The malefic or retarding actions of significant planetary influences has traditionally been regarded as one of the prime causes for lack of success and disharmony within the home. This Puja is performed to appease and correct whatever planetary imbalances may be prevailing in one's destiny.
Satisfaction, Peace, spiritual wisdom, humane feelings and all round progress is what an be achieved through Graha Shanti Anushthan. This helps in building an environment whereby the positive ambience is created within the environment and helps in fulfilling of specific intentions. The positive vibrations keep the evil forces at bay and hence brings in propserity and happiness within the family.
Astrology helps gain favorable influence from the planets. "Graha Shanti" as it is called, helps reduce the negative effects of our past karma as expressed through the agency of our "cosmic counterparts" in the form of the seven planets plus Rahu and Ketu.