Sani Peyarchi or Saturn Transit is an event in which the planet Saturn also called as Sani Bhagawan moves or transits from one house to another. Saturn stays in house for a period of 2.5 years. This transit occurs on 27th June, 2005, a Monday, exactly at 1.24 a.m. Saturn is moving from Mithuna Rasi (Gemini) to Kadaka Rasi (Cancer) and is going to remain there for the next two and half years.
This transit is likely to bring in several good things and fortune to all. During each of the previous transits we have experienced major restructuring in financial and political areas.
Personally Saturn forces us to restructure our goals and ambitions, face our fears, become more responsible in life. For some it brings goodness and riches and for the others it would be a period of trials and tribulations.
Karaikal (Pondicherry) is known all over the world for its unique and the only temple devoted to the Lord Saneeswara (Lord Saturn) at Thirunallar. Special Sani Peyarchi Festival is held here for each Saturn transit.
The Sani Peyarchi festival is the "Kumb Mela of Pondicherry" attracting lakhs of devotees. Special Poojas are particularly held at the Saneeswara shrine there.
If it is not possible to visit any of the shrine, then poojas can also be performed at any Siva temple which has a shrine for Saturn or Lord Saneeswara. Prayers to the Sun God will also prove beneficial, as Lord Sani is the offspring of Sun.