Propitiating the Planets
jaybee at tm.net.my
Sat Jun 14 12:48:45 UTC 1997
Martin Gansten wrote:
> This time I wonder if anyone could suggest sources (primary and/or
> secondary) dealing with graha-shanti, i.e., the propitiation of planets as a
> remedial measure against adverse astrological indications -- whether as
> worship of the planetary deities per se, or of such main deities of the
> pantheon as are represented by the planets (the moon = Parvati, etc; I
> believe there are several such lists).
Off-handedly I can think of two books in the English
1.NAVAGRAHAS: A COMPREHENSIVE TEXT
includes legends, myths, Puja-mantras,
propitiation of planets.
38, Nadesayyar Street,
2.REMEDIAL MEASURES IN ASTROLOGY
Dr.Gouri Shankar Kapoor
16, Ansari Road,
I have also seen quite a number of articles on this subject
in the Astrological Magazine of India.
They may make available exerpts on request.
Raman and Rajeswari Research foundation,
Bangalore - 560020
They have a web-page:
The cult of the Navagrahas, and of
> Saturn/Shani especially, seems to enjoy some importance in many temples,
> notably in the South; has anyone written about it?
In fact several books are available on this. Numerous
articles are a regular feature in magazines. But they are
all in Tamil.
This is the most famous and important centre for
Apart from the regular mantras, the Tamils also use
various other prayoga methods. It depends on what cult a person
Recitation of cerain hymns of Thevaram, reading
certain kaandas of Ramayana, ThiruppugaLzh,etc are some of
the ways resorted to.
All pointers to material
> on this and related matters are much appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Martin Gansten
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