Sri Navapashanam Navagraha temple is a God Shiva and Goddess Parvathy temple situated in the city of Devipatinam, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu. Around 1000-2000 years of age, the temple names God Shiva as Thilakeswarar and the Goddess as Soundaryanayaki. Devipatinam, well known as the main spot on the planet where the nine planets or the navagrahas are situated inside the ocean likewise has this temple. The eight-outfitted Durga statue holding weapons in each is said to have executed the evil presence Mahishasura at this spot which was later constructed as a little temple and revered. In addition, there are different statues like the first statues of nine planets which got battered and are not unmistakable as any specific planet.The claim to fame of the temple is that nine wilted pieces of stone, which should be Navagrahas lies around hundred yards inside the ocean and the stones, incompletely submerged in water can be looked too. Lovers offer nine assortments of grains like paddy, maize, wheat, beats and so on to the divinities. Situated amidst the ocean, this temple is known not an awesome miracle since Puranic days. As per the legend, Sri Rama performed the Vinayaka Puja in Uppur and the Navagraha Puja in Devipatinam before undertaking the excursion to free Sita from Ravana's bondage in Lanka. According to the sacred writings, he introduced a modest bunch of sand and quieted the high tides with a raised hand and these Navagrahas introduced by Sri Rama are the Nava Bhasanas or stones gracing lovers in Devipatinam.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of obstacles
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Freedom from parental curses
- Attain wealth
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).