Navagarah Temples- temples of nine planets

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Navagrah temples are a cluster of nine temples dedicated to nine planets. These temples are some of the most interesting temples of South India and are situated in a commutable distance with each other.

It is so well said that God lives in our soul and we seek him in temples and mosques. What is the reason that we wander from one temple to other when we all believe this truth. Why we chant heavy mantras, if god can listen simple prayers that we do in our day to day life. What make us travel from one corner to other just to see a single idol and get relieved by a nanoseconds’ stand in front of the gate. And the reason is that we all are curious about what our God looks like. We go Shirdi, we go Meenakshi temple, we go Vaishnov Devi temple just to have a glance of our dear God and also to mark our presence. South India is a land of temples and is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

The city of thousand temples is Kanchipuram is situated in Tamil Nadu. This city is a big dot on the religious map. You will find thousands of Mugura temples here and six of them are of extremely important. Then there is Kanchipuram Temple which is visited by a huge number of devotees every day. There are four famous temples situated in Kanchipuram namely, Kailash Nather temple, Kamakshi Amman temple, Varadrajar temple and Vaikuta Perumal Temple. Madurai is famous for world famous Meenakshi Temple. Madurai Minakshi Amman Temple is a twin temple and is dedicated to Minakshi Suderashwar and his consort Meenakshi Amman. This temple is one of the 51 Shakti Pitham and the Golden Lotus tank of this temple is one of the many attractions of the temple. The celebration of the festivals in this temple is always very spectacular and glorious.

In many temples in South India, Kerala’s Guruvayoor temple is the one. The pilgrims from all around the world come to the Trichur District of Kerala, to greet their deity Guruvayoor with holi Tulsi garland and adore them with pearl necklace. This is the place which not only offers blessing from God to the devotees but also the breathtaking beauty of the place and the serenity gives the soul an up lifting. Apart from daily puja many rituals and traditional festival are also celebrated here. No religious South India tour is complete without the visit to Navagarah Temples. You can also book separate Navagraha Temple Tour to only visit these nine temples. These nine temples stand elegantly with their breathtaking beauty in nine different villages which are in a commutable distance with each other. It is actually a cluster of nine temples which are dedicated to nine planets. One temple is dedicated to the Sun; one is to the moon and remaining to the seven different planets.

 

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/09/22