Budha Graha


Budha graha is the planet Mercury.  Budha, is also a Hindu deity, and is one among the Navagrahas. He is called by various names such as Soumya, Rauhineya and Tunga. He is the god of Wednesday as per the hindu calendar. Budha is the famous navagraha and also the son of Lord Chandra and Tara (wife of Brahaspati, Jupiter planet). His wife name was Ila, and they had a son, known as Pururavas, who was the first king of the Lunar dynasty. Budha is the great devotee of Lord Vishnu, and contains the features of Vishnu. He looks very handsome and wears yellow clothes and considered as a great demi god. Wednesday is considered as the auspicious day, especially for doing good things, and to start a new business, construct a new house etc. Thiruvenkadu Sri Swetharanyeswarar Temple is a famous place for the worship of Lord Budha. It is situated in Nagapattinam district of tamilnadu. Devotees can perform archanai and abhishekham to Lord Budhan and can get better prospects in their life. In Chennai, Sundareswarar Temple is very famous for worship of Lord Budhan and it is situated at Kovur, nearby porur.


He is a pious and a noble demi god, who always worships Lord Vishnu and praises him. He got the status of becoming a planet through his sincere meditation on Lord Vishnu. He is an ancient god, mostly associated with Lord Vishnu, and he is also considered as a partial incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is the giver of peacefulness, good health and wealth to us, if we worship him sincerely and with utmost faith and bhakti. Lord Budhan will be pleased with the sincere devotees of Lord Vishnu, and he will immensely offer his blessings to them. Let us make a regular practice to worship Lord Budhan in the respective temples meant for him, or otherwise, we can visit any shiva temple, and in the navagraha sannidhi, we can do pooja to him. He likes green colour, and hence we can offer green moong daal, pumpkin and green fruits as naivedyam (Prasad) to him. He is also worshiped for curing mental illness and dreaded diseases and for removing the problems caused by black magic. And he protects us from several problems and from our enemies, and makes us to live peacefully and happily in our life. We can recite budhan slokam and also chant his name frequently for getting better results in our life. Let us worship the great navagraha god and be blessed.