Let’s cheerfully perform oil bath to Lord ShaniDev on our own hands and especially we can do the holy work at Sri Shani Shingnapur temple, which is considered to be the most famous temple of justice god Sri Shani Bhagavan. Few Years back, even few ladies were visited the famous Shani Shingnapur shrine of Lord ShaniBhagavan and performed holy bath to him.
Shani Shingnapur is a village situated in Maharashtra, and we can find large number of devotees at this temple, especially during Saturdays, since Saturdays are considered to be the most auspicious day for Lord Shani Bhagavan. We can perform holy bath to the deity of Lord ShaniDev with sesame oil.
At Shani Shingnapur a self-emanated stone is considered as the deity of Lord Shani and holy bath are being done by the devotees only to the stone.When one of my friends went toLord Shani temple in Shingnapur (Maharashtra), he has witnessed that the devotees were performing holy bath to Lord Shani Dev on their own hands. Everybody has brought one or two sachets of sesame oil in order to apply it to the idol of Lord Shani Bhagavan. There is also a Temple canteen which is known as ‘Sri Shani Dev Prasadalaya’, and it is being run by Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan trust. The ‘Prasadalaya’ is kept in good condition and food is prepared in a neat and hygienic condition, and it is being offered to the pilgrims at an affordable rate.
As per ancient Legend, once a piece of stone was found at the present place of the Shani Shingnapur Temple.Lord Shani appeared in the dream of the village chief and asked him to treat the stone as his own idol, and also he instructed the village chief not to place any shelter above his idol. He also said, that henceforth, he would remain as a guardian deity for the village, and from then onwards, the village was came to be known as Sri Shani Shingnapur Village.Still now most of the people, who live in this village, do not keep any provision for fixing gates for their homes, with the belief that Lord ShaniDev would always protect them from any sort of dangers and difficulties.
“OM SRI SHANI BHAGAVANE NAMAHA”