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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Mantras, Chapter III, Part – 21



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Dr. Shanker Adawal

Mantras for Venus (Sukra)

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The planet Venus (Sukra) in a natural benefic planet like guru in Hindu astrology. Sukra means “bright” and “potency” in Sanskrit. Venus is the karaka of spouse, love, luxury, beauty, prosperity and fine arts. Sukra, is known as the teacher of Rakshasas. Guru (Jupiter) is the welfare minister while sukra in the cultural minister in the cabinet of the planets. The main concern of Sukra will be to provide cultural development. A prominent Sukra in the chart will give the native wealth, artful taste and proficiency in fine arts. An afflicted Sukra would cause hormonal problems, glandular malfunctions like diabetes. Propitiation to Sukra will bring about union in the estranged couple, will bestow wealth and gives the native orientation towards enjoyment of life.

Venus is worshipped on sarwarth siddhi yoga during shukla paksha on Friday. If Pushya Nakshatra is on that day, it is even better. The rosary of safatik (crystal) or pearl is used. Some scholars advise use of rudraksha or tulsi mala for japa of the mantra. The idol for the worship should be silver in colour., The sage of the Mantra is Vishvedeva. The metre is tristup. The deity is Sukra. This mantra is to be chanted for sixteen thousand times. For better results, the devotee is advised to perform homas with scented white flowers for twenty one Fridays or with the twigs of gular. The mantra for recital is:-

Viniyoga

Om Annatparisrutati mantrasye Vishvedeva rishi, tristup chand, shukro devta, shukro pritye jape viniyoga||

Rishiadinayas

Vishvedeva rishiye namah sirshi, tristup chandse namo mukhe, Shukro devtayee namo hridayee, shukar pritye jape viniyogayee namah sarvange||

Karanayas

Om annatparisarutam angustabhyam namah (Touch the thumb with index finger), rasam brahmana vyapibt tarjani bhayam namah, (Touch the index fingers with thumb), ksyam payam prajapati madhyama bhyam namah (Touch the middle fingers with thumb) Riten satyemindriyam vipan Shukarmandsa anamikabhyam namah (Touch the ring fingers with thumb), Indersayeinderymidam kanistika bhayam namah (Touch the little fingers with thumb), Payomritam madhu kartalkar pristhbhayam namah (Touch the back of the palms)

Hridyaadinayas

Annatparisaruta hridayae namah (Touch your heart with your hand), rasam brahmana vyapibt sirse swah (Touch your head) kshtryam payam prajapati sikhayee vast (Touch your hairs), Riten satyemindriyam vipan Shukarmandsa kavchayee hum (Touch your right shoulder with left hand and left with right), Indersayeinderymidam netartrayee vaushat (Touch your eyes) Payomritam madhu astrayee phat (clap, after taking circle around your head)

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