Navagraha Temple is located on the top of Chitrasal Hill or Navagraha Hill in Guwahati, Assam State. The temple is dedicated to the nine planets which are in fact the forms of Lord Shiva Lingams. These 9 Lingams are Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Buddha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu and Ketu. The 9 Lingams were individually wrapped in clothes of different colors. The Navagraha temple is popular for Graha Dosha Nivarana.
Rituals like Archana, Abhishekam, Aarti and Daily Rituals are performed every day. Shiva Chaturdasi and Maha Shivratri are the festivals that are celebrated in this temple. During these days, the temple is visited by many people to seek the divine blessings of Lord Shiva.
Silpukhuri 9Planets Temple Timings: 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Guwahati Navagraha Temple History:
At the end of the 18th century, it was built by Ahom King-Rajeswar Singha, son of Rudra Singha. A devastating earthquake in Assam tore the temple to pieces and the inner part of the temple was partially shattered. After that, it was rebuilt after some time. A temple tank was also built to provide water to the devotees who come to pay homage to the gods. The inner part of the temple, Garbhagriha, which was built with bricks, still exists in the complex.
9 Planets / Grahas Description:
Graha / Planet Colour of Cloth Wrapped in Appearance
Sun Halo Light Seated on Chariot Pulled by 7 Horses
Chandra White Coloured Furnished in Different Garlands
Manhala Fire Red Like Seated on Simhasana; Possessing 3 Arms holding Gada, Sula, Shakthi Weapons. Also appears in Abhaya Pose
Buda Yellow Possess 3 Arms holding Gada, Khadga & Khetaka. Also appears in Abhaya Pose
Brihaspati Yellow Possess 3 Arms usually holding Kamandalu, Aksamala & Danda. Also appears in Abhaya Pose
Some Times Appear with 2 Arms holding Pustaka & Aksamala
Shukra White Possess 4 Arms; Weapons like Brihaspati
Sometimes 2 Arms holding Nidhi & Pustaka
Shani Black Appears in Small stature with a one-leg lamed
2 Arms holding Danda, Aksamala. Also appears in Abhaya Pose
Rahu Silver Chariot Possess 4 arms holding Khadga, Khetaka, Sula
Sometimes 2 arms Carrying Books
Ketu Dark Colour Possess 2 arms holding gadha. Sometimes on a chariot drawn by 10 horses
How to Reach Navagraha Temple:
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is the nearest airport which is just 18 km.
Guwahati is well linked with the other parts of main cities through rail. Thus tourists can reach there by railway services as well.
People can get to ‘Navagraha’ Temple by hiring a cab or by bus.
Silpukhuri Navagraha Temple Address:
Assam – 781003.