Sanee (Saturn), the Lord that brings us all good things
transits from Magara Rasi(Capricorn)
to Kumbam Rasi(Aquarius)
on Sunday 20th December, 2023
and is going to remain there for the next two and half
years. This shift is going to bring in mixed fortunes.
THIRUNALLAR (near Karaikal) is the temple for Saneeswarar
is one among the Nava Graha Stalams. The presiding deity here is Saneeswara Baghawan
with goddess Praneswari.
Silpa Ratnakara, describes Sani as black hued, having eagle as his mount, wields sula, wearing blue garments, blue flowers and ornaments. In the south, the crow is represented as his vehicle. Nala was seized by Saturn and he had to undergo several troubles on that account. Finally he bathed in Nala Tirtham, a sacred pond in Tanjore District near Karaikkal and got rid of the seizure.
Birth of Saturn : Samja, the wife of the Sun could not bear the intense heat of her husband. She created a duplicate of her form called Chaya, left her in the house and went away to her parents. The Sun not aware of this plot lived with Chaya, thinking her to be his wife, she begot a son to Sun and he is Saturn.
It is believed that people in all Rasis in general and particularly in the affected Rasis given below, perform Pooja to appease Lord Saneeswarar in this transit.
|Raasis affected by this Transit
|Kataka Rashi (Cancer)
| Simha Rasi (Leo)
|Viruchigam Rasi (Scorpio)
| Magaram Rasi (Capricorn)
|Kumbam Rasi (Aquarius)
| Meenam Rasi(Pisces)
|Rishaba Rasi (Taurus)