From the proceeding we understand that the term graha has these meanings:

  1. A wanderer, a moving celestial body (as compared to the fixed stars)
  2. Something that grasps, or to hold on to
  3. Where matter or energy accumulates or is attached to
  4. Certain qualities of characteristics that each planet “holds”
  5. Myths that explain nature through metaphor
  6. Vedic Astrology uses nine grahas: the luminaries, the visible planets and the lunar nodes

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