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The Nine Planets in Vedic Astrology

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

The nine planets or "Grah" that are considered in Vedic Astrology are enlisted in the table below. Do not confuse it with the astronomical planetary system where Sun and Moon and not considered Stars.

PLANET

SYMBOL

VEDIC NAME

HINDI REPRESENTATION

SUN

RAVI, SURYA

रवि , सूर्य

MOON

CHANDRAMA, CHAAND

चँद्रमा , चाँद

MERCURY

BUDH

बुध

VENUS

SHUKRA

शुक्र

MARS

MANGAL

मंगल

JUPITER

GURU, BRIHASPATI

गुरु, बृहस्पति

SATURN

SHANI

शनि

DRAGON's HEAD

RAHU

राहु

DRAGON's TAIL

KETU

केतु

 

1. SUN ( रवि , सूर्य )

Known as RAVI or Surya in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


2. MOON ( चँद्रमा , चाँद )

Known as CHANDRAMA, CHAND or CHANDRA in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


3. MERCURY ( बुध )

Known as BUDH in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


4. VENUS ( शुक्र )

Known as SHUKRA in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


5. MARS ( मंगल )

Known as MANGAL in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


6. JUPITER ( गुरु, बृहस्पति )

Known as GURU or BRIHASPATI in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


7. SATURN ( शनि )

Known as SHANI in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


8. DRAGON's Head / CAPUT DRACONIS, OR ANABIBAZON ( राहु )

Known as RAHU in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:


9. DRAGON's Tail / CAUDA DRACONIS, OR CATABIBAZON ( केतु )

Known as KETU in Sanskrit/Hindi.

Symbol:








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