A coastal village is also known as Navashabashanam. It is believed that Lord Rama worshipped Navagraha here. The temple nearby here, is dedicated to Devi, who is said to have killed the demon Mahishasura at this spot. Hindus perform religious rites for their forefathers here. This little town has a temple the Nava grahas here by setting nine stones preceding going to war with Ravana.
It is progressively getting well known among enthusiasts who visit the adjacent sanctuaries of Rameswaram and Thirupullani. The nine stones speaking to the Nava grahas or nine planets can be seen few meters into the ocean. However relying upon the water levels one may get the opportunity to see all or few of them.
According to the legends, this temple of Nine planets was constructed by Lord Rama. Lord Rama constructed this temple of the nine planetary deities as the demon Ravan kidnapped goddess Sita. As Ravana has a boon that he would be killed by any Celestial God. The temple has an entrance tower which has the statues of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman and Lord Hanuman. The statues of the Nine Planetary deities are submerged in Seawater. Devotees take a holy dip in this water and offer rituals to the deities.
The Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu are a cluster of Navagraha Temples dating from the Chola dynasty near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Each temple is located in a different village, and is considered an abode of one of the Navagrahas. However, the majority of these temples are dedicated to Shiva. The Surya temple is the only one dedicated to Graham. This wonderful village is built in the honour of the Indian mythological Devi Durga. This fact in itself makes this village extremely special. The village is named for the ancient temples named Thilakeshwar in respect of the Hindu Lords Shiva Parvathi called by their Southern names Thilakeswarar and Soundaryanayaki. It is surely a prime site to be visited.
What makes the site extremely fascinating is that the precious nine gems placed here under the sea are visible even today. Not just Lord Rama devotees but archaeological experts, art lovers and the lovers of vintage things and gems are thrilled by the thought of visiting here and witnessing the ancient sacred beauty for themselves. However, there are still chances that the level of seawater might affect the visibility of the gems. The sea is a great site in itself with innumerable shells and things full of colourful distinct shaped shells.