9 Navagraha Temples of Tamilnadu

Navagraha Temples in Tamilnadu are the 9 temples dedicated to Navagrahas – the nine celestial planets of Hindu astronomy. These nine Navagraha temples are located near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Each of these Navagraha shrines is situated in a different village, and is dedicated to one of the 9 Navagrahas. That is, the first temple Sooriyanar Kovil is dedicated to Lord Surya, while the second temple Thingaloor Chandra Navagrahastalam is dedicated to Lord Chandra likewise. However, an interesting aspect is that majority of the temples enshrine Lord Shiva as the primary deity.

9 Navagraha Temples of Tamilnadu

Among these 9 temples, Suryanar Temple, dedicated to Lord Surya, is the only temple where Lord Surya is worshipped as the principal deity. This temple is dedicated to the Sun God and all the remaining 8 Grahas – Chandra (Moon), Chevvaai or Mangal (Mars), Budhan (Mercury), Guru or Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu and Kethu.  Below is the list of 9 temples dedicated to Navagraha Planets.

Navagraha Temples and Their Location 

1) Suriyanar Koil of Sun God   

Suriyanar Temple is dedicated to Hindu Sun God and is situated 3 km from Aduthurai, which is on the Kumbakonam - Mayiladuthurai Road in Tamil Nadu. More Info about Suriyanar Temple here

2) Thingaloor Temple  

Thingaloor Kailasanathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Chandra or Moon God and is situated 1.5 km from Thirupayhanam, on the Kumbakonam - Thiruvayyaru Road. Read more about Thingaloor Chandra Temple here

3) Vaitheeswaran Kovil   

Vaitheeswaran Temple is dedicated to Angaraka (Sewai or Chowa) and is situated 4 km from Mayiladuthurai, on the Chidambaram Road. Read More here

4) Thiruvenkadu Temple   

Thiruvenkadu Swetharanyeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Budha and is situated 10 km south-east of Sirkali. Read More here

5) Alangudi Temple   

Alangudi Abathsahayeswarar Temple is dedicated to Brihaspati (Guru or Vyazhan or Planet Jupiter) and is about 15 km from Kumbakonam on the way to Needamangalam. Read More about Temple here

6) Kanjanoor Temple   

Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple is dedicated to Sukran (Velli or Planet Venus) and is located at an interior village on the Mayiladuthurai - Kathiramangalam Road. Read More here

7) Thirunallar Temple   

Thirunallar Darbaranyeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shani (Sani or Saturn) and is located 5 km on the way to Peralam - Karaikkal. Read More here

8) Thirunageswaram Temple   

Thirunageswaram Naganathaswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Rahu and is situated about 7 km from
Kumbakonam - Karaikkal Road. Read More here

9) Keezhperumpallam Temple   

Keezhperumpallam Temple is dedicated to Lord Kethu and is situated near Poompuhar on the Mayiladuthurai - Poompuhar Road. Read More here


10 comments:

  1. Good Day.
    Do we need to cover all the nine temples on the same day?
    How much time is required to cover all the nine temples?
    Which is the centrally located place to stay to cover all nine temples?
    Is there any good hotels in a centrally located place?
    How much is the distance in Kim's from the centrally located place to cover all 9 temples?
    Which is the nearest railway station?
    Any tour operator undertake such tour?
    Temple darshan timings?
    Kind regards. Subramanian

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    1. The temples are within a distance of 10 km. All The temples can be visited in 1 day but looking at the stone carvings and the dedication in which the temples have been made, it will make one spend more time to be in the temple.
      The temples will close around 4 pm, Hence you have to start early in the day.

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    2. Please let me know the address to reach the all the temples...from Mumbai

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  2. Respected Sir,
    Thank you very much for your kind Co-Operation and Help
    Lord 9 Nava graha Temple visit very good inforamation.Pray for godbless all of us.
    Thanksand regards
    V. GIRIDHARAN
    09.02.2014
    INDIA

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  3. Dear Sir,
    Namaskar
    Very Nice day
    Thanks for information Lord 9 Navagraha Temple
    V. GIRIDHARAN

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  4. Dear sir
    im curios as why all navagraha temples are near to kumbakonam.any particular reason for having all navagraha temples at one place.pls reply

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  5. Pls let me know why all navagraha temples are built at one place.

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    1. It was all under the rule of Chola's territory

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  6. That's good question... Why all the 9 planet templates are located in and around kumbakonam ?

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  7. It was great reading your blog post. Kumbakonam is a beautiful temple town, set between the tranquil waters of river Cauvery and Arasalar. It is famous for religious significance for Hindus. You can check out many other places to visit in kumbakonam..

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