Navagraha stotram is a composed by Sage Vyasa to praise the Navagrahas or the celestial planets as per the Hindu theology. The main part of this divine hymn contains 9 stanza’s each one dedicated to the induvial grahas namely the Surya, Chandra, Kuja, Budha, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu, and Kethu. The lyrics of the stotram are composed in a simple way yet with a great meaning. The stanzas explain the appearance of the Navagrahas, lineage, and their divine attributes.
The benefits of chanting this Navagraha stotram were clearly stated by Vyasa in the Phalastuti part, where it says one can get rid of troubles caused by planets and stars at the same time they can be benefited with good wealth and fortune.
Lyrics and Meaning of Navagraha Stotram
Japakusuma samkasam kasyapeyam mahdyutim
Tamorim sarva papagnam pranatosmi divakaram (1)
The one who is red in colour like that of the hibiscus flower, who is born in the Kashyapa lineage, O the brightest one.
The remover of darkness, the destroyer of sins, Lord Diwakara (another name of Sun god), I prostrate to you
Dadhi sankha tusharambham Ksheerodarnava sambhavam
Namami sasinam Somam Shambhormukuta Bhushanam (2)
The one who shines in the white colour like that of curd or conch or snow, who is born from the milky ocean (Ksheerasagara).
I bow to you Chandra (Moon), who has a hare symbol on him, the one who is present as the ornament on the crown of the God Shiva.
Dharani-garbha sambhutam vidyutkanti samaprabham
Kumaram shakthihastam tham Mangalam pranamamyaham (3)
O, the one who is born to the Earth, who radiates like the brilliance of thunderbolt.
The son (of the earth), who has the divine powers in his hands, I prostrate to you the Lord Kuja (Mangala).
Priyangu kalika-syamam rupenaa-pratimam Bhudham
Sowmyam sowmyagunopetam tham Budham pranamamyaham (4)
Present in the green colour resembling the bud of Kadamba tree, O the Lord Budha with unequaled body.
Who is gentle, filled with divine attributes, I prostrate to you, Lord Budha.
Devanam cha Rushinamcha Gurum Kamchana sannibham
Buddhibhutam trilokesam tham namami Bruhaspatim (5)
The Guru of the Devas and Rushi’s, who shines like that of Gold.
The intellectual one, Lord(guru) to the three lokas, I bow to you Lord Bruhaspati.
Hima kumda mrunalabham daityaanam paramam Gurum
Sarva-sastra pravaktaram Bharghavam pranamamyaham (6)
The one who is compared to the attributes like snow, jasmine, and the stem of the lotus (Mrunala), who is the best or superior Guru to the Daitya’s.
An expert in all the sastras, O the Bhargava/Sukra (another name of Sukracharya) I prostrate before you.
Neelanjana samabhasam Raviputram Yamaagrajam
Chayaa-martanda sambhutam tham namami Shanaischaram (7)
Shining in the color of black traditional kajal, the son the Ravi (Surya) and the brother of Yama.
Who is born to the Chayadevi and Marthanda Surya, I bow to that Lord Shanischara(Shani).
Ardhakayam mahaveeryam chandraditya vimardhanam
Simhika-garbha sambhutam tham Rahum pranamaamyaham (8)
The one with the half body, full of valor (signifying the dominance), the one who obstructs and opposes the sun and moon.
Who is born as the son of Simhika (sister of the Hiranya kashipa), I prostrate before you, Lord Rahu.
Palasha pushpa samkasam tarakaagraha mastakam
Raudram raudratmakam ghoram tham Ketum pranamamyaham (9)
Shining in the colour of Palasha flowers (flowers of the ‘flame of forest’ tree), who acts like head to the stars and planets.
Who is furious, full of furious aspects, terrifying (to the wicked people), O Lord Ketu I prostrate before you.
Phalastuti – Benefits of Chanting this Stotram
Ithi Vyasa mukhod-geetam yah pathet-susamahitaha
Divaa va yadi va ratrau vighna santir bhavishyathi
Reciting this stotram written by Vyasa will give the sovereign and makes them powerful.
Also, they will succeed in the obstacles or troubles that occur either during the daytime or the night.
Naranaaree nrupanam cha bhavedduhu Swapna nasanam
Aishwarya matulam teshamarogyam pushtivardhanam
Also for the ones who chant this stotram either the Men, women or the kings will be saved from the effects of the bad dreams.
Those will also be granted with unparalleled wealth, good health, and nourishment.
Graha-nakshatrajaha peedah taskaraagni samudbhavaha
Taah sarwaaha prasamam yamti vyaso brute na samsayaha
Those who chant will also be saved from the troubles caused by planets and the stars and also from the troubles of thieves or fire.
There should be no doubt (Samsaya) about these entire words of the Vyasa.
Ithi Shri Vyasa virachitham Navagraha stotram sampoornam
Thus, ends the Navagraha Stotram (Hymns of praise to the Navagrahas) composed by Shri Vyasa.