Stotram in Sanskrit
Aadityaya cha somaya
Guru shukra shani byascha
Salutations to the navagrahaas, the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu.
I pray to the Sun, the day-maker, destroyer of all sins, the enemy of darkness, of great brilliance, the descendent of Kaashyapa, the one who shines like the japaa flower.
Namami shashinam soma
I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds or a white shell, who arose from the ocean of milk, who has a hare on him, Soma, who is the ornament of Shiva's hair.
I pray to Mars, born of Earth, who shines with the same brilliance as lightning, the young man who carries a spear.
I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet, of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable.
Devanam cha rushinam cha
Budhhi bhutam trilo-kesham
I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the three worlds.
I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of demons, promulgator of all learning, who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.
I pray to Saturn, the slow moving, born of Shade and Sun, the elder brother of Yama, the offspring of Sun, he who has the appearance of black collyrium.
Simhika garbha sambhutam
I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun, born of Simhikaa.
Roudra roudraa-atmakam ghoram
I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of Palaasha flower, the head of stars and planets, fierce and terrifying.
Iti vyaasa mukhod gitam
divaa vaa yadi vaa raatrau
iti nar naari nrupaanaam cha
aishvaryam atulam teshaam
grah nakshatra joh peeda ast
taah sarvaah prasham ya anti,
Those who read the song sung by Vyasa, will be joyous, sovereign and powerful, and will succeed in appeasing obstacles, occurring by day or by night.
Iti shri vyaasa virachitam
Thus ends the song of praise of the nine planets composed by Shri Vyasa Muni.
'Graha is a 'cosmic influencer' on the living beings of mother Earth. In Hindu astrology, the Navagraha are some of these major influencers.