Navagraha Temple in Guwahati

Dedicated to nine major celestial bodies of Hindu astronomy

Dedicated to nine major celestial bodies of Hindu astronomy | Photo credit: Amol.Gaitonde/wikimedia

Navagraha Temple Overview

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As the name suggests, the Navagraha temples are dedicated to the nine major celestial bodies of Hindu astronomy. The temples are situated on the Chitrasal Hill popularly known as the Navagraha Hill. The nine temples are dedicated to Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Chevaai/Mangal (Mars), Budhan (Mercury), Guru/Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (Head of Demon Snake) and Ketu (Tail of Demon Snake). Each one of the nine temples contains a Shivalinga with a coloured garment symbolizing the planets.

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Chitrasal Hills, Guwahati,