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Grahas – 1

BENEFICS AND MALEFICS

The Guru, Shukra, Budha, and increasing Chandra are Benefics.

Surya, Shani, Mangala, decreasing Chandra, Rahu and Ketu (the ascending and the descending nodes of Chandra) are Malefics.

GRAHA GOVERNANCES

  • Surya is the soul of all.
  • Chandra is the mind.
  • Mangala is one’s strength.
  • Budha is speech giver.
  • Guru confers Knowledge and happiness.
  • Shukra governs semen (potency).
  • Shani denotes grief.

GRAHA CABINET

  • Surya & Chandra are of royal status.
  • Mangala is the Army chief.
  • Budha is Prince-apparent.
  • Guru and Shukra are ministerial Grahas.
  • Shani is a servant.
  • Rahu and Ketu form the Graha Army.

GRAHA COMPLEXIONS

  • Surya is blood-red.
  • Chandra is light brown.
  • Mangala, who is not very tall, is blood red in colour.
  • Budha’s hue is akin to that of green grass.
  • Guru is light brown.
  • Shukra is variegated (different colours).
  • Shani is dark.

DIETIES OF GRAHAS

  • Surya – Fire (Agni)
  • Chandra – Water (Varuna)
  • Mangala – Subramanya (Lord Shiva’s son)
  • Budha – Maha Vishnu
  • Guru – Indra
  • Shukra – Shachi Devi (the consort of Lord Indra)
  • Shani – Brahma
  • Rahu – Durga
  • Ketu – Ganesha

GENDER OF THE GRAHAS

  • Surya – Male
  • Chandra – Female
  • Mangala – Male
  • Budha – Neutral (Unisex)
  • Guru – Male
  • Shukra – Female
  • Shani – Neutral (Unisex)
  • Rahu – Shadowy Grahas, hence no gender.
  • Ketu – Shadowy Grahas, hence no gender.

PANCHA BHOOTHAS

  • Mangala – Agni
  • Budha – Bhoomi
  • Guru – Akasha
  • Shukra – Jala
  • Shani – Gaali (Vaayu)

TANMAATRAS

  • Guru – Shabdha – Ear
  • Saturn , Rahu, Ketu – Sparsha –Skin
  • Surya, Mangala – Roopa – Eyes
  • Chandra, Shukra – Rasa – Taste – Tongue
  • Budha – Gandha – Smell – Nose

CASTE OF GRAHAS

  • Guru & Shukra – Brahmins
  • Surya & Mangala – Kshatriya
  • Chandra & Budha – Vaishya
  • Shani – Shudras
  • Rahu – Outcaste
  • Ketu – Mixed Caste

Brahmin means Brahma, knowing a person who possesses knowledge & thinking of higher degree about the creator of the universe who has acquired state of fully enlightened knowledge. Another word Vipra for a Brahmin in Sanskrit means ‘A pure one’. A Vipra is one who has devoted & entrusted his life to the almighty. Brahmin loves knowledge, studying, & teaching or his actions. Therefore Guru & Shukra represent who are priests, intellectuals, are engaged in inventing new things for the benefit of humanity who lead a pure life, & they are endowed with Sattvica qualities.

Vaishya – The commercial community. Those whose main function is to execute trade & agriculture, rearing cattle, well read in the Vedas.

Kshatriya – The royal community. Means one who defends, who are soldiers, & whose function is the internal & external defence of their country. And who are capable of punishing the wrong doers. They are the predominance of the Rajasika qualities.

Shudras – The serving community. Whoever has the instinct or sense of serving others in an eminent degree. The persons engaged in low-level activities.

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