Shani Shingnapur, a small village situated 350 kms from Mumbai in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, is a prominent religious place in India due its distinguished Shani Temple. Only 60 kms from another popular place Shirdi, Shingnapur has many unique and amazing features that draw attention and compel people to visit this shrine.
The temple has a self-evolved (Swayambhu) idol of Lord Shani- the personified god for planet Saturn in Hindu Mythology. The idol is made of a big black stone placed on platform with no temple structure built around. Strikingly, none of the houses and shops in the village has doors or locks, as the villagers believe that Lord Shani is the custodian and protects the people and place from all crimes.
Millions of devotees and tourists visit this temple to experience and witness the remarkable divine bliss and noteworthy faith of people in Lord Shaneshwara. People visiting Shirdi often visit Shingnapur temple along. Shani Shingnapur is 35 kms from Ahmednagar district and is well connected via road to all major cities in India.
The nearest airport are Pune, Mumbai and, Aurangabad. After reaching the airport you can hire a cab or a taxi and reach Shingnapur easily. Ahmednagar is the nearest railway station 36 km away from ShaniShingnapur Temple.