Khargaon Town is known for the 600 years old temple called Navgrah Mandir- “The mandir of nine planets”. The foundation of this 600 years old temple was done by Shree Sheshappa Sukhawadhani Weragkar. The popularity of Navgrah mandir had made the name of Khargaon town as ���Navgraha Ki Nagri”. The temple of nine planets is situated near the Kunda River.
The temples first floor contains the idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman, Lord Laxman, Bharat, Goddess Saraswati, Shatrughana and Paanchmukhi Mahadev. The Hindu temples have Garbhagriha Sthali which means the innermost sanctum of the temple where the murti of temple is established also contains Suryanarayana and Surya Yantra. The Parikrama Sthali part of the temple consists of all planets named Moon, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu along with their Vahans, Madals and Yantras. Pitambara Graha Shanti Peeth consists of Goddess Bagla mukhi and Brahmastra. Surya Darshan Pooja, Aaradhana and rituals are being performed on the day of Makar Sankranti for the pacification of the nine planets also called as Navgrah Shanti.
The very famous Navgraha Mela is being celebrated in the month of January/February to please the Lord Shani and all the nine planets. People from very far distances come to this Mela to rectify all their problems and to live a happy life.
At the east of Kundi River, in the southwest of the Madhya Pradesh in the West Nimar district there lies the Khargaon town. From the time of Mughals this temple had hold the very important significance and also contains the old forts with several tombs and palaces. The Khargaon town is also known as “Peetambara Graha Shanti Peeth” because the Goddess Baglamukhi resides in the temple of Navgrah.
“Brahma Murari Tripurantkari, Bhanu Shashi Bhumisuto Budhasch !!
Gurusch Shukra Shani Rahu Ketuvah Sarve Graha Shanti Kara Bhavantu !!”
Pandit Lokesh Jagirdar also says that Lord Brahma in the form of �����Goddess Saraswati”, Tipurantkari in the form of “Shree panchmukhi Mahadev” and Lord Murari in the form of “Shree Ram” resides in the temple. Lord Surya on the chariot of seven horses and Siddha Ashtadal Suryayantra resides in the Suryanarayan temple. Lord Buddha, Shukra and Moon resides towards the east of Parikrama Sthali, while towards the south resides Mangal and towards the North resides Jupiter and towards the west there is Rahu, Shani and Ketu. All planets are being set in the proper position and according to the principal of Navgrah Dosha Nivaran yantra. The main speciality of the Navgrah Mandir is the Lord Surya- God of all the planets and is the only temple in whole India for the Lord Surya.
During the Makar Sankranti people visit this temple and pray for the appeasement of the planets and can also perform the rituals for the particular planet which corresponds to the particular God like
The main pooja that is done to get rid of all negative and harmful effects is Baglamukhi pooja and this pooja is being performed in the Navgrah Temple.
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