HINDU GODS

December 01, 2007

SHUKRA

VENUS - Shukra
OM SHUKRAYEY NAMAH
HimakundamriNaalaabham daityaanaam paramam gurumh.
sarvashaastrapravaktaaram bhaargavam pra namaamyaham.h ..
I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of demons, promulgator of all learning, he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shukra

Shukra is the Sanskrit Name for Venus. It is a male planet for the Hindus and named after the Guru Shukracharya.

He is of white complexion, middle-aged and of agreeable countenance. He is described variously mounted on a camel, horse or crocodile. He holds a stick, beads and a lotus and sometimes a bow and arrow..
He was born as the son of Rishi Brighu and his wife Urjaswathi. . He was born on Friday in the year Paarthiva on Sraavana Suddha Ashtami when Swathi
is a Nakshatra
Nakshatra or lunar mansion is one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominient star in them, that the Moon passes through during its Month cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy and Jyotisha.... is on the ascent. Hence, Friday is known as Shukravaar in India

Shukra stands for pleasure, love, marriage, beauty, jewellery, fine arts, etc. Any type of prosperity is the result of Shukra's blessing. A broken marriage, ill-repute, excess expenditure, kidney problem, diabetics, throat infection are the result of Shukra being in a malignant position
Venus is feminine and gentle. An embodiment of love, he is a benefic planet and governs the refined attributes, romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, sexual pleasure, marriage, love matters, comforts, luxuries, jewelry, wealth, prosperity, art, music, dance, theater, actors, poets, musicians, the season of spring, rains and aquatic creatures. In the body he rules over the reproductive system, eyes, throat, chin, cheeks, and kidneys

Shukra Mantra:
Aum dram drim draum sahe shukraya namah

Himakunda Mrinaalaapam daityaa naam paramam gurum
Sarva sastra pravaktaaram bhargavam pranamaamyaham

SHUKRA
Shukra
For Shukra or Venus related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Venus:
1. Worship Durga Devi.
2. Recite Shree Sooktam or Devi stuti or Durga chalisa.
3. Japa of Shukra beeja mantra:
" Om dram dreem droum sah shukraya namah ",
108 times in 40 days.
4. Recite the Shukra stotra:
Hima kunda mrinalaabham daityanam paramam gurum
Sarv shastra pravaktaram bhargavem pranamamyaham
5. Donate clothes to a lady on Friday.
6. Fasting: On Fridays.
7. Pooja: Durga Devi pooja.
8. Wear a 6 mukhi Rudraksha.
In astrology
Hindu system of astrology, Shukra (Venus) is considered a benefic and rules over the signs Vrishabha (Taurus) and Tula (Libra). It is exalted in Meena (Pisces), and in its fall in Kanya (Virgo). The planets Mercury and Saturn are considered friendly to Shukra, the Sun and Moon are hostile and Jupiter and the rest are considered neutral. In astrology Shukra represents artistic talents, the quality of the body and material life, wealth, the opposite sex, pleasure and reproduction, feminine qualities and music and dance. Those with Shukra strong in their charts are likely to appreciate nature and enjoy harmonious relationship. However, an excessive influence can cause them to indulge too much in the pleasures of life without accomplishing much of real worth. Shukra is the lord of three nakshatra
Nakshatra or lunar mansion is one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominient star in them, that the Moon passes through during its Month cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy or lunar mansions: Bharani
Bharani is the second nakshatra in Hindu astronomy, corresponding to 35, 39, and 41 Arietis.In Hinduism, Bharani is a goddess of bad luck...., Purva Phalguni and Purva AshadhaIn Vedic astrology, there is a dasha
Dasha (astrology)
A Dasha is a planetary period in Jyotisha, the classical system of astrology in India. The concept is claimed to provide the basis of an easy and comprehensive system to judge the effects of the Planets in astrology throughout a person's life, ... or planetary period known as Shukra Dasha which remains active in a person's horoscope for 20 years. This dasha is believed to give more wealth, fortune and luxury to a person's life if they have Shukra positioned well in their horoscope. In addition Shukra is an important benefic planet in the horoscope. Shukra is associated with a month in the Hindu calendar called JyeshTha ( May-June, personified as the guardian of Kubera's treasure).Shukra also has the following associations. His color is white, metal is silver and gemstone is Diamond. His direction is south-east, season is spring and element is water.
Lord Shukra is a part of the nine planets (navagrahas). He is the planet Venus. According to Hindu scriptures, he is born from the union of Sage Bhrigu and his wife Ushana (also known as Usha). Lord Shukra is blessed by Lord Brahma (the Cosmic Creator), he showers his devotees with abundance.Lord Shukra is pictured as a fair god. He has four hands, and is seated on a white lotus. He rides a chariot driven by eight horses. Lord Shukra is also known as Shukracharya. He bestows prosperity, wealth, knowledge, and happiness. Diamond is the gem of Lord Shukra. His metals are copper and silver. His ruling day is Friday, and he is the guardian of the south-east direction.
In Vedic astrology Shukra Venus is considered a benefic and rules over the signs Vrishabha Taurus and Tula Libra. It is exalted in Meena Pisces, and in its fall in Kanya Virgo. The planets Mercury and Saturn are considered friendly to Shukra, the Sun and Moon are hostile and Jupiter and the rest are considered neutral. In astrology Shukra represents artistic talents, the quality of the body and material
He is of Sattva Guna and represents knowledge and teaching.Shukra Devanagari with honorific, Shukracharya. He presides over Shukra-war or Friday. He is Rajas in nature and represents wealth, pleasure and reproduction.

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