JAMMU: Shani Dev Sewa Samiti today celebrated the Sthapna Diwas of the biggest idol of Shani Dev in the presence of thousands of devotees.
The 32-feet-high idol of Shani Dev was installed in Shani Dham Temple village Jourian in Sub-District Akhnoor Jammu and Kashmir.
Thousand of devotees of Shani dev participated in the day long celebrations which commenced with morning arti, Hawan, Milk Abhishek, followed by Bhandara.
Chanting the bhajans of Godess Shani there was festivities like environment as people from different walks of life visited the temple to seek blessings of Shani dev.
Adding hundreds of devotees visit the temple daily, particularly on Saturday to seek obeisance of Lord Shani, known as God of Justice in Hindu mythology and offer benefits to all as per their deeds. Pipal tree is the abode of Shani, according to some Indian texts.
The Shani Dev Seva Smiti Jourian distributed the cold drinks, fruits, Ice cream and twenty others sweet dishes to devotees during the Hawan Yagya.
According to the President of Shani Dev Sewa Samiti, Abhishek Gupta the idol has a height of 39 feet including its platform which is the highest idol in the whole world and today 9th foundation day celebrated. He said Statue of shani dev Registered in Limca Book of Record and Gigni Book of Records. Among others present were Shanidev Seva Smiti Jourian.