Modern Facts of the Nine Planets

Angarakan (Mars)

Angarakan (Mars)

Angarakan is masculine, authoritative, and courageous. He is regarded as the commander-in-chief of the assembly of gods.

His face red. He wears a garland of red flowers. His four hands hold weapons as well as power and pardon.' He sits in a triangular pardon in his vehicle (ram) and his flag also has a ram.

His Atidevata, Prithvi, is on his right and Pratidevata Kshetrabalagan, is on his left. His two zodiacal signs are the ram and scorpion.

Mars was the Roman God of war. The planet's symbols the shield and spear. Current views are that Mars might have harboured some form of life in the past (because of the presence of water and rock compositions exactly like Arctic rocks, etc).

Any form of life that might be found is likely to be sulphate- eating bacterium.

Brought up by Earth

There are two different mythological stories associated with the birth of Angarakan. in one tale, sage Bharadvaja (one of the Saptarhis) fell in love with a celestial beauty, resulting in a so, Mangalan.

Mangalan's mother left for her heavenly abode without their son. Bhoomadevi (Mother Earth) brought up the child with a new name, Angarakan. She later handed him over to Bharadvaja, who taught him various scriptures.

Angarakan (Mars)

The other story is that Siva was in deep meditation and a few drops of sweat fell on earth. from them appeared Angarakan as a human child and was raised by Bhoomadevi. Sage Bharadvaja taught him various arts and he became proficient in literature and arts.

He did very severe penance in the triangular seated pose and his entire belong was filled with yogic energy and fire. His prayers to Ganesha were answered when he appeared in person and blessed him. He eventually. became one of the Navagrahas (planets) and continues to be one of the most colourful of the Navagrahas. Muthuswamy Dikshithar's Navagraha kriti-Angarakamasrayami--captures his spirit.

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