Mangal is the divine personification of planet Mars. He is also known as the god of war.
In Hindu mythology, Mangal is a Deva (demi-god) who is the son of Vishnu and Bhumi (goddess Earth). He is a part of Hindu system of celestial bodies – Navagraha. He is depicted as mounted on a ram, holding mace, sword, shield, and flower. A strong position in horoscope brings glory, happiness, wealth, and prosperity.