‘Nava’means nine.’Graha’ means planets. As per Vedic Astrology, there are nine planets that influence our lives. The position of a planet at the time of human birth will have an influence on his actions and reaction to different situations in his life. Every Life as it is has its ups and downs. When there is improper planetary alignment for an individual, it is called a “dosha” or negative influence. Due to these “Navagraha doshas,” people fall into depression and certain low moods. This low period may last for some period based on the power of the planet. However this can be averted with intelligence. Connecting to the cosmic intelligence to avert any hindrances in life and to bestow tremendous peace and success in life, Navagraha pooja is conducted.
You might have noticed that as the Moon grows (Purinma) in first half of the month, the waves in the Ocean rise, and their aggression subsides as we approach no-moon day (Amavasya). According to this vedic science, these planets and their positions will have influence on the human body and mind.