Navagraha Mantra – Mantra for all Nine Planets:
Surya mantra (Sun) and translation:
Japaa Kusumasankasham Kasyapeyam Maha Dhyuthim
Tamognam Sarvapaapghnam Pranatosmi Divakaram
I salute Sun, who is red like a Hibiscus, the descendant of Kaashyapa, Foe of darkness and has splendid radiance and the one who dispels all sins.
Chandra mantra (Moon) and translation:
Dadhi Shankha tushaa-raabham Khseero Darnava Sambhavam
Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhor Mukuta Bhooshanam
The one who has the hue of curd and icebergs, who rose from Ksheasagar and who adorns the head of Shiva. I prostrate to the Moon, the ruling deity of the soma juice.
Mangal mantra (Mars) and translation:
Dharanee garbha sambhootam ,Vidyut Kaanti Sama-prabham
Kumaram Shakti Hastam ,Tham Mangalaam Pranamamyamaham
I pray to Mars, born of Earth (son of Bhooma Devi), His effulgence is like that of lightning. He is called Kumara and who holds in his hand weapon called Shakti.
Budha mantra (Mercury) and translation:
Priyangukalika Shyaamam , RoopenaaPratimam Budham
Soumyam Soumya Guno Petham Tam Budham Pranamamyamham
I pray to Mercury, who has a dark blue complexion and whose beauty is unmatched. Mercury possesses charming and gentle qualities.
Guru mantra (Jupiter) and translation:
Deva-naam cha Rishi Naam cha Gurum kaanchana sannibham,
Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namaami Brihaspatim
I pray to Jupiter, the preceptor of saints, rishis and gods, intellect incarnate, lord of the 3 worlds.
Shukra mantra (Venus) and translation:
HimaKundha Mrina-laabham Daitya-naam Paramam Gurum
Sarv aShastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavam Pranamaamyamham
I pray to Venus, the son of Bhagu. Venus is the spiritual master of asuras (demons), promulgator of all learning, he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.
Shani mantra (Saturn) and translation:
Neelanjanasamaabhasam Ravi Putram Yamaagrajam
Chaaya Marthanda Sambhootam Tam Namaami Shanaiswaram
Lord Shani is the one who is dark blue in complexion, who is son of Lord Surya (Sun) and his wife Chaya, who is elder brother of Yama (god of death). The slow moving, I prostrate that Shaneeswara.
Rahu mantra and translation:
Ardha Kaayam Mahaa Veeryam Chandra- Aditya Vimardanam
Simhika Garbha Sambhootam Tam Rahum Pranamaamyaham
I pray to Rahu, the son of Simhika, having half a body, of exceptional strength and is the eclipser of the Sun and the Moon.
Ketu mantra and translation:
Palaasha Pushpa Sankaasham Tarakaa Graha Mastakam
Roudram Roudraa-tmakam Ghoram Tam Ketum Pranamaamya-ham
I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of Palaasha flower, the head of planets and stars. Lord Ketu is violent and fearsome.
Salutation mantra for all the nine planets
Nama Suryaya Somaya Mangalaya Budhaya Cha,
Guru Shukra Sanibhyascha, Rahava Kethave Nama.
In this busy world, everyone is having some sort of mental stress and inner fear, and reciting these amazing mantras is sure to relax your mind and body, bring good fortune, abundance and prosperity to your life.
According to Hindu Vedic Astrology, the unfavorable position of the Nine Planets in the Horoscope is accountable for all the struggles, hindrances, obstacles, and hardships faced by us in spite of the hard work and efforts we put in to improve our lives. Furthermore, the placement of the 9 planets in the Horoscope points out the karmic influence on the behavior of the sentient being.
However, it is considered by many spiritual gurus, that as the nine planets change their position, person’s life also change and some changes may cause good effects (positive karma) whereas some casts bad effects. Hence, it is considered that invoking the Navagraha mantra can bring good and beneficial changes to the hardships of life. Also, reciting the mantra, do meditations and breathing exercises, wearing rudrakshas or gemstones can bring in beneficial fortune to peoples’ life.
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