Navagraha Pooja : Navagrahas are planets, the planetoids. Our heritage considers them to be 9 in number. Nava is nine, and graha is planet, and, therefore, they are Navagrahas. These 9 planets are: Surya, the Sun, the strongest living God, who grant good health and success; Chandra, the Moon, who act as the mind and brings wealth; Mangala, the Mars, who showers bravery and success; Budha, the Mercury
What is the Navagraha Pooja and what is its importance?
The Navagraha Pooja is the formal worship done to the 9 planets. The day this remedy has to be accomplished rely on the condition of the person and his or her needs. And also its frequency will depend on the same. The religious guides or astrologers can assess the wants. It is based on a reading of the birth chart. Accordingly, this ritual will be taken care of.
What are the benefits of doing the Navagraha Pooja?
Planets are very powerful saintly entities, and calm them can save us from harm and do us good. The Navagraha Pooja can get for the sponsors the protection and blessings of the planets. This can help abolish negativeness and add positive vibrations in life.
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The Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu are a collection of Navagraha Temples. Dating from the Chola dynasty near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. As per Hindu legend, Sage Kalava was suffering from serious disease along with leprosy. He prayed to the Navagrahas, the nine planet goddess. He damned the nine planets to agonize from leprosy. Also the planets devoted to Shiva to soothe them off the curse. Impressed, Shiva looked in front of them and made sure that the place belonged to them. And that they would have to grace the followers worshiping them from the place.
Each temple is situated in a different village, and is observed a house of one of the Navagrahas. But, the most of these temples are devoted to Shiva. The first being the object of worship as the principal goddess and the latter as attendant goddess. Also it was made in 11th or 12th century C.E.