Navgrah Mandir

 History of Navgrah Mandir

Khargaon Town is known for the 600 years old temple called Navgrah Mandir- “The mandir of nine planets”.  The foundation of this 600 years old temple was done by Shree Sheshappa Sukhawadhani Weragkar. The popularity of Navgrah mandir had made the name of Khargaon town as “Navgraha Ki Nagri”. The temple of nine planets is situated near the Kunda River.

The temples first floor contains the idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman, Lord Laxman, Bharat, Goddess Saraswati, Shatrughana and Paanchmukhi Mahadev. The Hindu temples have Garbhagriha Sthali which means the innermost sanctum of the temple where the murti of temple is established also contains Suryanarayana and Surya Yantra. The Parikrama Sthali part of the temple consists of all planets named Moon, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu along with their Vahans, Madals and Yantras. Pitambara Graha Shanti Peeth consists of Goddess Bagla mukhi and Brahmastra. Surya Darshan Pooja, Aaradhana and rituals are being performed on the day of Makar Sankranti for the pacification of the nine planets also called as Navgrah Shanti.

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