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The planetary deities. Stone, Eastern India, 1000-1200. Images of the nine planetary deities (navagraha) often appear on the door lintels of north Indian temples, to protect the shrine and its visitors from evil influences. The deities comprise the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as Rahu and Ketu who control the solar and lunar eclipses.

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The planetary deities.  Stone, Eastern India, 1000-1200. Images of the nine planetary deities (navagraha) often appear on the door lintels of north Indian temples, to protect the shrine and its visitors from evil influences.  The deities comprise the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as Rahu and Ketu who control the solar and lunar eclipses.