Nav meaning nine and Graha meaning Planets. The Navgraha Pooja is meant to worship and appease the powerful nine planets that are considered prominent in Hindu religion and Vedic Astrology. According to the Vedic Astrology, the stars, planets and their alignments result in powerful consequences for people.
Surya (The Sun): The Sun is the most powerful living God who bestows you with good health and prosperity.
Chandra (The Moon): Moon is the planet, who rules your mind and brings success. The Moon, at the time of your birth, is found in a particular star, and that will be considered your Moon Sign.
Kuja (Mars): Mars showers your prosperity and wealth.
Bhudh (Mercury): Mercury is the planet of knowledge. He bestows you with wisdom and wealth and is ruled over by Lord Maha Vishnu.
Guru (Jupiter): Jupiter blesses you with education and knowledge. He cures you from ailments and cleanses your negative emotions.
Shukra (Venus): Venus showers the knowledge of art and music. He is the bestower of long life, wealth, happiness, children, property and good education. He is ruled by Goddess Lakshmi.
Shani (Saturn): Saturn ensures happiness. He is known to affect you adversely on occasions when he occupies certain positions in your horoscope. A prayer to him, especially on Saturdays, is said to mitigate your hardships. He is ruled by Lord Yama.
Rahu (Ascending node of the Moon): Rahu makes your life stronger. He is instrumental in strengthening your power and converting even any enemy into your friend.
Ketu (Descending node of the Moon): Ketu brings prosperity and negates bad effects, illnesses, etc. He grants you good health, wealth and all round prosperity.
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