Also known as: Angaraka, Rakta varna, Bhauma, Mars

  • In Jyotish astrology, Mangala is the name for Mars (Chevvai), thered planet. Mars is also called Angaraka (‘one who is red in colour) also called Rakta varna (whose colour is like blood) or Bhauma (‘son of Bhumi’) in Sanskrit.
  • He is the god of war and is celibate.
  • He is considered to be the son of Prithvi or Bhumi, the Earth Goddess. He is the owner of the Aries and Scorpio signs, and a teacher of the occult sciences (Ruchaka Mahapurusha Yoga).

Associated songs / slokams

Chevvai Gayathri Manthra:

Om veeradhwajaaya vidmahae,

vighna hastaaya dheemahi,

tanno bhouma prachodayaat.


Om, Let me meditate on him who has the hero on his flag, Oh, He who has power to solve problems, give me higher intellect. And let the son of the earth God illuminate my mind

How to pray

  • The best day to pray is Tuesday. Colour is red. The dhanyam is toor dhal. Use red flowers to pray and you can chant the Chevvai Gayathri Manthra. Prayers will help with wedding delays, land purchase and will help to remove Chevvai Dosha.

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