Shani Devaalayam in Deonar
This temple located on the Eastern Express Highway is popularly known as the Shree Shaniswara Temple. It is on the eastern side of the statue of Shivaji that is on the junction of Deonar, Chembur and Govandi
The statue of Lord Shani present in the temple is highly imposing being seven feet tall and black in color. Many people and devotees who are going through a supposedly maha dasha of Shani flock this temple in large numbers. The most common ritual of the temple is the pouring of oil on the head of the idol of Lord Shani in such a way that it covers the whole body of the idol as it flows down.
A very strange incident occurs in the temple every Saturday evening after the completion of the Aarti. It is believed that during this time Lord Shani himself descends upon the main priest of the temple who then sits on a chair with long and sharp iron nails that are pointed upwards without any discomfort at all. He then listens to the problems and sufferings of the followers and relieves them of their pain. There are also idols of Jestha Devi, Saibaba, Hanuman and Jagadeeswara Swami within the premises of the temple.