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Navagraha Yatra, Tamil Nadu | The celestial abodes

Legend

Mythology describes that Sage Kalava who was suffering from leprosy prayed to the Navagrahas. The planets pleased with his devotion, granted his wish of being cured from the disease. However, Brahma, angry at the fact that the planets had no power to give boons, cursed the nine planets to suffer from leprosy. The Navagrahas apologised and on Brahma's direction paid penance to Lord Shiva. The Lord pleased with them blessed that the devotees would ...View more

Purpose

The Navagrahs are believed to greatly influence a person's fortunes. The adverse effects of these Grahas can cause ill-effects to a person's life. Visiting the temples and extending offerings are believed to alleviate the detrimental effects caused by the Grahas.

Yatra Preparations

Some people believe that the whole journey of 9 temples should be done in one day. There are others who believe that the darshan should be done in a more time consuming but traditional sequence.
Most of the travel packages are based on covering the temples according to geographical route. Zero in a package that would cater to your needs.                                                            
Most of the offerings are available around the temples. However, most devotees bring blouse pieces, grains and gem stones in accordance with the preference of the Graha.
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Area Covered

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Language spoken :- Tamil

Auspicious Days

Each graha has a preferential day to visit its shrine. The seven days of the week are believed to be ruled by the Navagrahas, namely Monday by Chandra, Tuesday by Angaraka, Wednesday by Budhan, Thursday by Guru, Friday by Sukran and Saturday by Sani. Rahu and Kethu do not have separate days, but both are said to rule 1.5 hours each, every day.

Best time to Travel

The Navagraha temples are open throughout the year and can be visited any time. However the scorching summers can be best avoided. It is advisable to travel during the winter months when the weather is pleasant.

Darshan Info Clock Duration

2-3 days from Chennai

All the temples included in the Navagraha yatra can be reached by a combination of rail and road.

Pilgrimaide Travel Package Details

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Navagraha Yatra can be planned for 1 Day or 1 Night /2 Days.

Package starts from Chennai, Bengaluru or Kumbhakonam as per your demand.

From Kumbhakonam, trip is from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

First to  Vaitheeswaran temple to have the blessings from the Lord Ankaragan (Sevvai) and then Thiruvengadu for Budhan, Keelaperumpallam for Kethu, Thirunallaru for Sani (Saturn) and then return back to Kumbakonam. Overnight Stay at Kumbakonam. After the breakfast drive to Thirunageswaram to worship the Lord Rahu for serpent and then Alangudi for Guru, Suriyanar temple for powerful surya , the Sun God and finally to Kanchanoor for Lord Sukhran. In the evening have a visit to Swamimalai dedicated to Lord Muruga (the holy abode among six).  Drive from Kumbakonam to Trichy for your departure.

Travel Method

All the temples included in the Navagraha yatra can be reached by a combination of rail and road.

Crowd Expected

Since the temples are open throughout the year, there is not too much crowd on regular days. However, crowds can be expected on the special days for the Grahas and on festivals.

Festivals

Each graha has a preferential day to visit its shrine. The seven days of the week are believed to be ruled by the Navagrahas, such as Monday by Moon, Tuesday by Mars, Wednesday by Mercury, Thursday by Jupiter, Friday by Venus and Saturday by Saturn. Rahu and Kethu do not have separate days, but both are said to rule 1.5 hours each, every day.

Must Haves

Light cotton clothing can be used through the journey. Devotees are advised to wear clean and traditional clothing. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu.
Most of the temples are in the vicinities of towns. Still, it is recommended to carry dehydration salt packets, water bottles, light snacks, sunscreen, first aid kit etc.

Health Awarness

Most of the temples have good medical facilities in the vicinities. But it is always advisable to carry any special medications that you might need.

Climate

The summers in Tamil Nadu are scorching hot with the temperatures in high thirties. Monsoons during June-Sept, bring relief from the heat. The months from Oct-Feb are pleasant with temperatures in the mid twenties and is the best season to visit.

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