Navagraha Temple Tour

This pilgrimage package is specially designed covering all 9 Navagraha temples at Tamil Nadu in 2 days. Navagraha temples are at Suryanar Kovil, Thingalur, Vaitheeswaran Kovil, Thiruvenkadu, Alangudi, Kanjanoor, Thirunallaaru, Thirunageswaram and Keezhaperumpallam..

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  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Full Itinerary

Kailasanathar Temple,Thingalur - Navagraha sthalam for Moon (Chandran)
  • One of the Devara Padal Petra Sthalams.
  • Kailasanathar Temple is considered as one of the Navagraha temples dedicated to Moon god (Chandran).
  • Thingal means moon.Monday is special day for workship. The main deities here are Kailasanadhar (Lord Shiva) and Periyanayagi (Goddess Parvati). it is here that Chndran prayed to Lord Siva and got his blessings. Chandran(Moon) is the Lord of Kadaga Rasi and he faces the South-East direction.
  • Thingalur Kailasanathar temple is noted for Anna Prasanam where the infant is fed rice for first time.
  • The special feature of the temple is that during the Tamil month of Puratasi (September – October) and Panguni (March-April), the moon rays fall directly on the presiding deity.

Abathsahyeswarar Temple,Alangudi - Navagraha Sthalam for Jupiter(Guru)
  • Lord Dakshinamurthy is one of the "Navagrahas" and is referred to the planet Jupiter, and Alangudi is the "Guru Stalam" dedicated to the planet Jupiter.
  • Legend has it that Alangudi is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison as emitted during the churning of the 'paarkadal' (Sea of milk). Hence the place is known as Alangudi, which literally mean ‘the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison’.
  • Alangudi is regarded as one of the Pancha Aranya Sthalas – Pancha-five, Aranya-forest covered).
  • It is one among the 276 "Padal Petra Sthalams"
  • This is the only temple where Lord Dakshinamurthy is taken in car procession.

Naganathar Temple,Thirunageswaram - Navagraha sthalam for Raghu
  • One of the devara padal petra sthalams.
  • The temple is counted as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Rahu.A unique feature of Naganatha Swamy temple is that Lord Rahu is seen with human face. While in other places, Lord Raaghu is worshipped with a serpent face.
  • The temple is another masterpiece which exhibits the Chola style of architecture. It is believed to have been built by Aditya Chola I in the 10th century A.D.
  • As per Hindu legend, the king of snakes, Adisesha did penace at this place, called Senbaranya Kshetram on account of the presence of large number of Senbaga trees. Shiva was pleased by the penance and appeared to him. Since Shiva gave a boon to the king of Serpents, he is called Naganathar.
  • The ablution of the image of Rahu during Rahukaalam with milk turning to blue colour in this temple is considered to be a miracle and attracts devotees from distant places. There is a local belief that the worship during morning, afternoon and evening needs to be performed at the three Nageswaran temples namely Nageswaran Temple, Tirunageswaram and Thirupampuram respectively.

Suriyanar Temple,Suriyanar Kovil - Navagraha Sthalam for Sun
  • The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Pratyusha Devi.
  • The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu. And also one of the 274 devara padal petra sthalams.
  • The temple is one of the few historic temples dedicated to Sun god and is also the only temple in Tamil Nadu which has separate shrines for all the planetary deities and all these eight shrines of the Navagrahas are arranged facing the shrine of Suryanar.
  • The speciality here is Sun God graces with His consorts in wedding form. He is not furious but calm and gracing.
  • It is stated in one of the inscriptions found in the temple that it was built in the reign of Kulottunga Choladeva (AD 1060-1118) and was called Kulottungachola-Marttandalaya.

Agniswarar Temple,Kanjanur - Navagraha Sthalam for Venus (Sukran)
  • The presiding deity is Sukra (Venus) and Friday is the day for Sukran and worship on Fridays is considered very special.
  • One of the Padal Petra Sthalams.
  • Agni is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the name Agneeswarar.There is no separate sannidhi (shrine) for Lord Sukra as Lord Shiva himself is believed to have incarnated as Venus here.
Pooja Details

Pooja details in Thingalur Kailasanathar Temple
  • Anna Prasanam function is celebrated by people on Ashwini, Mrigasheersha, Uthiram, Swati, Tiruvonam, Sadayam and Revathi star days during the Chandra Hora time ( Horas are specific times each day showing good and bad times – Chandra Hora is one of the best time in the day). Before feeding the child with rice (Annaprasana) the child is shown the moon and a cow, thus bringing the blessings of Jaladevadha (water God) and Oushadhi Devadha (God of medicines). It is believed that Jaladevadha would protect the child from cold, fever etc. and even if it so happens it would be cured by the Oushadhi Devatha.
  • The special offerings offered to moon god are Oleander flowers, cloths of white color, and raw rice mixed with jiggery and paddy.

Pooja details in Alangudi Abathsahyeswarar Temple
  • Special abishek and pujas are conducted in the Abathsahayeswarar temple for Guru Dakshinamurthy of Thursday in the month of Masi –February-March.
  • Masi Thursday is considered very important for Guru worship. This day has greater significance in Jupiter-Guru related issues than his transit days from one zodiac sign to the next each year.
  • People's whose Birth star sign is Punarvasu Nakshatra have to visit Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar temple - Alangudi in Tamil Nadu twice in an year or atleast once in an year.
  • Yellow color garment and chick pea (konda kadalai) are offered to bring happiness to a Guru devotee. It is believed that students, in order to excel in education, can offer kondakadalai garland (chick pea is soaked in water and made as a garland) to Lord Guru. Large numbers of devotees throng here during Guru Peyarchi, that is when Jupiter transits between zodiac signs.
  • New Moon Day (Ammavasai), Full Moon Day (pournami), Guruhorai, Days falling on stars like punarpoosam, Visagam and Pooratathi are very auspicious for Sri Guru Bhagavan. Offering prayers on these days are more special.

Pooja details in Thirunageswaram Naganathar Temple
  • Rahu Bhagwan is said to be the cause for one's good position, status, business, faithfulness, winning over opposition, to travel overseas, and for mantra power. It is believed that by doing Milk abishekam here for Rahu during Rahu kalam (period of 1 and 1/2 hours occurring every day) the delay in getting married, childlessness, trouble some married life, ill-effects of Kalasarpa Dhosha (affliction), Kalasthra Dhosha and, Sarpa Dhosha are all cured.
  • Offering of black color cloth and urad dal is practiced here. Mantharai flower is specially offered to Lord Raghu.

Pooja details in Suriyanar Kovil Suriyanar Temple
  • It is believed that those who are facing any adverse planetary problems should place their prayers first in Tirumangalakudi Prananatheshwarar temple before proceeding to Suryanar koil.
  • Malefic effects due to Dasa bukthi and gochara will be nullified by worshipping here. Also, obstacles and hardship due to Sade Sathi(7 1⁄2 years long period of Saturn (Shani)), Ashtama Shani and Janma Shani will be resolved by offering worship at the temple for two months.
  • Offerings made to Lord Suriyanar are Wheat and Red colour cloth.
  • Devotees perform a ritual called Nadi Pariharam, Navagraha Homas and Surya Archana. They also perform with sugar pudding (Sarkarai pongal) which is considered very important here. They do abishek and archana to the planets as prescribed. They also offer wheat, jaggery and their farm yields equal to their weight – a ritual called Tulabaram.
  • Pradarshanam procedure is very different from other temples. Here we are supposed to do in anticlockwise direction and then in clockwise direction and there are sign boards in temples to guide the devotees.

Pooja details in Kanjanur Agniswarar Temple
  • Kanjanur is the temple for performing "Kalathira Dosha Pariharam" for Lord sukiran.
  • Lord Sukran is offered white Lotus, white cloth, mochai kottai (common bean) and aththi (fig) to alleviate problems caused by Sukra dosham.
  • Shukra Dasha which remains active in a person’s horoscope for 20 years, this is the longest dasha among all planets. This dasha is believed to give more wealth, fortune and luxury to a person’s life if they have Shukra positioned well in their horoscope.

Vaitheeswaran Koil- Navagraha sthalam for Mangala(Mars)
  • One of the devara Padal Petra Sthalams.
  • Shiva is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran or the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases.
  • One of the nine planets, Angaraka (Mars), suffered from leprosy and was cured by Vaidhyanathaswamy and from then on it is treated as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Angaraka and Tuesdays are the best days to offer poojas.
  • According to scriptures, worshipping Lord facing west brings the devotee the benefit of worshipping in 1000 Shiva temples. Both Lord Aadhi Vaidyanatha in the entrance of the temple and the presiding deity Vaidyanatha are facing west.

Swetharanyeswarar Temple,Thiruvenkadu - Navagraha Sthalam for Mercury(Bhudan)
  • 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 one of the Navagraha Temples.
  • The presiding deity is Lord Shiva as Swedharanyeshwarar and unique feature about this temple is that the image of Lord Shiva has five faces, Easanam, Tatpurusham, Aghoram, Vamadevam and Sadyojatam.

Naganathar Temple,Kilperumpallam - Navagraha Sthala for Kethu
  • Keezhperumpallam is also called as Vanagiri and presiding deity is Lord Naganathar. There is a separate sanctum for the special deity Sri Kethu Baghawan and is one among the Navagraha Stalams.
  • Planet Kethu with his serpent head and human body is facing west on his Simha (lion) seat with folded hands worshipping Lord Shiva. He is the authority for wisdom.

Dharbaranyeeswarar Temple,Thirunallar-Navagraha Sthalam For Saturn(Shani)
  • One of the devara Padal petra sthalams.
  • This is the only temple that is dedicated to Lord Shani (Saneeswaran, in Tamil). Whenever (planet) Saturn transits from one zodiac sign to another (an occurrence roughly every 2.5 years), millions throng this shrine for worship.
  • The legendary King Nala is said to have been relieved of his afflictions caused by the malefic influence of Saturn, after worship in this temple. Of the numeroustheertams (sacred bathing places), the Nala theertam is the most important one. It is believed that by bathing here, one washes off all kinds of misfortunes and afflictions caused by one's past of karmas.
  • “PACHAI PADHIGAM” sung by the great saint Thirugnanasambhandar in this temple is very famous one.
Pooja Details

Pooja details in Vaitheeswaran Koil
  • People pray here for remedy from various ailments, boils, pimples and scars. They get the special oil from the temple and apply them on the body. As this is the place where Danvantri Siddha attained Samadhi, people pray here for relief from various ailments.
  • Devotees offer punugu a cosmetic paste, borneol (pachai Karpooram in Tamil) sandal, lime, rosewater and flowers to Lord Muthukumarswami for the Arthajama puja with milk rice nivedhana. They perform abishek with sandal and offer sari for Mother Thaiyal Nayaki.
  • Devotees take a holy dip in the temple tank before worshipping Vaitheeswaran in the temple. It is also a local belief that dissolving jaggery in the waters cures skin diseases.
  • Mavilaku ma (litting lamp in rice cakes) is a form of worship practised.
  • The holy soil rounded with ash (called Thiruchandu Urundai) is treated as medicine and believed to cure all the diseases.
  • Another medicine given is chandan (sandalwood powder) with saffron. It is a practice to purchase silver-plated images of body parts to put in the Hundi (vessel for offering) to fix ailments one might be having.

Pooja details in Thiruvenkadu Swetharanyeswarar Temple
  • Among Nine Planets ( Navagraha), Budhan is said to bestow wisdom and intellect. . Offering puja to Bhuda Bhagavan on Wednesdays is believed to rectify Bhuda Dhosham.
  • Those who visit Thiruvengadu will find relief from puthira dosham, difficulties in studies, mental instability, and nervous disorders. Knowledge, music, astrology, math, sculpting, medicine, language skills are the beneficial aspects of Bhudan.
  • One can do all the karmas here, that is supposed to be done in kasi.
  • Bathing in these tanks and worshipping the Lord here for one "mandalam" (45 days) is believed to relieve couples from problems related to childbirth.
  • The special offerings offered to Mercury god are Moong dal and cloths of green color.

Pooja details in Kilaperumpallam Naganathar Temple
  • Those facing some adverse aspects of this planet, pray first to Lord Naganatha and Kethu with red flowers, offering cloth of multi color and horsegram rice – Kollu sadham – as nivedhana and light seven deepas.
  • Those suffering from gastric troubles, neurological set backs, lacking courage and those aspiring progress in trade and undertakings, seeking unity and prosperity in family and longevity and welfare of succeeding generations pray to Lord Naganathaswami and planet Kethu. They perform milk abishek on their birth star days with nivedhana and offer vastras in different colours.
  • Pujas are performed to planet Kethu at Rahukalas and Yemakanda Kala times. These times come 90 minutes every day. There will be 16 types of abishek and homas with a nivedhana made of gram powder, salt and pepper in rice. Vastras are offered in different colours.
  • They light lamps with gingely oil. The nivedhana should be distributed in the temple to visitors and should not be taken home.

Pooja details in Thirunallar Dharbaranyeeswarar Temple
  • Lord Saneeswaran is attired in black colour and the grain associated with him is sesame seeds , the flower - vanni and blue kuvalai ; fabric - black cloth; gem - neelam (blue sapphire); food - rice mixed with sesame powder are offered during pooja.
  • Devotees offer an iron Pan ('bandly') filled with gingely oil to a Brahmin inside the temple premises as Shani pariharam.
  • Archana and lighting gingely oil Dheepam and chanting Sani Moola Manthrams are also considered very effective pariharams during the period of Shani Dhosha.
  • Pilgrims also perform Navagraha Shanti Homas (a Pooja to satisfy and calm down the anger of the planets).
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