the planet Mars is known as Mangal, Angaraka, and Kuja. These names in Sanskrit mean, "auspicious, burning coal, and the fair one". Mars is a malefic planet. He rules over the two sidereal signs of Aries and Scorpio. He is exalted in Capricorn - 28 degrees and fallen in the opposite sign of Cancer - 28 degrees. Mars is often depicted as a God with a red body exemplifying the natural color of the astronomical body in the sky.
Mangal / Mars is a karaka, or indicator, of brother and siblings, assertion, aggressiveness, soldiers and military endeavors, mechanical ability, engineers and su...read more »