There are 9 temples at the outskirts of Chennai dedicated to the Navagrahams.
Similar to Kumbakonam, our ancestors have built temples for all 9 planets in the then Thondai Mandalam.Here is a collective view of all 9 Navagraha temples in Chennai, which
I thought would be easy for people to view/read and get to know more information of these temples.
All these temples
are built with the purpose that in those days traveling all the way to Kumbakonam from this part of the country was highly
All of them belong to the Chozha period with brilliant architecture and divinity. Few of these temples are
in the state of neglect where others still look fresh and new even after centuries.
The main deities of all these temples
are Lord Shiva in different names. In few places the main deity, Lord Shiva Himself, represent the planet and so there is
no separate shrine for the respective Graham in the temple.
well, one can visit all these temples in a day itself, as most of them lie on the same route (from Porur to Somangalam) except
the one at Poondhamalli.
I present to you here in my Website, all of the 9 Navagraha Temples in Chennai.
All these temples are of historical importance and recently Tamilnadu
Tourism has started operating package trip to these Chennai Navagraha temples.