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Budha graha
Budha
Biographical Information
deity_of :
  • Mercury
Devanagari:
  • बुध
affiliation :
  • Graha
abode :
  • Mercury
mantra:
  • Om Vudhaya Namaha
consort:
  • Ila
mount:
  • Lion or chariot hauled by eight horses of deep yellow colour
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In Hindu mythology, Budha (Sanskrit: बुध) is the name for the planet Mercury, a son of Chandra (the moon) with Tara or Rohini. He is also the god of merchandise and protector of Merchants.

  • He is represented as being mild, eloquent, and having a greenish complexion. 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.
  • Budha presides over 'Budhavara' or Wednesday. In modern Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati, Wednesday is called Budhavara; Tamil: Budhan kizhamai; Malayalam: Budhanazhcha; Thai: Wan Phut (วันพุธ).
  • Budha married Ila, the daughter of Vaivasvata Manu and fathered a son Pururava.

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