Navagraha : Guru Bhagwan – Jupiter – Alangudi
நவகிரக கோவில்கள் – குரு பகவான் – ஆலங்குடி
The navagraha sthala for Guru Bhagwan near kumbakonam is Thiru Alangudi
Vaitheeswaran Koil located between Mannargudi to Kumbakonam. Needamangalam is the nearest railway station.
Distance between Needamangalam to Alangudi – 10 km
Distance between Kumbakonam to Alangudi – 15 km
Name of the Main deity : Sri Abathsahayeswarar
Temple Timing: 6.00 Am – 12.30 pm; 4.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Phone Number : 04374-269407
Pooja material used for pooja/archana: Flower – Mullai poo; Samithu – Arasu Dhaniyam (Grain) -Konda Kadalai; Cloth – Yellow colour; Dhoop – Ambal; Athi Devatha – Brahma
Atchi : Dhanusu and Meenam; Utcham – Katagam; Neecham – Makaram;
Enemy Planet – Budhan, Sukran
Friendly Planets – Sani
Festivals : Chithra Pournami and the next 10 days follows. Every thursday, there is a special dharsana of Dakshinamurthy. When Guru transit takes place, there will a laksharchana will be done at Alangudi.
Brihaspati(Devanagari: बृहस्पति ) is the Guru of Devas, personification
of piety and religion, the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifices,
represented as the Purohita of the gods with whom he intercedes for men.
He is the Lord of planet Jupiter. He presides over ‘Guru-war’ ,Brhaspati war or Thursday. Brihaspati is the son of Rishi Angirasa (according to the Rig Veda 4.40.1). Devaguru. Bṛhaspati is considered to be the greatest benefic of any of the planets. Guru rules over the signs Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces), he is exalted in Karka (Cancer) and in his fall in Makara (Capricorn). The Sun, Moon and Mars are considered friendly to Brihaspati, Mercury is hostile and Saturn is neutral. He is the god of vastness, growth and expansion in a person’s horoscope and life. Brihaspati also represents the balance of past karma, religion, philosophy, knowledge and issues relating to offspring. He is concerned with education, teaching and the dispensation of knowledge. Humans with Jupiter dominating in their horoscope could grow fat as life progresses and their empire and prosperity increases; and diabetes is an ailment directly related to Jupiter. According to traditional Hindu astrology, worship or propitiation of Brihaspati or Guru (Jupiter) results in cure from ailments affecting the stomach and helps ward off sins. Brihaspati is
lord of three Nakshatras or lunar mansions: Punarvasu (Punarpoosam), Vishakha and Purva Bhadrapada (Pooratadhi).
Thanks: Wikipedia and other reserach texts.