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Brihaspati or Guru
Teacher of the Gods
Devanagari बृहस्पति
Affiliation Graha and Guru of the Devas
Planet Jupiter
Mantra Om Rim Guru e Namah, Namo Gurube
Consort Tara
Mount Elephant / chariot drawn by eight white horses

Bṛhaspati (Sanskrit: बृहस्पति, often written as Brihaspati or Bruhaspati) is a Hindu god described as being of yellow or golden color and holding the following divine attributes: a stick, a lotus and beads. He presides over Thursday.[1]He is considered as the Chief Priest of the Gods and is the symbol of wisdom

In Hindu/Vedic astrology he is referred to as Guru and is associated with the planet Jupiter. . It has an orbital period of approximately 12 years and hence spends about a year in each house of the horoscope. In the Zodiac Brhaspati as the planet Jupiter rules two signs Sagittarius and Pisces. He is exalted in Cancer and debilitated in Capricorn

The jupiter one who moves medium time to takes revolve around sun having orbital period of 12 years. It is one of the 1st rate auspicious planet. Because it move very fast on his axis having rotation period around 9 hours 55 minute . And it is giant planet among planet also called king of planet and navagraha except surya. And also have largest number of moon around 67 . Which show favour of moon to jupiter. And situated between little of the ale planet. And third brightest object after moon and venus. It also narrow good education. Normally called master, guru or expert. It also mention that brahaspati and sukracharya represent heaven.

Sage Brihaspati[edit]

According to the Mahabharata, sage Brihaspati was the son of Indra. Some Puranas note him to be the son of Indra , the leader of the Devas and the lord of Svargaloka . He was noted to be the guru of the gods. He was married to Tara, who was later abducted by Chandra. Tara bore a son, Budha, from her abductor Chandra. After the war between Brihaspati and Chandra, Tara returned to her husband.[2]

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  1. ^ Coleman, Charles. Mythology of the Hindus, p. 133
  2. ^ George Mason Williams (2003). Handbook of Hindu Mythology. ABC-CLIO. p. 91. ISBN 1576071065. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 

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