[INDOLOGY] Navagraha worship in Tamil literature

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at univ-paris-diderot.fr
Thu Jul 23 15:45:28 UTC 2020

Dear Ofer,

this may not be a direct answer to your query but you might want to have 
a look at Tēvāram 2:85.


It contains the earliest known reference to the 9 planets

vēy _uṟu tōḷi paṅkaṉ, viṭam _uṇṭa kaṇṭaṉ, mika nalla vīṇai taṭavi,
mācu _aṟu tiṅkaḷ kaṅkai muṭimēl _aṇintu, _eṉ _uḷamē pukunta_ataṉāl---
ñāyiṟu, tiṅkaḷ, cevvāy, putaṉ, viyāḻam, veḷḷi, caṉi, pāmpu_iraṇṭum, _uṭaṉē
_ācu _aṟum; nallanalla; _avai nallanalla, _aṭiyār_avarkku mikavē.

I hope this is useful as a starting point

All the best

-- Jean-Luc (in Müssen)

On 23/07/2020 17:21, Ofer Peres via INDOLOGY wrote:
> Dear list members,
> I would be grateful for any reference to pre-modern Tamil literary texts 
> (or Sanskrit texts that originated from the Tamil-akam) that mention 
> Navagraha-worship and the worship of Saturn in particular.
> Many thanks,
> Ofer Peres.
> The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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