त्रेतायुगीन शनि मंदिर शनिश्चरा , In Shanischara ( Shanichara ) not only you can get the philosophy of God Shani but Here Abundant Natural Splendor is present . After Looking that your Jaded Heart will fill with a joy.
This place is situated about 25 km from Gwalior and easily accessible by road, Surrounded. by rock this is known as original Shank temple.
As per history ,after war with Raven won by zRama and Shani was freed from the captivity of Ravan ,he was so weak to walk.As Hanumanji was friend of Shank so to help him Hanumanji threw him with his power and this he landed on this rocky mountain known as Shanichara.It is also fact that Shani rock at Shirdi shanishingapur has been taken from here.
Shani Temple in Shanischara (Gwalior) has its own importance in the temples of India. Its not only the oldest Shani temple in the world but the sculpture of Lord Shani is also special. According to the astrologers and the pandits this temple was built in the reigm of Samrat Vikramaditya and the statue over their is made of the meteoried fallen from the sky. Because the Shani temple is located at uninhabitated place thats why its effect is also special.
In 1808AD Emperor Daulat rao Scindia Called a Jaagir of village “Ainti” and all the income from that jaagir was used for the maintenance of Shani temple of so called Gwalior State at that time.In 1945 the management of Shani temple of Gwalior state is handed over to Aukaf Board which was built to manage all the religious places of Gwalior State. At present Aukaf board runs under government of Madhya Pradesh In India.
A traditional fair is organised here at every Shani Amavasya .At that time Special buses and trains are also available from gwalior to Shanischara (Shanichara) .Around 1 lakh devotees arrive at this Shani Parvat on Shani Amavasya
How to reach
Shanichara railway station is located at Gwalior Bhind Railway Line. From any part of India you have to reach Gwalior and from there you can easily access Shanischara (Shanichara).
For air travellers nearest airport is Gwalior Airport.Shanischara is just 15kms away from Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Terminal i.e. Gwalior Airport.
From Gwalior city you can hire an autorikshaw or a car to reach shanischara at nominal cost.