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Lord Dharbaranyeswarar is a self-manifested form of Lord Shiva. Worshipped as a Linga, the temple of Dharbaranyeswarar is situated in Tirunallar, in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu. The place was once a flourishing forest of Dharba or Kusa grass, hence the name Dharbaranyeswarar. The temple is where Saturn or Lord Shani lost all his powers to Lord Dharbaranyeswarar which saved a devotee from the malefic effects of Lord Saturn. It’s also called Saptha Vidanga Sthalams, meaning one of the seven temples where the linga made of emerald appears in an un-chiselled form. Also, seventeen Shiva Lingas are installed in this place including that of Dharbaranyeswarar in the main shrine along with the lords of the eight cardinal points, Dik Palakas.
Shani Jayanthi is the birth anniversary of the planetary deity which falls on Amavasya tithi of the Vaisakh month. Having a great influence on the lives of the people, Lord Shani is worshipped to clear karma backlogs and bad effects of the planet on one’s natal chart during its transit. In Tirunallar temple, Lord Dharbanyeswarar is the main deity who controls Shani, and worshipping them can fetch a plenitude of blessings.
As we experience the fruits of our karmic deeds, our attitude and devotion to deities like Dharbaranyeswarar and Shani help us to tide over hardships and dangers that threaten life. Rituals to Lord Dharbaranyeswarar who controls the planet confer relief from effects of Saturn. All types of Shani dosha that occur when the planet is ill-placed in the horoscope or when the planet is in conjunction with Mars or Moon or Rahu, etc, are nullified. Problems also occur if Saturn is placed in the fourth, eighth or twelfth house especially in Aries, Cancer, Leo or Scorpio sign. The Homam thus helps to clear all Saturn shortcomings and gives you a blessed life full of hope.
Dharbaranyeswarar Homam to Lord Shiva is a powerful ceremony that alleviates the defects of Planet Saturn in the chart but also allays sins, cures diseases and clears difficulties, challenges and limitations. The lord grants oratory skills, marriage and child blessings, and total mental peace. Students worship Lord Dharbaranyeswarar for achieving excellence in education. When a person undergoes trauma and deep distress, then he also learns valuable lessons like discipline, endurance, responsibility and strength to pursue dreams, aspirations and ambitions. So, the performance of the Homam gives you good virtues and luck, and brings back lost glory. It ensures you lead a life of complete prosperity, fame, admiration and victory by removing all hitches and malignant energies that are out to destroy you.
Pozhichalur Sri Agatheeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which belongs to the Chola period. The main deity is Sri Agatheeswarar and Goddess Sri Anandhavalli. According to ancient texts, Lord Shiva directed Saint Agasthiyar to balance the earth in the south during the lord’s wedding to Parvati. The saint did as instructed and left for Podhigai Hills where he stayed for many years and worshipped Lord Shiva, a self-manifested Lingam of this place. With a unique boon of having the darshan of the wedding sight, whenever he worships the Lord, Saint Agasthiyar was truly blessed. Lord Saturn or Shani worshipped Lord Shiva to relieve him from defects. The planetary deity was asked to come to the Sri Agatheeswarar Temple and to get relief from problems. Performing puja in this temple on Shani Jayanthi gets rid of all sins of the past and present, Shani dosha and Rahu-Ketu afflictions. Mitigate all problems and live a life abound in prosperity.
The Shani Yantra is a powerful device that grants relief from Shani Dosha. It relieves a person from illnesses, fetches success in business, and ensures great height in career, and luck. Also, a malefic Saturn in the horoscope leads to problems related to stomach, seizures and weak bones. Worship the Shani Yantra and get rid of all problems in life. The yantra with mantra engraved on it is more powerful than the image of the deity. The mantra is like mind consciousness and yantra is the image of the deity.We will deliver the yantra to you after energizing it in the homam.