Sukra - The Venus
Aswa Dhwajaaya Vidhmahe
Dhanur Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Sukra Pracho Dhayaath
Hima kundha M'runaalaabam
Dhaithyaanam Paramam Gurum
Sarva saasthra Pravruththaaram
Bhaargavam Pranamaam Yaham.
The one who has the lustre of the dew, Lotus stem and Thumba flower,
High priest of Asuras and the one who preaches the Shatras, I prostrate
that ( Bhargava )Sukracharya.
The planet Venus is known as SUKRA in Vedic astrology. Sukra means "white",
or "bright" in Sanskrit. Venus is a first rate benefic in Jyotish (predictions).
He rules over the two sidereal signs of Taurus and Libra.
Venus is exalted in Pisces and in his fall in the opposite sign of Virgo. Venus
is a karaka, or indicator of spouse, love, marriage, comfort, luxury, beauty,
prosperity, happiness, all conveyances, art, dance music, acting, passion and
sex, healing and the saying of mantras.
Sage Parasara says of Venus; "Venus is charming, has a splendors physique,
is excellent or great in disposition, has charming eyes, is a poet, is phlegmatic
and windy and has curly hair." Venus most powerful position is in the 4th House
and enjoys the TRIKONAL Houses, 1, 5, and 9. Venus is a particularly beneficial
planet for Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendants. Her nature is KAPHA, or watery
His gem is diamond and his metal is copper and silver. Venus' direction is
Southeast and her day is Friday. She reaches full maturity at age 25. In Vedic
myth Venus, or Sukra, is known as the Guru, or teacher of the ASURAS, or one
of the two camps of the Vedic deities.
Sukra bestows long life, wealth, happiness, children, and property and good
education. He is the Guru for Asuras. Well learned in Neeti Sastras follower
of such sastras and one who dispenses justice, Sukra is considered a beneficial
Devata. He blesses the devotees with power to control one's Indriyas (Sense
organs) and enables the devotee to obtain fame and name.
In the Zodiac, he is the Lord of Tula. Sukra takes one year to complete the
Zodiac cycle living one month in each Rasi. Fridays are considered to be effective
for the worship of Sukra.
Sukra endows those who pray to him with wealth, pleasure, wife, prosperity,
vehicles. He is the next most beneficial planet after Guru. If in a person's
horoscope, Sukra is well placed, then the person will enjoy pleasure, beautiful
wife, wealth, house, vehicle, good food, fame, love, affection, marraige, siblings,
governmental help, chance to govern the country/state and hold influential status.
If in a bad position, the ward will experience a family devoid of love and
ties, bad life, enimity amongst family and friends, Kalathira dosham. By praying
to Sukra these problems could be mitigated. Wife, arts, sculpture, love, vehicles
are the beneficial aspects of Sukra.
His wives are Subakirthi, Sundari and Sringini. The presiding deity are Agneeswarar
and his consort Iswari. He is the Lord of Rishaba and Thula Rasi and faces East
direction. The Adi Devatha is Indra's physician. His colour is white; his vahana
is the crocodile; the grain associated with him is mochai; the flower - white
lotus; fabric - white cloth; gem - diamond; food - rice mixed with mochai powder.
VENUS YANTRA: This is the yantra for Venus based on the number six. Each column
equals 30 and the total equals 90.
DHYANAM: Himakunda mr nalabham daityanam paramam gurum
sarva shastra pravaktaram bhargavam pranam myaham II
MOOL MANTRA: Aum aim aim gam grahesvara sukraya namah
GAYATRI MANTRA: AUM Rajadabaaya vidmahe, Brigusuthaya dhimahi,
tanno Sukrah prachodayat
PLANT SAMIT: FIG TREE.
The Venus And The Astronomy
Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun. Besides Mercury, it is the only
planet without a moon. Venus is known as Earth's "twin" because the two planets
are so similar in size. Venus' diameter is about 7,520 miles (12,000 km) - that's
only about 400 miles smaller than Earth's. The two planets are also similar
in mass, density, and rock composition. Venus is the planet that comes closest
to the Earth; it comes as close as 25.7 million miles from our planet.
There isn't any life on Venus, although it is similar to Earth in many ways.
This is because it is too hot, too dry, and too poisonous. Venus' atmosphere
is mostly made of carbon dioxide, with sulfuric acid, which is a deadly poison,
in its upper clouds. The planet's distance from the sun and its atmosphere are
the reasons it's so hot. Because of a process known as the "greenhouse effect"
the carbon dioxide absorbs and traps the Sun's heat that reaches the surface.
Therefore, the heat is not released back into space. Venus is the hottest planet.
Its surface temperature is a uniform 900 degrees F (480 C)- that's hotter than
a kitchen oven. In fact, Venus' surface is hot enough to melt lead and the planet's
rocks can glow because they are so hot.
Even though it's hot on the surface, Venus' days aren't filled with sunlight,
its dense clouds only allow about 15 percent of the Sun's light to pass through.
However, the planet's nights aren't totally dark either because the clouds bend
light so it hits its night side. The clouds also cause high surface pressure.
Many scientists argue that Venus was subjected to a so-called runaway "greenhouse
effect." They say this effect caused any oceans to evaporate into the atmosphere.
Unless carbon emissions are reduced on our planet, the same fate may await Earth.
Although Venus' atmosphere does not allow for life, its bright yellow clouds
look appealing from space. In fact, the planet was so attractive that it was
named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is the only planet,
that when it is near its brightest point, can be seen in daylight; besides the
Moon and Sun, it is the brightest object in the sky. At night, it shines more
brightly than any other planet or star in the sky. Venus has been called the
"evening star" because it looks like the first star of the night. At certain
times of the year, the planet can be seen in the east at sunrise. At other times,
it can be seen in the west at sunset. Ancient astronomers thought they were
seeing two different objects in the sky. They called Venus "Phosphorus" or "Lucifer"
when it appeared at sunrise and "Hesperus" when it appeared at sunset.
Venus spins so slowly that one day on the planet lasts 8 months on Earth. Once
every 243 Earth days, Venus rotates. However, it rotates in the opposite direction
to most of the other planets. The same side of Venus faces the Earth every time
their orbits pass each other.
NASA has sent several space probes to Venus, including Mariner 2 in 1962, Mariner
5 in 1967, and Mariner 10 in 1974. Pioneer Venus and Pioneer Venus 2 were spacecraft
sent to the planet. The U.S. Magellan mapped 98 percent of the planet during
the first half of the 1990s.
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