The Navagrahas - The nine planets
Embark on a pilgrimage to the temples of the nine planets
Breathtaking temples
Visit the ancient temple cities of southern India
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The purpose of the Navagraha pilgrimage is to connect you with the Navagrahas, the nine planets in order to clean Karma and remove karmic blockage in your life. It is not a holiday, but a profound spiritual practice. 

Upcoming dates for the Navagraha pilgrimage:

  • December 3 – 12, 2023
  • January 7 – 16, 2024

What is included in the pilgrimage? 

  • Ground transportation 
  • Accommodation for 9 nights 
  • Entry tickets 
  • Guides 

What is not included? 

  • Flights 
  • Indian Visa
  • Souvenirs 
  • Meals

We are intending to visit all 9 Navagraha temples, that are located in the south of India. They are dedicated to:

  • Surya – the Sun 
  • Chandra – the Moon
  • Mangala – Mars 
  • Budha – Mercury 
  • Guru – Jupiter 
  • Sukra – Venus 
  • Sani – Saturn 
  • Rahu 
  • Ketu 

Besides that, we are going to to on another pilgrimage inside the pilgrimage and visit the 5 most important Shiva temples in the south of India, which are related to the 5 elements. They are called the Pancha Bhoota Stalams. 

Each of these temples is related to one of the five elements. 

They are located in: 

  • Kanchipuram
  • Thiruvanaikaval
  • Thiruvannamalai
  • Kalahasthi
  • Chidambaram

Please note that while we are intending to visit all of these places, we might have to adjust the itinerary to circumstances and can not guarantee that we will visit every temple. 

We will be traveling by car or minivan in small groups.  The cars and their drivers will be with us during the entire journey. 

The Navagraha pilgrimage is neither a sightseeing tor nor a wellness holiday. It is an intense spiritual journey that has the intention to connect us deeper with the Navagrahas, the nine planets and to clean karmic blockages in our life. 

The 9 planets have a constant energetic on our life and depending on our Karma, these effects play a major role in the journey of our life. 

By deepening our connection with the Navagrahas, we are strengthening beneficial aspects and are transforming their challenging aspects. 


This is important to know. 

In each places we are going to stay in 3 or 4 star hotels, which are usually the most comfortable places we found during our previous trips. 

However, please know that the standards might not the same like you might be used from Europe. 

The pilgrimage will be guided by Marina Zakharova, who is also an experienced astrologer and the head of Mypalmleaf Russia. 

Marina has been guiding pilgrimages to the Navagraha temples since many years and has a profound understanding about the Navagrahas and their effect on our life. 

Because it is important, we need to tell you again: The Navagraha pilgrimage is not a holiday. It is an intense spiritual journey with the intention to clean and transform Karma. It can have a profound impact on your life. 

However, it can also be challenging. India in general can be challenging but wonderful at the same time. You will have a direct experience of the real India with all of its wonders and spiritual treasures. This means that you will also directly experience the chaos of India, the pollution, the heat and less comfort than you might be used to. And all this while going from temple to temple, connecting with powerful energies that will help you to understand more about yourself. 

You might have a beautiful and blissful time. Or you might have a challenging time, facing your own and each others shadows. Either way,ultimately it doesn’t matter. What matters is the karmic transformation that the pilgrimage will have on your life’s path. 

But it is good to be aware that you are embarking on a intense journey and make this as a conscious decision. 

Please don’t scream at us if there is no toilet paper in your hotel room 🙂 And if you do, it is part of the process and okay as well 🙂 


The virtual pilgrimage

You can also join the pilgrimage virtually.

Before our last pilgrimage to the Navagraha temples, some people asked us if we can perform pujas at the temples on their behalf. And so we did. 

And if you want, we can do the same for you, if you can not join the tour this time in person.  

The nine planets and their effect on our life

presented by Marina, the head of Mypalmleaf Russia, who us also your guide during the pilgrimage