A cluster of nine temples in the temple belt of the erstwhile Chola
empire of Tamilnadu is referred to as the Navagraha temples -that bear the common thread of their association with the nine
celestial bodies referred to in the vedic astrological system.
This lush green district, through which the Cauvery flows, has Nine
Shiva Temples. Each of these enshrines a Navagraha.
Six of them are situated on the northern bank of Cauvery and three
on the southern bank.