About Navagraha Temples and Mantras

1. Suryan:

    This is a one of a kind temple dedicated to the Sun God and it also houses shrines to each of the other eight celestial bodies - the Nava Grahams. It was built by the Chola kings and is located near Tirumangalakkudi. This temple is dedicated to the Sun (star) around which all other planets revolve. The influence of weaker Sun would lead to diseases such as Typhoid, Lack of strength in bones, Eye problem etc. The prescribed remedy according to the priests are in form of fasting on Sundays, donating a cow and worship of Surya. This temple is located 12km away from the base town of Kumbakkonam and the nearest Railhead is Aduthurai.
Lord Suryan (Aditya or Sun):
Japaa Kusumasankasham Kasyapeyam Maha Dhyuthim
Thamorim Sarvapaapghnam Pranatosmi Divakaram


2. Chandran:

    This loving god is specially worshipped on Mondays. A worship to this graha is bestowed with all happiness and strength. A prayer to this graha frees one from all sorrows and mental afflictions etc.

Lord Chandran (Moon):
Dadhi Shankha tushaa-raabham Khseero Darnava Sambhavam
Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhor Mukuta Bhooshanam


3. Guru :

    The deity is came to be known as Aabathsagayar. As Ganesha vanquished the demon Gajamuhasuran, he was called as ‘Kalangaamal kaatha Vinayagar’. This sthala is also called as Thirumana Mangalam as Parvatidevi undertook severe penance and married Lord Siva here.
Lord Guru (Brihaspati or Jupiter) :
Deva-naam cha Rishi Naam cha Gurum kaanchana sannibham,
Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namaami Brihaspatim


4. Raaghu:

     This huge temple is built by Gandaraditya Chola son of Parnataka chola I. It is spread over 15 acres, towering Gopurams and several mantaps. There are as many 12 theertams in this place. Rahu Kalam is generally an inauspicious time, wherein no constructive activity should begin or inaugrated.
Lord Raaghu :
Ardha Kaayam Mahaa Veeryam Chandra- Aditya Vimardanam
Simhika Garbha Sambhootam Tam Rahum Pranamaamyaham


5. Budha :

     This temple ( Tiruvenkadu ) was closed on account of death of a family member related to temple trust. We could not visit the temple which was closed for mourning. Mercury is considered lord of knowledge.
Lord Budha (Mercury) :
Priyangukalika Shyaamam, RoopenaaPratimam Budham
Soumyam Soumya Guno Petham Tam Budham Pranamamyamham


6. Shukran :

     This Shiva temple is dedicted to planet Venus. Planet Venus dosha leads to lack of harmony in married life, diseases arising out of cold etc. The remedy for warding the evil effects of Venus suggested is by wearing diamond jewellery and giving bengal grams, white dress and silver article as gift.
Lord Shukran (Venus) :
HimaKundha Mrina-laabham Daitya-naam Paramam Gurum
Sarva Shastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavam Pranamaamyamham


7. Kedhu :

     This temple can be covered depending on the timing if one is on the round trip after having lunch. One can visit Poompuhar museum and beach and spend their time accordingly. Ketu faces West in the Northern corridor. The Adi Devatha is Chitragupta and the Prathyathi Devata is Lord Brahma and his color is red and his vahana is the eagle .
Lord Kedhu:
Palaasha Pushpa Sankaasham Tarakaa Graha Mastakam
Roudram Roudraa-tmakam Ghoram Tam Ketum Pranamaamyaham


8. Saneeswaran

     This temple is also known as Tirunellur temple. This temple is dedicated to SATURN. This planet influences one for 19 years. He is the lord of constellations of Capricon and Aquarius. It also determines the longevity of human being. Those who are perturbed should worship Lord Hanuman and Lord Vishnu to get rid of their fear.
Lord Sani (Saturn) :
Neelanjanasamaabhasam Ravi Putram Yamaagrajam
Chaaya Marthanda Sambhootam Tam Namaami Shanaiswaram


9. Sevaai

     This temple is associated with the zodiac planet of Mars. This planet influences Aries and Scorpian zodiac, which is normally for 7 years. The general troubles associated with this planet are rift with siblings, repayment of loans associated with house and land, rheumatism and arthritis, late marriage, healing of wounds, tumours, fractures etc.
Lord Sevaai (Mangal or Mars) :
HimaKundha Mrina-laabham Daitya-naam Paramam Gurum
Sarva Shastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavam Pranamaamyamham


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