Thursday fast is observed mainly to remove the obstacles of married life. Dev Guru Brihaspati is the Karaka of money. Hence, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this day, strengthen the financial condition of a person. People having Jupiter (Guru) in weak position in their Kundali must observe this fast. Worshiping Brihaspati gives many kinds of fruit. While doing Thursday worship, remember to perform the Puja in a systematic manner. Wishes of a person are fulfilled on observing this fast.
Purpose of Thursday Fasting
Thursday Fast is observed for early marriage. Person observing this fast should prepare himself a day before the fast. On the day of fast, the person should get up early in the morning and worship Jupiter (Brihaspati). Puja is done by offering yellow colored items, yellow flowers, gram Dal, yellow sweet, yellow rice etc. If a person observes this fast for acquiring money, then he should worship Lord Brihaspati with yellow colored things.
On the day of Fast, Abhishek of Lord Jupiter should be done with saffron mixed in milk. Brihaspati is also the Lord of education, hence Jupiter should be worshipped regularly and offered water. This pleases Lord and a person’s wishes are fulfilled. Also, for happiness in married life, Thursday fast should be observed and yellow colored sweets should be offered to Lord. Additionally water is also offered.
The fast of Thursday is also observed for strengthening the financial condition of a person and increase his health. For achieving this purpose, a person should observe fast of Thursday and donate meal to poor people as well as provide alms as per his capacity.
Method of Thursday Fast
Thursday fast can be started on first Thursday of Sukla Paksha of any month. This fast is observed continuously for 16 Thursdays, regularly for a period of 3 years. While observing fast, the rules of Vrat should be followed strictly.
On the day of fast, a person should wake up before sunrise and after completing the routine works like bathing etc., he should wear yellow colored clothes. Then Lord Vishnu and Brihaspati is worshiped with yellow flowers, gram Dal, yellow sandalwood, sweet made of Besan, turmeric, yellow rice etc. Person observing fast should not wash his head on the day of fast. He should not shave, and should have the meal containing no salt.
After worshiping Lord Brihaspati (Jupiter) in the morning, yellow sweet should be offered to God. And, in the evening, yellow colored clothes should be donated. On this day, Thursday fast Katha should be read or if a person cannot read then he/should listen from someone.
Aarti of Lord Brihashapati
Jaye Brihaspati Deva, Om Jaye Brihaspati Deva | Chin Chin Bhog Lagau, Kadli Fal Meva ||
Tum Puran Parmatama, Tum Antaryami | Jagpita Jagdishwar, Tum Sabke Sawami ||
Charnamrit Nij Nirmal, Sab Patak Harta | Sakal Manorath Dayak, Kripa Kro Bhrta ||
Tan, Mann, Dhan Arpan Kar, Jo Jann Sharan Pade | Prabhu Prkat Tab Hokar, Aakar
Dawar Khade ||
Dindayal Dayanidhi, Bhaktan Hitkari | Paap Doah Sab Harta, Bhav Bandhan Hari ||
Sakal Manorath Dayak, Sab Sanshay Haro | Vishay Vikar Mitao, Santan Sukhkari ||
Jo Koi Aarti Teri, Prem Sahit Gavey | Jethanannd Annandkar, So Nishchay Pave ||