navagraha worshipped as deities

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Sun Apr 5 15:02:36 UTC 1998

>>   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]

As far as I remember, there is also a platform for worship of the grahas
close to the temple of Venkateshvara at Tirupati.

Best regards,

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