NAVAGRAHASA

9 PLANETS IN HINDU ASTROLOGY – NAVAGRAHASA

What are Vedic Planets?

Vedic astrology plays an important role in Hinduism. Like other ancient civilizations, Hindu culture has its own version of astronomy which is originated from Vedas. The 9 planets in Sanskrit are called navagrahasa have collective influence in one’s life. According to the Hindu astronomy, the navagrahasa positions at the time of a person’s birth help determine his potential in his life. The position influences the person’s happiness, success and all-round prosperity. It also causes positive and negative, good and bad effects. In case, the jatak has navagrahasa Dosha, it can be removed with specific Navgrah mantra jap, Navgrah puja, navagrahasa Homam or Yantra.

Out of those 9 grahas in astrology, seven are named after the planets in the Solar System and the rest two are actually demons who played trick to find place in the Grahas, they are Rahu & Ketu.

9 GRAH NAMES & THEIR GOOD OR BAD EFFECTS

Covering the 9 navagrahasas’ stories, good & bad effects, Dosha Niravana and many more aspects in one page is impossible. So, we have created sub-heads for them. If you want go through details of all Nakshatra, click their links…

SURYA (SUN)

During the birth of life in the earth, God Brahma cited a word “OM” and this word was the first step of creation of the Sun. There are many tales that signify ho

w the Sun is supreme from all the navagrahasas. According to Rigveda, the Sun has multiple names. It is also known as ‘Savita’, it means who has formed the world. As per astrology, Sun is the master of Leo (Sing Rashi) and to please the God, one should wear MANIKYA. He should donate jaggery, copper, gold, GEHU swatsa cow and red clothes to a pandit or br

ahman. There is a Vedic mantra to recite to please the God as per his devotion. There ar

e different positions of the Sun that determines YOG of a person for example, if a jatak has KARK LAGAN, in the 2 nd BHAW of the Sun there is effect of SASTHES SHANI OR RAHU, the jatak will become a doctor or has doctor YOG. Similarly, if the GURU and Sun in the SASTH BHAW, the jatak can suffer from any type of stomach problem. There are remedies to get over the SUN DOSHA.

CHANDRA (MOON)

According to Bhagvad Gita, Chandra is the child of Rishi Atri and Anusuya. The tale of Mata Anusuya is popular among Hindus. She was a PATIVARTA lady (de

voted to her husband) and the three Gods (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) came to her to examine her PATITW SHAKTI. They wanted Anushiya to feed them without clothes. Mata Anushiya accepted their challenge and turned the three Gods into kids to feed them without clo

thes. At that time, she wished to become a mother. The three Gods blessed her with 3 sons and among them, there was Chandrama. According to Jyotish Shastra, Silver is the main c

omponent of Chandra. He is primarily known for emotion (BHAVUKTA). He is devoted to beauty. From SHUKL PACH AKADASH to KRISHN PACH PACHAMI, Chandra is strong and pours Jatak with blessings. Whereas from PANCHAMI to AMAVASYA, Chandra is weak, pours with bad consequences.

MANGALA (MARS)

As per Hindu legends, Mangal is the son of Earth and Sun is its father and Chandra is its mother. There are several names of the Graha and among them it is

also known as KUNJ AND BHAUM. He is known as KUNJ because he is son of Earth. He separated from the Earth, therefore, called as BHAUM. Jatak who prays the God with his different names gets rid of debt. Jatak should wear copper or gold. The Munga gemstone should be worn. Today, people are talking lots about Mangal Dosha. There is hardly any astrologer who

can explain about the Dosha. This is the reason many AMANGALIK KUNDALI are categorized into MANGLIK. If a Jatak has a Mangal Dosh it can be removed with MANGLIK MILAN.

BUDHA (MERCURY)

Budha was born in GHANISHT NAKSHATRA YUKT DWADASHI. He is PITVARN and wears yellow clothes. He belongs to VAISHYAJATI. The incarnation of Budha is a

long tale. Budha is considered a knowledgeable God who played an important role in BHOTIK

GYAN which later famous as ATHAVRAVEDA. It holds knowledge of Economics, Math, Science, Skills and Business. Therefore, Budha is related Business. Hence it is considered a soft Gr

aha (planet). According to a tale in Mahabharata, King Manu married his daughter Eala with Budha after getting influenced with his sharp brain. Jatak who is born on Wednesday is wise, clever, like to live life in luxury and is a soft mind people. The Jatak has also pleasing personality. To please the Budha God, jatak can take fast in Budhashtami. If a jatak has a Budha Dosha, Jyotish Shastra has remedies to get over it.

BRIHASPATHI (JUPITER)

Brihaspathi is the son of Angiras. He is pioneer of all Gods. He has been

placed as a master or preacher. It is a fifth orbit planet. Due to its large size, it has been named as Brihaspathi. In the Vedic Shastra, Brihaspathi name comes in several Vedic Mantras. In the

navagrahasa mantra, his name is also associated with many other grahas. Brihaspathi is cons

idered SWAMI of Dhanu and Min Rashi. His MAHADASHA is for 16 years. For the Navgraha Shanti puja, the Jatak should fast on every AMAVSYA. He should wear yellow PUKHRAJ. Donate yellow clothes, haldi, yellow grains, books, gold etc. to a brahman.

SHUKRA

Brihaspathi is the son of Angiras. He is pioneer of all Gods. He has

 been placed as a master or preacher. It is a fifth orbit planet. Due to its large size, it has been namedas  Brihaspathi. In the Vedic Shastra, Brihaspathi name comes in several Vedic Mantras. In the navagrahasa mantra, his name is also associated with many other grahas. Brihaspat

hi is considered SWAMI of Dhanu and Min Rashi. His MAHADASHA is for 16 years. For the Navgraha Shanti puja, the Jatak should fast on every AMAVSYA. He should wear yellow PUKHRAJ. Donate yellow clothes, haldi, yellow grains, books, gold etc. to a brahman.

SHANI (SATURN)

Saturn is the 6 th graha from the Sun and is second in size after Brihaspati

(Jupiter). As per Hindu Mythology, Shani is the son of Surya. There are lots of misconceptions about the God Shani. Many people pray him out of fear. They feel that Shani can bereaso

n of sorrow and death. But the truth is that Shani is the only planet that can give you relief from the death and birth, called Moksha. He does justice with every person. He is the SWAMI of two Zodiac signs- Makar and Kumbh. Jatak can appease Shani Dev by praying him on Saturday.

RAHU

Rahu is paired with Ketu and is considered inauspicious like Ketu. When

Rahu is malefic in one’s chart he may suffer from a lot of mental stress and misunderstandings. Health problems like allergies and mental illusions etc. Rahu Dosha can beera

dicated with the help of Navgraha Yantra, mantra and some Vidhanam.

KETU

As per the tale of Mahabharata, during the SAMUNDRA MATHAN, to get

he “AMRIT RAS” or Immortality, a demon tried to disguise Gods and stood in the queue to get AMRIT. But Chandra and Surya recognize him and informed Vishnu about this. Quickly, Vishnu cut his head. The head turned into Rahu and the rest body was called Ketu. The last navagrahasa is counted under demon grahas. A jatak who is born during AADRA, ASHLESHA or Ketu is against him, hislife may be in danger.

ELEMENTS OF NAVAGRAHASA

The nine planets in astrology have different elements or TATVA.

Elements Navagrha
Fire Sun, Mars & ketu
Water Moon & Venus
Earth Mercury
Air Saturn & Rahu
Space Jupiter

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