Graha or planets are deities in Hindu belief, and Hindu astrology.
There are nine, called Navagraha (Nine planets)
- Surya, the Sun
- Chandra or Soma, the Moon
- Mangala, the Mars
- Budha, the Mercury
- Brihaspati or Guru, the Jupiter
- Shukra, the Venus
- Shani, the Saturn
- Rahu, shadow
- Ketu, shadow
Astrology: These planets play vital role in ones life and astrological predictions are done birth details like date,time,lcoation.
People offer prayers to reduce the impact to a planet which is malefic in his zodiac.