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Thursday Puja – Rituals – and Fasting in Hindu Religion for Having Children

Thursday, Guruvar or Brihaspativar, is associated with Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu. Those couple not having children finds relief after observing puja and fasting dedicated to Navgraha Brihaspati and Vishnu on Thursday. Brihaspati is also known as Guru and is a highly beneficial graha or planet as per Hindu astrology.

On a Thursday, during the waxing phase of the moon, one should wash leaf of the banyan tree and make a swastika symbol using kumkum powder. A small amount of rice and an areca nut should be placed on top of it. This should be given at a nearby temple.

Fasting from sunrise to sunset dedicated to Vishnu and Brihaspati on Thursday is highly meritorious. Simple puja and a yellow color naivedya or Prasad should be prepared.

Wearing yellow color clothes on Thursday and donating yellow color clothes, food items or dal (lentils) on the day earns merit.

Feeding a cow with two roti (chapati) along with channa and a pinch of turmeric helps in alleviating the misfortune of not having children.

Wearing yellow color thread on the waist is considered helpful.

Donating yellow color jaggery is yet another option as per astrologers.

The main of the above said activities is to get the blessing of Vishnu and Brihaspati. Yellow is the color associated with the two gods.