Budha Puja or Mercury Puja is dedicated to planet Mercury. Budha Puja on Wednesdays brings in manifold benefits like eliminating difficulties, healthy progeny, possession of fertile lands etc. Following things are associated with Buddha- the Mercury:
Mercury is known as Budha in Vedic astrology. Budha is known as
''Grahapati'', or lord of the planets. Budha is considered wisest among
the planets. Nature of mercury is Airy. Mercury refers to the intellect
and intellect comes from mind.
Budha Puja - Worship of Mercury
Worship of Mercury is recommended to those who are weak at studies,
find lack of concentration and suffer from blood pressure and sugar
problem etc. Reciting this mantra will help to minimize the evil
influence of afflicted Mercury.
Aum hram krom aim grahanathaya budhay savaha
One can recite the following mantra on Wednesdays, facing the northeast
direction. It is advisable to wear green clothes on such day.
Position of Budha
Mercury rules over two signs of the sidereal zodiac, Gemini and Virgo.
Budha exalts in Virgo and falls in the sign of Pisces. Mercury is most
comfortable in the 1st house.
Mercury - Its Significance
The planet Mercury or Budha rules nerves, air, cells, tongue, breath and
the nervous system. Afflictions to Budha can cause problems like nasal
disorders, impediments in speech, stammering, bronchitis, asthma, brain
fever, delirium, breathing difficulties, paralysis, and nervous
disorders. Budha represents speech, communication and commerce on all
levels. In the other function, Budha manages material resources.