Brihaspati graha
Biographical Information
deity_of :
  • God of planet Jupiter and teacher of the gods
  • बृहस्पति
affiliation :
  • Graha and Guru of the Devas
abode :
  • Jupiter
  • Om Rim Guru e Namah
  • Tara
  • Elephant/chariot drawn by eight horses
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Bṛhaspati (Sanskrit: बृहस्पति, "lord of prayer or devotion", often written as Brihaspati or Bruhaspati) also known as Deva-guru (guru of the gods), is a Hindu god and a Vedic deity. He is considered the personification of piety and religion, and the chief 'offerer of prayers and sacrifices to the gods' (Sanskrit: Purohita), with whom he intercedes on behalf of humankind.

  • He is the guru of the Devas (gods) and the nemesis of Shukracharya, the guru of the Danavas (demons). He is also known as Ganapati (leader of the group [of planets]), and Guru (teacher), the god of wisdom and eloquence, to whom various works are ascribed, such as the Barhaspatya sutras.
  • He is described as of yellow or golden color and holding the following divine attributes: a stick, a lotus and beads. He presides over 'Guru-var' or Thursday.
  • In astrology, Bṛhaspati is the regent of Jupiter and is often identified with the planet.