Shri Anna Ganapati Navgraha Siddhapeetham Nashik Maharashtra India

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Lord Bhudha (mercury)

In Hindu mythology, Budha is Mercury, a son of Chandra (the moon) with Tara or Rohini. He is also the god of merchandise and protector of Merchants.

He is represented as being mild, eloquent, and having a greenish complexion. He is depicted holding a scimitar, a club and a shield, riding a winged lion. In other illustrations, he holds a sceptre and lotus and rides a carpet or an eagle or a chariot drawn by lions.

Budha presides over 'Budhavar' or Wednesday.

Chandra was a student with Brihaspati, the Teacher of devas. Tara was the wife of Brihaspati. Tara fell in love with the beauty of Chandra and started living with him, deserting Brihaspati. When Brihaspati asked her to come back, she refused. Brihaspati became angry, and a war eventually started between Chandra and Brihaspati. Sukracharya, the teacher of the Asuras, joined Chandra in the battle, while The devas joined Brihaspati. As the battle was due to desire (kama) for Tara, it was known asTarakaamayam. Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, feared the war might abolish the world. Hence, he came down and stopped the war. He convinced Tara, took her away from Chandra, and gave her back to Brihaspati. Budha, a beautiful child, was born to Tara. Both Brihaspati and Chandra claimed to be the father of Budha, but Tara kept silent. Budha himself got angry over this tussle and asked his mother to tell the truth. Tara said that Chandra was the father of Budha. Budha married Ila, the daughter of Vaivasvata Manu and fathered a son Pururava.

In Vedic astrology Budha is considered a benefic, unless he is joined with a malefic planet, in which case he becomes malefic also. Mercury rules over Mithuna (Gemini) and Kanya (Virgo), is exalted in Kanya and in his fall in Meena (Pisces). Budha is friendly with Saturn and Venus, hostile to the Moon, Mars and Jupiter, and neutral towards the other planets. Budha represents Rajas Guna and Communication skills,intellect, communication, analysis, the senses (especially the skin), science, mathematics, business, education and research. The written word and journeys of all types fall within his domain. Budha is lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, and Revati (nakshatra).

Characteristics of Budha are: Wife – Ila; Colour – Green; Gender – Neutral; Element – Earth; God – Vishnu; Pratyadi Devata – Vishnu; Metal – Zinc; Gemstone – Emerald; Body part – Skin; Taste – Mixed; Food – Mung bean; Season – Autumn; Direction – North; Day – Wednesday; Tone – Sa.

Mantras and Remedies

  • For Budha or Mercury related problems and during his dasa and antardasa:
  • Worship Lord Vishnu.
  • Recite Vishnu sahasranama stotra.
  • Japa of the Budha beeja mantra : ' Om bram breem broum sah budhaya namah', 17000 times in 40 days.
  • Recite the Budha stotra : Priyangu Kalika Shyaamam Roopena Pratimam Budham Soumyam Soumya gunopetam tam Budham Pranamamyaham.
  • Charity : Donate Udad dal on Wednesday.
  • Fasting day : On Wednesdays.
  • Pooja : Vishnu pooja.
  • Rudraksha : Wear a 10 mukhi Rudraksha.
  • Friends : Sun, Venus
  • Enemies : Moon
  • Neutral : Saturn, Mars, Jupiter
  • Lord of : Virgo
  • Exaltation : Virgo 150
  • Debilitation : None
  • Sex : Male eunuch
  • Direction : North
  • Lucky stone : Emerald, Onyx
  • Lucky colours : Green, brown, Pastel shades
  • Deity : Vishnu, Lord Narayana
  • Articles of donation : Ivory, Sugar, Green cloth, Flower, Moong, Camphor, Turpentine oil. (On Wednesday within 2 hrs. before Sunset)
  • Appearance : Well Built Large Body, Polite Talk, Taste of wit and humour
  • Humor & part of the Body : Bile, Wind, Thighs, Skin, Nervous System
  • Ailments : Disorders in brains and vocal organs, Mental disease, Nervous break–down, Typhoid, Itches, Fever, Vertigo, Disease of eyes, Neck, Nose, Fractures, Stammering, White leprosy
  • Represents : Intellect, Speech, Reasoning, Wit
  • Prominent Qualities : Vidya Karaka, Bandhu Karaka, Jnana Karaka


  • Nakshtra Name: Āshleshā ['the embrace']
  • Lord : Budh (Mercury)
  • Symbol :Serpent
  • Deity : Sarpas or Nagas, deified snakes
  • Indian zodiac :16 o40' – 30 o Karka
  • Western zodiac : 12 o 40' – 26 o Leo
  • Nakshtra Name: Revati ['prosperous']
  • Lord : Budh (Mercury)
  • Symbol :Fish or a pair of fish, drum
  • Deity : Pushan, nourisher, the protective deity
  • Indian zodiac :16 o 40' – 30 o Meena
  • Western zodiac : 12o 40' – 26 o Aries
  • Nakshtra Name: Jyeshtha ['the eldest, most excellent']
  • Lord : Budh (Mercury)
  • Symbol :circular amulet, umbrella, earring
  • Deity : Indra, chief of the gods
  • Indian zodiac :16 o 40' – 30 o Vrishchika
  • Western zodiac : 12o 40' – 26 o Sagittariu

Lord Bhudha (mercury) Shanti Karma


    The common and the standard Pooja to remove obstacles and bestow prosperity and wealth. This pooja is done before commencing any auspicious job. Pratisthana and Shodashopachara are done which are followed by SHRI SUKTAM.


    Budh is the Karaka for knowledge. He is the god of merchandise and protector of merchants. He is of Rajas Guna and represents Communication. A good placement of Budh in the natal horoscope makes a person intelligent, a good orator, sharp minded and would have a good nervous system. Budh presides over 'Budhvaaram' or Wednesday. Those who are weak at studies, lack concentration and also those running Budh mahadasha or sub–period should propitiate the planet Budh.

    Description :

    Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), Yogini Pujan, Kshetrapal Pujan, Swastivachan, Sankalp, Ganesh Pujan, Hanuman Puja and Abhishek, Budh Yantra puja, Budh Mantra Jaap, Budh Gayatri mantra chanting, Aarti, Pushpanjali.

    The puja will be performed as per Vedic rituals based on birth details (name, date, place, time), and Sankalp (your wish).

    This is an individual puja (you may do the puja on individual name or include your family members in the puja). You will be provided with the contact number of the priest to call during the Sankalp.

  • Benefits :

    1. It enhances low self–esteem and intelligence.

    2. Protects against mental ailments, depression and anxiety.

    3. It is also seen to tone down intemperate speech, thereby improving communication skills.

  • Who should perform Lord Budh Graha Shanti puja? :

    A person who has a debilitated (Neecha) Budh, is undergoing a period of Budh Maha dasa or sub–dasa, or if the planet Budh is in association with any malefic planets by conjunction, aspect or is placed in the 3rd, 6th, 8th or the 12th house of the natal horoscope, or if Budh has the lordship of a malefic house and posited in a benefic house and vice versa.

    Budha Puja or Mercury Puja is dedicated to planet Mercury. Budha Puja on Wednesdays brings in manifold benefits like eliminating difficulties, healthy progeny, possession of fertile lands etc. Following things are associated with Buddha– the Mercury: Mercury is known as Budha in Vedic astrology. Budha is known as ''Grahapati'', or lord of the planets. Budha is considered wisest among the planets. Nature of mercury is Airy. Mercury refers to the intellect and intellect comes from mind. Budha Puja – Worship of Mercury Worship of Mercury is recommended to those who are weak at studies, find lack of concentration and suffer from blood pressure and sugar problem etc. Reciting this mantra will help to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Mercury. Aum hram krom aim grahanathaya budhay savaha One can recite the following mantra on Wednesdays, facing the northeast direction. It is advisable to wear green clothes on such day. Position of Budha Mercury rules over two signs of the sidereal zodiac, Gemini and Virgo. Budha exalts in Virgo and falls in the sign of Pisces. Mercury is most comfortable in the 1st house. Mercury – Its Significance The planet Mercury or Budha rules nerves, air, cells, tongue, breath and the nervous system. Afflictions to Budha can cause problems like nasal disorders, impediments in speech, stammering, bronchitis, asthma, brain fever, delirium, breathing difficulties, paralysis, and nervous disorders. Budha represents speech, communication and commerce on all levels. In the other function, Budha manages material resources.

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