Chanting the Brihaspati mantra will vocalize and help manifest the power of the lord of Jupiter. Among the Navagraha (Nine celestial bodies in Hinduism) Lord Brihaspati is often depicted wearing Pitambara, a yellow garb. This is the reason why wearing yellow clothes is said to bring good vibes from Jupiter.
Table of Contents
- 1 A Free Printable Puja Guides to help you chant Brihaspati Mantras
- 2 What is Brihaspati Mantra?
- 3 Who is Lord Brihaspati?
- 4 How to Chant Brihaspati mantra?
- 5 Final Thoughts
- 6 Currently my Favorite Online Meditation Course
A Free Printable Puja Guides to help you chant Brihaspati Mantras
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What is Brihaspati Mantra?
The Brihaspati mantra is a mystical chant for bringing clarity and positivity into your life. The chant is supposed to be a prayer to the supreme deity of Jupiter, lord Brihaspati. It is believed in Indian astrology that Jupiter has a lot of influence among the celestial bodies.
Lord Brihaspati is the preceptor of the gods. So, he is revered even by the gods. I believe it is due to his being a teacher or a guru to the gods that he has influence and it makes sense, as a guru, the other gods would also seek clarity with him.
This is why young pandits or Hindu priests and devotees are taught to pronounce the chants correctly and properly by their teachers. They are often warned and advised to be focused and correctly pronounce the chants so that the right sounds creating the correct vibrations.
Jupiter in Indian astrology is the ruler of the two constellations sign that we know as Pisces and Sagittarius. Jupiter is an indicator of fortune, luck, wealth, devotion, fame, wisdom, spirituality, religion compassion, and morality. Indian astrology helps figure out the influence of various factors in life, e.g. wealth, health, love, etc.
Who is Lord Brihaspati?
Brhaspati is also written as Brihaspati also referred to as Gurudeva. Gurudeva is a title given to the teacher of the gods. In ancient India when a guru becomes a mentor for a pupil, it was more significant than say a relationship between the modern teacher-student.
A student often lived with the guru’s family. A student would serve and learn from the guru. I would describe this as a cross between a boarding school situation and an apprenticeship.
My point is that their relationship was much deeper so the reverence the gods have for their guru is also believed to be deep.
Several ancient and notable Hindu texts mention the god Brihaspati. In the Rigveda, he is a sage who was born from the first light, great and bright.
He drove away from the darkness with his brightness and purity. The hymns praise Lord Brihaspati as a knowledgeable and revered god. He also carries a bow with string made of Rta or cosmic order.
With the mantra, prayers offered to the guru of the gods, bring auspicious and positive changes.
Often, this is chanted on a Thursday which is considered Jupiter’s day and locally is known as Brihaspativara. A fast is also observed on Thursdays by devotees to increase his good influence in their lives.
Jupiter astrologically in India and Hinduism signifies prosperity, partnerships, knowledge, and children. Brihaspati and Jupiter represent wisdom, philosophy, sacred scripture and benevolence.
How to Chant Brihaspati mantra?
There are four different Brihaspati mantras. The four chants help manifest the power of the preceptor of the gods, i.e. Lord Brihaspati. Chant the Brihaspati mantra in the morning after a bath, in front of an idol of the god or a picture of him.
Knowing the meaning of the chant will also help empower your chant as you speak it into the world.
The four Brihaspati mantras are known as:
- Brihaspati Beej Mantra
- Brihaspati Dev Mantra
- Brihaspati Gayatri Mantra
- Brihaspati Navagraha Mantra
I will elaborate enough on each mantra for you to understand the essentials and basic meaning of each chant.
Brihaspati Beej Mantra
Brihaspati Beej mantra literally translated would mean the Jupiter seed chants. The Brihaspati Beej mantra or chant is
A seed in many cultures and religion including the Hindu religion is considered a sacred symbol. A seed has unlimited potential and is something that sparks life and beginnings.
This chant is used to start prayers. The chant calls on the name of the Deity of Jupiter, the lord Brihaspati in order to honor the Gurudeva and bring the auspicious nature and vibrations of Jupiter.
Most Hindus only chant Beej mantras because beej mantras are for everything including prayers to celestial bodies like planets, gods and goddesses.
This beej mantra or chant consists of seed sounds that represent the power of Jupiter. These seed sounds are pleasing to the planet Jupiter, and in turn for pleasing it, the planet Jupiter bestows blessings to its chanter.
Brihaspati Dev Mantra
The Brihaspati dev mantra is basically a chant for removing the bad effects from your kundli or horoscope. It helps remove the negative effects of planets and stars that are positioned to bring bad influence in your life.
By chanting the Brihaspati dev mantra, you invoke the name and power of the god Brihaspati who is also known for his aspect of bringing divine justice as he is also a champion of all that is good and respectable.
As a preceptor of the gods, devotion to the Gurudeva will bring you the power to invoke his name so that his energy is manifested and brings to fruition the efforts in your endeavors. With the god appeased, the obvious result would be his blessings upon one’s life.
The Hindu bring a different approach to the saying “your fate is in your hands.” They give you solutions that may bring the correction in the factors in your life that bring in the bad influences.
Brihaspati Gayatri Mantra
“Om SuraachaaryaVidmahe, Surasreshtayadhimahi, tannoguruhprachodayat.”
The Brihaspati Gayatri mantra is chanted thrice in a day. Once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. The Brihaspati Gayatri mantra is chanted to appease the goddesses.
At dawn, it is chanted to appease Gayatri as the youthful form of the Goddess who is the consort of Lord Brahma. At noon it is chanted to appease Savitri as the mature form. Savitri is the consort of Lord Shiva. At Sunset it is chanted to appease Sarasvati, the elderly form who is the consort of Lord Vishnu.
The Goddesses hold significance because the feminine aspect of the divine is often viewed as passionate, soft and flowing. Appeasing the consorts of the gods who themselves in their own rights hold power would logically be a good idea.
I also understand that appealing to their motherly side would bring into fruition, the results of your efforts much faster and with better outcomes.
Brihaspati Gayatri Mantra in English
This mantra when translated means “Praises from me to the gods as I meditate and focus on the most respected, venerable one amongst the gods. May the teacher illuminate my intellect so I can have clarity for my path.”
“Devanam ca rishinamgurunkanchana-sannibhham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namamibrihaspatim.”
The Brihaspati Navagraha mantra is a chant of devotion. This chant is basically a chant of praise to the god Brihaspati. The chant invokes gods blessing through devotion using the Brihaspati Navagraha mantra.
This mantra speaks of the god Brihaspati as the deity god of Jupiter and the first amongst the cosmos. He is the Spiritual master of the devas or demigods and sages or pandits. His skin complexion is like gold, and he is full of intelligence. He controls the three worlds.
The Brihaspati Navagraha mantra must be recited and chanted with a certain level of devotion. If chanted without a certain gravity it wouldn’t bear much fruit. Without devotion, the chant is deprived of its power because the praises will be shallow and without much meaning.
Without devotion and faith, there will be no growth or results.
The Brihaspati Navagraha in English
This mantra when translated to English means I bow in servitude and in respect to Brihaspati, The lord god of planet Jupiter.
Here are a few tips when doing the pooja
- The best time to chant the Brihaspati Mantra is during the auspicious hours in the morning from 4 am to 6 am. This period of time in the morning is also known as Brahma Mahurat.
- The ideal optimum count or number of times one should recite it is 19,000.
- Using rosaries to help keep count of the mantra is helpful. Use a rosary made of Tulsi Sandalwood or Rudraksha.
- Have an idol or picture of Brihaspati in front of you while you chant.
- Yellow is an auspicious color; it is the color of Lord Brihaspati. To attract Jupiter’s energy, you can wear yellow clothes, offer yellow flowers to the god or even donate yellow clothes to the poor.
- The god Brihaspati is also fond of sweets. So Offerings and alms of Jaggery, yellow Ladoos (tradition Indian sweets), or even spices and cereals like gram and turmeric may be offered to obtain the blessings of Brihaspati.
- Donating on a Thursday is also a common practice because it is the day of Jupiter.
- You can also do your almsgiving and offering on a Thursday to appeal to Brihaspati.
- Donations of Gold and Yellow sapphires are also another alternative for offerings.
7 Brihaspati Mantra Benefits
- Abolishment of fear
When the devotees chant, fear is alleviated, and certain confidence to face your problems or situation will manifest in you.
- Great clarity
With the chanting, you will obtain great clarity that will drive away the confusion in your life.
- Peace and prosperity in your household
Your Homes will experience a greater measure of peace and prosperity as you make this chant a regular part of your life.
- Prevents Delays in Marriage
A Clarity that comes with the chanting will help you resolve delayed marriages, and the bride and the groom will be married to their best possible match. This mantra benefits your love life.
- A mantra for success in studies
For students, this mantra is essential because it will help them shine in exams with good marks and help clear their competitive exams with ease.
- No more Delays in your plans
Delays in the business or plans in life generally will cease, and your life will progress more smoothly if you chant it with devotion.
- No ill effects from your fate written in the stars
It removes the negative effect of your Horoscope, and you will prosper and move forward in life with the help of Jupiter’s positive energy as you chant this Mantra.
As you progress with your devotion and become an expert in chanting the Brihaspati mantra, you will see love wealth and happiness show up on your doorstep.
You will also progress in leaps and bounds in all walks of your life. Offering your prayers and devotion to the lord of the nine cosmic celestial bodies will bring much success and positivity to your life.
As you invoke his positive energies, you will surely see manifested results in all areas of your life.