Navagraha Sthothras: English Text | Tamil | Devanagari

Navagraha Sthothras
Devanagari Script (with English translations)



Lord Siva, Parvati & Subramanya

Sun (Soorya-Ravi)


I pray to the Sun, the day-maker, destroyer of all sins, the enemy of darkness, of great brilliance, the descendent of Kaashyapa, the one who shines like the japaa flower.

Moon (Chandra)


I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds or a white shell, who arose from the ocean of milk, who has a hare on him, Soma, who is the ornament of Shiva's hair.

Mars (Kuja -Ankarakan)


I pray to Mars, born of Earth, who shines with the same brilliance as lightning, the young man who carries a spear.

Mercury (Budhan)


I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet, of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable.

Jupiter (Guru)


I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the three worlds.

Venus (Sukran)


I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of demons, promulgator of all learning, he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.

Saturn (Sani)


I pray to Saturn, the slow moving, born of Shade and Sun, the elder brother of Yama, the offspring of Sun, he who has the appearance of black collyrium.



I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun, born of Simhikaa.



I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of Palaasha flower, the head of stars and planets, fierce and terrifying.


Those who read the song sung by VyAsa, will be joyous, sovereign and powerful, and will succeed in appeasing obstacles, occurring by day or by night.


Bad dreams of men, women and kings alike will be destroyed and they will be endowed with unparalleled riches, good health and enhancing nourishment.


All the pain, devastation caused by fire, planets and stars will be of the past, so spoke VyAsa, emphatically.


Thus ends the song of praise of the nine planets composed by VyAsa.

(Translations by Dr. Vidhyanath Rao and Dr. Srinivas Kalyanaraman)