanas or the carriers of Lord Sani. Cooked whest should be offerd for the crows. Live and divine animals such as cow, dog, etc should be offered food, annadhanam. This will help get rid of the evil effects of Sani dhosham.

If all the procedure explained above are followed sincerely, the persons affected by Sani Dhosham will rid off all evil effect as experienced by Lord Sani himself. Not only all the evil effects of Sani Dhosham will be warded off, but also, they will get all the prosperity and blessings of a peaceful and happy life.
Pozhichalur is situated near Chennai, on the behind side of the Chennai Air Port, at a distance of 2 Km from pallavaram Railway Station at a distance of 3 Km from the aforesaid Railway Station. This village is the only place in the North Tamil Nadu, among the Thondai Mandala Navgraha eremedial place for the Saturn God where is found Sri Aananda valli Sametha Agatheeswarar Temple. This beautiful temple is one among the Navagraha temples of Chennai or Thondai Mandalam Tamil Nadu tourism recently introduced.

Siddhas had worshiped the sani god here and became pure. The sins committed by you during the former births and the present birth could cause you misfortunes such diseases, unemployment, trouble due to debt incurred by you, dismissal from your service difference of opinion between husband and wife, family problems To get rid the aforesaid for 36 days, you should bath in the early morning at 5.30 hours, visit this temple and worship LORD Siva and parvathy here and perform Jaba Homams santhi Abhishegam,Archanas, the related parikaram and should continue this 9 time for 36 days, you have to come round this temple, do dhanam and 15 minutes of Meditations for 36 days. By this you would get peace of mind and your life would be happy and you could feel this change. In the aforesaid temple, Sani Dhosha parikarams are performed in this temple.

Poojas Details: 5.45 AM Ushakalam Pooja, 8.00 AM Kalashanthi Pooja, 11.30 AM Utchikala Pooja, 3.00 PM Sayaratchai, 8.30 PM Arthasama Pooja.

Temple Timings: 5.45 AM to 12.00 PM & 4.00 PM to 8.30 PM. On Saturday 5.30 AM to 1.00 PM & 3.00 PM to 9.00 PM.

Siva Sri. KUMARASWAMY SHANMUGAVEL, Thondai Mandala Adheena, Managing Hereditary Trustee, Agatheeswarar Temple & Other Temples, Pozhichalur, Chennai-600 074, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Phone No: +91  4422631410 & +91  4432564022, +91 93818 17940

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