Navagraha Temples - (Mangala)

Mangala - Mars spends 57.25 days in each sign of the zodiac


Mars or the planet mars is the commander-in-chief of the assembly of the nine planets. It is also said to be god of war. Mars is warrior by nature-bile-dominated in temperament. Our courage, bravery, patience, self-confidence and leadership abilities are ruled by Mars.

Mars makes its natives short-tempered; very argumentative; lovers of weapons, commanders, soldiers, generals and policemen. It gives technical and mechanical abilities.

Alternative Name Mangala
Planetary Ruler Aries and Scorpio
Sidereal Ruler Aquarius and Virgo
Represented by God of war and bloodshed whose symbol was a sword (Roman Mythology)
Associated Day Tuesday
In Chinese Astrology Ruled by the element fire, which is passionate, energetic and adventurous.
In Indian Astrology Represents energy, confidence and ego
Related Gemstones Coral
Related Metal  
In numerology Rules number 9


Mars is very fond of law and order and arrangement. It gives great administrative ability, independent spirit, determination, energy, drive and a strong sense of purpose.
He is painted red or flame colour, four-armed, carrying a trident, club, lotus and a spear. His Vahana (mount) is a ram. He presides over 'Mangal-war' or Tuesday.