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Navagraha Temple

Navagraha temple or the temple of nine planets is situated atop the Chitrasal hills in the heart of Guwahati. This temple is devoted to the Nava graha-the nine planets. These celestial bodies are named Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Chevvai/Mangal (Mars), Budhan (Mercury), Guru/Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus) Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node). This temple is enshrined in nine Shivalingams, representing the nine Celestial bodies, each covered with a colored garment symbolic of each of the celestial bodies, with a Shivalingam in the centre symbolising the Sun. It is said that this religious place has been a great centre of study for astronomy and astrology. Devotees flung to this temple to make horoscope of their new born children as the astrologers of this temple are said to be best. Many people offer their prayings in this temple for their entire well-being. It is also believed that if there is any imbalance in their planetary positions or a particular planet is overshadowing another, this is where one visit this temple and offer special prayers. It is believed that your troubles vanishes away. The Navagraha temple was built by the Ahom king Rajeswar Singha in the late 18th century.