Brihaspati Pujan is a special puja and ritual performed by some Hindu communities on Thursdays in the month of Shravan in
Maharashtra. In 2012, Shravan month in Marathi calendar begins on July 20 and ends on August 17. Brihaspati Puja 2012 dates in Shravan month are July 26, August 2, August 9 and August 16. 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 16 and ends on August 13.
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