Planet Jupiter: Guru Bhagwan, Brihaspati

The Planet Jupiter is the teacher of the science of light, that is, astrology and astronomy.

Ruling over the Sun and the Moon, he controls the movement of the planets. Planet Jupiter is believed to be a bestows successes.

Some typical attributes of the planet is that it prefers cleanliness and white and sublime.

It is generally believed that one who is graced by Jupiter, commands respect from others.  Jupiter in astrology is named as ‘Guru’, meaning, biggest of all planets.

People  who have Jupiter in their ascendant enjoy elderly quality, towering respect and business. Jupiter or Brihaspathi rules over the sidereal signs of Sagittarius and Pisces.

Jupiter is debilitated in the sign of Capricorn and the sign of exaltation of Jupiter is Cancer.
The Jupiter mahadasha lasts 16 years. Jupiter or Brihaspati is most comfortable in the first house.

A native possessing a prominent Guru placement in his horoscope  has a subtle and keen intellect and a disciplined mind and senses.

Physical Attributes of Planet Jupiter:
People having a strong and clean Jupiter in their horoscope have strong physical constitution and are usually healthy depending upon the other important factors in their horoscope. People having a strong and clean Jupiter in their horoscope have strong physical constitution and are usually healthy.

Guru Bhagwan/Brihaspati/Jupiter

Guru Bhagwan

Guru is Sattvic tending towards harmony. He rides an elephant. His chariot is pulled by a golden horse.

He is the fifth from sun, a very large planet coming round the sun. He stops in each constellation for a year. One his four hands are the book and the rosary.

It is ancient practice to worship Lord  Dakshinamurthy as Guru.

Guru is also praised as Brahaspathi, Vyazhan and Mantri.

The period of Guru’s influences is 16 years. He is the lord of  Sagittarius and Pisces. Those who are desirous of fame, acquisition of land, renown and excellence of word, should worship Dakshinamurthy or Guru.

Donate a yellow cloth, wear Gold or the gem stone Pushpragam/Yellow Sapphire,  fast on Thursdays and recite Dakshinamurthi Stotram.

Guru, when pleased, blesses one with wisdom, marriage, fruits, happiness, high-post, sons, riches, honours and a life which  lacks nothing. Guru averts all doshas due to Grahas.

Significance of Planet Jupiter:

Positive Attributes are: Jupiter is a benefic planet, signifier of luck and fortune, and he rules religion, philosophy, spirituality, wealth, and progeny. He is noble, buoyant, dignified, fruitful, optimistic, jovial, and masculine. If favorable, this planet gives name, fame, success, honor, wealth, progeny and good relationship with progeny, and it brings benefits to whatever planets or house it is associated with.

Negative Attributes are: Diabetes, becoming overweight or underweight. Actually as Jupiter primarily rules the fat tissue in the body, problems in the region of pancreas and gall bladder, hearing problems and diseases like jaundice among other diseases are common amongst natives.

Ruling Deity: Indran (Lord/King of Gods)

Ruling Colour: Yellow

Ruling Direction: North-East Ruling Day: Thursday

Ruling Flower: White Mullai/Jasmine in general (the one with a green stem and bulbous white flowers which women wear on their hair)

Ruling Food : Rice mixed with Bengal Gram Daal

Physical Attributes: Big, old looking, and has a pot belly and broad chested.

Ruling Gem Stones: Yellow Sapphire

Ruling Metal: Gold and Copper

Guru Mantra:Aum Hreem Kleem Hoom Brihaspataye Namah

Guru Gayatri:

Om Vrishabadhwajaaya vidmahe,
kruni hastaaya dheemahi,
tanno guru: prachodayaathe
Remedies to strengthen Guru in your horoscope:
  • Donating in charity a piece of pale yellow cloth on any Thursday keeps Jupiter pleased.
  • Feed an Ox with Gud (Raw Sugar) and gram pulse on Thursdays.
  • Making a garland of pre-soaked kabuli chana/kondakadalai and offering to Guru Dakshinamoorthy on thursday is recommended.
  • Wearing Pukhraj (Yellow Sapphire) on the right hand Index finger on any Thursday is considered to bring in pleasing results. The ring should be continuously worn for a long period starting from any Thursday.
  • Distributing sweets and donating Gold or Copper on Thursdays, if the budget allows.
  • Worshipping Lord Shiva by pouring some Butter oil on Shiva Linga daily is another way to seek the blessings of Jupiter. Do it for a week.


  1. Ajay Kumar Rai says:

    What should I do to please mahadasa of Brihaspati

  2. Shashank kashyap says:

    What should i do to make guru bhagwan happy as he is my ruling planet

  3. one of astrologer told me to offer ghee diya on every thursday to Guru planet
    what does it mean?

  4. My dob is 1.4.1990 @ 11 am..amritsar punjab..
    My pandit told me my brhaspati is very bad for my health plz reply plz

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