Thirunallru Sthala varalaru, dosham and remedial measures
Shanaiswara Bhagavan waiting to aspect Nala,
noticed that he had not washed the back portion of his feet,
while preparing for his prayers. Deciding this was the opportune
time, he aspected Nala. Because of this, Nala lost his composure
and lost his kingdom to Pudkaran in a game of dice and sent his
children to their uncle's house. Nala departed to the forest
with his wife Damayanti. Shanaiswara created trouble even there
and made Nala desert his wife in the forest. The snake Karkotagan
bit Nala, making him lose his stature (was made to look ugly). He
took on the job of a charioteer with king Irudhupannan.
Damayanti, in the meantime reached the kingdom of her father, and
arranged a Swayamvara to locate Nala. Damyanti identified Nala,
the charioteer as her husband. Thanks to a boon from Karkodagan,
Nala regained his old form. In spite of being back with his wife,
Nala feeling very disturbed, sought the solace of sage Bharadwaja
and on his advice reached Thirunallar. He bathed in the Brahma
Thirtham of the temple, and when he entered the sanctum sanctorum
of the temple, Shanaiswara departed from him.
Shanaiswara resides in each Rasi for a period of 2
1/2 years. When Shanaiswara resides in the 12th, 1st and 2nd
house, it is 7 1/2 Naatu Sani ; when in the 4th house, it is
Arthashtama Sani; when in the 8th house, it is Ashtama Sani.
During these periods, he troubles the native.
Problems from Govt., peers, wife, children,
slowdown in business, loss of property, leprosy are caused by
transit of Sani.In a person's life, 7 1/2 Naatu Sani aspects
thrice, the first called Mangu Sani, the second called Pongu Sani
and the third called Marana Sani.
Shanaiswara is reputed to be both, a giver and
destroyer. A person who prays to Shanaiswara will be blessed with
not only riddance from the problems and worries faced, but a life
that one desires.
The Sthalam of Shanaiswara Bhagavan is
Thirunallaru, which is located 3kms from Karaikal, enroute to
Peralam. His wives are Neela Devi and Manga Devi. The presiding
deities are Dharbaranyeswarar (Swaymbumurti) and his consort
Bogamartha Poon Mulayal. He is the Lord of Maharam and Kumba
Rasis and faces the West direction. The Adi Devatha is Yaman and
the Prathyathi Devatha is Prajapathi. His colour is black; his
vahana the crow; the grain associated with him is gingelley; the
flower - vanni and black kuvalai; fabric - black cloth; gem -
neelam (blue saphire); food - rice mixed with gingelley
Kaaka Dhwajaaya Vidhmahe
Kadga Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Mandha Pracho Dhayaath
Chaayaa Maarthaanda Sambhootham
The one who is blue, one who is like charcoal, one who is the
son of Surya and the brother of Yama, one who is born to Chaya
and Surya, I prostrate that Saneeswara.
Propitiation of Saturn (Saturday)
CHARITY: Donate leather, farm land, a black cow, a
cooking oven with cooking utensils, a buffalo, black mustard or
black sesamum seeds, to a poor man on Saturday evening.
FASTING: On Saturday during Saturn transits, and
especially major or minor Saturn periods.
MANTRA: To be chanted on Saturday, two hours and
forty minutes before sunrise, especially during major or minor
Shani seed mantra: Aum pram prim praum sah
RESULT: The planetary diety Shani is propitiated
insuring victory in quarrels, over coming chronic pain, and
bringing success to those engaged in the iron or steel trade.
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