Navagraha Devipatnam

Navagraha, Devipatnam

Other Temples - Ramanathapuram District


Navagraha, facing respective directions



Other Deities


Navagraha Devipatnam is a temple dedicated to the nine heavenly bodies – Surya (Sun, facing east), Chandra (Moon facing west), Budha (Mercury, facing east), Shukra (Venus, facing east), Angaraka (Mars, facing south), Guru (Jupiter, facing north), Shani (Saturn, facing west), Rahu (North Node of the Moon, facing south), Ketu (South Node of the Moon, facing south). The rectangular sea weathered stones considered as Navagrahas are installed in the sea. The temple is entered through a small building on the shore and a bridge constructed in recent times leads inside the sea where the Navagrahas are present. The path runs around the installation. Visitors can get into the sea here and worship the idols. Inside the town near the bus stand is a Shiva Temple with the main deity as Thilakeswara and the goddess as Soundarya Nayaki. The Navagraha Devipatnam Temple in the sea is connected with this temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Agni, Theertham, Ramar Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – None


Navagraha Devipatnam is an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


Lord Rama on his way to Rameswaram was advised by Lord Vishnu at the Thondi Perumal temple to propitiate Lord Vinayaka at Uppur and the Navagrahas on the seashore village of Devipattinam (Devipuram in the olden days). He reached Devipattinam and created the Navagraha Idols using sand and installed them in the sea after calming down the sea with his divinity. The installations and the village are also called Navabashanam.


Navagraha Devipatnam is about 15 kilometers northeast of Ramanathapuram on the sea shore. The temple is in the sea.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea shops. The closest is Ramanathapuram.

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