Overview:Shukra is the offspring of the great sage Bhrigu and an expert in science and spirituality. However, it is a planet in an adversary of Brihaspati, the planet of good fortune. Shukra is associated with love, sensuality, luxury, abundance and beauty. It is also related to Tantra, mysticism, the occult and many inauspicious practices. Unfavourable Shukra has many adverse effects, especially when it is in the house of Rahu, Sun and Moon. In order to get rid of Shukra Dosh and its ill effects, it is important to offer Shukra Dosh Nivaran Puja. This puja can also be performed at home.
Shukracharya is considered as the mentor of demons. Astrologically, if in alignment, the planet Venus is responsible for providing all luxuries in the life. The Sun and Moon are considered unfriendly to Venus, Mercury and Saturn are friendly and neutral to others. Venus represents romance, sexuality, artistic talents, material life, wealth, pleasure, feminine qualities, arts such as music, dance, and painting. People having strong Venus are likely to enjoy nature and harmonious relationship.
Shukra Dosh Nivaran Puja Ritual:Jaap Mala, idols of Shiva, Durga and Ganesh, Navgrah yantra, betel nut, Chunri, red thread or Mouli, rice, coconut are some of the main requirements. Other items necessary for the successful completion of this puja are incense, flowers, fruits, sweets, ghee, Bhasma and items to be donated to the Brahmin priests.
1. Observing fast throughout the day.
2. Offering worship to Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesh.
3. Chanting Shukra Shanti Mantra.
4. Performing Shukra Shanti Pooja.5. Havan or fire ritual.
The Shukra puja is performed to improvise prosperity, luxury, wealth, sensual pleasures and beauty. This puja is dedicated to planet Venus and is conducted on Fridays. On the day of puja, one has to take an early bath and perform Ganesh and Shukra pooja while offering white flowers. Also, the Shukra Vrat Katha is read during the event. The fasting for Shukra puja is performed from sunrise to sunset. During the fast, one can only cook and take white Color food like Kheer. The food is taken after sunset and spices are fully avoided in that.
Shlok and Mantra
Dhyan Mantra:-Himkundmrinalabham Daetyanam Parabham Gurum, Sarvashastrapravaktaram Bhargavam Pranmamyaham
Gayatri Shukra Mantra:-
Aum Rajadabaaya Vidmahe,
Tanno Shukrah Prachodayat
Aum Rajadabaaya Vidmahe,
Brigusuthaya Dheemahi,Tanno Shukrah Prachodayat
Benefits and Significance of Shukra Dosh Nivaran Puja:
Venus bestows his devotees with the power of controlling their sense organs which will help them to attain name and fame. Affliction to the planet Venus can cause venereal complaints, pimples, indigestion, eye disease, rashes on skin and loss of appetite.
The Shukra Dosh Nivaran Puja provides many benefits to the individual like:-
1. Acceleration in the business matters.
2. Enhancement in the love and bliss
3. Good sexual life
4. Good health and appetite
5. Materialistic development
6. Stability in the financial condition
7. Abundant wealth
8. Minimising the malefic effect due to the position of Venus.
9. Reduces the malefic effects of Shukra (Venus).
10.Increases familial harmony and reduces bad fortune from married life.
11. Gains the positive blessings of Shukra.
12. Reduces risk of accidents and mishaps.
13. Makes you more intelligent and clears ill thoughts from your mind.14. Helps you gain spiritual bliss and offers protection from curses and spells.