Dear Ofer,

The sthala puranam of the temple of Tirunallaru associated with the worship of Sani comes to mind. It is one of the 9 Navagraha Sthalas in Tamil Nadu. That temple is also associated with the story of Nala. There is a composition in praise of Siva (Darbaranyesvarar) called the paccai padigam. 

Although not pre-modern, Muttusvami Dikshitar composed a cycle of kritis on the worship of the Navagrahas. 


On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM Srilata Raman via INDOLOGY <> wrote:
Dear Ofer,

My suggestion would be to look at some of the Tamil Śaivasiddhānta Daśakārya texts, or paddhatis related to them - some of them are available in that fabulous resource the Tamil Digital Library - which might have a section on navagraha worship. Further, there is a collection of stotras to the Navagrahas and Caṉipakavāṉ which is also available in the Tamil Digital Library under the following title:

நவக்கிரகத் தோத்திரம் சனிபகவான் தோத்திரம்

warmly yours,
Srilata Raman,
Associate Professor of Hinduism,
University of Toronto.

From: INDOLOGY <> on behalf of Ofer Peres via INDOLOGY <>
Sent: July 23, 2020 11:21 AM
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] Navagraha worship in Tamil literature
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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