The Navagrahas (including Surya) have
great importance in Hindu Rituals. They are considered to play a major
role in deciding the destiny of man.
All the nine grahams (planets) viz
Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu (Snake's head)
and Ketu (Snake's tail) give us pleasure and serenity and remove
obstacles from our way. The names of the seven bodies (Sun, Moon, Mars,
Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn) are still connected, in some languages,
with the seven days of the week.