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Navagraha Pariharam

Aadityaaya, Somaaya, Mangalaaya, Budhaayacha,
Guru, Sukhra, Sanibyacha, Raahuve, Kethuve Nama :
We can please the planets by doing pujas in Navagraha temples.

Navagraha Temples situated in Tamilnadu:
Though there are many other destinations for Specific Temple, these nine temples are situated at a strategic location, from where one can take a tour to these Navagraha temples in two or three days conveniently. Stationed from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, one can visit the Navagraha Temples situated in and around this town. The approximate distance and time taken is indicated below. These distance quoted are of approximate and only from starting point as Kumbakonam. This town has a moderate population and can be accessed by road or Train from Chennai & Trichy. Chennai and Trichirapally are connected by air. No five star luxury hotels available but can be accessed from Trichy. If efficiently planned, or with any experienced travel agency taking your assignment, one can take a day return trip from Kumbakonam and finish off the visits in two days time.

Navagraha Lord
Temple location
Distance and Route
 Suryanar Koil ( Temple for Sun)
 18 Kms. towards Mayiladuthurai Route (3 Kms. from Aduthurai which is on the Kumbakonam - Mayiladuthurai Road)
 Chandran (Temple for Moon)
 1.5 Kms. from Thirupayhanam which is on the Kumbakonam-Thiruvayyaru Road
 Kujan (Temple for Mars)
 Vaitheesvaran Koil
 4 Kms. from Mayiladuthurai on the Chidambaram Road.
 Budhan (Temple for Mercury)
 10 Kms. Southeast of Sirkali (Sirkazhi)
 Lord Guru ( Temple for Jupiter)
 19 Kms towards Mannargudi route or About 15 Kms. from Kumbakonam on the way to NeedaMangalam.)
 Sukran (Goddess Venus Temple)
 Kanchanoor (Kanjanur)
 21 Kms. in Mayiladuthurai route (It is an interior village on the Mayiladuthurai - Kathiramangalam Road.)
 Saneeswaran ( Temple for Saturn)
 48 Kms - Kumbakonam Karaikkal Route or just on the way to Peralam- Karaikkal route, 5 Kms. from Karaikkal
 Rahu (Temple for Dragon's Head)
(Ascendant node)
 About 8-10 Kms in Kumbakonam Karaikkal route
 Ketu  (Temple for Dragon's Tail)
(Descendant note)
 Kilperumpallam (Keezaperumpallam)
 Near Poompuhar - on Mayiladuthurai- Poompuhar road

All the above temples can be easily accessed from Kumbakonam; The Navagraha temples, which are famous for each Planet, that are situated around Mayiladuthurai.  One can visit all the 9 temples in a day, starting from Mayuram and it has become quite a popular tourist circuit today. People having Ragu dosha come here during Rahu (Raghu) kalam and perform Abishekas. Pancha Kaala Pooja (Five times a day worship) are being done daily basis. Special Abishekas are performed between 4.30 to 6 p.m.  (Raghu Kalam) on all Sundays. As far the transport, there are government bus service and train services are available. It is best advised to take a train service from Chennai or Trichy, because it is economical and a quick mode to reach Kumbakonam. More so, the roads not even and the journey makes one feel sick! Hotel accommodations are available in and around Kumbakonam and the Hoteliers too 
arrange for transportation on an arranged manner, if a request is made in advance


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