navagraha worshipped as deities

Peter J. Claus pclaus at HAYWIRE.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Sun Apr 5 14:26:37 UTC 1998

On Sat, 4 Apr 1998, S Krishna wrote:

> Marianna Kopf writes:
> >Who can provide me with information on further temples especially
> >connected with navagraha and their ritual worship? As far a I know,
> >there are in Andhra Pradesh, there seem to be at least one in Benares
> >(which one?!), ...
>   In Andhra, as has already been pointed out, there are many temples
> which have a small mandapam where the 9 planets are enshrined with Surya
> in the middle...This arrangement can be seen clearly ( among the
> temples in the USA with which I'm familiar) in the Siva Vishnu Temple,
> Lanham in the greater Washington DC area.
>   In addition, there is a Rahu temple somewhere near KAlahasti,
> Saturn worship in Mandapalli(East Godavari dist) and a Sun temple in
> Arasavilli(Srikakulam dist)...
> Regards,
> Krishna

There is also a big Sheni temple in Pawagada (Anantapur D.) [or perhaps
that is in Karnataka: but in any case it is VERY near the modern border]

Peter Claus

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