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Navagraha Stotra Mala For Daily Recital
[Source: http://hyperrealvivaglamuberchicsalsabelle.blogspot.com/2009/01/navagrahastotra-mala-for-daily-recital.html] There must be more to life than having everything.-Maurice Sendak
1. Surya [Ravi]
Japaakusuma Samkaasham kaashyapeyam Mahadhyuthim ! Tamorim Sarva Paapagni Pranathosmi Divaakaram !! [I bow down to the Sun god, who is the cause of the day-break, who dispels all darkness, who destrorys all sins, who is matchless in brilliance, who is the son of Kashyapa and who is as red as the Japa Kusuma Flower] Múla Mantra Ōm ghrņi sūrya āditiyom | Gāyatri Aśva dhvajāya vidmahe pāśa hastāya dhīmahi | Tanno sūrya pracōdayāt || The sun is resplendent in brilliance (Mahadyuti). He is as red as the (Japakusuma) red hibiscus flower. The Sun is the dispeller of darkness (Tamorim) external and internal. He is the invigorator and inspirer of intelligence. Sin is said to be the agitation and worry that nags the mind as a result of an action done against the dignity of one’s own self. Surya gives light and knowledge and burn down the results of wrong acts. Hence he is called Sarvapapagnam. He is also known as the lord of the day (Divakaram). Known as Aditya, he is the eldest son of Kasyapa. He is the life-giving force. It is He who supports all life by his rays of light and energy. He is the dynamic principle behind all colors, tints and hues. When he rises in the sky He is blood red in complexion and dispels all darkness. Those who worship Him find their inertia and torpor getting destroyed. Surya is said to be inviolable, imperishable and eternal. He represents eternity in the midst of changes, and also the indivisible principle in the midst of disintegrating worlds. Surya must always be placed in the center of the planets, facing east, with the other Grahas fixed round him. His chariot has one wheel, is drawn by seven horses and has Aruna as the charioteer.
Chandra has the power of heal all diseases. The Purusha Sukta mentions Chandra as having come out of the mind of the primeval Purusha. who does good to all. which represent the ten sense organs. was so much that the remaining daughters complained to Daksha.2 2. who is ever youthful. He is sometimes said to be the son of Dharma. Story goes that Chandra’s attention to Rohini.] Múla Mantra Ōm Śrīm Hrīm ham cam candrāya namah: | Gāyatri Padmadhvajāya vidmahe hemarūpāya dhīmahi | Tanno sōma pracodayāt || Puranas claim that Chandra is the son of Atri and Anusuya. and who yields both power and energy with him] . He also has a closed connection to the human mind. I bow down to the one who sprang out from the milky ocean (at the time of the churning) I bow down to one who beautifies and adorns the crest of Siva. He is said to be the sole Lord of the Herbal kingdom. The twenty seven daughters are the twenty seven lunar asterisms in the Hindu pantheon. who in turn cursed Chandra. penances and asterisms. Chandra has medicinal powers. It is the Moon that gives to matter the principle of fermentation. Chandra is the guardian of the sacrifices. The chariot of Chandra has three wheels and is drawn by ten horses. and who is of the form of nectar. On appeal of the daughters the curse was modified. Kuja (Mangala) Dharaneegarbha Sambootham Vidhyath Kaanthi Sama prabham ! Kumaaram Shaktihastham cha mangalam Pranamaamyaham !! [I bow down to Angaraha. Grains exposed to the Moon when sown and grown give a grater yield. one of the twenty-seven. who has the effulgence of lighting. Chandra is said to have wed the twenty-seven daughters of Rishi Daksha. who is the earth. 3. Chandra is said to have performed the Rajasuya sacrificed and became powerful. Chandra Dadhishamkha Trrisharambham ksheero Daarnava Sambhavam ! Namaami Shashinam somam shambormukuta bhooshanam !! [I bow down to the Moon whose hue resembles the hue of curds. a conch and the color of snow. Several ayurvedic medicines are exposed to the Moon in the nights to give a greater potency to them. He sprang from the milky ocean when it was churned by the Gods and Asuras.
He shines forth like a diamond. He married Ilai the daughter of Manu and became the father of the Pururavas. He is engulfed by the light of Surya as he is very close to the Sun. presence of mind and wit to his devotees. His chariot has four horses yoked to it. extraordinarily intelligent and wise. He has the star Avitam as his birth star. matches in form and appearance. It is also said that astrology originated from Him.3 Múla Mantra Aim hmoum srim dram gam grahadhipataye bhoumatya swah | Gāyatri VīradhvajAya Vidmahe Vighnahastāya dhīmahi | Tanno bhouma pracōdayat || Angaraka. As the son of the Earth he is called Angaraka. Budha Priyam gukalikaashyaamam Rupenaam prathimam budham ! Saumyam Saumya gunor petham tham Budham pranamaamyaham !! [I bow down to Budha who is dark and black like the black tulip. Bhauma and Bhumiputra. Hence he is called Chara. His intelligence and sagacity are of very high order. He is also known as Gananolmukha (Torch of the sky). He is also said to be the patron of debtors (Rinantaka). Mangala is red in colour (Lohita). Though he is born of the Earth he is the one who constantly vitalizes the Earth charging it from time to time. otherwise known as Mangala. His Father is Chandra and Mother Tara. He has six heads. the God of war. the resulting outcome was Karthikeya. being the son of Soma and endowed with sweet and pleasing auspicious qualities] Múla Mantra Ōm Hrīm krom aim grhanāthāya budhāya svāhā | Gāyatri Gaadhvajāya Vidmahe śūka hasthāya dhīmahi | Tanno budha pracōdayāt || Budha is the Lord of intense heat. hence known as Shanmukha. The planet Budha is seen early in the morning and late in the evenings in the lower sky. Siva's essence of effulgence was cast into the fire and it was afterward received by the Ganges. He is the manifestation of the powers of spying. 4. He has attained his status only after undergoing a lot of austerities. He is the son of Siva and Earth. Mangala always brings auspiciousness. He is also said to be the Lord of the fifth canto of the Rig Veda. He is the leader of the Siddhas and is also the commander of the forces of the gods. is also known as Karthikeya. He has a very enchanting form and . in the east and the west. He is the Lord of wisdom granting intelligence.
] Múla Mantra Ōm Aim Kam Grheśvarāya śukrāya namah: | Gāyatri Aśva dhvajāya vidmahe dhanur hastāya dhīmahi | Tanno śukra pracōdayāt || . Endowed with the luster of gold he has a thundering voice. Piety and religion are personified in him. who is endowed with a lot of wisdom and who is the lord of the three worlds] Múla Mantra Ōm Hrīm Śrīm Blīm āim Gloum Grhādhipataye brhaspataye vim ta aim ta swahā | Gāyatri Vrşabhadhvajāya vidmahe dhanur hastāya dhīmahi | Tanno guru pracōdadayāt || Brihaspathi is one of the greatest teachers. He is the son of Rishi Angira. His chariot is drawn by eight pale horses.4 is almost a black beauty. 5. Sukra [Venus] Himakundha Mrinaalabham Daithyaanam Paramam gurum ! Sarvashaasthra pravatkaaram Bhaargavam pranamaamyaham !! [I bow down to Sukra otherwise called Bhargava who is as white and fair complexioned as the snow. He is the Father of all the gods. who is resplendent and lustrous as burnished gold. Ever interested is He in cherishing ethics. His wife is called Tara. Hence he is called Nitighosha. He is known as the lord of speech. 6. Legend goes that his beauty made both Soma and Brihaspathi claim him as their son. Guru Devaanaam cha Hrisheenaam cha gurum kanchana Sannibham Budhibhootham trilokesham tham namaami Brihaspatheem !! [I bow down to Brihaspathi who is the teacher of Gods and Sages. moral codes and values. and who is know ledged of all the scriptures. Vyasa is said to be an aspect of Guru. who is the supreme teacher of the Daityas who are enemies of the Gods. He is also the God of wisdom and eloquence. He is also to Lord of prayer and devotion. He is the Lord of consciousness and awareness. The eight manifestations in prakriti serve him constantly. In the divine community he is considered to be the high priest. He is also known as Anirnishacharya. Being Jupiter he is the biggest planet in the solar system.
He is married to Jayanthi. There is none in the human and heavenly kingdom who has not come under his influence. Rahu Ardhakaayam mahaveeryam chandraadhitya vimardanam ! Simhikagarbha Sambootham tham Rahum pranamaamyaham !! [I bow down to Rahu who is semibodied. the daughter of Indra. who troubles fiercely the Sun and the Moon and who comes from the womb of Simhika] Múla Mantra Ōm Krīm Hum Hum Tam Tańkadhārińe rāhave Ram Hrīm Śrīm Paim swāhā | Gāyatri Nakhadhvajāya vidmahe padma hastāya dhīmahi | Tanno rāhu pracōdayāt || . In motion he is slow and lethargic. as black as the black collyirum. the titans. Sani Neelaamjana Samaabhaasam Raviputhram yamaagrajam ! Chchaaya maarthanda sambootham tham namaami shanaishwaram !! [I bow to Sani. who is the son of the Sun and the brother of Yama and born to Surya through Chaya. Some of them are Kona. Sukra the planet has sixteen rays emitting forth. While on exit he endows all with unimaginable prosperity. Sukra is the author of the code of laws. 7. His rays bring bad luck. He performed a painful sacrifice imbibing the smoke of chaff for a thousand years. difficulty. Krodha or Saura. This He did to please Lord Siva and obtain there by to grace of Siva for the protection of the Asuras. adversity and disaster. 8. Sukra is known for his wisdom. He has several names.5 Sukra is the sun of Bhrigu and the official priests. He is also said to be the son of Lord Balarama and Revathi. advisor and counselor of Bali and the Daityas. Legend goes Sukra has attained a lot of spiritual powers. His influence is evil. brilliance and extraordinary wit. Sukra's wife is Susama otherwise known as Sataparwa. Being seven rayed in nature he moves freely in all seven planes of consciousness. powerful enough to regenerate life. and moves very slowly] Múla Mantra Ōm Hrīm Śrīm Grha cakravarttineśnaicarāya Klīm Aim Souh swāhā | Gāyatri Kākadhvajāya vidmahe khadga hastāya dhīmahe | Tanno manda pracōdayāt || Sani is represented as a black entity in black gannents. who is endowed with a lot of powers. presence of mind. Sukra's daughter is Devayani who married Yayati.
He is the descending node in Astronomy. Ketu Palaasha pushpa samkaasham Tarakaagriha mastakam ! Raudram Raudraatmakam ghoram tham ketum pranamaamyaham !! [I bow down to Ketu who is as red as the Palasa-blossom. He has four arms and his lower part ends in a tail. He is a danava and is the son of Viprachitti and Simhika. He is also called Kabandha or Bharani-bhu. His father is Viprachitti and Simhika. His chariot is drawn by eight black horses. who has his head the starts and plants. The legend goes that Vishnu cut his head off due to this. He is the cause of all eclipses and shines as the King of meteors He is the guardian of the southwest quarter. who is extremely wrathful. 9. the Demon of the Sky. He is called 'Abra Pisacha'. He is called 'Akacha' also called Ashlesha Bhava -0- . he is a comet and is the ninth of the Navagrahas. He disguised himself and had a sip of the immortal nectar during the churning of the ocean. He is the lord of stellar constellations. As a lover of mischief he causes a lot of mischief. who is the son of Rudra and who is terrible in form] Múla Mantra Ōm Hrīm Krūm Krūra rūpine ketave Aim Souh swāhā | Gāyatri Aśvadhvajāya vidmahe sūla hastāya dhīmahi | Tanno ketu pracōdayāt || Rahu's tail became Ketu when the formers head was cut off by Vishnu.6 Rahu is the ascending node in astronomy.
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