According to astrology, the positions of the nine planets in the twelve constellations of the zodiac and their movements are considered to be quite significant. The nine planets ‘Navagraha’ affect every aspect of human life. They play an important role in the activities, physical and mental health and life of any individual. The unfavorable positioning of any of these planets can be the cause of problems, bad health, and stagnation for many people.

However, there is a solution to avoid the ill effects of the position and movement of the ‘Navagraha’ in our lives. Navagraha mantras (or stotram) are simple mantras which work as powerful healing tools to reduce the negative effects of any of the nine planets. These mantras are Hindu holy hymn addressing the nine planets.

Benefits Of Navagraha Stotram And The Way to Practice

The Navagraha Stotram is written by Rishi Vyasa and is considered to be the peace mantra for the nine planets. They are powerful mantras which can pacify the Navagraha and protect the practitioner from any negative effects of the planets.

Regular chanting of Navagraha Stotram generates positive vibrations and directs the related planets to deliver favorable results for the chanter. These mantras help minimize the harmful effects of planets and increase their positive influences. The practitioner gets peace of mind and stays away from any evil. Practicing Navagraha Stotram every day can make you healthy, wealthy and prosperous.

Navagraha Mantra has to be recited on specific days according to the respective planet deity. For instance, Chandra mantra should be chanted on Mondays and Surya mantra should be practiced on Sundays.

To achieve the desired result, one should recite Navagraha Stotra in the early morning after having a bath by sitting in front of the picture or idol of Lord Navagraha. One should also try to understand the meaning of the mantra to maximize its effects. It is recommended that the stotra should be chanted at least once in a day to please the planets.

The Mantras And Their Meanings

Surya (Sun) Mantra

surya mantra

जपाकुसुम संकाशं काश्यपेयं महदद्युतिम् I 
तमोरिंसर्वपापघ्नं प्रणतोSस्मि दिवाकरम् II १ II 

“Japaa Kusumasankasham Kasyapeyam Maha Dhyuthim

Thamorim Sarvapaapghnam Pranatosmi Divakaram”

Meaning:

I bow down to the sun who is red like the flower of Hibiscus, who is the son of Kasyapa, who is the enemy of darkness, who destroys all sins and who has a splendid radiance.

Chandra (Moon) Mantra

Navagraha Stotram - chandra mantra

दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णव संभवम् I 
नमामि शशिनं सोमं शंभोर्मुकुट भूषणम् II २ II 

“Dadhi Shankha tushaa-raabham Khseero Darnava Sambhavam

Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhor Mukuta Bhooshanam”

Meaning:

I offer my salutation to Lord Soma who is white in color like snow, yogurt and icebergs, who adorns the head of Lord Shiva and who rose from the Ksheasagar.

Mangal (Mars) Mantra

mangal mantra

धरणीगर्भ संभूतं विद्युत्कांति समप्रभम् I 
कुमारं शक्तिहस्तं तं मंगलं प्रणाम्यहम् II ३ II 

“Dharanee garbha sambhootam, Vidyut Kaanti Sama-prabham

Kumaram Shakti Hastam cha, Tham Mangalaam Pranamamyamaham”

Meaning:

I pray to Lord Mangal who shines like lightning, who is born of the Earth, who holds a weapon named Shakti in his hand and who is called Swami Kumara.

Budha (Mercury) Mantra

Budha mantra

प्रियंगुकलिकाश्यामं रुपेणाप्रतिमं बुधम् I 
सौम्यं सौम्यगुणोपेतं तं बुधं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ४ II 

“Priyangukalika Shyaamam, RoopenaaPratimam Budham

Soumyam Soumya Guno Petham Tam Budham Pranamamyamham”

Meaning:

I offer salutations to Budha who has an incomparable beauty, who is very wise, the one who is the son of Soma and the one who possesses charming and noble characteristics.

Guru (Jupiter) Mantra

Guru mantra (2)

देवानांच ऋषीनांच गुरुं कांचन सन्निभम् I 
बुद्धिभूतं त्रिलोकेशं तं नमामि बृहस्पतिम् II ५ II

“Deva-naam cha Rishi Naam cha Gurum kaanchana sannibham,

Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namaami Brihaspatim”

Meaning:

I bow down to Lord Guru, the preceptor of all gods, rishis and saints, the one who is the form of ultimate wisdom, the one who is the God of all the three worlds and the one who is like gold.

Shukra (Venus) Mantra

shukra mantra

हिमकुंद मृणालाभं दैत्यानां परमं गुरुम् I 
सर्वशास्त्र प्रवक्तारं भार्गवं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ६ II 

“HimaKundha Mrina-laabham Daitya-naam Paramam Gurum

Sarva Shastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavam Pranamaamyamham”

Meaning:

I bow down to the son of Bhagu, the Shukra who is the spiritual master of asuras, the greatest teacher of all the learning, the one who shines like snow and jasmine.

Shani (Saturn) Mantra

Shani mantra

नीलांजन समाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम् I 
छायामार्तंड संभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम् II ७ II 

“Neelanjanasamaabhasam Ravi Putram Yamaagrajam

Chaaya Marthanda Sambhootam Tam Namaami Shanaiswaram”

Meaning:

I offer prayers to Lord Shani whose complexion is dark blue, the one who is the elder brother of the God of Death (Yama), the one who is born of Chaya and the one who is the son of the Sun.

Rahu Mantra

Rahu mantra

अर्धकायं महावीर्यं चंद्रादित्य विमर्दनम् I 
सिंहिकागर्भसंभूतं तं राहुं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ८ II 

“Ardha Kaayam Mahaa Veeryam Chandra- Aditya Vimardanam

Simhika Garbha Sambhootam Tam Rahum Pranamaamyaham”

Meaning:

I offer salutations to Rahu, the one with a half-body, the one who has exceptional strength, the one who is born of Simhika and the one who is the eclipse of the sun and the moon.

Ketu Mantra

Ketu Mantra

पलाशपुष्पसंकाशं तारकाग्रह मस्तकम् I 
रौद्रंरौद्रात्मकं घोरं तं केतुं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ९ II 

“Palaasha Pushpa Sankaasham Tarakaa Graha Mastakam

Roudram Roudraa-tmakam Ghoram Tam Ketum Pranamaamyaham”

Meaning:

I pray to Ketu, whose appearance resembles that of flower Palaasha, who is the head of all stars and planets. Lord Ketu is violet and fierce.

Prayer for Nine Planets

नम: सूर्याय सोमाय मङ्गलाय बुधाय च,

गुरु शुक्र सनिभ्यस्च, रहव केत्हवे नम:

“Nama Suryaya Somaya Mangalaya Budhaya Cha,
Guru Shukra Sanibhyascha, Rahava Kethave Nama”

The Navagraha Stotram is intended to help any person suffering from the negative effects of the position of any of the nine planets in one’s birth chart. By regular recitation of the mantras, you can please the planet lords and get favorable results from them.