(Last Updated on : 19-03-2015)
Navagraha Mandir is one of the important Hindu temples
situated in Triveni, Ujjain
. It is located on the Triveni Ghat, by the Shipra River
. It is about 10 kilometers from main city. Navagraha Mandir is located few kilometers away from the old site of Ujjaini town. The religious importance of this temple
has increased manifold throughout the years, though there is no acknowledged reference to it in the ancient texts. It attracts large crowds on new moon days falling on Saturdays.
Deities of Navagraha Mandir
The temple is dedicated to the nine ruling planets (Navagraha means nine planets). The nine ruling planets are named as Surya (Sun), Chandra
(Mars), Budha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu
(North Lunar Node) and Ketu
(South Lunar Node). The ruling planets have always had a significant place in Indian rituals and tradition.
Significance of Navagraha Mandir
The Navagraha temple is built inside the Bada Ganpati Temple
just behind Makaleshwar Temple towards Harsidhhi temple. It is believed that the shrine is present there since hundreds of years. It is said that devotees are getting blessing and relief especially during their Shani -Ssde sati
period which is supposed to be the most dreaded phase in one's lifetime. Devotees have to pray while doing Parikrama of Navagraha stones and present flowers
/bilva patra while performing pooja.
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