The Thirunallar Saneeswaran temple is one of the most historic and popular temples dedicated to Lord Shani in India. Many stories and legends are accompanied with this temple
The reference or mention to this story has been made in the Pachchai Padigam that is among the greatest hymnal pieces in the history of Tamil literature. Along with the Lord Shaniswara, this temple is also dedicated to the Lord Darbharanyeswaran, which is another form of the great Lord Shiva. The hymn, which has a reference to this Thirunallar temple, is written praising Lord Shiva.
There are various ways of reaching to the renowned Thirunallar Saneeswaran temple near Karaikal. You can reach the temple by air with the nearest airport being 168kms away. Railway is another means of visiting the temple, as the nearest railway station is just 10kms away. There are Thirunallar car rental services that are available from near the airport and the railway stations. Buses of Thirunallar Travels are also available that can take you to the temple straight away. Thirunallar pilgrimage Service and Thirunallar Temple Tour Package from different travel and tourism agencies provide Chennai to Thirunallar Temple Visit, Madurai to Thirunallar Shani temple travel and Trichy to Thirunallar Shani temple visit at cheap rates.