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Brihaspati is also known as Deva-guru (guru of the gods). Jupiter is a good indicator of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, devotion, wisdom, compassion, spirituality, religion and morality among other things.

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Being born in Brihaspati planet

I was born in the house of Brihaspati and always had a kind of special affection for him like a grandsire of sorts. Is there anything I can do outside of prayer to please him? Would doing good in ...
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Rules for Brihaspati Upasana

Rules for Guru Upasana to get worldly and divine knowledge? I need to further my spiritual practice.
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What is a Māraka daśās (मारक दशा)? Is Saturn considered to be the perfect amongst the Māraka planets?

So many times in the TV Astrology programs, I have heard the term 'Māraka daśās' being used. Sometimes back, one priest also calculated and diagnosed me with one of the Māraka daśās of Guru (...
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How to reconcile these incendiary acts of Devaguru Bṛhaspati, in the story of Dīrghatamas (from Mahābhārata)?

In the Book 1: Adi Parva, Sambhava Parva (Section 104) of the Mahābhārata, we encounter an appalling story of sage Dīrghatamas, as narrated by Pitāmaha Bhīṣhma to Satyavatī. I'm quoting the ...
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Why is planetary friendship in vedic astrology inconsistent with Hindu mythology?

According to vedic astrology, Jupiter and Moon are good friends. They conjunction causes the auspicious Gaja Kesari yoga. Jupiter is also exalted in Moon's own sign of Cancer. However, according to ...
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Tara in Panchakanya is Vali's wife or Brihaspati's wife?

The shloka Ahalya Draupadi Kunti Tara Mandodari tatha panchakanya smare nityam mahapataka nashanam lists 5 kanyas (some also list Sita instead on Kunti). Here, Tara is Vali's wife (who later married ...
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Was Brihaspati mentioned in Rig Veda and Usana mentioned in Rig Veda and Bhagavadgita the same person?

Brihaspati was praised in Rig Veda as follows: गणानां तवा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम | जयेष्ठराजं बरह्मणां बरह्मणस पत आ नः षर्ण्वन्नूतिभिः सीद सादनम || Rig Veda 2.23.1 WE ...
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Why did the Devas let Brihaspati be their guru even though he had sex with his brothers' wives?

Being a guru, Brihaspati had sex with his younger brother's wife and yet why did the devas let him be their guru? This is is mentioned in Devi Bhagavata Purana here. Did Brihaspati suffer any ...
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Is the Sage Brihaspati associated with water?

Check the image given below: I am curious about a relationship, if any between Sage Brihaspati and the element of water.
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Who is Samyuka Barhaspatya?

The Shatapatha Brahmana 1.9.1 mentions about a certain priest who went to heaven after performing a particular fire-sacrifice: Thereupon he pronounces the 'All-hail and blessing' (sam-yos). Now it ...
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Why is Shukracharya connected with Venus & Brihaspati with Jupiter?

Of the navagriha some of the connections are quite apparent like those of Surya and Chandra with the star and satellite respectively. Shani is connected to Saturn and Budh to mercury & it is ...
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Who were the gurus of Brihaspati and Sukracharya?

A Guru in Hinduism is of paramount importance in spiritual matters. So I want to know who were the gurus of Guru Brihaspati and Sukracharya? I heard that Shiva taught Shukra the art of reviving the ...
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Where in the Rigveda do I find the hyms dedicated to Brihaspati?

I know that Brihaspati has 11 hyms dedicated to him in the Rigveda, but where to find them?
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Who is the wife of Prabhas & the mother of Vishwakarma?

The Harivamsha states that Brihaspati’s sister was a beautiful lady who became the wife of the eighth Vasu, Prabhas & Vishvakarma was born from her! Brihaspati’s sister was a beautiful lady who ...
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Did Indra kill Virochan in the Tārakāmaya War?

The war between Devas and Demons fought for the custody of Tara, Brihaspati's wife who had been abducted by Chandra is known as the Tārakāmaya War and it is given in detail in Chapter 6 of the Vishnu ...
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Why did Brihaspati establish Charvaka or materialistic philosophical Sect?

Brihaspati is DevaGuru, the spiritual Guru of the Gods. More so, He is the planet of Spirituality​. Brihaspati is the God of all knowledge and intellect. So Brihaspati could bring the philosophical or ...
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Is the placement of Jupiter (Guru) in the sixth house good or bad?

Suppose, Jupiter or Brihaspati Graha is placed in the 6th house from the ascendant in some chart. Is this placement considered good for bad for the native? Some say it's not good but some others say ...
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Who is the Kshetrapala god who lives on the Pariyatra mountains?

Most people only know about Chanakya's Artha Shastra, a work about Hindu statecraft. What is not as well-known is that it's based on an older work on statecraft called the Brihaspati Sutras, composed ...
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Dhakshinamurthi and Jupiter

I know Dhakshinamurthi is a form of Shiva. Jupiter is one of the nine planets(navagraha). But I often find in texts and in the internet these two names are used interchangeably like there is no ...
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Why does Adi Shankaracharya think Rig Veda 10.71.3 verse implies the Vedas are eternal?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Is Brihaspati the one who helped Indra's incarnation Indra Vaikuntha?

Most people only know about incarnations of Vishnu, and perhaps incarnations of Brahma (which I discuss here) and incarnations of Shiva. But Indra has also taken incarnations, for instance as ...
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Why Brihaspati got insulted by Gods?

Why all the gods insulted their sage Brihaspati? Mostly Devraj Indra insulted Brihaspati in Amaravati, which is the Capital of Devaloka. What is the reason behind it?
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