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Shani Shinganapur in Ahmadnagar

·  Summer: 20 to 40° C (Very Hot)
·  Winter: 8 to 34° C (Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: June to August

Best time to visit:  June to March

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Popular for its Shani Temple, Shani Shinganapur is tiny yet unique village situated in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Famous for having no doors and locks in any house, the village is said to be protected by the God of power - Shani.

Visited by thousands of devotees every day, the village does not have a temple structure. There ismerean open-air platform that houses the idol of Shanidev. Only male devotees are allowed to worship the idol. The Shani idol in the village can be worshipped from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In order to worship the idol, male devotees should first take bath in open and wear dhoti without upper garment.

Shani Shinganapur is usually crowded on Saturdays, because it is considered to be the favourite day of Lord Shanaishwara.

Visitors to Shani Shinganapur can also visit nearby attractions like Shirdi, Ranjangaon, tomb of Sant Shri Udasi Baba and Shri Dattatraya Temple.

Road: Local and state transport buses are available from nearby cities for Shani Shinganapur. Mostly people prefer hiring cabs to reach the place. The road condition is relatively good.

Railway: Ahmednagar Railway Station (located about 43 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Shani Shinganapur.Tourists can take a cab or bus from the station to reach this divine village.

Airway: Aurangabad Airport (located about 86 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Shani Shinganapur. The airport is connected by direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and many other places.