Navagraha

Seven planets along with the shadowy planets Rahu and Ketu are called as NAVAGRAHA in Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). All the principles and theories of jyotish or vedic astrology is based on the planetary positions and house position of Navagraha.

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Navagraha

Navagraha(Nine Planets) in Jyotish

According to Vedic Astrology, the planets (Navagraha) are relay stations for the reception and transmission of stellar energies. In Vedic Astrology, the seven major or visible planets are normally listed in order of the days they rule: Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Satutday.These seven planets along with the shadowy planets Rahu and Ketu are called as NAVAGRAHA in Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). All the principles and theories of jyotish or vedic astrology is based on the planetary positions and house position of Navagraha.

Order of Navagraha

Of the Navagraha, the Sun and the Moon, as the two luminaries are most important. Next in importance are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as the major planets beyond the orbit of the earth. Then come Venus and Mercury as the major planets within the orbit of Earth and therefore always close to the Sun. The Lunar nodes, norh and south, called Rahu and Ketu, regarded as shadowy or secondary planets, are of yet less imporatance.

Navagraha and the Qualities of Nature

The Navagraha are generally given the three qualities as follows:

QUALITIES

NAVAGRAHA

Sattva

Sun, Moon and Jupiter

Rajas

Mercury and Venus

Tamas

Mars and Saturn (also Rahu and Ketu)

Elements of the Navagraha

The traditional association of elements and navagraha in Vedic Astrology are as follows:

ELEMENTS - TATVA

NAVAGRAHA

Space

Jupiter

Air

Saturn and Rahu

Fire

Sun, Mars and Ketu

Water

Moon and Venus

Earth

Mercury

Navagraha Natures - Benefic and Malefic

In Vedic Astrology navagraha give their results depending upon the benefic and malefic nature. The nature or prakriti of Navagraha is as follows:

NATURE - PRAKRITI

NAVAGRAHA

Greater Benefic

Jupiter

Lesser Benefic

Venus

Genaral Benefic

Moon and Mercury

Greater Malefic

Saturn and Rahu

Lesser Malefic

Mars and Ketu

Greater Malefic

Sun

Complete Astrological Significance of Navagraha

Complete Vedic Mantra of Navagraha