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Shani Shingnapur, Shingnapur

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Religious Site
At Shani Shingnapur, watch devotees revere a 16 m (55 ft) black rock that symbolizes the Hindu deity Shani. As you reach the entrance, notice the small images of Shiva and Hanuman welcoming visitors to the sacred grounds. Observe how devotees bathe the dark icon with water and oil as they leave flower offerings at the altar. Though it draws approximately 40,000 visitors daily, no women were allowed to enter the inner sanctum until April, 2016. The village holds many festivals in honor of the deity, such as Shani's birthday and Shani Jayanti. A visit to Shani Shingnapur represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Shingnapur vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Nice temple must visit in combination with Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar. I took a car on rent for 2 days, and visited Shirdi, Trimba, and this location. Nice views while driving to this location. Very nic...  more »
  • We planned our first trip to Shirdi & Shani Shingnapur along with a few other places. So we had Sai Baba darshan on Friday evening and Saturday morning we had planned to go to Shani Shingnapur. I spec...  more »
  • Shani Shingnapur is a unique temple of God Shani under the open sky. It took us less than 20 minutes to complete the oil pouring + darshan on Saturday when devotees turn out generally remains high. We...  more »