Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple or Dharbaranyeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shani positioned in Tirunallar in Karaikal district of Pondicherry, India. The presiding deity is Lord Siva, Dharbaranyeswar and the region Tirunallar changed into historically referred to as Dharbaranyam. The temple is revered by means of the hymns of 7th century Tamil saivite poets, Appar, Sundarar and Sambandhar and is classed as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The presiding deity is Dharbaranyeswarar and is assumed to were fabricated from dharba grass. The worship is also centered across the icon of planet saturn, called Shani, in the beginning dealt with because the door keeper of the shrine.
According to Hinduism, saturn resides in each rasi for 2 and half years. The subculture is to worship Shani before coming into the inner sanctum of Lord Siva.Sambandar, the 7th century nayanar and Tamil saivite poet has respected the deity with four hymns, in considered one of which he refers to a contest with Jains, and his victory. Appar and Sundarar, the opposite Nayanars have glorified the temple with their hymns. Arunagirinathar, a 15th-century poet and staunch devoteet of Lord Muruga has composed hymns on the deity and this temple is attributed to Murugan worship as properly.