Budh (Mercury)

BudhBudh is the god of the planet Mercury and the son of Chandra (the moon) with Tara (Taraka). He is also the god of merchandise and protector of merchants. He is of Rajas Guna and represents Communication.

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

Budh presides over 'Budh-var' or Wednesday. In modern Telugu Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati, Wednesday is called Budhvar; in Tamil and Malayalam it is Budhan.

Mercury is the planet of intellect and communication. It can be seen in the morning and evening as a shining star and sometimes even during the day because of its power of radiation. Mercury is the smallest planet of our solar system.

Budh rules the zodiacal signs Virgo and Gemini. Friends of Budh are the Sun, Venus, Rahu, and Ketu, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are neutral to Budh, and Budh maintains enmity with the Moon.

Favourite ColourGreen
Favourite DayWednesday
Favourite God / DeityGoddess Parvati

Effects of Budh (Mercury)

Budh rules education, writers, lecturers, artists, teachers, traders, businessmen, the nervous system, lungs, and intestines. It rules intelligence, speech, self-confidence, humor, wit, astrology, mathematics, and short journeys.

Budh is adored for bestowment of blessings of good education, business, sharp intellect, and pleasing appearance and also to keep off from heat-induced ailments, general debility and depressions. The planet also monitors the family affairs in life.

It is related to peace of mind, earnings, intellect, education and business, if it is favourable.

Gemstone for Budh (Mercury)

The navratna gemstone for Budh (Mercury) is Emerald, one must obtain natural emerald with good luster and color and wear it on Wednesday in little finger, the gemstone must be of 2 Carat or more in weight.

How to get rid of negative effects of Budh, when Budh is vakri, when Budh is neech

The ill effects of Budh can be minimized and the good effects can be increased according to Indian mythology by doing the following tasks. Any or all of these, one can select as per one's convenience.

  • Green is the colour and Wednesday is the weekday dear to Budh. So, astrologers recommend donation of green coloured clothes on any Wednesday.
  • Worshipping goddess Parvati with yellow or green flowers is recommended for better beneficial results.
  • Giving away in charity alloy or alloy utensils according to capacity is considered to keep one away from ill effects of Budh.
  • Distributing Khand (Sugar Powder), butter oil, grams to needy persons and fodders to animals will appease Budh.
  • Distributing fruits is another way recommended to please Budh.

108 Names of Budh

Aum bhudhaya namah
Aum budharcitaya namah
Aum saumyaya namah
Aum saumyachittaya namah
Aum shubha-pradaya namah
Aum drida-brataya namah
Aum hadaphalaya namah
Aum shruti-jala-prabodhakaya namah
Aum satya ' vasaya namah
Aum satya-vacase namah
Aum shreyasam pataye namah
Aum abyayaya namah
Aum soma-jaya namah
Aum sukhadaya namah
Aum shrimate namah
Aum soma-vamsha-pradipa-kaya namah
Aum vedavide namah
Aum veda-tattvashaya namah
Aum vedanta-jnana-bhaskaraya namah
Aum vidya-vicaksanaya namah
Aum vidushe namah
Aum vidvat-pritikaraya namah
Aum krajave namah
Aum vishva-anukula-sancaraya namah
Aum vishesha-vinayanvitaya namah
Aum vividhagamasarajnaya namah
Aum viryavate namah
Aum vigatajvaraya namah
Aum trivarga-phaladaya namah
Aum anantaya namah
Aum tridasha-dhipa-pujitaya namah
Aum buddhimate namah
Aum bahu-shastra-jnaya namah
Aum baline namah
Aum bandha-vimocakaya namah
Aum vakativakagamanaya namah
Aum vasavaya namah
Aum vasudhadhipaya namah
Aum prasannavadanaya namah
Aum vandhyaya namah
Aum varenyaya namah
Aum vagvilaksanaya namah
Aum satya-vate namah
Aum satya-samkalpaya namah
Aum satya-bamdhave namah
Aum sadadaraya namah
Aum sarva-roga-prashamanaya namah
Aum sarva-mrityu-nivarakaya namah
Aum vanijyanipunaya namah
Aum vashyaya namah
Aum vatan-gaya namah
Aum vata-roga-hrite' namah
Aum sthulaya namah
Aum sthairya-guna-adhyaksaya namah
Aum sthula-suksma-adi-karanaya namah
Aum aprakashaya namah
Aum prakash-atmane' namah
Aum ghanaya namah
Aum gagana-bhushanaya namah
Aum vidhi-stutyaya namah
Aum visha-laksaya namah
Aum vidvajjana-manoharaya namah
Aum caru-shilaya namah
Aum svaprakashaya namah
Aum capalaya namah
Aum jitendriyaya namah
Aum udan-mukhaya namah
Aum bukhamakkaya namah
Aum magadha-adhi-pataye namah
Aum haraye namah
Aum saumya-vatsara-samjataya namah
Aum soma-priya-karaya namah
Aum mahate namah
Aum sihma-adhirudhaya namah
Aum sarva-jnaya namah
Aum shikhivarnaya namah
Aum shivam-karaya namah
Aum pitambaraya namah
Aum pitavapushe' namah
Aum pitacchatradhvajankitaya
Aum khanga-carma-dharaya namah
Aum karya-kartre' namah Aum kalushaharakaya namah
Aum atreya-gotra-jaya namah
Aum atyanta-vinayaya namah
Aum vishva-pavanaya namah
Aum campeya-puspa-samkashaya namah
Aum caranaya namah
Aum caru-bhushanaya namah
Aum vita-ragaya namah
Aum vita-bhayaya namah
Aum vishuddha-kanaka-prabhaya
Aum bandhu-priyaya namah
Aum bandhu-yuktaya namah
Aum bana-mandala--samshritaya namah
Aum arkesana-nivasasthaya tarka-shastra-visharadmaya namah
Aum prashantaya namah
Aum priti-samyuktaya namah
Aum priya-krite' namah
Aum priya-bhushanaya namah
Aum medhavine' namah
Aum madhava-saktaya namah
Aum mithuna-adhi-pataye' namah
Aum sudhiye namah
Aum kanya-rashi-priyaya namah
Aum kama-pradaya namah
Aum ghana-phala-ashrayaya namah

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