About Shani Dham Temple
Shani Dham Temple is located in the Indian capital of Delhi and contains the world’s tallest statue of Shani. In the last few years i.e. on May 31, 2003, the largest Shani Idol was unveiled by Anant Shree Vibhushit Jagat Guru Shankracharya Swami Madhavasharam Ji Maharaj. Since then, it has become an attraction for the devotees of Lord Shani. Before unveiling the idol of Shani, Shree Shani Dham Peethadeshwar Sant Shiromani Shani Charanuragi ‘Datti’ Madan Maharaj Rajasthani ji performed the enchanting of One Hundred Crores, and Thirty Two Lakhs Shani Mantras on the sacred grove.
The temple is situated on Chhatarpur Road, near Asola, and is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the Chhatarpur Temple, about 8–9 kilometres (5.0–5.6 mi) away from Mehrauli, and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Qutub Minar. It is equipped with the natural rock Idol of Lord Shani, as a chief deity.
History of Shani Dham Temple
- The world’s largest Shani Idol was unveiled by Anant Shree Vibhushit Jagat Guru Shankracharya Swami Madhavasharam Ji Maharaj on 31st May 2003 at Asola, Fatehpur Behri, Delhi.
- A Shani idol was also established at Pali, Rajasthan.
- The temple since has been a great pious place of worship for devotees of God Shani.
- Apart from the natural rock Idol of Shani Dev as the prime deity, the attractive statues of other Gods and Goddesses are also shafted.
- On the top of the eastern part of Shani Dham, the largest beaming Shani idol has been established. The major door of this eastern part falls on the west side.
- On North and south sides, there are Shani statues erected, in which Shani Maharaj is riding over a variety of rides.
- There is a statute of Bhairav Dev on the left and the right sides of Shani Shila.
- On the east side of ‘Shani Shila’, there is a large hall, in which the symbolic idols of the 12 Jyotirlingas are endowed. On top of this hall, there are huge metal statues of Lord Shani.
- In another room, extraordinary astrological books and materials for Shani pooja are made accessible.
- In the western part of ‘Shani Dham’, there are western faced huge Shani statues erected riding buffalo and vulture.
How To Reach
By Air- Nearest airport is Delhi Airport
By Train – Chattarpur Metro Station (yellow line) at a distance of nearly 8.2 kilometres from Shree Sidh Shakti Peeth Shanidham.