Thursday, 5 April 2012

Guru Puja

Direction :North - East
Ruling Day :Thursday
Color :Yellow
Associated No. :5 (Five)
Metal :Gold
Gemstone :Yellow Sapphire (Pukharaj)
Grain :Kadalai
Flower :White Mullai
Food :Rice mixed with Bengal Gram Daal
Mula Mantra :Aum Brim Brishaspataye Namah
Dhyan Mantra :Devanamch Rsinamch Gurum Kanchan Sannibham,
Buddhi Bhutam Trilokesham Tam Namami Brihaspatim
Guru Gayatri Mantra:Aum Guru Devaya Vidmahe
Parabrahmane Dheemahi
Tanno Guruh Prachodayat

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bṛhaspati (Sanskrit बृहस्पति, Tamil பிருகஸ்பதி, "lord of prayer or devotion",[1] often written as Brihaspati or Bruhaspati) also known asBrahmanaspati and Deva-guru (guru of the gods), is the name of a Vedic deity. He is considered the personification of piety and religion, and the chief 'offerer of prayers and sacrifices to the gods' (Sanskrit: Purohita), with whom he intercedes on behalf of humankind. (This figure is distinct from the founder of Carvaka/Lokayata philosophy, who is also called Brihaspati, c. 600 b.c.e., and is described in Wikipedia's Cārvāka page.)

In later Hindu Theology, he is the guru of the Devasand the arch-nemesis of Shukracharya, the guru of the Danavas. He is also known as Ganapati (leader of the group [of planets]), and Guru (teacher), the god of wisdom and eloquence, to whom various works are ascribed, such as the Barhaspatya sutras.
He is described of yellow or golden colour and holding the following divine attributes: a stick, a lotus andbeads. He presides over 'Guru-var' or Thursday.[2]
In astronomy he is the regent of Jupiter and often identified with that planet.
Unlike a regular Sanskrit compound, his name receives two accents in Vedic Sanskritbṛ́has-páti"lord of prayer", like bráhmanas páti "lord of prayer".

Bṛhaspati is the son of Rishi Angirasa (according to the Rig Veda4.40.1) and Surupa according to the Shiva Purana. He has two brothers named Utathya and Samvartana. He has three wives. His first wifeShuba gave birth to Bhanumati, RaakaArchishmatiMahamati,MahishmatiSinivali, and Havishmati, his seven daughters. His second wife Tara gives birth to seven sons and a daughter. Through his third wife Mamata, he has two sons, Kacha and Bharadwaja.
He attained his position as the preceptor of the Devas, by performing penances on the banks of Prabhas Tirtha. Lord Shiva granted him this position, as well as his position as one of the Navagrahas (NinePlanets).
There is a wide debate whether Kacha was Bṛhaspati's offspring or his brother. But the Mahabharata states that Kacha was his brother. All Brahmins belonging to the Bharadwaja Gotra are believed to be his descendants.

In Jyotisha (Hindu astrology), Bṛhaspati is the name for the planet Jupiter, which is one of the Navagraha (the nine planets) . It is also known as Guru, Cura and Devaguru. Bṛhaspati is considered to be the greatest benefic of any of the planets. Guru rules over the signs Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces), he is exalted in Karka (Cancer) and in his fall in Makara (Capricorn). The Sun, Moon and Mars are considered friendly to Bṛhaspati, Mercury is hostile and Saturn is neutral.
Guru in Vedic astrology is considered to be of the element ether (space) or Akasha Tattva (i.e. Akasha = Space/Sky/Aether; Tattva = Essence/Category/Truth). This indicates vastness, growth and expansion in a person's horoscope and life. Bṛhaspati also represents the balance of past karma, religion, philosophy, knowledge and issues relating to offspring. He is concerned with education, teaching and the dispensation of knowledge. Humans with Jupiter dominating in their horoscope could grow fat as life progresses and their empire and prosperity increases; and diabetes is an ailment directly related to Jupiter. According to traditional Hindu astrology, worship or propitiation of Bṛhaspati or Guru (Jupiter) results in cure from ailments affecting the stomach and helps ward off sins.
Bṛhaspati is lord of three Nakshatras or lunar mansions: PunarvasuVishakha and Purva Bhadrapada. The following items are associated with Bṛhaspati: his color is yellow, metal is gold and gemstone is yellow topaz and yellow sapphire. The season associated with him is winter (snow), direction is north-east and element is ether or space.

Facts on Brhaspati or Jupiter - Effects in the 12 Houses
Brhaspati in the Ascendant/1st House
Jove or Brhaspti in the Ascendant makes one scholarly, beautiful, jovial. Jovian influence on the First House endows one with majestic appearance, magnetic personality, learning and wisdom. High longevity is conferred by Jovian presence in the First. Scholarship will grace in no uncertain measure. Will be respected by the multitude. Will be handsome and will have a high discriminative intellect.
Brhaspati in the 2nd House
In the second Jove bestows poetic faculties, handsomeness, wealth and fame. Will have the gift of the gab or the divine gift of articulate speech. Will speak beautifully. Will have scholarship and learning. The wisdom planet in the house of speech makes one scholarly.
Brhaspati in the 3rd House
Brhaspati in the 3rd makes one miserly and not an altruist. Will have to face many a defeat. Will have bad relations with brothers and sisters. Will be the subject of ridicule. Will have stomach problems.
Brhaspati in the 4th House
Jovian tenancy of the fourth makes one hedonistic with a lot of friends and relatives. Will be fortunate with respect to house. Your fame will cross the seas and spread all over the land. Will be of adamantine nature. Will enjoy all the comforts of life.
Brhaspati in the 5th House
High intelligence is conferred by the position of Jupiter in the fifth. Wealth will grace you in no uncertain measure. May be worried due to children. Will be versatile. Jupiter in one of the moral triangles can make one highly moral and spiritual.
Brhaspati in the 6th House
Brhaspati in the sixth is the destroyer of enemies. Will be lazy and physically weak. May resort to occult rites.
Brhaspati in the 7th House
Will be equivalent to a king as the royal planet of Wisdom becomes posited in a quadrant. Will destroy millions of afflictions. Will have high communication ability. Scholarly, a lover of poetry, handsome, will be more liberal than the father, famous with good life-partner and children-these are the effects of a benign Jove in the seventh.
Brhaspati in the 8th House
This adverse position of Jupiter makes one dependent on others, will do sinful acts, will have high longevity, will be well liked by all, will do jobs on behalf of others, will be highly determined & will be interested in base women.
Brhaspati in the 9th House
Jovian tenancy of the Ninth makes one highly spiritual. Will have devotion to preceptors, will be scholarly and well informed, will be of ministerial cadre, will be famous & will be highly moral and ethical.
Brhaspati in the 10th House
This benign position of Jupiter makes one well off in life. Will be equivalent to a lord, will be famous with comforts, vehicles and children, will be virtuous, scholarly and fortunate.
Brhaspati in the 11th House
Jupiter well posited in the eleventh makes one highly determined, scholarly with good longevity, with multiple streams of income, famous and with a lot of conveyances.
Brhaspati in the 12th House
In the adverse 12th, Jupiter makes one devoid of happiness, sons & fortune. Earlier wealth gets destroyed. Will be lacking in funds most of the time. Will be lazy and will lack proper education. Will be ridiculed by many. Will have dubious character.
In summary the facts on Jupiter or Brhaspati and its influences on the twelve houses points to strengths and weaknesses to help you better understand individual horoscopes.


  1. ^ Monier-Williams, also "he is the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifices, and therefore represented as the type of the priestly order, and the Purohita of the gods with whom he intercedes for men"
  2. ^ Coleman, Charles. Mythology of the Hindus, p. 133

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Brihaspati Mantras

In the higher sense Jupiter is the divine grace, which can fulfill all of our needs without our seeking. He gives religious merit and spiritual beneficence. The other most important aspect of Jupiter is that he gives us true knowledge and wisdom as opposed to information based intelligence, which is the function of Mercury.
The power of Mantras & Shlokas has been acknowledged since time immemorial. A Mantra can consist of a powerful word or a combination of words and can be used for self realization, for freedom from worries, to fulfill one's desires, to ward off the effects of malefic planets, to bring you success, peace and contentment -- the range is truly vast. You can choose for yourself.
The following is the special name (nama) mantra for the Jupiter as preceded by it's Shakti or power mantra. It can be used to connect with the planetary deity and to energize all the higher powers of the Jupiter. 

"Om Strim brahm brihaspataye Namah"
The word 'Strim' in above mantra denotes Starana Shakti, the power of expanding, unfolding, blossoming and evolving. (The word 'Strim' should be pronounced as 'Streem'.)
The following mantras are also considered very good for planet Jupiter. You may opt to recite one of the following mantra if you find it comparatively easy to remember.

"Om graam greem graum sah brihasptaye namah"

"Om vrim brihaspataye namah"

Gayatri Mantra for Jupiter:
"Om Suraachaarya Vidmahe, Surasreshtaya dhimahi, tanno guruh prachodayat"
This Gayatri mantra consists of three parts. The first is the chants to the Jupiter. The second is the mantra proper. The third is a summary of the mantra's energies.
The Gayatri mantra is chanted at sunrise, noon and sunset. At dawn it is called Gayatri, the youthful form of the Goddess, consort of Lord brahma, the creator. It is called Savitri, the mature form, at noon, the consort
of Lord Shiva. It is called Sarasvati, the elderly form, at sunset, the consort of Lord Vishnu.
You may also opt to chant following Puranic mantra for propiating the Jupiter (19,00 times).

Thursday, 23 February 2012


“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”

"Om Namo Narayanaya"







"Aum Narayanaye Vidmahe
Vasudavaye Dhimahi
Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat".

In the solar system, Guru, Brihaspati or Jupiter as his popularly known occupies the second largest position after the Sun.  Jupiter is revered as celestial preceptor of the Gods.  Worship of Brihaspati or Guru (JUPITER) Devata results in a cure from ailments affecting the stomach and helps one to ward off his/her sins, helps him / her in gaining strength, valor, longevity etc.  He grants the boon of fatherhood to the childless, good education. Thursdays are considered to be the best day for the worship of Jupiter. Following is the katha (story) which is recited by the devotee, who is fasting and praying to Brihaspati Dev on Thursdays --
Once Lord Indra, surrounded by many gods, Rishis, Kinnaras and Gondharvas sat on his throne in a proud mood.  As guru Brihaspati reached there all of them except Indra stood up to pay respect. Indra used to pay obedience to his guru regularly but he showed discourtesy at that time. Brihaspati felt bad and left his palace.  As Brihaspati left the palace, Lord Indra realized his mistake and repented over his action.  He felt that all his luxurious possessions were due to his guru blessings.  Guru anger will turn it to dust.
Indra decided to go to Brihaspati and tender apology for his action.  It may pacify his anger.  He went to Brihaspati.  Brihaspati intuited that Indra was coming to his Ashram.  He avoided meeting out of anger and disappeared immediately.  Lord Indra returned home disappointed.  A demon god Vrishvarsha, sensed this situation and went to his guru Shukracharya. He begged his guru’s permission to attack Indrapuri, the kingdom of Lord Indra in those circumstances.  Shukracharya permitted him. The demon god surrounded Indrapuri and made a sudden attack.  In the absence of Guru Brihaspati blessings, the gods lost all battles one after the other.

After his defeat, the gods went to Lord Brahma and related the whole story.  He begged for safety and asked for some strategy.  Lord Brahma said, You have not done good by disgracing Brihaspati.  Anyway go to Vishwaroopa the learned son of Twashta.  Request him to become your priest.  His blessings can save you.  They went to Twashta and sought his blessings.  Twashta said, By becoming your priest, I do not want to lessen my virtues but you go to my son Vishwaroopa.  He will oblige you by accepting your request for priesthood.

All the gods went to Vishwaroopa and requested him to become their family priest for performing Yajna.  He accepted their request. By Vishwaroopa’s grace, demon Vrishvarsha was defeated and Lord Indra regained his kingdom.  Lord Indra was happy.  He implored Vishwaroopa to perform a special Yajna for further gains.  Vishwaroopa agreed.  Vishwaroopa had three mouths. With one mouth he sucked the juice of Sompalli a special creeper.  From the second mouth he used to drink wine.  He used his third mouth for eating meals.

Vishwaroopa started performing Yajna. The demon gods were frightened.  They thought a plan to undo the Yajna effects.  One of the demon god went to Vishwaroopa and implored, Honorable Sir, do you know that you belong to demon genealogy from your mother’s side.  Your mother is the daughter of a demon god.  While performing Yajna kindly make some offerings in the names of demon gods for their happiness.  Vishwaroopa agreed to his request. He made some silent offerings to demon gods so that no one may hear it.  The result was that the Yajna’s advantage was divided between dieties and demon gods.

When Lord Indra came to know the treachery, he beheaded Vishwaroopa in a state of extreme anger.  One of his mouth from which he took wine, turned into a black bee.  The second which he used for sucking Sompalli juice became a pigeon while the third one used for taking meals was transformed into a partridge.

Lord Indra’s body was immediately deformed due to sacrilege, the murder of a Brahman.  All the gods made repentance for one year but it had no effect on Indra.  They approached Lord Brahma for seeking some remedy to redeem Indra from the sacrilege.  Lord Brahma accompanied by Brihaspati went to Indra.  He divided the sacrilege four parts.

The first part was given to the earth.  As a result the earth became uneven.  Some of its portion became barren but as a boon he said that the earth would develop power to fill the khuds automatically.   The second part of the sacrilege was given to the trees and as a result they began to ooze gum but as a boon he said that the gum of guggul - bdellium olibanum - will be treated pure and they would have the power to rebud from their roots though their upper portion may be dried up.

The third part of the sacrilege was given to the woman folk and so they experience menstruation. As a boon he blessed them to the pure or chaste on the fourth day and capable to give birth to children.
The fourth portion. of the sacrilege was given to water.  As a result it is covered with aquatic plant or Shaivaal.  As a boon the object in which it is added gains weight.

In this way Lord Brahma freed Indra from the heinous crime by dividing it into four places.  Who so ever reads or listens this story is blessed by Brihaspati.

"Om Brim Brihaspatye Namaha"
"Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namaha"
"Om Vrim Brihaspatye Namaha"
"Aum Hreem Kleem Hoom Brihaspatye Namaha"

This attached Yantra bestows power, rank and authority; best for profession and business. 

Eliminates the malefic effects of Jupiter like wind problems etc. 

Mantra - "Om Brahaspatiyai Namah"

"devanam cha rishinam cha gurum kanchana-sannibham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami brihaspatim" 

“I bow down to Brihaspati, god of the planet Jupiter. He is the spiritual master of all the demigods and sages. His complexion is golden, and he is full of intelligence. He is the controlling lord of all three worlds.”

Wherever there is a serious tension in life, when a sort of all-pervasive materialism invades the human souls, to preserve the equilibrium, the Supreme, though unborn and undying, becomes manifest in the human body to overthrow the forces of ignorance and selfishness.

By His teaching and example, he shows how a human being can raise himself to the higher grade of life.