Navagraha, meaning "nine celestial bodies of universe " in Sanskrit, are divinities symbolising the astronomical bodies known to the Khmers.
Rahu and Ketu swallow the Sun or the Moon, causing the eclipses.
In Angkor, the divinities are often represented on a single horizontal stone, facing the viewer. These so-called ‘Nine Planets’ stones were often found in the ‘libraries’, which led some scholars to believe that the buildings were associated with this cult.
See also Surya and Chandra.
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