Navagraha Sthothras: English Text | Tamil | Devanagari

Navagraha Sthothras
Tamil 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.

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