|GODS and GODDESSES|
The Navagrahas (including
Surya) have great importance in Hindu Rituals. They are considered to play
a major role in deciding the destiny of man.
All the nine grahams (planets) viz
Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu (Snake's head) and
Ketu (Snake's tail) give us pleasure and serenity
and remove obstacles
from our way.
The names of the seven bodies (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,
Jupiter, Venus, Saturn) are still connected, in some languages, with the
seven days of the week.
In astrology, great
importance is placed on the positions of the various planets in the twelve
constellations of the zodiac, the belt around the sky in which the movements
of Sun, Moon and planets are confined. All astrology is totally based
on the planetary movements and its effect on human beings.
Photographs courtesy Inreco