Brihaspati Puja in Shravan Month

Brihaspati Pujan is a special puja and ritual performed by some Hindu communities on Thursdays in the month of Shravan in Maharashtra. In 2014, Shravan month in Marathi calendar begins on July 27 and ends on August 25. Brihaspati Puja 2014 dates in Shravan month are July 31, August 7, August 14 and August 21. Brihaspati, known as Jupiter, is the Guru of the Devas and is also the presiding deity of Thursday. Brihaspati Pooja is performed for wisdom and knowledge.

Some people observe fast on all the Thursday s in a month or year to appease Brihaspati. This is usually based on horoscope – to avoid the bad effects of Brihaspati Graha.

Please note that the Shravan month in North India begins on July 13 and ends on August 10.

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