Navadanya for Navgrahas – the Nine Grains Used in Hindu Rituals – Navadhanya

Navadhanya are the nine grains that are offered to the Navgrahas. They are also part of other Hindu pujas and rituals. The Navadanya includes Bengal Gram, Wheat, Horse Gram, Green Gram, Rice, White beans, Black Seasame seeds, Chic Peas, Black Gram.

Bengal Gram is offered to Jupiter or Guru or Brihaspati.





Wheat is offered to Sun or Surya




Horse Gram is offered to Ketu




Green Gram is offered to Mercury or Budh




Rice is offered to moon or Chandra or Soma




White beans is offered to Venus or Shukra




Black Sesame is offered to Shani or Saturn




Chic peas or Chickpea is offered to Mars or Mangal




Black Gram is offered to Rahu




In some regions the Navadanya are rice, wheat, thoor dal, moong dal, chana dal, rajma, sesame, urud dal, horse gram.

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