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Shani Shignapur

Shani Shignapur

Shani Shingnapur Temple

Did you know that Shani Shingnapur is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra and no home in town has any doors or even door frames and no incident has been reported of theft ever. If you want to know more about the temple, keep reading and in today’s article we would discuss the timings, history, rules of Shani Shingnapur Temple.

It is believed that once a shepherd touched a stone with a tool and he was astonished to see that the stone started bleeding. The astonished shepherd gathered the entire village and wanted everyone to see the miracle. That night in the dreams of the shepherd Shanaishwara god appeared and advised the shepherd that the black stone is his form of swayambhu.


Shani Shignapur
Shani Shignapur

The shepherd asked the Lord if he should built a temple at that location, however the Lord told the shepherd that he would prefer to be under the entire sky and also asked the shepherd to pray on each Saturday without fail. The Lord also promised the shepherd that there would be no doors or locks required at the village as there would be no burglars in the town.

It is believed that once a person tried to rob in the village and the person died of blood vomiting in a few minutes. Entry for women is banned in the temple. It was reported that some women tried to get in the temple in 2016, however they were stopped by the police and the 400 year tradition was not broken.

In the temple on a open air platform lies the five and half feet tall black rock installed which signifies Lord Shani. On the side of the Lord Shani lies the Trishul and the bull.


The Temple of Shani Shingnapur is opened the entire day and one can visit the temple any time across the year. Also, the entry to the temple is free of charge.

This was all about the famous temple of Shani Shignapur located in Maharastra, India.

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