Brihaspati Puja (Anushthana)
Astronomically, Jupiter is the largest planet of our solar system, expansive enough to be 1,300 times of earth in size. This planet is entirely composed of gases and hence also the lightest one. 39 Moons or natural satellites of the Jupiter have been discovered so far. It is also one of the slowest moving planets in our solar system. Jupiter is the 5th planet of our solar system.
In astrology, Jupiter occupies a special place and also in Indian mythology Jupiter is considered to be the teacher of gods. This is the reason why Jupiter had prime significance in astrology also.
In astrological parlance, Jupiter is the natural significator of work, gold, religion, yagyas, son and friend among other things. In medical astrology, Jupiter rules stomach and liver.
In astrology, Jupiter governs the zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. Jupiter is debilitated in the sign of Capricorn and the sign of exaltation of Jupiter is Cancer.
As based on the horoscope the malefic or benefic effect of the planet Jupiter is determined in relation to a person astrologically and not merely on the basis of exaltation or debilitation because under certain conditions even a debilitated Jupiter can give beneficial effects whereas based on its position and degrees in the horoscope even an exalted Jupiter can sometimes give malefic effects.
As we have explained in our astrology research article " What is Mantra" Mantras can be classified under two broad categories: -
1. Tantrik Mantras ( Beeja Mantras)
2. Vedic Mantras
Therefore, chanting of Tantrik or Vedic Mantra of the concerned planet 1,25,000 times or its half, 62,500 times reduces the malefic effects of that planet. In Panchangas, this number of times for the chanting of mantra for the Jupiter is given as 19,000 when by chanting only 19,000 times the Mantra of the Jupiter nothing substantial can be achieved and it is 1,25,000 times chanting alone which can give proper results.
The Tantrik Mantra (Beej Mantra) of the Jupiter: -
"Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Gurve Namah"