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Navgraha.....

In Hinduism,there are nine planets which are of great significance.These planets are,Sun,Moon,Mars,Mercury,Jupiter,Venus,Saturn,the Moon's nodes which are the Dragon's Head and Dragon's tail,recieves the status of planets and becomes the eight and ninth planets respectively.

ENGLISH NAME SANSKRIT NAME
Sun Surya
Moon Chandrama
Mars Mangal
Mercury Budh
Jupiter Guru
Venus Shukra
Saturn Shani
Dragon's Head Rahu
Dragon's Tail Ketu


The importance of these planets and the Lords associated with them cannot be underestimated because they not only play an important part in the lives of human biengs but they also play an important role in the greater aspects of the cosmos.

The Lords of these planets are named after the planets themselves and they are worshipped in almost every aspect of Hinduism from a simple pooja to an elaborate yagna or wedding.

Worship of these dieties bring forth blessings in the form of protection and success in various undertakings.

One of the most import factors of these planets is the role they play in Hindu Astrology.Their exact positioning in the Zodiac can enhance or deplete the physical,spiritual or financial growth of an individual.

Consultations with the family Pandit (priest) or Astrologer will determine the effects these planets might have on an individual at specific times in his lifetime and the necessary pooja that should be performed in order to pacify the Lord of those planets. Such pacification brings peace,joy,happiness and even promotes longivity to those who performs these rites.

One special characteristic of the Navgrahas is their association with colours.

ENGLISH NAME SANSKRIT NAME
Surya Red
Chandrama White
Mangal Red
Budh Green
Guru Yellow
Shukra White
Shani Black
Rahu Black
Ketu Black


Hindus in Trinidad have always worshipped the Sun God Surya.He has been their source of inspiration on a daily basis.Serving not only as a universal clock but also as a refuge for spiritual guidance.Hindus awake early on mornings and having performed their ablutions they offer their worship to the Sun God in the form of offering a Lota (brass vessel)of water and a flower. Then they would continue with their daily duties.

Pandit Bhadase Maharaj.

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