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Navagraha
Navagraha
means "nine planets" in Sanskrit and are nine astronomical bodies as well as mythical deities in Hinduism
Hinduism
and Hindu astrology.[1] These are the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn, and the ascending and descending lunar nodes, respectively known as Rahu
Rahu
and Ketu.

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1 Planets, celestial bodies and lunar nodes 2 Temples 3 See also 4 Notes

Planets, celestial bodies and lunar nodes[edit] The term is derived from nava (nine) and graha (Sanskrit: graha "planet, seizing, laying hold of, holding".[2] The Navagraha
Navagraha
are:[1]

Surya
Surya
(a.k.a. Ravi), the Sun Chandra
Chandra
(a.k.a. Soma), the Moon Mangala, Mars Budha, Mercury Guru Jupiter Shukra, Venus Shani, Saturn Rahu Ketu

Temples[edit] Main article: Navagraha
Navagraha
temples Temples that incorporate or are dedicated to one or all nine of the Navagraha
Navagraha
are found in different parts of India, such as in Tamil Nadu.[3]

Surya
Surya
Navagrahastalam -- Suryanar Kovil Chandra
Chandra
Navagrahastalam -- Kailasanthar Temple, Thingalur Angaarakan Navagrahastalam -- Vaitheeswaran Koil Budha
Budha
Navagrahastalam -- Swetharanyeswarar Temple Guru Navagrahastalam -- Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi Sukra Navagrahastalam -- Agniswarar Temple, Kanjanur Shani
Shani
Navagrahastalam -- Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple Raahu Navagrahastalam -- Rahu
Rahu
Stalam Ketu Navagrahastalam -- Nagannathaswamy Temple, Keezhaperumpallam

Navagraha
Navagraha
sculpture from Bihar, India, 10th century, now at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Navagraha
Navagraha
statues from Konark, Odisha
Odisha
at British Museum.

See also[edit]

Jyotisha Planets in astrology

Notes[edit]

^ a b Roshen Dalal (2010). Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. Penguin Books. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-14-341421-6.  ^ Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Monier-Williams, 1899 ^ Anantharaman, Ambjuam (2006). Temples of South India (second ed.). East West. pp. x–xxi, 302–304. ISBN 978-81-88661-42-8. 

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