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.