One of the most famous Shani temples in Thirunallar, Pondicherry is the Sri Darbnaranyeswarar temple and this temple is located very close to Tamil Nadu. Thousands of pilgrims every day visit the place in order to get a glimpse of the Lord. The temple is dedicated to Saturn planet and is one of the Navagraha temples of Tamil Nadu. The temple has a shrine that is dedicated to Lord Shani but the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. T
he shrine is faced to the east with Abhaya Varada Hastham. The Lord is placed between the deities who are already presided. The temple is located on the south bank of the Cauvery River and is the most auspicious temple of Lord Shani in India. The Chola Kings are considered to be the founders of this temple.
There are seven Saptavatika Sthalams of Tyagraja and Thirunallar is one of them. It is said that due to the evil effects of Saturn, one can face misfortunes, poverty and other bad consequences in his or her life. If one prays to Lord Shiva at this temple, he or she can be relieved from the ill effects of planet Saturn.