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Shri Shaneshwar (Shani Dev) Devasthan @ Shani Shingnapur (Maharashtra)


Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan @ Shanishingnapur (Maharashtra)

कोणस्थ पिंगलो बभ्रु: कृष्णो रौद्रोन्तको यम:।
सौरि: शनैश्चरो मंद: पिप्पलादेन संस्तुत:।।

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan (Shani Temple): 

Shri Shaneshwar (Shani Dev) temple is Shani Shinganapur is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shani. Shani Dev is one among nine Graha. 

This temple is a very famous Shani Dev temple and one of the most visited temples in India. It is situated in a village called Shinganapur but now it has become a small city due to lots of infrastructure development as many devotees visit there every day.

It is believed that Shani Dev protects the place by himself and that the reason no one put the lock in their house or offices. It is one of the important tourist places in Maharashtra and a must-visit place for religious tourism.


Shri Shaneshwar (Shani Dev) Temple Timing:  

12:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Every day

 Best time to visit: All time. During the summer, it's very hot.


Entry Fees:  No there is no entry fee. You have to pay only if you want any special rituals to be performed. Temple authorities have fixed charges for those rituals.



Shani Temple

Shani Shinganapur, Newasa, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra - 414105 (INDIA)


Special occasion:

Devotees visit in huge number on below occasion.

  • Every Saturday 
  • Shani Amawasya
  • Ashaadi Ekaadashi - People carry "Palki" from Shani Shinghanapur to Pandharpur by foot.
  • Sant Eknath Shasthi - From Shani Shinganapur to Paithan "Dindi Sohala" moves.


Places to visit near Shani Shinganapur:

  • Shani Temple in Shani Shinganapur
  • Sai Baba temple in Shirdi
  • Ajanta & Ellora caves 
  • Sakori
  • Nashik
  • Bhima Shankar

Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the temple. In a certain place, they charge for parking but in some places it is free. I prefer to pay and park as it gives safety to vehicles.  

How to reach Shani Shingnapur: 

By Air: The nearest airport is in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) which is around 81 km from the temple. You can hire taxis from there or you can take public transport from Aurangabad to reach the temple.

By Rail: There is no railway station in Shani Shingnapur but you can find few nearby railway stations. You can choose accordingly. Multiple trains run on these roots from different cities.

  • Rahuri - 32 km
  • Ahmednagar - 35 km
  • Shrirampur - 55 km
  • Shirdi - 75 km 


Buses: The nearest main bus stand is in Shani Shinganapur only. You can find multiple buses from different places like Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi, Nashik, Aurangabad, etc. 


Private Taxis/ Autos: In Shani Shinganapur, the main business is tour and tourism due to so many tourist places nearby. You can find lots of private taxis at a reasonable price. 


Distance from nearby cities

  • Mumbai: 295 km
  • Pune: 162 km    
  • Kolhapur: 391 km
  • Satara: 270 km
  • Shirdi: 72 km 
  • Nashik: 151 km
  • Bangalore: 893 km
  • Aurangabad: 81 km


Accommodation in Shani Shingnapur: 

Lots of lodges and hotels are available around the temple or city with different price ranges. As it is a very famous temple, lots of devotees visit there every day and you can find even free accommodation in the hall inside the temple campus. 


Food & Restaurant in Shani Shingnapur:

Lots of restaurants or food centers are available near the temple as it is a very famous tourist destination in Maharashtra. 


Few Photos:

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan @ Shanishingnapur (Maharashtra)

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan @ Shanishingnapur (Maharashtra)

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan @ Shanishingnapur (Maharashtra)

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan @ Shanishingnapur (Maharashtra)

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan @ Shanishingnapur (Maharashtra)

Visit Date:  09 May 2017



  1. People believe that no one can steal anything from here .... So none of the house have the main door....
    Om Shanishtaraya namaha


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