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Nava Graha Krithis - IX [Kethu]
By Muthuswami Deekshithar
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Raga Shanumuga Priya
Mahasuram Kethumaham bhajami Chaya Graha varam
Maha vichithra makuta dharam Mangala vasthradhi daram,
Nara peeta sthitham sukham nava graham yutham sakham.
Kethum krishnavan manthrinam krodha nidhi jaiminam,
Kuluthadhi bhakshanam kona dwaja pathakinam,
Guru Guha chamara bharanam guna dosha jithabharanm,
Grahaanaadhi karya karanam, Grahapa savya sancharinam
I pray that great Asura Kethu who is the blessed shadow planet
He wears a peculiar crown and auspicious dress,
He sits on the base of a human form and is friendly to the nine planets.
He who is pleased by Krinavan manthra
And is the treasure of anger belonging to the clan of Jaimini,
He eats food of grain and has a triangle in his flag,
He wears the fan of Guru Guha as ornament
And can make out difference between good and bad,
He is the cause of eclipses and moves in counter clock wise direction.