Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shani Shingnapur Temple

Shani Shingnapur Temple

As per the folklore,  Shinganapur was flooded with heavy rains. An Idol reached Shinganapur along with the flood waters. The Idol struck to a berry tree. When the normal life restored, the cowherds reached this place for grazing their cattle. Cowherds noticed an Idol between struct between the branches and poked the idol with their sticks. Surprisingly, blood started oozing out of the Idol. Cowherds tried hard to pull the idol but all their efforts went vain and left the idol at the same place. Lord Shani Dev appeared in the dreams of a cowherd and instructed them with the steps to pull the idol. Lord Shani Dev instructed that Idol can only be pulled his maternal uncle and nephew. The devotees after pulling the Idol tried to install at their own place but did not work. After many trails, the Idol was installed successfully at the present open place. The present form of the temple was built by Sri Jawahar Mal, who was blessed with Son on praying for Shani Dev.
Shani Shingnapur Temple