Shani Shignapur Tourism & Travel Guide

This is a village in the Ahmednagar District and is known for its presiding deiting Lord Shani or the personification of the Saturn Planet. The unique part is that the swayambhu idol is not inside any temple but in the open and is just a black stone. There are also no regular priests for puja as you can do whatever way you want to worship yourself and there will be noone stopping you. another unique feature of this place is that none of the houses in the village has a lock or a door frame as they believe no crime can touch their village ever. The nearest attractions are the Lord Datta Temple and the tomb of Sant Shree Udasi Baba.
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Tal- Nevasa,Shani Shignapur, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra 414105, India
A time when all were running to take shelter in the shade of the nearest tree or a shed constructed for this purpose and were trying to avoid walking on the burning floor, Lord Shani was standing majestically in an open courtyard, inviting all to have his darshan and take his blessings. The shila of shani( svayambhu) which was found by the villagers is kept in the open without any temple constructed for it with explicit instructions from Lord Shani himself. The shila of Shani was open to sun, rain and all the travails of the nature. I felt that Lord Shani is trying to give a subtle message to all, that the most important thing in life is to face the difficulties head on and not run away from them due to pusillanimity. He was suggesting that we learn the virtues of tolerance, endurance and forbearance from him. He teaches that life should not be lived in fear but in a spirit of joyful acceptance of every situation, which we encounter in our life. As Swami very beautifully puts it, ‘Life is a Challenge meet it.’One more interesting observation is the lack of doors in the village. Doors in my opinion have a direct relation with our psyche. They stand for insecurity and fear which are contra-spiritual. A man who is not parochial and has an open mind will always keep the doors of his mind open for all thoughts and ideas. He will be free from all mental blocks and prejudices, understanding the sensitivities of life around him. Lord Shani suggests this aspect by the custom of having no doors in his town.As Mahatma Gandhi aptly puts it, ' “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.”
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Sonai, Nevasa, Ahamadnagar, Shingnapur 414 105


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