Which are the ruling deities of the nine planets according to Vedic Astrology?

According to the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra (chapter 3, verse 18)

वह्न्यम्बुशिखिजा विष्णुविढौजः शचिका द्विज । सूर्यादीनां खगानां च देवा ज्ञेयाः क्रमेण च ॥

The presiding deities of the grahas are as follows –

  • Sun – Agni
  • Moon – Varuna
  • Mars – Kartikeya
  • Mercury – Vishnu
  • Jupiter – Indra
  • Venus – Shachi / Indrani
  • Saturn – Brahma

Additionally, Rahu’s ruling deity is believed to be goddess Durga and Ketu’s Lord Ganesha.

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