(Last Updated on : 13/08/2019)
Situated atop the Chitrasil Hill in Guwahati
in the state
, the Navagraha Temple was built by the Ahom
king Rajeshwar Singha in the late 18th century but was recently renovated during the late 1923 to 1945. The Navagraha Temple enshrines the nine Shiva Lingams
, which represent the nine different celestial bodies. With a Shiva
Lingam in the centre symbolising the Sun, each of the other nine Lingams are covered with a coloured garment symbolic of each of the celestial bodies.
Nine Lingams of Navagraha Temple
The word Navagraha means the nine planets
and the temple
is representative of that. These nine celestial bodies which are chronologically represented are the Surya
and lastly Ketu
Visiting Information on Navagraha Temple
The Guwahati railway station
is the closest at a distance of about 3 km from the Navagraha Temple and the Lokpriya Bordoloi International Airport
is the nearest at a distance of almost 29 km from the temple.
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