The book brings out the salient features of the Navagraha temple towns and the reader is taken on a tour of the temples and their importance has also been explained through a lucid comparison from an Astrological, Astronomical, Archaeological and cultural points of view. Those who read it, will certainly come to know more about the Navagraha (planets) and their influence on humanity.
The Navagraha temples are located on the southern and northern banks of the Cauvery river and several temple towns have gained prominence in the recent years owing to the location of these temples.
Each of these nine temples, some big, some small, is important in its own right. Archaeological evidence suggest that they have been built during the reign of the Chola and Pandya kings. The temples are built according to the Agama Shastras and are maintained either by the Hindu Religious Endowment Board or the Tamil Nadu Saiva Adhinams (trusts).
Each of the nine navagraha temples is dedicated to one of the nine principal planets which influence the Earth. They are as follows: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.