Mercury (Budh) - Puja and Havan -

Mercury (Budh) - Puja and Havan

“Priyangu kalika shyaamam roopena pratimam budham soumyam soumya gunopetam tam budham pranamamyaham”

The idol of the Mercury should be made using gold (or in golden color). Mercury should be perceived duly attired in yellow colored clothes, possessing yellow rosary, having radiance alike Kanika (flowers of Kanera), holding sword, shield, club and one hand in blessing posture mounted on a lion.

Mercury (Budh) should be worshipped with the flowers and clothes of the colors of the idol and with fragrance, sticks, deepa, giving oblations, Dhupa, Guggul, etc. The metal of the idol of the planet and the food dear to him as signified by the planet are donated in charity with full devoutness for the alleviation of the affliction.

Maharishi Parashara said that the Mantra of Mercury should be recited for nine thousand times. 

The type of wood to be used for Havan of Mercury is Chirchiri. The Havana Samagri duly mixed with honey, ghee, curd or milk is offered as oblations into the sacred fire and amidst chanting of the Mantras for 108 or 28 times, the Havana should be performed.

After that Brahmins should be fed. Paddy duly cooked in rice is a must for remedy of Mercury. After the worship Dakshina should be given as per shraddha of yajmana (person performing the Havan) and satisfaction of Brahmins.

Normally the mantras given below are chanted for reducing the affliction of Mercury. Beej Mantra is preferred because of being a potent mantra.

Mantra for Mercury (Budh): “Om Budhaay Namah”

Beej Mantra for Mercury: “Om Braam Breem Braum Sah Budhaay Namah”

Written by: Anand Sagar Pathak 

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Small Havan:- Recitation of Mercury Mantra for 1008 times followed by Havan.

Medium Havan: Recitation of Mercury Mantra for 9,000 times followed by Havan.

Large Havan: Recitation of Mercury Mantra for 36,000 times followed by Havan.

The entire Mantra and Havan will be carried on as per the prescribed Vedic rituals. 

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