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These 9 dots (representing the 9 celestial houses) for this artwork have been extracted from this finger painting by my father
The Nav Grah…is a ‘cosmic influencer’ on the living beings of mother earth.
In Hindu Astrology, the Navagraha (Sanskrit: नवग्रह, nine seizers or nine influencers) are some of these major influencers.
The term Graha has sometimes been mistranslated as “planet”, as five of the Navagraha (the “nine grahas”) happen to be planets: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn.2 The sun, moon, Rahu (north or ascending lunar node) and Ketu (south or descending lunar node) are not “planets”, however, and each of these nine entities are conceived only as chief celestial entities, constituting the Navagraha.2 A fact common to all the navagraha is that they have relative movement with respect to the background of fixed stars in the zodiac…