The word Navgrah is made up of two words 1. Nava which in hindi means ?Nine? and Grah which means ?Planets?. The Navagrahas are Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangal (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node). Navagraha or the Nine Planets has great importance in Hinduism and Hindu rituals. Navagrahas are considered to play a major role in deciding the destiny of human.
The people of the world initially considered Earth to be stationary and they assumed that moon and sun revolved around earth. However it was later discovered that the Sun is stationary and the planets revolve around it.
The Hindus believe that Navgrahas play a key role in their destiny and are solely responsible for all the good and bad times everyone faces in life. According to the Hindu Astrology, significance is attached on the positions of the nine planets in the twelve constellations of the zodiac, the belt around the sky in which the movements of Sun, Moon and planets are confined.
After observing the Navagraha for years, the Indian Brahmin Batuk studied their place and position and obtained knowledge about their effects on humans and earth?s atmosphere. The Indian Brahmin Batuk devised various Graha Poojan and rituals to prevent humans from the evil effects of the Navgraha after learning the good and evil but Navgraha Poojan have special scientific and spiritul significance to maintain Graha Shanti. The Indian Brahmin Batuk have provided an invincible kavach for prevention from the evil effects of the Graha by inventing Navagraha Poojan and Mantra.
The Navgraha Pooja and the Rituals are usually performed to improve the positive energies around your house and workplace. The custom of doing the Navgraha Poojan is very popular before every birthday, marriage festival, building, of house and business. Navgraha poojan performed before any auspicious event not only prevent the evil effects of graha but also invoke them to bring prosperity and happiness.