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Hindu God Budh – Navgraha Budha or Mercury

Hindu God Budh is one among the Navgrahas and is an important graha in the Hindu Vedic Astrology. Budha, or Mercury, is associated with wisdom and is believed to provide devotees with the correct discretionary power. This Navgrah is associated with intellect, language skills and education. Scholars, scientists and other learned people are known to worship him. Budha is believed to stay in a month in a zodiac sign and completes one cycle in a year.Wednesday is the day associated with Budha. As per Hindu scriptures, Budha’s father is moon or Chandra and mother is Tara.Yellow is the color associated with Budha. He is shown to be wearing yellow garland, yellow clothes and gold crown.The animal associated with Budha is Lion. Lord Budha is depicted as having four arms – each arm holds sword, dhal, gada and one arm is varamudra pose.You may also like to readBudhvar Vrat KathaHow to observe Wednesday fasting or Budhvar Vrat?

Watch Chithirai Festival Thirukkalyanam 2010 Live Online from Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswar known as Thirukkalyanam is one of the most important event during the Chithirai festival at the MaduraiMeenakshiTemple and in 2010 it will be telecast live online. Thirukkalayanam live telecast is available on April 25, 2010 from 7.00 A.M. onwards (Indian Standard Time)The 12-day Chithirai Festival began on April 16 and Pattabhishegam for Goddess Meenakshi is on April 23 and Car festival is on April 26.You can watch recorded videos of some of the events on the official website.The live telecast and other details can be found here at the official website of Madurai Meenakshi temple.

Sri Anand Acharya Thoughts

In order to attain to the consciousness of the Supreme Self, the disciple must approach a teacher versed in Brahma-Wisdom. To be a worthy disciple it is necessary to possess four qualifications -a discriminative intellect, controlled will, purified emotionsa longing for liberation. Without devotion to Brahman, progress is not possible.I will endeavor to explain in what these four qualifications consist.The disciple should constantly meditate on Brahman as the only Truth to be attained, and all else as untruth. He is then to train his will. The will is to be directed, not towards the appropriation of what is agreeable to the senses and desires, but towards the realization of the highest knowledge. He is to desire nor of earth or of heaven, but the very soul of Brahman. This means the renunciation of all work.Renunciation of work will conduce to the quieting of the emotions. Thus he will cease to desire name, fame, or worldly happiness; he will learn to uproot from his heart all passion…