The statues of Nava Graha
These statues of Nava Graha are very rare things to be captured, especially in Bhaktapur. Right beneath the southern part of the Bhairavanath temple of Taumadhi Square, there is a stone conduit, locally called Lohahiti.
That stone conduit was said to be erect for the purpose of the worship of the Bhairavanath temple. With the spectacular stone sculptures of Gauri Shankar above the water conduit, there are these rare scenic images of Nava Graha too on its northern wall.
Nava Graha generally refers to a group of nine planets. Along with that, it is a very sensitive topic for our parents. They believe that if these graha stay at their positions, then life will be filled with fortune and prosperity.
Withstanding that, the names of Nava Graha seems quite familiar to us. The names of these Nava Graha are like this:
The statues of Nava Graha that was mentioned quite earlier was set up by King Yakshya Malla in 1460 A.D. as per the shreds of evidence. Here are the images of those Nava Grahas. Try guessing the name of these Nava Grahas, if you could.