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 2016, Shravan month in Marathi calendar begins on August 3 and ends on September 1. Brihaspati Puja 2016 dates in Shravan month are August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24 and August 31. 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 20 and ends on August 18.

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