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Navagraha i.e. The Major 9 Planets.

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How do Rahu and Ketu have the head and body of a serpent?

Well, most of us know about Rahu and Ketu. Most pictures of them show that Rahu had a snake's body and Ketu had a snake's head. But, how do they get that? Do any scriptures mention it?
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Who are these Phani and Ahi, that mentioned in Garuda Purana?

In this chapter of Garuda Purana, i noticed about the presiding naga devatas of Graha deities. The sun is the presiding star of Sesha, the moon of Phani, Mars of Takshaka, Jupiter of Karkotyna, Venus ...
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Graha shanti solutions

I went to an astrologer and got to know that almost every graha is in its bad positon.. and for that he gave me some remedies.. in that few are done by myself.. like regular Pooja and chanting mantras....
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Depiction of Surya and other Navagrahas

So you know how sometimes you see a drawing of the sun with a face on it or another planet etc. Well is there any ancient depiction of the face of the Deva on the Graha?
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A form of Vishnu with all Navagrahas

I know there is a Nakshatrapurusa or form of Vishnu with all Nakshatras, but is there one with all Navagrahas or a Navagrahapursa of sorts?
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Vishnu Prayer while invocation of other Deities

Is there any way I can invoke and praise (Budh, Brihaspati, Mangala) and various other devatas and rishis before I start my prayer solely dedicated to the lotus feet of Vishnu?
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Can I pray to Navagrahas at night like 7:00-9;00?

Can I pray to Navagrahas after dark or is it inauspicious? Please give scriptural references.
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About the 10th Graha and the 1100 planets whose leaded by Ketu

Most of us know that totally 9 planets (Navagrahas) and Bhumi (earth) also the planet, but not worshipped as Graha. However, I have sometimes heard that there was a 10th Graha named Jamatha (means son-...
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How did Ravana conquer the nine planets?

As per Ramayana , Ravana conquered the nine planets and influenced the birth of meghnatha ? In the context of this how can any ordinary human being conquer the bad effects of grahas?
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Which hindu scripture talks about the astrological remedies as per vedic astrology?

What are the Hindu scriptures that talk about different planetary remedies or remedies to particularly malefic yogas such as KalSarpa Yoga and Pitru Dosha Yoga?
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In Vedic astrology, why is Shani called karma phal data when all the planets are also giving fruits of karma only?

In vedic astrology, 'Grahas' are supposed to give us fruits of prarabdh karma but for some reason Shani is said to be deliver us fair fruits of karma. Why is emphasis put on Shani specifically when ...
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Why does Chandra ride a chariot pulled by antelope?

I am just trying to understand the broader symbolism of Chandra Dev and they say he is often depicted being pulled in a chariot with three wheels with up to 3 or more white horses or sometimes by ...
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How are pujas able to negate effect of Grahas and Nakshatras given in kundali?

Different pujas are prescribed for different things. For example, I have Gandamool nakshatra(jyestha) so pooja is prescribed but how can a mere pooja do anything to something that was prescribed at ...
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What offerings are best for rahu and ketu?

I am currently doing a 21 day fast for Rahu and Ketu to remove bad energy from me, what are the best offerings?
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Do Navagraha follow the law of Karma

Sun(deva himself, he is also regarded as Vishnu himself) , Jupiter(guru of Deva), How can they do bad to people, Also do Navagraha follow the "Law of Karma", Is it the punishments that Graha ...
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Is the concept of Chalit Chart mentioned in our scriptures related to astrology?

We know that there is a concept of Chalit Chart in Astrology where a planet changes its house and gives the results according to the new house and sometimes, gives results of both the houses. But the ...
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Do ancient astrology books say to wear gemstones to increase the effects of planets?

Do ancient scriptures like Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra or Brighu Samhita or Brihajjatakam etc. say anything on wearing gemstones to increase the effect of a Planet? Like we have: Ruby for Sun Pearl ...
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What correspondences of Grahas to different Mahavidyas are correct?

Correspondences common on the Internet come from some unknown source. And Sanjay Rath for some reason repeats it in his books and magazine. However, Kokilarnava Tantra 25:54-282 contains significantly ...
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Does reciting Navagraha Stotram change the effect of planets?

There is a NavaGraha stotram composed by Rishi Vedavyasa. These are the benefits of reciting this stotram. इति व्यासमुखोद्गीतं यः पठेत्सुसमाहितः । दिवा वा यदि वा रात्रौ विघ्नशान्तिर्भविष्यति ॥ १०॥ ...
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Can the planets (graha) in the birth-chart in "Mrit Avastha" be activated through wearing gemstones?

My ascendent is Scorpio (Vrischik). I have Mars in the 4th House in Aquarius, the Sun, the Moon, and Venus. As per the Vedic chart, my mars is in 'mrit avastha'. When I consulted, I was advised to ...
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What is a Māraka daśās (मारक दशा)? Is Saturn considered to be the perfect amongst the Māraka planets?

So many times in the TV Astrology programs, I have heard the term 'Māraka daśās' being used. Sometimes back, one priest also calculated and diagnosed me with one of the Māraka daśās of Guru (...
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Does our Kuṇḍalī reflect our past lives and the karmas?

Well, most of us are well aware of this very basic doctrine of Karma. As you sow, so shall you reap. As I discuss in this answer, Chandrashekhara Bharati Swaminah, who was known to be a Jīvanmukta, ...
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Where is the story of Ravana capturing all the 9 planets found?

There is a story of Ravana capturing all the 9 planets for the benefit of his son Meghanad.All the planets agree to go to the 11th house of his son but Lord Shani refuses and hence Ravana fights with ...
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What's the essential difference between Gaṇita Jyotiṣa (गणित ज्योतिष) & Phalita Jyotiṣa (फलित ज्योतिष)?

One can generally hear about these two terms from various astrologers on TV, magazines, or in person, in the Indian Astrology jargon. Gaṇita Jyotiṣa (गणित ज्योतिष) Phalita Jyotiṣa (फलित ज्योतिष) ...
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Bhairavas and Navagraha

Are these correspondences between Bhairavas and different Grahas correct? Vatuka Bhairava - Mars Mahakala Bhairava - Saturn Kala Bhairava - Lagna (also like Mahavidya Bhairavi) Asitanga Bhairava - ...
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Is there a Puranic basis for Graha relationships in Jyotisha? Else what is their basis as is traditionally taught?

Below is a tabulated form of the friends, the neutrals and the enemies of each graha as per Jyotisha. (Source): Graha Friend Neutral Enemy Surya Chandra, Mangala, Guru Budha Shukra, Shani Chandra ...
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Relationship between the Navagrahas and the AshtaDikpalakas

Each of the 8 directions is associated with a presiding deity (East -- Surya, etc). Similarly, when we look at the Navagrahas, they are arranged in a particular way (what is the actual arrangement?) I ...
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What are problems created by Rahu Kethu and Shani grahas?

Problems are problems right, but why we have 3 different grahas to create problems? Are there any differences in the problems created by Rahu, Kethu, Shani grahas and what are they?
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Does navagraha tarpana in sandhyavandan reduce the astrological effects?

In sandhyavandan, subsequent to Argya to Sun, we have navagraha tarpana to be offered to nine grahas - aditya, somam, agarakam, budham, brhaspatim, sukram, sanaiscaram, rahum and ketum. When we offer ...
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Why are only temples of Lord Shiva open,even during eclipse?

The following sentence was seen in Quora(If the reader wants,I can give the link) “Only Lord Shiva temples kept open During Solar , moon Eclipse, beacause nothing can effect lord Shiva , beacause lord ...
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What is the concept of Kendra & Trikona in a Kundali (horoscope birth chart)?

Several times when we visit a Jyotiṣhī āchārya, they frequently mention the words "Kendra" & "Trikoṇa", while discussing our janma-patrikā Kuṇḍalī. For instance, the ...
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What are the Beej, Vedic and Tantric mantras of all the navagrahas?

I have heard astrologers at times, specifically advising to use the Beej Mantras of a particular graha as remedy for the respective planetary afflictions. At other times, they specifically advice to ...
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What is the story of Lord Shani's wife Neelam?

As discussed in this QnA, the Tamil version attributes Mandha Devi & Jyesta Devi as Shani dev's wife. However, the more commonly accepted or albeit, say, as per the popular stories, it is the ...
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Effect of Nav-graha as per age of the person

Does the texts dealing with Astrology mention anything about the effect of the nine planets on a person vis-a-vis their age? For example, I have heard from several people that the Moon Planet (graha) (...
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What are natural malefic planets?

There are some planets in Astrology that are believed to be natural malefic. I do not know the names and I believe that Rahu and Sani are natural malefics. Is the concept of natural malefic planets ...
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Do every one have their own maraka(killer) planets?

Maraka planets are the planets that are responsible for death or illness. Are maraka planets different for dfferent individuals? Or same for all humans?
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Proper resources in scripture of side effects of Nav Grah mantra

Some people say that if Nav Grah beej mantras are not chanted properly then they have side effects as well. Questions: Which texts in ancient scripture (shastras) describe the beej mantras of Grahas ...
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Are there specific mantras or hymns created by Navagrahas?

I have read about Narasimha Stuti By Shani (Saturn). Was wondering if there were other stotras mentioned in Puranas created by the rest of 8 grahas.
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Division of Navagrahas based on gender

In Vedic astrology, is there division of 9 planets (Grahas) by Gender? If so, is it related to qualities (Gunas) of the Graha or the deity associated with it?
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Is Shani graha same as Shani deva?

Shani graha is one of the graha in Vedic astrology. Shani deva is one of the god/devtha in Hinduism. Are they both same?
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How Nava-Durga correspond to NavaGraha?

I have read somewhere that each NavaGraha is presided by a Durga. I want to know which Devi presides over which planet.
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What are the different types of Rajyog in astrology?

In astrology, there are multiple Rajyog based on placement of planets. What are those? How are those formed in the birth chart? Are there any negative Rajyogs? The Wikipedia article is too long and ...
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How does the janam kundli of 9 grahas, Surya graha, chandra graha, etc. look like?

Do we have janam kundli of 9 grahas found in any scripture? What is the source?
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Can someone translate this Navagraha shloka and tell me what verseform this is?

The Ekashloki Navagraha Stotram reads: ādhāre prathame sahasrakiraṇaṁ tārādhavaṁ svāśraye māheyaṁ maṇipūrake hṛdi budhaṁ kaṇṭhe ca vācaspatim bhrūmadhye bhṛgunandanaṁ dinamaṇeḥ putraṁ ...
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What are the positions of planets at the beginning of every Yuga (age)?

How to find all planetary positions on starting of every Yuga?
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How is the exaltation degree and the exaltation rashi determined for a graha?

It's a common knowledge that BPHS (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) assigns a specific Rashi and degree for the exaltation and debilitation of every graha. For instance, moon gets exalted at 3 degrees ...
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What is the source that describes the devatas for each Navagraha and Nakshatra?

During the rituals for a Navagraha puja, I saw that the avahana was done for the stars (nakshatra) of the yajamaana and his family. I didn't pay much attention until I heard that the devatha for the ...
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Does Rahu actually cause solar eclipses, or does the Moon?

According to Hindu astronomy, solar eclipses are caused by the Moon being consumed by Rahu, and not by the Moon coming front of the Sun and causing a shadow to fall on the Earth. The Chhandogya ...
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Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture?

Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture? I know there's life on the Sun (Suryaloka) and the Moon (Chandraloka).
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Can Grahas be influenced willingly?

So based on how Sanjay Rath defines, a Graha is something that causes Grahana. Or in other words, they eclipse (Not in a necessarily negative way) the houses they sit on and force the Jataka to do ...
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