Navagraha Temple, Devipattinam

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  • This is basically the nine planets, represented by rocks that are in the actual sea. The place is bricked off, so it is safe to actually step into the water and be beside the nine planets. It was love...  more »
  • It is believed that Lord Rama came here to invoke all the nine stars before embarking the journey to Lanka . About one and a half hour from Rameshwaram this place has all the nine rocks ( symbolizing ...  more »
  • I had been here about 30 years back and those days we had literally walk on the sea floor and reach this navagraha temple. Now, the authorities have build cement structure which will help you reach it...  more »
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  • Spiritual place and the 9 navagragha's located in the sea which is special about Devipattinam, please get your self visited when ever you visit Rameswarem and stay blessed.
  • Good divine place... Govt should take care... And to protect it from erosion
  • The Temple There is a special temple dedicated exclusively for the Navagrahas in Tamilnadu. The Navagraha temple is known as Navapashanam temple. The temple is situated in Devipattinam village near Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram (Ramnad) District of Tamilnadu. The specialty of this temple is that the 9 deities of the Navagrahas are installed in the sea near to the shore in the village. It is believed that the stone idols of the Navagrahas were installed by Lord Sri Rama to appease the Graha Devathas (planetary deities) by fixing 9 stones (rock pieces) a few meters into the water of the sea near to the shore before he went to Lanka to wage war against the demon king Ravana in order to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king. After installing the deities Sri Rama worshiped the Navagrahas installed by him along with Lord Siva for removal of the troubles from his life. It was not much known earlier may be due to the deficient conveyance facility and an infrastructure facility of the place as it is a very small village on the coastal area in Devipattinam. Now most of the devotees who come to the famous Rameswaram Temple also come here and worship the Navagrahas. The idols may not be visible at all times depending on the water level in the sea, the Bay of Bengal. During low level of water at low tides the idols will be clearly visible. Some of them very much above water level as the height of the stones are not identical. During the periods when water level in the sea is high the idols may not be visible as they are under water. There is a bathing Ghat here close to the Thilakeshwar Temple which is also known as Navagraha temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva in the form of Thilakeshwar with goddess Parvathy (known as Soundaryanayaki). There is also an idol of Goddess Durga with eight arms with weapons in each of the arms. The deity is worshipped with ellu – tila or gingelly seeds. This is a very important center for performing Tarpan (offering of water with till seeds) to the ancestors. The Navagraha Navapashana (also pronounced as Nava bhasanam) temple at Devipattinam is about 15 kms from Ramanathapuram town. Buses going to Karaikudi stop at Devipattinam very near to the temple. The water used to be very good. But now due to the greatly increased flow of devotees who come here to worship liter the place and the sea with garbage and is increasingly getting polluted day by day. It is said that Rama performed the ritual so that the nine planets would shed their auspicious light on him in his battle with Ravana to rescue Sita. As per Hindu mythology, the planetary conditions have a major effect on humans' lives and thus by worshipping them their impact can be reduced. This has been constructed under the sea by Lord Rama. While Lord Rama was worshipping here, he was disturbed by waves. He prayed to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu stopped the waves so as to help Rama perform his Puja (prayers). Since that time Devipattinam drew popularity for being a place to get relief from all kinds of adverse planetary conditions by performing the suggested rituals. Devipattinam or, the place of Goddess is also described as the place where the Goddess killed the demon Mahishasura at this spot. As per Hindu mythology, nine planets control the life of human beings. People face good or bad phases in their personal lives, depending upon their Karmas or, deeds performed in their previous births. People from across the country and abroad, therefore, visit this temple devoted to the nine planets to seek divine blessings and a relief from planets' adverse impact and suffering caused by them.. Devotees at the temple offer nine varieties of grains including paddy, wheat, pulses and other things to the Gods and Goddesses. They go around the deities and worship the `Navagrahas' or, the nine planets seeking peace and prosperity in their lives and a divine blessing to relieve them of all their sufferings. The Temple in the Sea-Navagraha Worship (Nine Planets): Deities: The nine planets.
  • Worst government undertaken place. They charge just bath in sea Rs.150. too much.
  • Good place to visit religiously and spiritually. This place otherwise called Naagabhaashaanam, is apt for Hindu rituals.
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