If Sun is the ruling planet for fathers, and the Moon is for mothers; a dry, masculine, fiery, red planet 'Mars' is ruling planet (Karka) for brothers in Astrology. Planet Mars gives both beneficial and adverse impact by seeing its affiliations with other planets.
'Planet Mars' or 'Mangal Grah' is of the important planets of the solar system comprised with temperate and frosty zones.
Mars is lord 'Muruga' or 'Murugan' among Tamil Hindus. Bengal people accredit this lord with other name 'Kartikey'- son of Goddess Gouri and God Shiva, and brother of God Ganesha. In all over India, especially in south part of this county, people enunciate this lord with other names- 'Subramanya', 'Kumarswamy', 'Velayudham', or 'Vadievel'. Planet Mars is 'Mangal Grah' for Hindu People.
Planet Mars rules the zodiac signs Aries and Scorpio. Astrologists say, Mars signify energy, both constructive and destructive, depending upon its position, aspects and location in the horoscope. People born with Mars as ruling planet possess some amazing characteristics. They are ambitions and independent, adventures, and unique in their nature. Beneficial Mars in horoscope always offers fine qualities like endurance, self-confidence, strength, courage, great organizing ability, independent spirit, and strong determination power.
If Mars is afflicted and weak in horoscope, it can show some negative impact for the native. Due to its affliction, native will be aggressive, short-tempered, harsh, violent and fond of drink. They don't like doing small things, and big achievements are always their targets. It is believed that many leaders, pioneers, worriers, and explorers are the infant of Mars. People born with Mars as ruling planet also possess special physical features.