The Ekashloki Navagraha Stotram reads:

ādhāre prathame sahasrakiraṇaṁ tārādhavaṁ svāśraye
māheyaṁ maṇipūrake hṛdi budhaṁ kaṇṭhe ca vācaspatim
bhrūmadhye bhṛgunandanaṁ dinamaṇeḥ putraṁ trikūṭasthale
nāḍīmarmasu rāhu-ketu-gulikānnityaṁ namāmyāyuṣe

What is the translation of this Navagraha Shloka?

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The verse is talking about the positions of the nine planetary deities in the seven Chakras viz - Muladhara (near the anus), Swadhisthan (the Chakra near the navel), Manipura (the seat of the Fire), Anahata (heart Chakra), Vishuddha (throat Chakra), Ajna Chakra (the 3rd eye Chakra) and Sahsrara (the top of the head).

ādhāre prathame sahasrakiraṇaṁ

Adhara=base; Prathama=first.So, adharae prathame= in the first base i.e. in the Muladhara. Sahasrakiraṇaṁ - Thousand-rayed= another name for Sun as noted in Surya Kavacha Stotra by Yajnvalkya. So, Sun is in the root Chakra or Muladhara.

tārādhavaṁ svāśraye

Tara=Stars and Dhavam here means Master or Lord. The Moon god's one name is Tarapati (lord of the stars) as noted in the Chandra Kavacham. Swa refers to the 2nd Chakra the Swadhisthana. Asraya=rests,depends etc. So, Moon belongs to the Swadhisthana.

māheyaṁ maṇipūrake

Maheyam from the word Mahi (meaning Earth) refers to Mangala who is considered as the son of Earth. Mars is situated in the seat of Fire or in the Manipura Chakra.

hṛdi budhaṁ kaṇṭhe ca vācaspatim

Hrudi= in the Heart, Kanthe- in the Throat

In the heart (Anahata) Budha and in the throat (kanthe) Brihaspati (Vacaspati meaning "the Lord of speech" is another name for Brihaspati).

bhrūmadhye bhṛgunandanaṁ

Bhrumadhye=The place between the eyebrows=where the Ajna Chakra is placed. Brigunandanam=son (nandana) of Bhrigu referring to Shukra.

dinamaṇeḥ putraṁ trikūṭasthale

Dinamani is the Sun, so Dinamaneh Putra=Sun's son (putra) referring to Shani. Kutastha in Yoga and Tantra refers to place higher than the Ajna Chakra and near the Sahsrara. It is kind of a "Highest Place".

nāḍīmarmasu rāhu-ketu

In the veins reside Rahu and Ketu. I could not get the meaning of the last part but Gulika is the name of an Upa-Graha.

Regarding the location of the verse, even I don't know that like you but I want to.

  • Thank you very much for the translation. I found the sloka here: sanskritdocuments.org/doc_z_misc_navagraha/…
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    Aug 4, 2019 at 13:15
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    @Random-15 Can you please ask such questions in chatroom? This is comments section. Your questions are suited for more chatroom. Comments section are not for this type of discussions. Kindly cooperate! Aug 4, 2019 at 13:37
  • @ParabrahmanJyoti sorry, I will not do such things again.
    – user17858
    Aug 4, 2019 at 13:44
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    @Random-15 No need of sorry.!!!! Aug 4, 2019 at 14:02
  • @Teacup Thanks for the link of the Stotram. So its about one verse and not two as I previously thought.
    – Rickross
    Aug 4, 2019 at 14:54

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