Navagrahah Sthalas

Navagrahah Sthalas, the most auspicious and holy location where one can offer prayers to the nine planets, and considered to be the most important religious destination in Tamil Nadu state in South India. All these nine temples are located in a close circuit, in and around the famous temple town of Kumbakonam. Each of these temples are unique with special features in beliefs, rituals and traditions.

The temple structures are all attractive and architecturally marvelous. The locations are all picturesque and attractive. Apart from pilgrims, many tourists loving to enjoy the nature and its gifts prefer to visit Navagrahah Sthalas The name of the place itself means the location (Sthalas) of Nine Planets (Navagrahah). A pilgrimage tour to these nine temples has assured benefits in eliminating the wicked effects of the planets on the person's life, to strengthen the planetary influences for prosperity, to weaken the bad effects and bad influences of the planets on the well being of the person and also to understand the astronomical powers and importance of the planets in the day to day life of the human populaces.

The temples dedicated to nine planets are Vaitheeshwaran Koil Angaraka dedicated to Mars, Thiruvengadu dedicated to Mercury (Budhan), Kezhaperupalam dedicated to Kethu stands for descending node of Chandra- Moon), Thirunallar dedicated to Saturn (Sani), Kanjanoor dedicated to Venus (Sukran), Suriyanaar Koil dedicated to Sun (Surya), Thirunageshwaram dedicated to Raaghu (stands for the ascending node of Chandra - Moon), Thingaloor dedicated to Moon (Chandra) and Alangudi dedicated to Jupiter (Guru).

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