Navagraha Dosha Parihara Homa

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9am to 1pm

Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple Houston Aadheenam is blessed by H.H. Paramahamsa Nithyananda to be a Parihara Sthala for Navagraha Doshas
(a sacred place that removes malicious effects of nine planets)

Homa Schedule

9am - 9:30amGuru Puja
9:30am - 10:20amGanesha Puja
10:20am - 11amNavagraha Homa
11am - 12pmFamily Puja
12pm - 1pmSarpa Shanti Puja
Abhishekam for Rahu & Ketu
1pm - 1:30pmMahaprasad


Navagrahas & their Effects

‘Nava’ means nine. ’Graha’ means planets. As per Vedic Astrology, there are nine planets that influence our lives. The position of the planets at the time of human birth have influence on our actions & reactions to different situations in life.

The  improper planetary alignment for an individual is called “dosha” or negative influence. Due to these “Navagraha doshas” people fall into negative situations.


The presiding deity of the temple, Sri Nithyanandeshwara Linga, a replica of Sri Kalahasteeswara, adorns the Navagraha Kavacha - nine steps representing the Navagrahas. The temple has been specifically blessed & energised to radiate the special energy of Navagraha dosha shanti.

Why June 3rd?

The Navagraha Homa is happening on Saturday, June 3rd, right after Shani Jayanthi / Shani Peyarchi (Transit of Saturn) which falls on May 25th. It is an auspicious happening, as this is a time when the Navagrahas are at their peak.

Just like how Guru is just in the space of giving during Guru Purnima, the Navagrahas are in a giving space to just take all our karmas and shower us with whatever we want. 

Some sharings from the Shivacharyas
- When we do the Navagraha Homa, if the weight of our karmas is 50Kg, it will become something like 10Kg. 
- Even large and famous temples are unable to perform this elaborate Navagraha Homa. Also, most temples in India only perform Puja for a specific planet. For Example, In Kalahasti temple in Andra Pradesh, India, they perform only Rahu and Ketu Shanti Puja.


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By participating in the Navagraha Dosha Parihara Homa, devotees connect to the cosmic intelligence, receive divine blessings, avert life hindrances & experience tremendous bliss & success in life.