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Navagraha Temple, Guwahati

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As the name indicates, this temple is dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system. It is situated on Chitrachal hill in Guwahati and is a center of astrological and astronomical surrounded by large trees that shelter tribes of monkeys. The nine planets are represented by nine linga inside the main temple. Housed in a single red dome, again in the beehive style, the central lingam is encircled by a further nine representing the planets. This very ancient Navagraha Temple was damaged in the great earthquake of 1897 and has not been completely rebuilt. Navagraha Temple is dedicated to the nine planets or heavenly bodies, each one of which is represented on a solid slab of stone in circular shape with an elongation at one end .

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