The Planet Venus is Shukra in Vedic astrology. According to Hindu Astrology Shukra or Venus is a part of the nine planets or navagrahas and considered a benefic planet. In astrology, the planet of Venus is considered to be the guru of demons. As a God Shukra is the Guru of Asuras. According to Hindu scriptures, he is the son Sage Bhrigu and his wife Usha. 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 results of Venus in a malignant position. Lord Shukra is pictured as a fair god. He has four hands, and is seated on a white lotus. Shukracharyas chariot is pulled by eight flaming horses. In appearance, He is medium-sized with a broad chest, powerful shoulders and long hands. His curly hair is dark and short. Shukra overflows with virility and is intelligent, handsome and sensuous. He holds a stick, beads and a lotus and sometimes a bow and arrow.He is an expert in every form of learning, including the Sanjivini Vidya which is the knowledge of resurrecting the dead. Shukracharya is the Lord of the Earth's wealth like metals, minerals, herbs, sacred and divine knowledge.
"Om Dram Dreem Draum Sah Shukraya Namah"
Shukra Gayatri Mantra
Om Aswadhwajaaya Vidmahe
Dhanur hastaaya dheemahi
Tanno shukra prachodayaat
Navagraha Shukra Mantra
"Himkundmrinaalaabham Daityaanam Paramam Gurum
Sarvashastrapravaktaram Bhargavam Pranmaamyaham"
Meaning : I bow down to Shukra who is as white and fair as snow and who is the teacher of daithyas who are the enemies of Gods and who is knowledged of all scriptures.
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