At the link of Dist.Bhanvad Hathla village, there is a temple of Sanidev. This temple is ancient which is located at Hathla village situated at the border of Devbhumi Dwarka district and Porbandar district. Included in the list of protected monuments in the state by the archaeological department, this Temple is Maytrikalin Temple of 7th and 8th century.

When Shani was in womb of Chhaya(who was a great devotee of Lord Shiva). She did not take much care of herself and was deeply involved in the worship of Lord Shiva; as a result Shani was born with a Dark complexion. Surya, the father of Shani was not happy with this because he was the sun, the lord of light and brightness, so he did not accept Shani as his son. When Shani opened his eyes his father went into eclipse. Shani considered his father as his enemy, he did Tapasya (penance) to please Lord Shiva. Shiva gave him a boon to be the most powerful among all the planets including his father Surya. Shani defeated his father to avenge his and his mother’s insult.

Shani deva is one of the nine planets. Saturn is the seventh planet.

Shani Dev is son of Surya (sun) and Chhaya. He is the elder brother of Yama , the lord of death. Both the son of Surya is lord of justice.

Shani is the lord who rewards as well as punishes one according to his deeds in his life , Where as his brother Yama , the lord of death do the same after one’s death.

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  • Shanidev Temple Hathala
    Shanidev Temple

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest airport are at Jamnagar and Porbandar. From these places by road can be visited to Hathala by travelling 110km from Jamnagar and 28km from Porbandar.

By Train

By means of rail at Bhanvad Railway station can go by road travelling 24km.

By Road

By road Hathala is visited via Jamnagar, Khambhaliya, Bhadthar. From Porbandar via Khambhodar .