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Navagraha Temple in Guwahati

The Navagraha Temple is discovered on the highest of Chitrasal Hill (or Navagraha Hill), in Guwahati metropolis, Assam, India. Enshrined on this temple are 9 Shivalingams, representing the 9 Celestial our bodies, every lined with a coloured garment symbolic of every of the celestial our bodies, with a Shivaligam within the centre symbolising the Sun.

The Navagraha temple was constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha within the late 18th century. Navagraha temples are temples dedicated to Navagraha – the 9 (nava) main celestial our bodies (Grahas) of Hindu astronomy. These celestial our bodies are named Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node).

 

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