Navgraha Mandir,(The Temple of Nine Planets) which is known to be more
than 600 years old is situated in Kargon Town. The foundation of this
temple is laid down approximately 600 years back by the ascendants (Shree
Sheshappa Sukhawadhani Weragkar) of the present temple incharge and his
family members. Khargon Town is one of the fast growing Districts of
Madhya Pradesh ( India ).
Khargon is a historical religious place which is also known as “Navgraha
Ki Nagri” – Town of Nine Planets. In the whole of India, this temple,
Navgraha Mandir, is one of its own kind. This temple is situated very
close to Kunda River.
First Floor of the temple has got the Idols of Goddess Saraswati,
Paanchmukhi Mahadev and Shri Ram Panchayatan, in which Hanuman,Laxman,
Bharat, Shaturghana are present along with Lord Ram and Goddess Sita.
Garbhagriha Sthali which means the interior of the sanctum sanctorum,
the innermost sanctum of a Hindu Temple where the primary idol/murti of
the temple resides, consists of Suryanarayana and Surya Yantra.
Parikrama Sthali of the temple consists of all the planets named Moon
(Chandra), Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra , Shani, Rahu and Ketu along with
their Vahans, Madals and Yantras.
Goddess Baglamukhi and Brahmastra resides in Pitambara Graha Shanti
Peeth. On the festival of Makar Sankranti, the special Surya Darshan
pooja, Aaradhana and rituals are done for the pacification of all the
nine planets which is also known as Navgraha Shanti.
In the Months of January and February, the very famous Navgraha Mela (
Fair of Nine Planets ) is organized in a big scale and the believers
from across the country visits the place for the appeasement of nine
planets (Vavgraha Shanti ) and Shani Dosha Nivaran ( appeasement of
Khargon is a town in West Nimar district in the southwest of Madhya
Pradesh, central India, just east of the Kundi River. It attained
considerable importance under the Mughals and now contains an old fort
with several tombs and palaces. Khargon contains a historical temple
“Navgraha Mandir” which is famous across the country for Navgraha Shanti
Pooja and Aaradhana.
As the Goddess Baglamukhi resides here, this place is also known as
“Peetambara Graha Shanti Peeth” because at this temple for the
appeasement of planets, the pooja and Aaradhana of Goddess Baglamukhi is
Pandit Lokesk Jagirdar says that this
temple’s existence is based on the following mantras:
Brahma Murari Tripurantkari, Bhanu Shashi Bhumisuto Budhasch !!
Gurusch Shukra Shani Rahu Ketuvah Sarve Graha Shanti Kara Bhavantu !!
He further emphasized that the temple consists of Lord Braham in the
form of Goddess Sarswati , Lord Murari in the form of Shree Ram and
Tripurantkari in the form of Shree Panchmukhi Mahadev. The garbgraha of
the temple consists of Pitambara Graha shanty Peeth and Suryanarayan
mandir and the Parikrama Sthali of the temple consists of other planets.
Mother Baglamukhi Goddess and the very famous Brahmastra resides in
Pitambara GrahaShanti Peeth of the temple. Within Suryanarayan Temple,
there resides Lord Suryanrayan on the chariot of 7 horses and Siddha
Ashtadal Suryayantra. In the east of Parikrama Sthali, there resides
Buddha, Shukra, Moon and in the south there resides Mangal, in the west
resides Ketu,Shani,Rahu and in the north resides Jupiter(Guru). All the
planets are laid as per the South Indian rituals and Navgraha Dosha
Nivarana Yantra principles. All the planets are laid along with their
Vahan or vehicle. Surya Narayan is the Lord of all the planets,
therefore the maximum focus is given to the Sun planet. This temple is
the only Surya Pradhan temple in the whole of India. Because of it being
famous for Surya Pradhan Temple, on the days of Makar Sankranti the
major celebrations and poojas are done.
On this day of Makar Sankranti, the believers from all across the
country in large numbers gather for Grahashanti and appeasement of Nine
Planets. There is a belief that the people who visit and participate in
this pooja (vedic rituals) on this occasion of MakarSankranti achieve
the success of various kinds in their lives. The believers can visit the
Gods associated with the particular planets:
All the above mentioned Gods are sthapit as per
vedic rituals. By doing the Pooja of these Gods, one can get rid of
Graha Peeda. For mitigating the malefic effects of the Navgraha (Nine
Planets), Baglamukhi Pooja is done. This temple is famous for Navgrah
Navgraha Temple is Famous for:
The three Pillars of the Temple represents
three Gods – Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh.
The seven stairs on the entrance represents
seven days of the week – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
The twelve stairs to do down the Garba Graha
represents the twelve rashis( Mesha, Vrishabh, Mithun, Karka, Singh,
Kanya, Tula, Vrishchik, Dhanu, Makkar, Kumbh, Meen)
The twelve stairs to come up from the Garba
Graha represents 12 months – Chaitra, Vaishakh, Jyeshtha, Aashad,
Shravan, Bhadrapad, Ashvin, Kartik, Margashirsh, Paush, Magh, Falgun).
This temple is Surya Pradhan temple because
Surya is the Lord of all the Planets.
Within Garbagraha, everyday in the morning the
rays of the Sun passes through Surya Yantra and falls on Surya Rath.
The visit to the temple starts with the darshan
of deity Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and it ends with the darshan of deity
Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh.
All the Gods who represent the Nine planets
Mother Baglamukhi Goddes resides in this
Because of the above, Navgraha temple is
considered to be the only temple of its kind in the whole of India.