According to Hindu Mythology the vedic deity Brihaspati or Jupiter is guru of the gods whereas Shukracharya is the guru of the Danavas. He is the personification of piety and religion.

He is the leader of group of planets. He affects the mind thus accepted as a teacher and the god of wisdom and expression. The planet is illustrated as golden yellow in color holding a stick, a lotus and beads. Brihaspati is worshiped on Thursday or 'Guru-var' as the day is dedicated to him.

According to Shiva Purana Brihaspati is the son of Rishi Angirasa and Surupa and is the brother of Utathya and Samvartana. He has three wives, namely Shuba, Tara and Mamta.

He performed strong penances on the banks of Prabhas Tirtha, as a result of which Lord Shiva granted him the status of Guru of devas and position as one of the Navagrahas.

All Bharadwaja Brahmins are believed to be his descendants.

Astrological Importance

In Hindu astrology, Guru rules over Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces), he is exalted in Karka (Cancer) and in his fall in Makara (Capricorn). Mostly Brihaspati is benefic of any of the planets. The Sun, Moon and Mars are considered friendly to Brihaspati, hostile to Mercury and neutral towards Saturn.

In Vedic astrology the element of Guru is considered to be of ether or Akasha Tattva. Thus this indicates vastness, growth and expansion in a person's life. Brihaspati also balances past karma, religion, philosophy, knowledge and issues relating to offspring.
Matters concerning education, teaching and the dispensation of knowledge are analysed by studying the position of Jupiter in an individual’s birth chart. Humans with Jupiter dominating in their horoscope could grow fat as life progresses and their empire and prosperity increases.

Jupiter affects pancreas and stomach thus diabetes is directly related to Jupiter. The worship or propitiation of Brihaspati helps ward off sins.
Brihaspati is lord of Punarvasu, Vishakha and Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatras or lunar mansions.

The following items are associated with Brihaspati:

Color : Yellow
Metal : Gold
Gemstone : Yellow Topaz and Yellow Sapphire
Season : Winter (Snow)
Direction : North-East
Element : Ether or Space

Other Names

Deva-guru - guru of the gods
Ganapati - leader of the group [of planets]

Brihspati Mantra

"Om Strim Brahm Brihaspataye Namah"
Gayatri Mantras of Brihaspathi
‘Aum Guru Devaya Vidmahe
Parabrahmane Dheemahi
Tanno Guruh Prachodayat’

‘Vrusha Dhwajaaya Vidhmahe
Gruni Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Guruh Prachodayat’

Brihspati Gayatri Mantra

Om vrishabadhwajaaya vidmahae
kruni hastaaya dheemahi
tanno guru: prachodayaat

Translation: Om, Let me meditate on him who has bull in his flag,
Oh, He who has power to get things done, give me higher intellect,
And let Guru illuminate my mind.

Brihaspati Navagraha Mantra

‘Devaanaam Cha Risheenaam Cha Gurum Kaanchana Sannibham
Buddhibhootam Trilokesham Tam Namaami Brihaspateem’

Translation : I bow down to Brihaspathi who is the teacher of Gods ans sages, who is resplendent and lustrous like burnished gold and who is endowed with a lot of wisdom and who is the lord of the three worlds.

इस आर्टिकल को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें

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