What is Navgraha Shanti Puja?
The nine "grahas" or planets in our horoscope control our karma, our desires and their outcomes. Each of these nine planets exerts an influence in our lives, which is called "dasa" and it can be known from one's horoscope. Navagraha Shanti Puja is undertaken to reduce the pessimistic effects and improve the optimistic energies related to a person.
Why pray for Navgraha Shanti?
The nine planets have special kshetras ( place of worship ) in South India. Most of them are concentrated near the Thanjavur district. Navagraha puja will be helpful, when the concerned planet dasa or sub-dasa is in operation or if the planet is associated with malefics or is in the 3rd, 6th, 8th, or 12th house.
Planet - SUN (Surya)
Navagraha Temple - Suryanar Koil
Those who aspire for sound health, prosperity, good eyesight, strength and courage, success, cure of chronic diseases like leprosy, heart ailment, nervous weakness, asthma etc. should worship the Sun. Also those running Sun dasha or Sub-period.
II Aswathwajaya Vitmahae Padma Hasthaaya
Dhimahee Thanna Surya Prachodayaath II
II अस्वथ्वाजय वित्म्हाए पद्मा हस्थाया धीमही ठानना सूर्य प्रचोदयात II
Planet - MOON (Chandra)
Navagraha Temple - Thingalur
Moon is the planet, which rules over mind and gives success. Chandra or Moon is a lovable God - Pleasing to the children as well as elders, universally appealing to everyone whatever may be the religion. Goddess Parvathi rules the planet. Moon is considered as very important planet for astrological predictions.
The Moon, at the time of birth is found in a particular star and it will be taken as the star of the person born.
Nishakaraya Vidmahae Kalahnathaya
Dhimahee Thanna Chandra Prachodayaath
IIनिशाकराय विद्महे कलाह्नाथाया धीमही ठानना चन्द्र प्रचोदयातII
Planet – MARS(Kuja)
Navagraha Temple - Vaidheeshwaran
If giving bad results, needs to be propitiated well. It is one of those planets that give very visible positive or negative results. Mars is the planet, which gives prosperity and wealth. Angaraka or Mars is regarded as a God of martial character, red in every aspect. Even the Romans held him as their Guru. He is the Son of Earth and is ruled by Lord Subramanya.
Angarakaaya Vidmahe Bhoomi Putraya
Dhimahe Thanno Bhowma Prachodayaath
II अंगारकाय विद्महे भूमि पुत्राय धीमहे थान्नो भोव्मा प्रचोदयात II
Planet – MERCURY(Bhudha)
Navagraha Temple - Thiruvenkadu
Those who are weak at studies, lack concentration and suffer from blood pressure and sugar problem etc., should worship Budha. Also those running Mercury dasha or Sub-period. Bhudha or Mercury is considered as the greatest among the wise. This Devata bestows wisdom and wealth on his devotees. He is ruled by Lord Maha Vishnu.
II Atreyaya Vidmahe Indu Puthraya
Dhimahe Thanno Budha Prachodayaath II
II आत्रेय विद्महे इंदु पुत्हराया धीमहे थान्नो बुध प्रचोदयात II
Planet - VENUS (Sukra)
Navagraha Temple - Kanjannur
The planet Venus (Shukra) is the most benevolent of all the planets. He is ruled by Goddess Mahalakshmi. To have a happy married life, one should worship this planet. Also those running Venus dasha or Sub-period.
II Rajathabhaya Vidmahe Brugu Suthaya
DhImahe Thanno Sukra Prachodayaath II
II राजथाभय विद्महे ब्रुगु सुथाया धीमहे थान्नो सुक्र प्रचोदयात II
Planet – JUPITER(guru)
Navagraha Temple - Alangudi
He is ruled by Lord Dakshinamurthy.Guru is reputed as the father of every living thing. The worship of Jupiter grants pure, aesthetic life and good health & wealth. Also those running Jupiter dasha or Sub-period.
II Vrishabha Dhvajaya Vidmahe Dhanur
Hastaya Dhimahi Tanno Guru Prachodadayat II
II वृषभा ध्वजय विद्महे धनुर हस्ताय धीमहि तन्नो गुरू प्रचोदादायत II
Planet - SATURN (Sani)
Navagraha Temple - Thirunallar
He is ruled by Lord Yama. Saturn or Shani the sun of Surya and Chhaya is also known as 'eeshwara' (The Supreme). It can make a person a king or a beggar according to the native's karmas. Also those running Saturn dasha or Sub-period. A prayer, especially on Saturdays, is said to mitigate the hardships one will have to face during these periods. Saniswara is considered equally a bestower of all benefits to the devotees who pray sincerely.
II Chhayathmajaya Vidmahe Neelavarnaya
dhimahe Thanno Mandha Prachodayaath II
II छायाथ्मजय विद्महे नीलावार्नाया थान्नो मंदा प्रचोदयात II
Planet - RAHU
(Ascending node of the Moon) AND KETU (Descending node of the Moon)
Navagraha Temple-Thirunageshwaram And Keezhaaperumpallam
Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets and have the powers of saturn and mars respectively. Rahu makes the life stronger. Rahu is instrumental in strengthening ones power and converting even any enemy into a friend.Ketu brings prosperity to the devotee's family
removes the effect of bad, illness arising out of poisonous
matter entering one's body. He grants good health, wealth
and all round prosperity.
II Naaghadhwajaya Vidhmahe Padma
Hasthaya dhimahe Thanno Rahu Prachodayaath II
II नाघध्वजय विधमहे पद्मा हस्थाया धीमहे थान्नो रहू प्रचोदयात II
II Chitra Varnaaya Vidhmahe Sarpa
Rupaya Dhimahe Thanno Ketu Prachodayaath II
II चित्र वर्णाया विधमहे सर्प रूपया धीमहे थान्नो केतु प्रचोदयात II