Brihaspati Pujan is a special puja and ritual performed by some Hindu communities on Thursdays in the month of Shravan in
Maharashtra. In 2015, Shravan month in Marathi calendar begins on August 15 and ends on September 13. Brihaspati Puja 2015 dates in Shravan month are August 20, August 27, September 3 and September 10. 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 August 1 and ends on August 29.
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