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Vedic Astrology is based on the premise that there are essentially nine planets that impact the lives of the people and that their careful study can reveal the past, present and future of any individual. These nine planets are known as the Nava Grahas or simply as Grahas. These are Surya, the Sun, Chandra, the Moon, Mangala, Mars, Budha, Mercury, Brihaspathi, Jupiter, Shukra, Venus, Shani, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. It can be seen that the system considers the Sun and the Moon also as planets and also, the northern and southern nodal points of the Moon as the shadow planets, Rahu and Ketu.
Each of these Grahas has its own unique nature and characteristics. They can also give good or not-so-good results depending largely on their positioning in the various Houses of an individual’s horoscope. When afflicted, these planets can affect the life of an individual in many ways.
This sacred hymn is composed by saint Sri Vedanta Desika, in praise of Dasavathar, the ten famous incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the supreme God of protection and sustenance. The sloka associates every one of the Avatars with one of the Grahas and it is believed that its chanting can do immense good in getting rid of the Navagraha afflictions.
The sloka (hymn) is presented by Sri Vedanta Desika and depicts the names of Dasavatar (Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu). This hymn clearly states that the Navagrahas are pleased if we pray to the Dasavataram of Lord Vishnu.
Raamavataara Sooryasya Chandrasya Yadhunaayakaha
Nrusimho Boomiputrasya Sowmyaha Somasuthasya cha
Vaamano Vipudendrasya Baargavo Baargavasya cha
Koormo Bhaskara Putrasya Saimhikeyachya Sookaraha
Kethur Meenavadhaarasya ye Kechaanyepi kesaraaha
Dasaavadhaara sthuti presented by Desikar
Lord Matsya : Ketu
Lord Kurma: Sani
Lord Varaha: Rahu
Lord Narasimha: AngArakan
Lord Vamana: Guru
Lord Parasurama: Sukran
Lord Rama: Surya
Lord Balarama: kuligan
Lord Krishna: Chandran
Lord Kalki: budhan
By reciting this daily, one can get rid of one’s difficulties caused by the Navagrahas. By reciting this sloka (hymn) for 48 days, 28 times each day, good things could occur.
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.