Jupiter or Brihaspati, as per Indian mythology is the name of Jupiter planet and is known to have good friends in heaven. If Brihaspati is placed favourably in the birth chart, then it can bring positivity and prosperity in life. The sun signs ruled by this planet are Sagittarius and Pisces. This planet is known to be beneficial for women as it determines their marriage and relationship with her husband.
Beej Mantra: “Om Strim Brahm Brihaspataye Namah”.
Dev Mantra: “Om graam greem graum sah brihasptaye namah | Om vrim brihaspataye namah”.
History of Dev guru Brihaspati
Jupiter was the son of Brahma Putra Angiraa and his wife, Shraddha. He is known to have a strange story of the birth. Angiraa’s wife Shraddha, who was also created by Lord Brahma, was disloyal to her husband during the period of her pregnancy. As a punishment, she gave birth to a dead child. But later she asked forgiveness for her mistake from Angiraa. Looking at her grievance, Angiraa gave life to the child, and he was named Brihaspati.
Brihaspati has a very strong influence in the Indian mythology. He got his position as the Guru of all Devtas by doing penances on the banks of Prabhaas Teerth. Looking at this, Lord Shiva granted him the position as one of the nine planets.
Celestial merits of Brihaspati
Brihaspati or Devguru Brihaspati is the planet of knowledge and wisdom. If this planet rules your birth chart, then you are most likely to be a calm person with high ambitions. People, who are extra vigilant about cleanliness around them, are also known to have ruling Jupiter.
It grants us with the highest knowledge of good judgment that contains the wisdom of harmony and precision.
Astrological benefits of Jupiter
Brihaspati is known to be supreme and Lord of three nakshatras. Someone who has a ruling Jupiter in their natal chart, they are more prone to good luck, wealth and prosperity. People who have favorable Brihaspati in their birth charts are inclined towards sports and their favorite pass times are to take a stroll in the park or spend some time in meditation. These people have good knowledge of yoga, astrology, Vastu, mathematics and science.
Since yellow colour is associated with Brihaspati, hence people who either want to increase the benefits of planet Jupiter or remove the ill effects of the planet should wear a yellow gem known as Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj) in their index finger to get the maximum benefits out of it. Donating things in yellow like clothes, gold, yellow fruits like mango on Thursday can help in removing malefic effects of Jupiter. The person should also offer prayers to Lord Shiva with yellow flowers and enchanting mantras.
Physical benefits of Brihaspati
Planet Jupiter has a very strong influence not only astrologically but also physically. People ruled by planet Jupiter are away from diseases of liver, jaundice, blood circulation and fat. This planet is responsible for weight gain and laziness in many. People ruled by this planet are more likely to have diabetes.
Remedies to remove the malefic effects of planet Jupiter
- Planet Jupiter also known as Brihaspati is associated with Thursday, hence donating a yellow cloth can keep the planet happy.
- Offer gram pulses and raw sugar to an Ox on Thursday.
- Use pre-soaked Kabuli chana and make a garland out of it. Offering it to Guru Dakshinamoorthy will also keep the problems away.
- Wearing Yellow Sapphire in right-hand index finger for a long time starting any Thursday brings positive results in people’s life.
- If you have the budget, you can also donate copper or gold.
- For a week, pour butter oil on Lord Shiva to seek blessings of planet Jupiter.
To sum it up, worshiping planet Jupiter grants aesthetic life with good health and money. Worshiping Dev guru Brihaspati can bring good education, cure from illness and longevity of life.