HINDU GODS

June 02, 2008

Navagraha Stotram

Om Namasivaya

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.
SUN
Javaa Kusum Sankaasham Kashyapeyam Maha Dhyutim
Tamo Arim Sarv Paapghnam Pranato-smi Divakaram

Sanskrit:
japaakusumasankaashaM kaashyapeyaM mahadyutimh
tamoariM sarvapaapaghnaM praNatoasmi divaakaramh
Pronunciation:
japa kusuma-sankarsam kasyapeyam maha-dyutim
tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranato smi divakaram
Translation:
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..


MOON
Dadhi Shankha Tushaa-rabham Khseero Darnava Sambhavam
Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhor Mukut Bhooshanam


Sanskrit:
dadhishaNkhatushhaaraabhaM kshiirodaarNavasaMbhavamh
namaami shashinaM somaM shambhormukuTabhuushhaNamh
Pronunciation:
dadhi-sankha-tusarabham ksirodarnava-sambhavam
namami sasinam somam sambhor mukuta-bhusanam
Translation:
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
Dharanee Garbha Sambhootam Vidyut Kaanti Sam-prabham
Kumaram Shakti Hastam Tam Mangalam Pranamamyam Ham


Sanskrit:
dharaNiigarbhasaMbhuutaM vidyutkaantisamaprabhamh
kumaaraM shaktihastaM cha maNgalaM praNamaamyahamh
Pronunciation:
dharani-garbha-sambhutam vidyut-kanti-samaprabhamh
kumaram sakti-hastam ca mangalam pranamamy aham
Translation:
I pray to Mars, born of Earth, who shines
with the same brilliance as lightning, the
young man who carries a spear.


MERCURY
Priyangu Kalika Shyaamam Roopena Pratimam Budham
Soumyam Soumya Guno Petam Tam Budham Pranamamyam Ham


Sanskrit:
priyaNhgukalikaashyaamaM ruupeNaapratimaM budhamh
saumyaM saumyaguNopetaM taM budhaM praNamaamyahamh
Pronunciation:
priyangava-gulikasyam rupena pratimambudam
saumyam saumya-gunopetam tam budham pranamamy aham
Translation:
I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet,
of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable


JUPITER
Deva-naam cha Rishi Naam cha Gurum kaanchan Sambhavam
Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namaami Brihaspatim


Sanskrit:
devaanaaM cha RishhiiNaaM cha gurumchanasa.nnibhamh
buddhibhuutaM trilokeshaM taM namaami bRihaspatimh
Pronunciation:
devanam ca rsinam ca gurum kancana-sannibham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesam tam namami brhaspatim
Translation:
I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and
rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the
three worlds.


VENUS
Him Kundaa Mrina-laabham Daitya-naam Paramam Gurum
Sarv Shastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavem Pranamaamyam Ham

Sanskrit:
himakundamRiNaalaabhaM daityaanaaM paramaM gurumh
sarvashaastrapravaktaaraM bhaargavaM praNamaamyahamh
Pronunciation:
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


SATURN
Neelanjan Samaabhasam Ravi Putram Yama agrajam
Chaaya Martand Sambhootam Tam Namaami Shanaischa-ram


Sanskrit:
niilaanjanasamaabhaasaM raviputraM yamaagrajamh
chhaayaamaartaNDasaMbhuutaM taM namaami shanaishcharamh
Pronunciation:
nilanjana-samabhasam ravi-putram yamagrajam
chaya-martanda-sambhutam tam namami sanaiscaram
Translation:
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.

RAHU
Ardha Kaaya Mahaa Veeryam Chandra- Aditya Vimarda-nam
Simhika Garbha Sambhootam Tam Rahum Pranamaamya-ham

Sanskrit:
ardhakaayaM mahaaviiryan chandraadityavimardanamh
sinhikaagarbhasaMbhuutaM taM raahuM praNamaamyahamh
Pronunciation:
ardha-kayam mahm-viryam candraditya-vimardanam
simhika-garbha-sambhutam tam rahum pranamamy aham
Translation:
I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great
bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun,
born of Simhikaa.


KETU
Palaash Pushpa Sankaasham Taraka Graha Mastakam
Roudram Roudraa-tmakam Ghoram Tam Ketum Pranamaamya-ham


Sanskrit:
palaashapushhpasa nkaashaM taarakaagrahamastakamh
raudraM raudraatmakaM ghoraM taM ketuM praNamaamyahamh
Pronunciation:
palasa-puspa-sankasam taraka-graha-mastakam
raudram raudratmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamamy aham
Translation:
I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of
Palaasha flower, the head of stars and planets,
fierce and terrifying.

Closing Hymn
Sanskrit:
iti vyaasamukhodgiitaM yaH paThetsusamaahitaH
divaa vaa yadi vaa raatrau vighna shaantirbhavishhyati
Translation:
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.
Sanskrit:
naranaariinRipaaNaaM cha bhavedduHsvapnanaashanamh
aishvaryamatulaM teshhaamaarogyaM pushhTivardhanam
Translation:
Bad dreams of men, women and kings alike
will be destroyed and they will be endowed
with unparalleled riches, good health and
enhancing nourishment.
Sanskrit:
gRihanakshatrajaaH piiDaastaskaraagnisamud hbhavaaH .
taaH sarvaaH prashamaM yaanti vyaaso bruute na sanshayaH
Translation:
All the pain, devastation caused by
fire planets and stars will be of
the past, so spoke VyAsa, emphatically.
Sanskrit:
iti shriivyaasavirachitaM navagrahastotraM saMpuurNamh
iti navagraha stotrani
Translation:
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
Mam Suprabhatam
Translations
Sun (Soorya-Ravi)
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.
Moon (Chandra)
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.
Mercury (Budhan)
I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet, of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable.
Jupiter (Guru)
I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the three worlds.
Venus (Sukran)
I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of demons, promulgator of all learning, he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.
Saturn (Sani)
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.
Rahu
I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun, born of Simhikaa.
Kethu
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


Navagraha -

The Nine planets could be complimentary or inimical to an individual. The navagraha could give harmony or misery to the individual as per its movements. One has to do Shanthis or Parikaras (propitiatory actions to counter the ill effects) for the particular planet (s) and its/their Lords (Gods); such direct appeals to the concerned planets and their Lords will give quick and timely results. The Navagraha Sthothram, given below, is so powerful, it appeals to all the planets and safeguards the reciter from any planetary ill effects.
Aarokyam pradhathu noh dinakara

Chandroh yaso nirmalam

Bhoodim bhoomisudha sudham sudhanaya

Pragnam gurur gowravm kanya

Komala vaak vilasa madhulam

Mandho mudham saravadha

Ragur bhahoopala virodha samanam

Ketu kulasyonidham
Let us pray to Lord Surya who bestows well-being and health

Let us pray to Lord Chandra to bestow eminence and recognition

Let us pray to Lord Kuja to bestow opulence and prosperity

Let us pray to Lord Bhudhan to bless us with astuteness and wisdom

Let us pray to Lord Guru for knowledge and good judgment

Let us pray to Lord Shukra for graciousness and enhancement

Let us pray to Lord Shanishwara for harmony and contentment

Let us pray to Lord Rahu for vigour and valour

Let us pray to Lord Ketu for progeny, kith and kin


Surya or Sun is the most powerful living God - whom everyone can see, perceive and pray. Though he is visible, he also has been presented in a variety of forms.

Lord of this planet is God Siva
Chandra or Moon is a lovable God - Pleasing to the children as well as elders, universally appealing to everyone whatever may be the religion.

Goddess Parvathi rules the planet.

Angaraka or Mars is regarded as a God of martial character, red in every aspect. Even the Romans held him as their Guru. He is the Son of Earth and is ruled by Lord Subramanya.

Budha or Mercury is considered as the greatest among the wise. This Devata bestows wisdom and wealth on his devotees.

He is ruled by Lord Maha Vishnu.

Brihaspati is the Guru (Jupiter). He results in a cure from ailments and helps one to ward off his/her sins and gives strength, valour, longevity, etc. He grants the boon of fatherhood to the childless, good education (Vidya).

He is ruled by Lord Dakshinamurthy.

Sukra or Venus is the bestower of long life, wealth, happiness, children, property and good education.

He is ruled by Goddess Mahalakshmi.
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.

He is ruled by Lord Yama.


Rahu is instrumental in strengthening one's power and converting even an enemy into a friend. He is ruled by Goddess Durga.Ketu brings prosperity to the devotee's family. He grants good health, wealth, cattle and all around prosperity.

He is ruled by Lord Ganesha and Indra.

Navagraha Shanthi Manthras,

Sriganeshadhyanam
Navagraha-Dhyanam
Gayathri Sthothram And Soundarya
Lahari
Navagraha - Dhyanam,
Gurupreethi
Sanaicharapreethi
Navagraha Prarthana


Grahas
Form of Gods & Goddesses represents
Colours of clothes worn on the Idols
Ravi -----Lord ShivA---Golden yellow
Chandran (Moon0---Durga---White
Kujan---Subrahmanya---Red
Budhan---form of Vishnu---Green
Guru---Vishnu---Yellow
Shukra---Lakshmi----Colourful (mixed colours with white)
Shani---Hanuman,Shaastha (Ayyappa)---Black
Rahu---Durga,Parvathy---Sarparaaja (Snake god)---Light Blue
Ketu---Ganesh,Bhadrakaali---Orangish Red or Mixed Colours


Navagraha stones or planetary gems
Ravi---Maanikyam or Ruby
Chandran (Moon)---Pearl
Kujan----Red Coral
Budhan---Maragtham green or Emerald
Guru----Pushyaragam or yellow sapphire
Shukra----Diamond
Shani----Blue 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)
PLANET GRAHA(GRAHA)
PLANETARY GEM STONES(Lucky Birth-stones)
1-AQUARIUS (Kumbh)Jan 21- Feb 21
RAHUmoon's ascending node
HESSONITE (GOMEDHAK)
2-PISCES (MEEN)Feb 22- Mar 21
KETUmoon'sdescending node
CAT'S EYE
3-ARIES (MESHA)Mar 22- April 20
MARS(Mangal)
RUBY or RED CORAL
4-TAURUS (Vrisha)Apr 21- May 21
VENUS(Shukra)
DIAMOND or WHITE SAPPHIRE
5-GEMINI (Mithuna)May 22- June 21
MERCURY(Budh)
EMERALD
6-CANCER (Karka)June 22 - July 22
MOON (Chandra)
PEARL
7-LEO (Simha)July 23 - Aug 22
SUN(RAVI)
RUBY
8-VIRGO (Kanya)Aug 23- Sep 22
MERCURY(BUDH)
EMERALD
9-LIBRA (Tula)Sep 23-Oct 23
VENUS(Shukra)
DIAMOND or WHITE SAPPHIRE
10-SCORPIO (Vrischika)Oct 24- Nov 21
MARS(Mangal)
RUBY orRED CORAL
11-SAGITTARIUS (Dhanu) Nov 22-Dec 21
JUPITER(Brahaspati)
YELLOW SAPPHIRE(Pukhraj)
12-CAPRICORN (Makar) Dec 22-Jan
SATURNShani
BLUE SAPPHIRE


It is always advisable to consult a GEM - Consultant Gemologist (to test the quality of the Gems) before wearing planetary Gems.

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