planets move from one direction to another it brings about
changes in certain people's well being and fortune. By
worshipping the planets we get immense benefits. Indian
Astrology believes that the planetary positions of nine
planets in a geo centric orbit determine the way a person
will live, progress and exemplify ones life to others
before death. Nava means nine and graha means planet.
There are nine temples located in Tamil Nadu representing
each planet in the Navagraha. All nine of them are located
Any human being experiences mixtures of happiness and
sorrows, Establishments too have their ups and downs,
If we know the planetary positions at the time of commencing
a job or enterprise, with its help, we will be able to
find out how it will take shape or how we would fare in
it.If our horoscope is cast on the basis of the configuration
of the planets at the time of our birth, our fotunes over
the entire period of our life can be predicted.Navagraha-the
nine planets could give harmony or misery to the individual
as per its movements. One has to do shanthis or parikaras;
for the particular planet(s) and its lords; such direct
appeals to the concerned planets and their lords will
give quick and timely results.
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Suryanar Koil,wais built by King Kulothunga Chola I in
the year 1100 AD. This temple is dedicated to Sun God
Surya who is known as the giver of health, sucess and
prosperity. Every year in mid January, the harvest festival
is celebrated in thanks giving and to honour, Surya or
Sun Surya is the most powerful living God - whom everyone
can see, perceive and pray. Though he is visible, he also
has been presented in a variety of forms. Lord of this
planet is God Siva Surya resides with his wives Chaya
and Suvarcha in this holy place. With Surya at the centre,
temples of the other Grahas are around Surya. Mantra for Sun - Aum hrim hrim suriyaye
namah Aum Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
and 4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Tirunageswaram, This vast temple known for its shrine
to Rahu, one of the nine celestial bodies in the Navagraha.
A legend has it that the mythological serpents Adiseshan,
Dakshan and Kaarkotakan worshipped Shiva here. Legend
also has it that King Nala worshipped Shiva here as in
Thirunallar. Rahu is instrumental in strengthening one's
power and converting even an enemy into a friend. He is
ruled by Goddess Durga. The main deity's name is Nageshwarar
and Ambal's name is Girigujambikai. She is decorated as
a small girl in the Mornings, as young lady in Noons and
as lady in evenings.. Here Ragu resides with his wife
and everyday, during Rahu kalam, when Milk is poured over
Rahu idol, it miraculously changes to blue colour. People
having Ragu dosha come here during Rahu kalam and perform
Abishekas. Rahu may be worshiped on any day. It will reduce
the ill effects considerably Mantra for Rahu - Aum rang rahuve namah
aum Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. and
4P.M. to 8.30 P.M.
Vaitheswaran Koil, With the Vaitheswaran Koil, there is
a special shrine dedicated to Ankarakan or Sevvai or Mars.
The belief is that if prayers are offered to Ankarakan,
he will bestow valour, victory and strength to the person.
Upon entering the temple, devotees first go the Siddamrita
tank. The water is said to have curative properties for
various skin ailments. There ia also a widespread belief
that a visit here would remove obstacles that delay marriage.
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.
This town is also called as Pull-irukku-Veloor. Jadayu
- the eagle who made a gallant attempt to stop. Ravana
from proceeding to Lanka with Sita, got relieved of his
wings by Ravana, fell down here and eventually got Moksha.
Even today we can see the place where Jadayu was cremated
- 'Jadayu Kundam'.
Vaidheeswaran koil is a crowd puller for many reasons
along with the Angarakan. Vaidyanadha Swamy ( shiva )
is believed to cure illness of the ardent devotees. Lot
of people throng here everyday, offer their prayers for
regaining their health with the grace of the deity. Ambal
is called Valambika alias Thaiyal Nayaki.
Kiruthigai is an auspicious day here with special poojas
performed for SelvaMuthuKumara Swamy ( Murugan ). Nayanmars,
Arunagiri Nadar, kumaraguruparar, kalamega pulavar have
visited this temple and sung in praise of the deity. Separate
sanctorum for Angaraka is a speciality out here as you
cannot find it elsewhere. Mantra for Mars - Aum namo hanumate hung
Aum Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. and
4P.M. to 9 P.M
Thingaloor, Though there is a question about when this
temple was built, historians agree that it must have been
in existence since before the beginning of the Bhakti
period, which was well before the seventh century A.D.
Dedicated to the Moon or Chandran in Sanskrit and Thingai
in Tamil, a visit to this temple is said to grant a confortable
and long lilfe. In astrology, Chandran is the planet that
removes stress and sorrow. 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. Mantra for moon - Aum som somaye namah
Or Aum Shrim krim cham chandeaye namah Aum Temple Timings - 7 A.M. to 8 P.M
Thirunallar,is the only temple that is dedicated to Lord
Sani Or Saturn. When the Planet Saturn transits between
zodiac signs, literally millions throng this shrine. The
Legendary King Nala is said to have been relieved of his
affictions, which were due to the malefic influence of
Saturn, after worships in this temple. Of the numerous
tanks theertams, the Nala theertam is the important one.
By bathing here, it is belived that one washes off all
kinds of misfortune , afflictions and to escape from the
woes of sani. Saniswara or Saturn, is generally known
to affect one adversely on occasions when he occupies
certain positions in one's horoscope.A prayer to him,
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 to him. He is ruled by Lord
Yama. Mantra for Saturn - Aum aing hring shring
shung shanaishcharaye namah aum Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. and
4P.M. to 9 P.M.
Kanchanur,the Shiva Sthalam is associated with Sukran
or Venus and is maintained by the Madurai Adinam. It is
Located in a quite hamlet of Thiruvaaduturai.This Shrine
is also referred to as Palaasavanam, Brahmapurai and Agnisthalam.
Brahma is said to have had a vision here of Shiva's wedding
with Parvati.Men visit to pray for the well being of their
wives. Sukra or Venus is the bestower of long life, wealth,
happiness, children, property and good education. He is
ruled by Goddess Mahalakshmi. Mantra for Venus - Aum jung, hang sa
bhur bhuvan swa kartike namah
swa bhuvan bhur sa hang jung aum Temple Timings - 7 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
and 4P.M. to 8 P.M.
Keezhperumpallam, is an ancient Shaivite temple and legend
has it that Kethu, the other planetary node of the nine
celestial bodies worshipped Shiva here. Rahu and Kethu
are associated with legend of the serpent that helped
Lord Shiva churn the milky ocean. There is a Shrine dedicated
to Kethu in this temple. Ketu brings prosperity to the
devotee's family. He grants good health, wealth, cattle
and all round prosperity. He is ruled by Lord Ganesha
and Indra. . Those who are affected by Kethu dosha come
here for rectification. Mantra for Ketu - Aum nring nring nring
narsinghaye (Nrisimhaye) namah aum Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. and
4P.M. to 8.00 P.M.
Alangudi,is regarded as a Guru Sthalam or Jupiter where
Lord Dakshinamurthy is held in great revernce. The Shrine
attracts a large number of devotees when Jupiter transits
between zodiac signs. Parvathi, the consort of Lord Shiva,
is said to have been reborn on the banks of the Amrita
Pushkarini within the temple precincts before being reunited
with siva. He results in a cure from ailments and helps
one to ward off his/her sins and gives strength, valour,
longevity, etc. He grants the boon of fatherhood to the
childless, good education (Vidya). The speciality here
is that Lord Guru is engraved on the wall and is not in
the form of separate idol reunited with Shiva. Mantra for Jupiter - Aum Brim brahaspataye
Namah Aum Temple Timings - 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. and
4P.M. to 9 P.M.
Thiruvenkadu, is a reference to the temple in Valmiki's
Ramayana. Therefore it is said that the oldest part of
the temple is more than 3000 years old. Dedicated to Budhan
or Mercury this temple in Thiruvenkadu makes up the last
of the Navagraha Temples. Budhan is said to bestow wisdom
and intellect. Budha 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. This
temple is referred in 'Saiva Thirumurais' and Sastras.
This place is similar to Kasi with all the Snana Ghats.
One can do all the karmas here, that is supposed to be
done in kasi. We can find a separate sanctum sanctorum
for bhudan. Bhudan holds the portfolio of Education and
Arts and it is the next popular place students prefer
to go after Tuition centers. Mantra for Marcury - Aum Mahalakshmaye
Vishnu Priyaye dhi mahi
Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Temple Timings - 6 A. M to 12 noon and
4 P.M to 9 P.M.