Vedic Rituals

Each planet has its representative deity and its specific form. Each deity has a certain color, particular appearance, a unique vehicle (the animal it rides, signifying its underlining power). All the planetary deities are regarded as male. This is because all the signs and constellation are regarded as female. The planets are the forces (male), which work in the fields of signs (female). Planetary deities also have their ruling deities (Adhidevta) and their overlords (Pratyadhidevta). These may be male of female according to the nature of the planets