I give below, for the benefit of devotees, the navagraha sthothras which when recited daily, will protect the devotee from the evils of malefic planets. The English translations are given at the end.
Javaa Kusum Sankaasham Kashyapeyam Maha Dhyutim
Tamo Arim Sarv Paapghnam Pranato-smi Divakaram
japaakusumasankaashaM kaashyapeyaM mahadyutimh
tamoariM sarvapaapaghnaM praNatoasmi divaakaramh
japa kusuma-sankarsam kasyapeyam maha-dyutim
tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranato smi divakaram
I pray to the Sun, the day-maker, destroyer of
all sins, the enemy of darkness, of great
brilliance, the descendent of Kaashyapa, the
one who shines like the japaa flower..
Dadhi Shankha Tushaa-rabham Khseero Darnava Sambhavam
Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhor Mukut Bhooshanam
namaami shashinaM somaM shambhormukuTabhuushhaNamh
namami sasinam somam sambhor mukuta-bhusanam
I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds
or a white shell, who arose from the ocean
of milk, who has a hare on him, Soma, who
is the ornament of Shiva's hair.
Dharanee Garbha Sambhootam Vidyut Kaanti Sam-prabham
Kumaram Shakti Hastam Tam Mangalam Pranamamyam Ham
kumaaraM shaktihastaM cha maNgalaM praNamaamyahamh
kumaram sakti-hastam ca mangalam pranamamy aham
I pray to Mars, born of Earth, who shines
with the same brilliance as lightning, the
young man who carries a spear.
Priyangu Kalika Shyaamam Roopena Pratimam Budham
Soumyam Soumya Guno Petam Tam Budham Pranamamyam Ham
priyaNhgukalikaashyaamaM ruupeNaapratimaM budhamh
saumyaM saumyaguNopetaM taM budhaM praNamaamyahamh
priyangava-gulikasyam rupena pratimambudam
saumyam saumya-gunopetam tam budham pranamamy aham
I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet,
of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable
Deva-naam cha Rishi Naam cha Gurum kaanchan Sambhavam
Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namaami Brihaspatim
devaanaaM cha RishhiiNaaM cha gurumchanasa.nnibhamh
buddhibhuutaM trilokeshaM taM namaami bRihaspatimh
devanam ca rsinam ca gurum kancana-sannibham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesam tam namami brhaspatim
I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and
rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the
Him Kundaa Mrina-laabham Daitya-naam Paramam Gurum
Sarv Shastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavem Pranamaamyam Ham
himakundamRiNaalaabhaM daityaanaaM paramaM gurumh
sarvashaastrapravaktaaraM bhaargavaM praNamaamyahamh
hima-kunda-mrnalabham daityanam paramam gurum
sarva-sastra-pravaktaram bhargavam pranamamy aham
I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of
demons, promulgator of all learning, he who
shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine
Neelanjan Samaabhasam Ravi Putram Yama agrajam
Chaaya Martand Sambhootam Tam Namaami Shanaischa-ram
niilaanjanasamaabhaasaM raviputraM yamaagrajamh
chhaayaamaartaNDasaMbhuutaM taM namaami shanaishcharamh
nilanjana-samabhasam ravi-putram yamagrajam
chaya-martanda-sambhutam tam namami sanaiscaram
I pray to Saturn, the slow moving, born of
Shade and Sun, the elder brother of Yama,
the offspring of Sun, he who has the
appearance of black collyrium.
Ardha Kaaya Mahaa Veeryam Chandra- Aditya Vimarda-nam
Simhika Garbha Sambhootam Tam Rahum Pranamaamya-ham
ardhakaayaM mahaaviiryan chandraadityavimardanamh
sinhikaagarbhasaMbhuutaM taM raahuM praNamaamyahamh
ardha-kayam mahm-viryam candraditya-vimardanam
simhika-garbha-sambhutam tam rahum pranamamy aham
I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great
bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun,
born of Simhikaa.
Palaash Pushpa Sankaasham Taraka Graha Mastakam
Roudram Roudraa-tmakam Ghoram Tam Ketum Pranamaamya-ham
palaashapushhpasa nkaashaM taarakaagrahamastakamh
raudraM raudraatmakaM ghoraM taM ketuM praNamaamyahamh
raudram raudratmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamamy aham
I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of
Palaasha flower, the head of stars and planets,
fierce and terrifying.
iti vyaasamukhodgiitaM yaH paThetsusamaahitaH
divaa vaa yadi vaa raatrau vighna shaantirbhavishhyati
Those who read the song sung by VyAsa,
will be joyous, sovereign and powerful,
and will succeed in appeasing obstacles,
occurring by day or by night.
naranaariinRipaaNaaM cha bhavedduHsvapnanaashanamh
aishvaryamatulaM teshhaamaarogyaM pushhTivardhanam
Bad dreams of men, women and kings alike
will be destroyed and they will be endowed
with unparalleled riches, good health and
gRihanakshatrajaaH piiDaastaskaraagnisamud hbhavaaH .
taaH sarvaaH prashamaM yaanti vyaaso bruute na sanshayaH
All the pain, devastation caused by
fire planets and stars will be of
the past, so spoke VyAsa, emphatically.
iti shriivyaasavirachitaM navagrahastotraM saMpuurNamh
iti navagraha stotrani
Thus ends the song of praise of the
nine planets composed by VyAsa.
TWO-LINE PRAYER FOR ALL THE NINE PLANETS
Brahma- Muraari-s- Tripuraant-kaari, Bhanu, Shashi, Bhoomi-Suto
Budha-scha Guru-s-cha Shukra Shani Rahu Ketavah Kuruvantu Sarve
I pray to the Sun, the day-maker, destroyer of all sins, the enemy of darkness, of great brilliance, the descendent of Kaashyapa, the one who shines like the japaa flower.
I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds or a white shell, who arose from the ocean of milk, who has a hare on him, Soma, who is the ornament of Shiva's hair.
Mars (Kuja -Ankarakan)
I pray to Mars, born of Earth, who shines with the same brilliance as lightning, the young man who carries a spear.
I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet, of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable.
I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the three worlds.
I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of demons, promulgator of all learning, he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.
I pray to Saturn, the slow moving, born of Shade and Sun, the elder brother of Yama, the offspring of Sun, he who has the appearance of black collyrium.
I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun, born of Simhikaa.
I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of Palaasha flower, the head of stars and planets, fierce and terrifying.
(Translations by Dr. Vidhyanath Rao and Dr. Srinivas Kalyanaraman
Aarokyam pradhathu noh dinakara
Let us pray to Lord Surya who bestows well-being and health
Chandra or Moon is a lovable God - Pleasing to the children as well as elders, universally appealing to everyone whatever may be the religion.
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.
Gayathri Sthothram And Soundarya
Navagraha - Dhyanam,
Form of Gods & Goddesses represents
Colours of clothes worn on the Idols
Ravi -----Lord ShivA---Golden yellow
Budhan---form of Vishnu---Green
Shukra---Lakshmi----Colourful (mixed colours with white)
Rahu---Durga,Parvathy---Sarparaaja (Snake god)---Light Blue
Ketu---Ganesh,Bhadrakaali---Orangish Red or Mixed Colours
Ravi---Maanikyam or Ruby
Budhan---Maragtham green or Emerald
Guru----Pushyaragam or yellow sapphire
Rahu---Gomedhak or Hessonite
Ketu----Vaidooryam or cat's Eye
Multiple powers of Navaratna Stones or Gems
1-Ruby (for sun)--gives name, fame, vigour, virtue and the capacity to command
2-Pearl (for moon)---strengthens mental faculties calms emotions and Increases Peace of mind.
3-Red Coral (for mars)---person becomes courageous
4-Emerald (for mercury)---Improves memory, communication and best gem for eyes and nervous system.
5-Yellow Saphire (for Jupiter)---Widely used to enhance financial status, gets plenty of wealth, good health, name & fame.
6-Diamond (for Venus)---The Person has a luxurious life, enhances the name, fame.
7-Blue Sapphire (for Saturn)---It counter acts enviousness from others & keep away evil. It also restores lost wealth & prosperity.
8-Hessonite or Gomedhak (for Rahu0---Protects from sudden misfortunes. It averts stomach ailments, disaster & evil spirits.
9-Cats Eye (for Ketu)---Protects its wearer from hidden enemies, dangers and diseases best gem for share business and other risks.
USE OF GEMS AS BIRTH STONES AND PLANETARY STONES
MONTH AND ZODIAC SIGN (RASHI)
PLANETARY GEM STONES(Lucky Birth-stones)
1-AQUARIUS (Kumbh)Jan 21- Feb 21
RAHUmoon's ascending node
2-PISCES (MEEN)Feb 22- Mar 21
3-ARIES (MESHA)Mar 22- April 20
RUBY or RED CORAL
4-TAURUS (Vrisha)Apr 21- May 21
DIAMOND or WHITE SAPPHIRE
5-GEMINI (Mithuna)May 22- June 21
6-CANCER (Karka)June 22 - July 22
7-LEO (Simha)July 23 - Aug 22
8-VIRGO (Kanya)Aug 23- Sep 22
9-LIBRA (Tula)Sep 23-Oct 23
DIAMOND or WHITE SAPPHIRE
10-SCORPIO (Vrischika)Oct 24- Nov 21
RUBY orRED CORAL
11-SAGITTARIUS (Dhanu) Nov 22-Dec 21
12-CAPRICORN (Makar) Dec 22-Jan