Thursday fast

This fast is observed to appease Lord Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu.

It is believed that worshipping Lord Brihaspati helps to cure ailments related to stomach, gains strength, valor, and longevity blesses Childless couples with child, wealth, and fame is also endowed. 

People facing delays in marriage due to unexplained or unknown reasons can also observe these fasts.

About Fasting on Thursday

The fast for Thursday is kept for Lord Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu who is also known as the preserver of the universe and Brihaspati is represented by the planet Jupiter of the solar system.

It is also known as guru.

Hence, Brihaspativar is also known as Guruvar.

The gem associated with the planet Jupiter is yellow sapphire.

You can start from the first Thursday of shukla paksha of any month and should be done for minimum 16 Thursdays. 

This fast is observed from sunrise to sunset.

Yellow is the most appropriate color on Thursday.

After waking up, take bathe and wear yellow clothes.

The person observing the fast shouldn’t wash his/her head. 

Puja should be done with yellow flowers, yellow fruit like banana, rice cooked with Kesar, gram dal and yellow sweet like Besan ka ladoo, etc.

Sandalwood is also used in this puja.

While praying, your face must be towards east direction.

Meal is taking once and that too without salt.

Thursday fast katha should be recited in the evening.

If you want you can also donate yellow colored clothes in the evening.

If you pray with full faith and a pure heart, all your wishes can be fulfilled.

People having a weak Jupiter according to their kundli observe these fasts.

It is believed that worshipping Lord Brihaspati helps to cure ailments related to stomach.

It also helps to gain strength, valor and longevity.

 Childless couples also do fasts on Thursdays. Wealth and fame is another reason behind the fasting on Thursdays. 

People facing delays in marriage due to unexplained or unknown reasons can also observe these fasts.

Mantras that can be recited for a more powerful impact are-

“Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namah”

This is the Beej mantra of Jupiter. Reciting this 108 times bestows wealth, wisdom and reduces the negative effects caused by this planet.

Another mantra that can be chanted (108 times) is as follows-

“Om Hreem Kleem Hom Brihaspataye Namah”

The only thing to be kept in mind is that you must concentrate on the wish you want to get fulfilled and nothing else.

Thursday Jumayraat (Guruvar)

Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Brihaspati, the guru of gods.

Devotees listen to devotional songs, such as “Om Jai Jagadish Hare,” and fast to obtain wealth, success, fame, and happiness.

Significance of Fasting on Thursdays for Hindus

Benefits of Fasting on Thursday

Let us take a look at the significance of fasting on Thursdays.

  • Those who perform pooja and Vrat on Thursday are blessed with wealth and happiness in life.
  • People who are looking for their life partners also find this Vrat useful as they are able to get ideal partners for their lives.
  • Married couples get total happiness in their lives and all the obstacles of their life are removed by observing the Thursday fast.
  • Goddess Laxmi helps and strengthens financial condition of the person and his or her family.
  • The Thursday fasting is done to improve health of the person and his or her family members and is also undertaken for the longevity of the members of the family.
  • It is believed that perfection comes in one’s life through Thursday fasting and one attains salvation and self satisfaction as well.
  • Only Thursday fasting is believed to give the devotee benefits in spiritual and physical fields.
  • Peace, happiness and success come in lives of family members.
  • A person who keeps Thursday fast does not have any fear of enemies and no one is capable of harming one who fasts in any way.
  • Spiritual fulfillment in life is possible without much effort.
  • Unmarried boys and girls get partners of their desire if they keep Thursday fast.
  • The person who keeps Thursday fast remains unaffected by evil spirits and black magic.
  • Apart from religious and spiritual benefits, keeping fast one day every week helps maintain the physical balance of the body and at least one day the person remains cautious about what he or she is eating and how much.
  • However, fasting helps get connected with the divine along with giving you manifold health benefits.
  • Those who have carried out all possible weight loss programs should try Thursday fasting. They will get remarkable advantage and desired results faster and long lasting one as well.
  • The fast helps keep control over mind and senses.
  • Fasting keeps you feeling more energetic and light throughout the day.

Hindus believe that you should limit all your stimuli when you are fasting.

You should also try to remain quiet all through the day.

The main intention of observing fast on Thursdays is to feel light and sit comfortably on meditation.

The wishes of all people who keep fasts on Thursdays with a clean heart get fulfilled.

Thursday fast can be started on the first Thursday that falls in the Shukla Paksha of any month.

You should take bath early and wear yellow clothes and worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Brihaspati with yellow flowers.

One of the main reasons why Rishis and Sadhus insisted people to keep fasts is that people do not remember God in comfortable days.

They only recall God when they are in trouble.

So, if people observed fasts on Thursday, they will remember Lord Vishnu at least once in the week and this will help them get benefited and blessed as well.

Thursday Fast – Rituals, Method, and Benefits

In Hinduism, chanting and fasting have been described as the best way to get the blessings of gods and goddesses and particular planets.

By observing the fast according to the law, not only the mind, body, and soul of the seeker are purified, but he also receives divine blessings.

This is the reason why sages and sages have been following the tradition of fasting since time immemorial in order to get the blessings of their beloved or a particular planet.

In tradition, each day is dedicated to some deity or a particular planet.

Let us know in detail about the rules and regulations of Thursday fasting, which gives the blessings of Lord Vishnu and the planet Jupiter.

Thursday Fasting Method

On Thursday, worship should be done according to the law.

One should wake up early in the morning on the day of the fast and worship Lord Vishnu and Devguru Brihaspati.

The worship of Jupiter Dev is done by offering yellow things, yellow flowers, gram lentils, dry grapes, yellow sweets, yellow rice, and turmeric.

The banana tree is worshiped in this fast.

At the time of Katha and worship, one should pray to Brihaspati Dev for the fulfillment of desires after being purified from mind, deed, and words.

Offer turmeric in water on a banana tree.

Offer gram dal and dry grapes to the root of the banana, as well as light a lamp and perform the aarti of the tree.

Eat only one meal a day.

Eat gram dal or yellow things in food, do not eat salt, wear yellow clothes, and use yellow fruits.

After worship, listen to the story of Lord Brihaspati.

Thursday Fasting Ritual

If you are going to fast on Thursday for the first time, then choose the number of days according to your desire and faith.

You can fast for 5, 11, 21, 51, 101, etc. days.

Apart from this, you can also take a lifelong resolution.

If you are going to fast on Thursday for the first time, then you should start this fast on the coming Thursday in Pushya Nakshatra.

If this is not possible, then Thursday fast can be started from the first Thursday of Shukla Paksha of any month.

According to Hinduism, Lord Shri Hari Vishnu is believed to reside in the Banana tree, so offers water to the Banana tree on Thursday.

Worship him according to the ritual.

Urad dal and rice should not be consumed on Thursday.

Wearing yellow clothes during the worship, yellow fruits, and yellow flowers should be offered to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and Devguru Brihaspati.

It is believed that after worshiping Lord Vishnu on Thursday, after offering jaggery, yellow cloth, gram lentils, and banana to the Lord, donations should be made to the poor.

According to religious texts, gods and goddesses must have resided in the cow. Feeding roti and jaggery to cow on Thursday, all the troubles are removed.

Thursday Fasting Benefits

  • With the right decision ability, knowledge, and intelligence, Thursday’s fast is kept for getting rid of Guru Dosha. Dev Guru Brihaspati is worshiped methodically.

  • According to beliefs, keeping a fast on Thursday for seven consecutive days and worshiping the Guru gives relief from all kinds of problems related to the planet Jupiter in Kundali.

  • Those who have any kind of delay in marriage, are asked to fast on Thursday. Lord Vishnu and the banana plant are worshiped on this day.

  • By observing the fast on Thursday, the grace of Lord Vishnu remains, as well as Goddess Lakshmi is also happy for that devotee. All the problems of money end in his life.

  • The fast is kept on Thursday to get happiness, prosperity, peace, freedom from sin, and to get virtuous benefits.

Thursday Vrat


Keeping a fast on weekdays is something very common amongst us Indians but each day has its own connotation.

The process of fasting is not just religious but also for spiritual cleansing and well if you are a very practical person then let’s say a way of detoxing.

But those who keep it for religious reasons do so to connect with Guru, Brihaspati or Jupiter.

As per Hindu sacred books, Brihaspati is a devotee of Lord Shiva.

To please Jupiter, they keep a fast.

The fast also has its benefits, rules and a katha which is to be read.

Many people who have issues with getting married or have a disturbed married life keep a fast to remove the obstacles.

It also gives the person, who is keeping the fast, the strength to improve his financial condition and health.

When To Keep The Fast

The only rule for keeping a Thursday fast is that you do not keep it in the month of Paush.

Begin by keeping it on first Thursday of Shukla Paksha of any month.

You must keep this fast for 16 Thursdays and it can also be kept for 3 years.

Fasting Method

To keep the fast, you will need haldi, gud, lentils, a small banana and a picture of Lord Vishnu.

If you have a banana tree then you can worship that as well.

You must take a bath early in the morning and then clean the picture of the God.

Clean any idol of his with water and haldi, giving it a bath.

Next, after your bath, put a yellow cloth around the Lord as it is considered auspicious. Offer him yellow rice and chant mantras and shlokas and read the katha.

Do not forget to burn ghee lamps while worshipping.

Also prepare a yellow coloured sweet and offer that to Lord Brihaspati on this day.

You too must wear yellow clothes and eat food once you are done praying to Lord Brihaspati.

Try not to shampoo your hair or have food with salt in it. End your fast by reading the Katha or listening to it.

To worship Banana Tree, light a ghee lamp in front of it and also offer haldi, rice and chana dal.

 Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting: Importance

Guruvar Vrat is dedicated to Lord Brihaspati – also known as Jupiter in Hindu astrology. Pooja is performed to seek his blessings and divine grace.

Benefits of Pooja: The observance of Guruvar Vrat brings several benefits:

  • Wisdom and Knowledge: Lord Brihaspati is associated with wisdom and intellect. Pooja can enhance one’s knowledge and understanding.
  • Prosperity and Wealth: It is believed that by pleasing Lord Brihaspati through the pooja – one can attract abundance and financial prosperity.
  • Success and Opportunities: The blessings of Lord Brihaspati can open doors to new opportunities and help in achieving goals.
  • Overcoming Obstacles: Pooja can aid in removing obstacles and challenges from one’s path.
  • Spiritual Growth: The practice of Guruvar Vrat fosters spiritual growth and deepens the connection with the divine.

Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting Significance

•    Guruvar Vrat – also known as Thursday Fasting – holds great importance in astrology.
•    It is believed that observing this fast can bring blessings and prosperity.
•    Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered auspicious for spiritual practices.

Fasting Rule of Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting 

•    The fast begins on Thursday morning and ends at sunset.
•    Devotees abstain from consuming food and water during the fasting period.
•    Some people opt for a partial fast – consuming only fruits – milk – or light meals.

Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting Rituals and Puja

•    On the day of Guruvar Vrat – devotees wake up early and take a bath.
•    They wear clean and fresh clothes and prepare for the puja.
•    The puja includes offering prayers – lighting incense sticks – and reciting mantras.

 बृहस्पति देव की आरती (Brihaspati Dev Aarti)

जय बृहस्पति देवा,

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा ।

छिन छिन भोग लगाओ,

कदली फल मेवा ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

तुम पूरण परमात्मा,

तुम अन्तर्यामी ।

जगतपिता जगदीश्वर,

तुम सबके स्वामी ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

चरणामृत निज निर्मल,

सब पातक हर्ता ।

सकल मनोरथ दायक,

कृपा करो भर्ता ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

तन, मन, धन अर्पण कर,

जो जन शरण पड़े ।

प्रभु प्रकट तब होकर,

आकर द्घार खड़े ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

दीनदयाल दयानिधि,

भक्तन हितकारी ।

पाप दोष सब हर्ता,

भव बंधन हारी ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

सकल मनोरथ दायक,

सब संशय हारो ।

विषय विकार मिटा‌ओ,

संतन सुखकारी ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

जो को‌ई आरती तेरी,

प्रेम सहित गावे ।

जेठानन्द आनन्दकर,

सो निश्चय पावे ॥

ऊँ जय बृहस्पति देवा,

जय बृहस्पति देवा ॥

सब बोलो विष्णु भगवान की जय ।

बोलो बृहस्पतिदेव भगवान की जय ॥

Vidhi and Procedure of Guruvar Vrat

  • Wake up before sunrise on Thursday and cleanse yourself by taking a bath. Wear yellow-colored clothes.
  • While focusing on Lord Vishnu – make a resolve to observe the fast.
  • Perform the puja following the rituals dedicated to Lord Brihaspati.
  • Offer yellow flowers and yellow sandalwood paste to the deity. You can also include chickpeas and jaggery as offerings.
  • Light incense and a lamp – and recite the vrat katha (story) of Lord Brihaspati.
  • Conclude the puja by performing the traditional aarti and seeking forgiveness for any mistakes made during the rituals.
  • Offer water to the banana plant and distribute the prasad (offering).
  • Throughout the day – observe a fast by consuming only fruits.
  • In the evening – have a meal consisting of yellow-colored food.

Benefits and Advantages of Guruvar Vrat

•    Guruvar Vrat is believed to bring success – wisdom – and good fortune.
•    It helps in overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.
•    Devotees believe that observing this fast strengthens their connection with the divine.

Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting 

•    Devotees chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Brihaspati during the fasting.
•    The most commonly recited mantra is the Vishnu Sahasranama – a thousand names of Lord Vishnu.
•    Pooja items include flowers – fruits – incense sticks – and a lamp.

History and Story of Guruvar Vrat

•    According to Hindu mythology – Lord Vishnu is the preserver of the universe.
•    Guruvar Vrat originated from a story about a king who observed this fast and attained immense wealth and happiness.
•    The story emphasizes the importance of devotion and the blessings received by observing this fast.

What to Eat in Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting 

•    During Guruvar Vrat – devotees consume sattvic food that is considered pure and light.
•    Some common food items include fruits – milk – dry fruits – and certain types of grains.
•    It is essential to avoid consuming non-vegetarian food – alcohol – and tobacco.

What to do in Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting for benefit

•    To enhance the benefits of Guruvar Vrat – devotees should have a positive mindset and pure intentions.
•    They should engage in acts of kindness – charity – and helping others.
•    Regular meditation and recitation of mantras can also amplify the positive results.

What Not to Do in Guruvar Vrat

•    Devotees should avoid consuming prohibited items such as non-vegetarian food – alcohol – and tobacco.
•    Negative thoughts – gossiping – and engaging in dishonest activities should be avoided.
•    It is important to maintain the sanctity of the fast and adhere to the prescribed rules.


Observing Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting is considered highly auspicious in astrology.

By following the fasting rules – rituals – and puja associated with this practice – devotees seek blessings and benefits.

The historical significance and the stories associated with Guruvar Vrat add depth to its importance.

It is crucial to adhere to the prescribed guidelines – including the foods to consume and avoid – as well as the actions that contribute to good results.

By observing Guruvar Vrat with devotion and sincerity – one can experience spiritual growth and attain the blessings of Lord Vishnu or Brihaspati.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Can I consume water during Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fasting?

•    No – devotees traditionally abstain from consuming food and water during the fasting period.

2. Are there any specific mantras to recite during Guruvar Vrat?

•    Yes – devotees often recite mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Brihaspati – such as the Vishnu Sahasranama.

3. What are the benefits of observing Guruvar Vrat?
•    Guruvar Vrat is believed to bring success – wisdom – prosperity – and the removal of obstacles.

4. Can I consume non-vegetarian food during Guruvar Vrat?

•    No – it is recommended to avoid consuming non-vegetarian food during this fasting practice.

5. How can I ensure good results during Guruvar Vrat?
•    Maintaining a positive mindset – performing acts of kindness – and engaging in regular meditation and mantra recitation can enhance the positive results of Guruvar Vrat.


Fasting on Thursdays

Fasting is a sacred practice observed in various cultures and religions around the world. In Hinduism, fasting holds an important place, with different days set aside for specific deities and purposes.

One such revered tradition is to fast on Thursdays guided by the wisdom found in Hindu scriptures.

The purpose of this blog is to explain in detail the practices, procedures and benefits associated with Thursday fasting as per these ancient texts.

1. Importance of Thursday:

In Hinduism, each day of the week is associated with a particular deity, and Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the planet Jupiter and guardian of the universe.

Devotees believe that observing a fast on Thursday can bring blessings, protection and overall well-being, as it is considered an auspicious day.

2. Method of Thursday fast:

Morning Ritual:

Devotees often start their day with prayers and rituals to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

This may include chanting sacred mantras, burning incense and offering flowers.

Fasting rules:

During the fast, one generally avoids consuming grains, pulses and some vegetables.

Some individuals choose to consume fruits, milk, and specific fasting-friendly foods during this period.

Meditation and contemplation:

As part of the fasting practice, devotees can spend time in meditation, reflecting on their spiritual journey and expressing gratitude towards Lord Vishnu for his divine presence.

Evening Puja:

The fast is often broken in the evening with a special puja dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The ceremony may include reciting prayers, offering sweets, and lighting lamps to symbolize driving away darkness.

3. Benefits of Thursday fast:

Spiritual growth:

Fasting on Thursday is believed to contribute to spiritual development by promoting discipline and devotion.

It provides individuals with an opportunity to connect within themselves and deepen their relationship with the divine.

Physical Detoxification:

Fasting is known for its physical detoxification benefits.

By avoiding certain foods, the body gets a break from normal digestive processes, allowing it to detoxify and rejuvenate.

Mental clarity:

Fasting combined with meditation and prayer is believed to increase mental clarity.

Devotees often experience a sense of peace and heightened awareness during and after the fasting period.

Health facilities:

Many individuals find that fasting from time to time can have a positive effect on their overall health.

It may contribute to weight management, better metabolism and boost the immune system.

Guruvar Vrat Vidhi: Fasting on Thursday brings Happiness and Prosperity

Guruvar Vrat, also known as Thursday fasting, holds great significance in Hinduism and is believed to bring happiness and prosperity to the lives of its observers.

The method of worship and rituals associated with Guruvar Vrat are deeply rooted in mythological beliefs and traditions.

Devotees prepare for this vrat with essential items and cleansing rituals, followed by the observance of fasting and prayers to Lord Vishnu.

Breaking the fast is a moment of reflection and gratitude, accompanied by the distribution of prasad.

This article explores the rituals, beliefs, and personal experiences associated with Guruvar Vrat, shedding light on the transformative power of this sacred observance.

Key Takeaways

Guruvar Vrat is deeply rooted in mythological beliefs and traditions

Observing Guruvar Vrat is believed to bring happiness and prosperity

Preparations for Guruvar Vrat involve essential items and cleansing rituals

The rituals of Guruvar Vrat include fasting, prayers to Lord Vishnu, and reading the Guruvar Vrat Katha

Breaking the fast involves reflection, gratitude, and prasad distribution

Understanding Guruvar Vrat: Significance and Beliefs

The Importance of Thursday in Hinduism

In Hinduism, Thursday holds special significance as it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe.

This day is believed to be auspicious for seeking blessings, guidance, and protection from the divine.

Devotees observe Guruvar Vrat to express their devotion and receive divine grace.

The day of Thursday is associated with the planet Jupiter, known as Guru in Sanskrit, and is considered favorable for spiritual growth and wisdom.

According to Vedic astrology, Thursday is believed to enhance positive energy and bring about favorable outcomes in various aspects of life.

Tip: Observing the Guruvar Vrat on Thursday is a way to align with the cosmic energies and seek blessings for a harmonious and prosperous life.

Mythological Roots of Guruvar Vrat

The mythological roots of Guruvar Vrat are deeply intertwined with the stories of Lord Vishnu and his devotees.

According to ancient texts, Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and observing the Vrat on this day is believed to bring immense blessings.

The significance of this day can be traced back to the Puranas, where the divine connection between Lord Vishnu and Thursday is emphasized.

Devotees hold strong faith in the auspiciousness of this day and the divine blessings it brings.

In addition, the association of Thursday with the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati) adds another layer of significance to the Vrat.

The planetary alignment and its impact on spiritual practices are often discussed in Vedic astrology.

The alignment of celestial bodies is considered to influence the efficacy of the Vrat, further reinforcing the belief in its positive outcomes.

Mythological Roots of Guruvar Vrat

Aspect           Significance

Connection with Lord Vishnu    Symbolizes divine blessings and protection

Association with Jupiter     Enhances spiritual significance

Promises of Happiness and Prosperity

The Guruvar Vrat holds the promise of bringing happiness and prosperity into the lives of devotees.

It is a time-honored tradition that emphasizes the importance of faith and devotion.

Through the observance of this vrat, individuals seek blessings for a fulfilling and abundant life.

The vrat is believed to bring about positive changes in one’s life, fostering a sense of contentment and joy.

Devotees often experience an increased sense of well-being and harmony in their personal and professional lives.

Tip: Embrace the vrat with a pure heart and unwavering dedication to fully experience its blessings.

Preparations for Guruvar Vrat

Essential Items for Worship

When preparing for Guruvar Vrat, it is essential to gather the prerequisite items for worship. These items include:

Tulsi leaves

Incense sticks


Sandalwood paste


It is important to ensure that these items are of high quality and purity, as they play a significant role in the ritualistic worship.

Additionally, devotees may consider using a copper plate or silver plate for offering the items during the worship.

Tip: The quality and purity of the items used in worship can enhance the spiritual significance of the Vrat and deepen the connection with the divine.

Cleansing and Purification Rituals

Before beginning the Guruvar Vrat, it is essential to purify the mind, body, and surroundings.

This can be achieved through abstaining from negative thoughts and performing cleansing rituals.

Additionally, devotees may choose to purify the altar and worship items using a mixture of water, milk, and sandalwood paste.

This act of purification symbolizes the preparation for divine connection and spiritual elevation.

Setting the Altar for Guruvar

When setting the altar for Guruvar, it is important to create a sacred and serene space for worship. Arrange the prasad and offerings neatly on the altar, and ensure that the area is clean and free from distractions.

Consider incorporating a symbol of Lord Vishnu as the focal point of the altar, surrounded by fresh flowers and incense.

This will create a spiritually uplifting atmosphere for the vrat.

Additionally, you may choose to include a small table with the following items:

Item    Purpose

Diya (Oil Lamp)       Symbolizes the presence of divine light

Bell     Used for invoking the divine

Water-filled Vessel Purification and offering to the deity

These items can enhance the worship experience and add depth to the ritual.

Remember to keep the altar space sacred and treat it with reverence, as it is the focal point of your Guruvar Vrat.

The Rituals of Guruvar Vrat

Step-by-Step Fasting Procedure

When observing the Guruvar Vrat, it is important to maintain a focused and disciplined approach to fasting.

Self-control and devotion are key aspects of this practice.

Here are the essential steps to follow during the fasting procedure:

Begin the fast at sunrise and conclude it at the appropriate time in the evening.

Refrain from consuming any food or water throughout the day.

Engage in meditation and prayer to cultivate a sense of spiritual connection.

Offer tulsi leaves and yellow flowers to Lord Vishnu as a symbol of reverence and devotion.

Tip: Stay hydrated before and after the fasting period to ensure well-being and balance.

Prayers and Offerings to Lord Vishnu

When offering prayers and offerings to Lord Vishnu, it is important to maintain a sense of reverence and devotion.

Purity of heart and mind is essential during this sacred act.

It is customary to offer items such as flowers, incense, and sacred water to the deity.

These offerings symbolize devotion and gratitude towards Lord Vishnu.

Additionally, devotees may also offer prasad as a token of their faith and devotion.

For a structured approach, devotees may consider the following offerings:

Offering         Symbolism

Flowers         Devotion and purity

Incense         Spiritual elevation

Sacred water           Cleansing and sanctity

It is advisable to perform these offerings with a pure heart and a focused mind.

This creates a deeper connection with the divine and enhances the spiritual experience.

Tip: Before making the offerings, take a moment to center yourself and cultivate a sense of gratitude and humility. This will enhance the sincerity of your prayers and offerings.

Reading the Guruvar Vrat Katha

When reading the Guruvar Vrat Katha, it is important to immerse yourself in the sacred story and reflect on its teachings.

The Katha narrates the significance of observing Guruvar Vrat and the blessings it brings. Here is a simple table to summarize the key elements of the Katha:

Aspect           Description

Storyteller     Sage Shukracharya

Setting           The court of King Mahabali

Main Characters     Lord Vishnu, King Mahabali, and others

Reflect on the profound lessons and divine wisdom conveyed in the Katha.

It is a time to connect with the spiritual essence of the vrat and seek blessings for happiness and prosperity.

Tip: Create a serene and peaceful environment for reading the Katha, allowing yourself to fully absorb its spiritual significance.

Breaking the Fast: Concluding the Vrat

Appropriate Time and Method

When breaking the fast, it is important to do so at the appropriate time and with the correct method. This ensures that the Vrat is concluded with reverence and respect.

The appropriate time for breaking the fast is at sunset, marking the end of the day of fasting.

It is customary to break the fast with a simple meal, consisting of fruits, nuts, and water.

Remember to break the fast with a sense of gratitude and mindfulness, acknowledging the blessings received during the Vrat.

This moment of reflection is an integral part of concluding the Vrat and expressing gratitude for the experience.

Prasad Distribution

After the completion of the vrat, the prasad is distributed to all the devotees present.

This is a sacred offering that symbolizes blessings and gratitude.

It is customary to distribute the prasad equally among all attendees, ensuring that everyone receives the divine blessings.

The act of receiving prasad is considered auspicious and is believed to bring good fortune and spiritual nourishment to the recipients.

It is a gesture of unity and sharing, fostering a sense of community and togetherness among the devotees.

Reflection and Gratitude

Reflection and gratitude are essential aspects of concluding the Guruvar Vrat. It is a time to contemplate the blessings received and express gratitude for the guidance and support.

Devotees often find solace in reflecting on the positive changes brought about by the Vrat. It’s important to take a moment to acknowledge the impact of the Vrat on one’s life.

Tip: Practicing mindfulness during this time can enhance the experience of reflection and gratitude.

Personal Experiences and Testimonials

Devotees Share Their Stories

Devotees Share Their Stories

Devotees who have observed Guruvar Vrat have reported positive changes in their lives. Here are some of the experiences shared by the devotees:

Increased sense of inner peace and tranquility.

Improved relationships with family and friends.

Enhanced focus and clarity in daily activities.

Tip: It’s important to maintain a positive mindset and sincere devotion throughout the observance of Guruvar Vrat. This can amplify the benefits and spiritual growth experienced by the devotee.

Transformations Attributed to Guruvar Vrat

Transformations experienced by devotees after observing Guruvar Vrat are truly remarkable.

The Vrat has been known to bring about positive changes in various aspects of life, including health, relationships, and career.

Devotees often report a sense of inner peace and spiritual growth as a result of their dedicated observance.

Improved health

Strengthened family bonds

Career advancements

Tip: Consistent and sincere observance of Guruvar Vrat is believed to bring about profound transformations in one’s life, fostering a sense of well-being and abundance.

Community and Support in Observance

In the observance of Guruvar Vrat, community plays a vital role in providing encouragement and solidarity to devotees.

Support from fellow practitioners fosters a sense of belonging and strengthens the spiritual journey.

Devotees often come together to share their experiences, offer guidance, and create a supportive environment for those undertaking the vrat.

This communal aspect of the practice enhances the overall experience and reinforces the values of unity and compassion.

Tips for Building a Supportive Community:

Tip      Description

Actively Engage       Encourage active participation and engagement within the community to foster a sense of belonging and inclusivity.

Share Experiences Create opportunities for devotees to share their personal experiences and insights, promoting empathy and understanding.

Offer Guidance        Provide guidance and support to newcomers, ensuring they feel welcomed and supported in their vrat journey.


In conclusion, observing the Guruvar Vrat can bring happiness and prosperity into one’s life.

The correct method of worship, as outlined in this article, provides a pathway to spiritual fulfillment and personal growth.

By following the prescribed rituals and maintaining a steadfast commitment, individuals can experience the profound benefits of this sacred practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the significance of fasting on Thursday?

Fasting on Thursday is believed to bring happiness, prosperity, and blessings from Lord Vishnu. It is considered auspicious and is said to remove obstacles and bring success in life.

What are the essential items required for Guruvar Vrat?

The essential items for Guruvar Vrat include incense, flowers, fruits, sacred water, a picture or idol of Lord Vishnu, and food items for offering.

Is it necessary to read the Guruvar Vrat Katha during the vrat?

Yes, reading the Guruvar Vrat Katha is an important part of the vrat.

It narrates the story of the significance of Guruvar Vrat and the blessings it brings.

Can anyone observe Guruvar Vrat, regardless of their age or gender?

Yes, Guruvar Vrat can be observed by people of all ages and genders.

It is open to anyone who wishes to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

What is the appropriate time to break the fast on Thursday?

The fast should be broken after sunset on Thursday.

It is considered auspicious to break the fast with a meal that includes grains and fruits.

How can I find a community or support group for observing Guruvar Vrat?

You can connect with local temples, spiritual organizations, or online communities to find support and guidance for observing Guruvar Vrat.

Many devotees also form support groups to encourage each other in the vrat.

Mythology Behind Thursday Fasting

Thursday Fasting

One of the stories about the Guruvar Vrat or Thursday fasting relates to the happenings in heaven.

Once, Lord Indra remained disrespectful to Lord Brihaspati (Guru) and though he repented later, Brihaspati took offence and disappeared from the scene. Denied the sane counsel and blessings of the Devaguru Brihaspati, Indra became weak and the situation was exploited by a demon called Vrishvarsha, who inflicted heavy defeats on Indra.

On Lord Brahma’s advice, Indra made one Vishwaroopa as his priest, performed a powerful yagya (fire ritual), got back his strength and conquered the demon.

But Indra wanted to get more powerful and on his request Vishwaroopa began doing a bigger sacrifice.

Sensing trouble, the Asuras enticed the priest to ensure that part of the benefits of the bigger yagya come to them also.

Vishwaroopa obliged and began acting accordingly.

But Indra, getting wind of his treachery, got wild and beheaded Vishwaroopa immediately.

Since Vishwaroopa was a learned Brahmin, the great sin of killing him engulfed Indra and his body got deformed.

Lord Brahma once again came to Indra’s rescue, convinced Brihaspati out of his self imposed exile and with his help, started taking remedial measures.

On Brihaspati’s advice, Vishwaroopa’s body was cut to 4 pieces and was given out to the earth, trees, women and water, thus relieving Indra of his lethal sin.

Indra bowed to Brihaspati with reference for this great blessing.

Thursday Fasting Procedure

Brihaspativar Vrat or Thursday fasting begins before sunrise in the morning on that day, and continues till evening.

Some take a single meal during the day that includes Chana Dal (chick pea) and ghee (clarified butter).

Devotees spend the day in prayers to Lord Dakshinamoorthy and Guru or Brihaspati.

Since yellow is the favorite color of Brihaspati, devotees wear yellow colored dress, and perform Pooja offering him yellow flowers, gram dal, yellow sandalwood, turmeric and yellow rice.

Some also worship the banana plant.

Some offer chick pea (white chenna) mala to Guru and white chenna as prasad (offering) as an effective form of worship.

During the Vrat, devotees chant mantras and slokas in praise of the Lord.

Guruvar Vrat Katha, i.e. stories related to worship of Lord Brihaspati are also read and heard.

Many devotees observing this fast begin it on the first Thursday of Shukla Paksha, the waxing Moon phase of any month and some continue it for the 16 successive Thursdays.

Some people observe this ritual regularly for a period of 3 years also.

Some dedicate this Vrat to Lord Vishnu, worship him on these days and recite the holy Bhagavata Purana.

Other saints like Dattatreya, Raghavendra Swami and Shirdi Sai Baba, who are universal Gurus are also worshipped on this day.

Benefits of Fasting on Thursdays

Worshipping Lords Dakshinamoorthy and Brihaspati on Thursdays can bestow you their abundant blessings:

  • Good health, wealth, prosperity and happy married life
  • Young women who observe the Brihaspativar Vrat can overcome delayed marriages
  • Reduce the effects of a badly placed Jupiter, Jupiter Dasa Bhukti or a debilitated Jupiter in birth chart
  • Progeny blessing

 Do’s and Don’ts of Brihaspati Puja/Vrat/Fast

Many people have malefic Jupiter in their horoscope that creates various obstacles in their life, prosperity and learning wise.

Such people suffer at both personal and professional front.

To appease Lord Brihaspati or Jupiter people observe fast on Thursdays.

Fast observed on Thursday gives the person power to improve his health and strengthen his financial condition.

Prayers are offered by people to Brihaspati Mahadev after reading Kathaa in the evening which completes the fast.

Fast on Thursday can be kept for life time.

But people generally wish for 7, 11, 21, 40, 48, 51 or 108 times of fasting.

On this day, people observing fast, should get up early morning.

After completing morning rituals they should pray to Lord Brihaspati in the morning.

One observing fast should not wash his head and men should refrain from shaving.

On Thursday, it is advised to wear yellow coloured clothes and use sandalwood that is yellow coloured too.

If you are fasting then food should be consumed just one time in the evening after offering prayers to Lord Brihaspati.

There are people who are not able to control hunger or because of work reasons, they can have simple food without salt twice a day.

Food offered to god should also be taken by the fasting person.

Chana dal skinless or yellow split skinless moong dal should be included in the food.

On Thursday, people should do good deeds like they should donate food to poor people and donate money as per his/her financial condition.

People on this day do a lot of charity which includes using yellow coloured things like yellow clothes, turmeric, salt, yellow pulses, rice and gold.

In the evening, one should face the east direction and read or listen to the Katha to complete the fast.

While offering prayers yellow colour items, flowers of yellow colour and yellow rice should be used.

One should offer some home-made sweet made of besan, turmeric or yellow coloured sweet to Lord Brihaspati.

To appease Lord Brihaspati, people consider wearing yellow topaz or yellow sapphire in gold.

They are one of the costliest stones and should be worn after chanting Brihaspatimantra only.

Women observe fast for prosperity of their family and seeking blessings from lord to get child.

Fast should not be observed by women while she is undergoing her periods.

One can continue from next Thursday.

Even if someone is travelling they should not observe the fast, as offering prayer becomes difficult during travel and also many things are required for evening prayer.

Fast should be kept with pious heart and one should keep chanting Lord Brihaspati mantra whole day to obtain best results.

Once appeased, Lord Brihaspati offers his blessing to his/ardent followers.

Do’s of Brihaspati Puja

  • The person performing Brihaspati puja should wear yellow clothes while worshipping god.
  • One performing the puja should only refer to the Brihaspati Puja story written in the book.
  • Banana tree is also very important for the puja. Some people read ‘Brihaspati Katha’ near the banana tree.
  • Prasad of this puja is usually made of ‘chana dal’ and jaggery (gudd).
  • Some people prefer eating Banana on the day of fast but it is not preferred to eat banana on the day of Brihaspati puja. However, it completely depends on one’s faith and belief.
  • Those who keep Brihaspati fast, eat only one time a day that is in the evening.
  • Married women performing the puja must not wash their hair on Thursday. However, unmarried women can wash their hair on Thursday as they perform this fast to get married soon.
  • One can eat besan ka halwa in the evening.
  • It is advised to avoid consuming salt in the food. If not possible then consume rock salt or ‘sendha namak’.


  • On Thursdays, do not use soap.
  • Do not wash clothes on Thursdays.
  • One performing Brihaspati Puja must not apply oil on head.
  • The person following Brihaspati fast must not cut his/her nails on Thursday.
  • Many people don’t prefer even to swipe off the floor on this day.
  • On the day of following Brihaspati puja, one must not shave.
  • Consumption of onion, garlic and ‘non-veg’ food is strictly a ‘no-no’ on the day of Brihaspati puja.
  • On the day of puja, don’t give money to ‘washer man’ (dhobi).
  • On this day, don’t indulge in sexual intercourse.

When Can You Begin the Thursday Fast?

Devotees willing to observe the fast should start it from the first Thursday of the Shukla Paksha of any lunar month except for the Paush month.

This vrat is easy since it begins at dawn and gets over in the evening.

The Guruvar Vrat should be observed for 16 consecutive Thursdays for a minimum of 3 years to bring in the most fruitful results.

Guruvar Vrat Fasting Method

  • The devotees must wake up early in the morning and finish their morning rituals before sunrise.
  • As per the rules, the devotees observing the Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fast shouldn’t wash their hair or shave their heads on this sacred day.
  • It’s considered auspicious to wear yellow-coloured clothes and offer yellow flowers to the Lord since the colour yellow is associated with the planet Jupiter. 
  • Install the idol or images of Lord Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu on a clean podium after sprinkling Gangajal in the puja place.
  • Then offer yellow flowers, sandalwood, ghee lamps, incense sticks and yellow rice, fruits, sweets and Halwa as Bhog to the deities. 
  • Offer your prayers and Chant the mantras of Lord Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu. Then read or recite the Guruvar Vrat Katha.
  • Finally, do the Aarti and distribute the prasad to conclude your puja.
  • The devotees observing the Vrat can consume one meal after completing the puja or they can opt for a complete fast too. If they consume food after the puja, the food shouldn’t contain onion, garlic, salt and meat.
  • Donating yellow-coloured items like turmeric, cooked food, clothes etc to the poor and needy is considered auspicious.

Mantras to recite during Guruvar Vrat

|| Om Brim Brihaspataye Namah ||

|| Om Gram Grim Graum Sah Gurave Namah ||

Significance of Observing Guruvar Vrat 

  • Guruvar Vrat is believed to help the devotees in earning name, fame, health, wealth and prosperity.
  • This fast helps in receiving the divine grace of Lord Brihaspati who is known to be the epicentre of wisdom and the Guru of all Gods.
  • As per Hindu mythological stories, Lord Brihaspati is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, therefore observing this Vrat with full devotion helps to please Lord Vishnu and thus the fulfilment of all desires and wishes.
  • According to astrology and Vedic texts, observing the Guruvar Vrat and worshipping the planet Jupiter helps to get rid of the malefic effects of Jupiter from the horoscope, leading to freedom from all past sins and helps a person gain control over his fluctuating mind, greed and anger.

Guruvar Vrat Katha 

Once there lived a rich man named Dayavan. He lived in a big bungalow and was a very religious man.

He always observed the Guruvar Vrat and offered prayers to Lord Brihaspati every Thursday.

His wife Natasha didn’t like her husband’s religious side much.

She didn’t believe in all this and never observed any kind of fast. Natasha never donated things to the poor and needy too.

She always used to fight with her husband for doing too much charity work.

Once a saint arrived at their house and asked Natasha for some alms.

To this Natasha replied, “Oh Saint ! I’m performing charities regularly.

Tell me a way in which all this wealth can get exhausted so that we can live a life peacefully”. 

Lord Brihaspati disguised in the form of a saint was surprised and asked the lady how strange she is to consider her wealth as the cause of her plight and suffering.

The saint tried to convey to Natasha that if she has a lot of wealth, she can utilize that wealth in doing a lot of auspicious activities such as pujas and making donations to the poor and needy.

To this Natasha replied that “I don’t want wealth which would get wasted for charity and donation purposes.”

She clearly stated that making charity is a waste of their valuable money and time. 

Fasting Story Cont’d.

Lord Brihaspati, (dressed in the form of a saint) got very angry with Natasha’s words and destroyed all their wealth and made them very poor.

They struggled to find two meals a day and lived in starvation.

Once, on a Thursday, Dayavan and Natasha had no food to eat for seven days continuously, therefore they went to their neighbour’s house begging for food.

They saw that the owner of that house and his wife Bhagyalaxmi were busy worshipping Lord Brihaspati and listening to a Vrat Katha at that time. When they completed the puja, Bhagyalaxmi spoke to Natasha and got to know about their plight. 

Bhagyalaxmi donated a sufficient amount of food to the couple and advised Natasha to observe the Guruvar Vrat for 16 consecutive Thursdays with utmost dedication to get rid of these sufferings and earn back their lost wealth and prosperity.

She explained the fasting rules to Natasha too.

Natasha started worshipping Lord Brihaspati and observing the Vrat with full dedication.

Immediately, Dayavan started getting new offers in business from his old friends and acquaintances.

Very soon they gained back all their lost wealth and led a happy life.

Since then, both Dayavan and Natasha regularly observed the Guruvar Vrat or Thursday Fast to receive the divine grace of Lord Brihaspati. 

Brihaspati Vrat Udyapan

In India, Thursday is recalled as Brihaspatiwar or Vrihaspativar.

It is a day dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Brihaspati, who was the Guru of Devas.

In accordance to very story, for the ones performing Puja and Vrat on Thursday is the key to get blessed with wealth and good health.

However one who does Brihaspati Puja Udyapan is of great importance as per the Hindu mythology.

Basically Brihaspati Puja Udyapan is considered as a celebration of thanks giving to God. It is the also a Thanking day for God to allow one to perform Brihaspati Puja for the number of days required.

Also it a concluding ceremony after the completion of the Brihaspati fast in accordance to the advices Pandits or Priests for around 7 days, 9 days, 16 days, 45 days 52 days 108 days or Janma Vrat etc.

After completing the fast for specific number of Thursday, one performs Udyapan.

One can process this Vrat for minimum 7 Thursdays and maximum of 108 Thursdays.

If someone is doing Sanma Vrat then it is a procedure of Thursday fasts for lifetime.

Method of Brihaspati Puja Udyapan:

  • On the day of Udyapan get up early in the morning, take bath and get dressed in yellow color clothes. Further one can start with Brihaspati Puja rituals of God.
  • One can perform Puja of Lord without any intake of solid food. However after completing the Puja rituals one can consume milk and fruits. It is important to pronounce God Mantras for the whole day of Udyapan.
  • On the day of Brihaspati Udyapan and after completing the puja ritauals it is important to distribute Card Rice to the poor people or minimum 9 people in count. If one is well to do then distribution or donation of money, clothes like Dhoti or saree with blouse can be done.
  • After the completion of the process of donation, the same curd can be consumed to complete the Vrat.
  • After completed of this type dhana(donations) you can consume the same Curd bath and complete the virth. On completing the day of Brihaspati Vrat (fast), one is over with the Udyapan of Thursday fast.

Tuesday Fasting Method

Tuesday fasting can be started by any person on the first Tuesday of Shukla Paksha of any month. This fast can be kept till 21 or 45 Tuesdays. Many people keep this fast for life.

  • To observe this fast, wake up early in the morning on Tuesday and take bath and wear red colored clothes.
  • After this, keep a post for the seat of lord Hanuman in the northeast of the house and install an idol or picture of lord Hanuman in it. Keep in mind that lord Hanuman is the ultimate devotee of Lord Rama, so you must also install an idol or picture of Lord Rama and goddess Sita along with them.
  • Now take water in your hands and take a vow of fast while meditating on lord Hanuman and worship Lord Rama and Goddess Sita by lighting incense.
  • In this worship, you should offer red colored flowers, clothes, vermilion, etc. to lord Hanuman. Offer jasmine oil in cotton to the lord Hanuman
  • After this, recite Hanuman Chalisa or Sundarkand and offer jaggery and gram to lord Hanuman.

Tuesday Fasting Ritual
Tuesday’s fast is a full day’s fast.

Devotees who observe a fast on Tuesday should only take food usually consisting of any food made of wheat and jaggery.

Most Hindu people can do 21 Tuesdays without any breaks.

Tuesday’s fast is done to appease Lord Hanuman and Mars.

Lord Hanuman is considered to be the savior of trouble and by keeping a Tuesday’s fast we can remove difficulties and evils from our path.

By observing Tuesday fast we can create paths of happiness for ourselves.

The underlying belief is that Lord Hanuman helps in overcoming the difficulties in the lives of his devotees especially created by the interference of the planet Mars.

Apart from this, it is also fasting by couples who want to have a son.

Tuesday Fasting Benefits
By observing Tuesday’s fast, the blessings of lord Hanuman are obtained, as well as all the defects related to Mars in the Kundali are eliminated.

Those who are not having children, get children with the blessings of lord Hanuman.

Tuesday Vrat Katha

Once upon a time, there was a Brahmin couple who used to live a very simple life. Since they didn’t have any child, the lady used to observe Tuesday fasts to please Lord Hanuman.

One day, the husband went to a nearby village to perform some religious rituals, and the lady stayed home and worshipped Lord Hanuman.

Impressed by her dedication, Lord Hanuman blessed her with a boychild.

When after a few months, the husband came home, he doubted the character of his wife when he saw the son playing in her lap.

The husband suspects his wife of adultery and asks her about the son.

Even when she said that the son is Lord Hanuman’s blessings, the husband didn’t believe her.

That night Maruti came in his dreams and told him the entire story.

Finally, the next morning, Brahmin felt guilty about his doubts and accepted both the wife and the son with love and regard.

They named the son Mangal as the child was a blessing of Mangalvar’s Vrat.

From then on, Hanuman Vrat started being observed by devotees to get desired blessings.

Tuesday Fast Vidhi

Tuesday’s fasting procedure is simple.

A devotee should follow the below-mentioned steps to observe this day with full devotion.

  • One should observe fast for 21 consecutive Tuesdays, to get the benefit of this Vrat
  • You should take a bath before sunrise that day, and keep the fast for the full day
  • After the bath, place the idol of Lord Hanuman in the north-east corner of the house and sprinkle some holy Ganga water in the room to purify the atmosphere before Puja
  • If possible wear red clothes on this day and follow a simple life, avoiding any worldly affairs
  • Light a Diya in front of the idol with ghee and offer red flowers or flower garland 
  • Take oil and offer it to Bajarang Bali.
  • Tuesday fast for Manglik includes a proper vidhi of Offering oil to Hanumanji, it repeals the ill-effects of Mars, as per the astrology.
  • Read the Vrat Katha and Hanuman Chalisa to please Hanumanji.
  • After prayers, share the Prasadam (whatever offering-Bhog you prepared) with your family members.
  • Tuesday fast for Manglik also involves living a simple and peaceful life, at least for this day. One should avoid being aggressive on Mangalvar.

Tuesday Vrat Food

  • A devotee should not eat salt on a fast day
  • You should not let the vegetable or roti burn in the kitchen of the house. 
  • Do not cook meat in the house.
  • Offer jaggery and oil to Hanuman Ji 
  • Offering jaggery to a red cow also pleases Lord Hanuman
  • Share the sweets and food to the needy and poor 
  • Eat jaggery and wheat in one meal. Do not consume grains and pulses 
  • Drink plenty of water and eat fruits to stay hydrated and fresh

Tuesday Fasting For Lord Ganesha

Some devotees also observe fasts on Tuesday for Lord Ganesha.

Fasting rules and the fast procedure is the same for Ganesha vrat. Devotees also worship Vighnaharta (a deity which discards all the troubles) on Vinayak Chaturthi.

It is believed that worshipping this elephant God on Tuesdays pleases him, and one gets the desired blessings.

Ladies especially observe Tuesday’s fast for Ganeshji to get the desired life partner.

Significance Of Tuesday Vrat

As per our mythology, every fast, festival, or Puja vidhi is linked with a particular story that shows us the advantages of that fast or ritual.

So here is the significance of Tuesday vrat.

Mythological Significance 

  • Tuesday fast of Lord Hanuman is believed to be the ultimate way to seek blessings of God to get a child. Many couples observe this fast with full faith and be blessed with a child.
  • Performing specific meditative Kriyas along with salvation and Tuesday fast helps a devotee to progress in the spiritual path 
  • It is said that fasting on Tuesday helps gain Lord Hanuman’s grace and Tuesday fast for Manglik reduces the Mangal Dosha
  • Fasting on Tuesdays is done to get Ganeshji’s blessings and to gain a harmonious partner.
  • A devotee of Hanuman becomes fearless. Black magic or any supernatural powers can not harm them

Scientific benefits

Apart from spiritual and astrological advantages one also get these scientific benefits when they fast on this promising day

  • Fasting once a week helps detoxify the body and keeps us healthy
  • Eating jaggery and wheat is very beneficial for the body. Eating it once a day, along with a lot of water and fresh fruits, increases the metabolic rate, and helps stay fit.

Fasting and its Significance

‘Fasting’ refers to refraining from food or certain kind of food items as an honor, prayer or tribute to the divine.

Fasting procedure can give you both spiritual and physical benefits and offers you an opportunity to connect with your favorite deity.

It helps purify your impurities, both external and internal.

Also called as Upavas or Vrat, fasting can also help cleanse your system and improve metabolism of your body.

Importance of the 7 Week Days

Each of the 7 week days represents a planet and is named only after them, as per the Hindu system.

Thus, Monday represents the Moon; Tuesday, Mars; Wednesday, Mercury; Thursday, Jupiter; Friday, Venus; Saturday, Saturn; and Sunday, the Sun.

The days of the week are also dedicated to specific deities.

Offering your sincere prayers to that particular deity and the planetary god on his or her special weekday is believed to appease them and help receive their blessings in abundance.


Thursday and Planet Jupiter

Thursday, also known as Guruvar or Brihaspativar, is the day of Guru, Brihaspati or Jupiter.

According to mythology, Brihaspati is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva , who blessed him and made him the preceptor of the Devas.

He signifies a wide variety of attributes like character, seriousness, meditation, prayer, success, honor, and fortune, karma acquired in previous birth, wealth, character and health.

The presiding deity is Lord Dakshinamoorthy, an aspect of Lord Shiva and a great preceptor and hence, Thursdays are dedicated to him.

Thursday: Thor’s Day

Thursday is named after Thor, the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder.

Naming Thursday – Thor’s Day

The English word Thursday is named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor.

Thursday means Thor’s day in Old English.

Thor is represented riding a chariot drawn by goats and wielding his hammer.

In most languages with Latin origins, the day is named after the god and planet Jupiter. Jupiter is depicted as the chief god of sky and thunder who maintained his power with his thunderbolt.

  • Middle English – thursday or thuresday
  • Old Norse – thorsdagr – Thor’s day
  • Old English – thunresdæg – Thunder’s day
  • Latin – dies Jovis – Day of Jupiter
  • Ancient Greek – hemera Dios – Day of Zeus

Position in the Week

Thursday is the fourth day of the week according to the international standard ISO 8601.

It is the fifth day of the week in countries that use the Sunday as the first day of the week in their calendar.

In Slavic languages and in Chinese, Thursday is the fourth day, while the Greeks and Portuguese refer to Thursday as the fifth day.

Common Events on Thursday

In the United Kingdom, all general elections have been held on a Thursday since 1935, and this has become a tradition, although not a requirement of the law.

The Thursday before Easter is also known as Maundy Thursday or Sheer Thursday in the United Kingdom, which is traditionally a day of cleaning and giving out Maundy money.

In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is an annual festival celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

In Australia, most movies open on Thursday nights.

Most Australians are paid either weekly or biweekly on a Thursday, so most shopping malls are generally open until 9 pm, which is later than other weekdays.

Shopping malls see this as a good opportunity for business to stay open longer than usual because most paychecks are cashed by Thursday morning.

Benefits of worship | why is worship important?

Why praise and worship are important activities?

Because Praise and worship is a powerful part of our walk with God. Here are the main benefits of worship:
1. Brings us closer to God
2. Strengthens our faith
3. Brings Joy
4. Brings Liberty
5. Repels Depression
6. Brings Victory
7. Satisfies the soul

Everyday day is the lord’s day. It is a great opportunity to take out special time for dedicating to gods. It is believed that to worship Hindu gods day wise is good not only for oneself but for the family as a whole.

Thursday: When the hammer is smashing up the skies

And we have just arrived to Thursday, named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

He travels through the heavens in a charriot, wearing a special belt and iron gloves which give him extra strength to lift his giant hammer.

Romance languages based their fifth day’s name upon the Latin Dies Iovis, meaning the Day of Jupiter (jueves in Spanish, jeudi in French, giovedi in Italian).

Jupiter was a chief Roman god, the god of laws and social order.

His attribute was a thunderbolt

Thursday is Dedicated to Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu

Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and all his incarnations.

Pujas are performed using milk, ghee, and other ingredients.

You can only eat one meal, and it may contain milk products.

People read Srimad Bhagavad Purana on Thursday.

Thursday is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu & Brihaspati.

Hinduism dedicates each day of the week to a specific god from the Hindu pantheon. Thursday is Brihaspatiwar or Vrihaspativar.

It’s dedicated to Vishnu, Brihaspativar, and Brihaspatipati, the Guru Of Devas.

Thursday is also known as Gurubar or Guruvar.

The color of the day is yellow.

Fasting is observed daily, and food is only allowed to be consumed once.

Some people make it a habit to visit Hanuman Temple every Thursday in some parts of the country.

Many stories are associated with the reasons for Upvaas on Brihaspativar.

Many of these stories are part of local folklore, and they vary from one region to the next.

Nearly all folklore suggests that Thursday pujas and Vrats bring wealth and happiness.

Some stories depict Lord Vishnu as a Sadhu to test devotees on Thursdays.

It is Brihaspati in other stories.

The story begins with the protagonist denying alms and being lethargic.

Later, they realize their error, observe Thursday Vrat, and are pleased by the Gods.

Fasting devotees wear yellow-colored dresses and offer Vishnu or Brihaspati yellow-colored fruits and flowers.

Chana Dal (Bengal Gram) and ghee are only allowed to be consumed once. Yellow-colored food can be eaten throughout the day.

Some regions worship bananas and plantain, and they are also watered.

Thursday in Hinduism

Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations.

Devotees offer puja using milk, ghee etc.

Consumption of food is limited to one time in a day and contains milk products.

Srimad Bhagavad Purana is read on this day of the week.

According to Hinduism, each day of the week is dedicated to a particular god.

Thursday is Brihaspatiwar or Vrihaspativar, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas.

Thursday is also known as Guruvar, signifying the fact that it is dedicated to the Guru of Devas.

Yellow is believed to be the color of the day.

Some devotees observe a strict fast on the day, some limit the consumption of food to one time.

Meanwhile in some areas, people make it a point to visit Hanuman Temple on the day.

According to popular beliefs, Lord Vishnu once appeared in front of a devout Hindu disguised as a mendicant to test the devotee on a Thursday.

The devotee was believed to be Lord Vrihaspati.

At first, the devotee neglects his duties towards the holy man and denies him alms and is lethargic but later when he realizes his mistake, he observes a ritual fast on Thursdays and appeases the gods.

There are numerous stories associated with the reason for observing Upvaas, or fast, on Brihaspativar.

Many of the stories are part of local folklore and stories vary from region to region.

Those devotees fasting on the day wears a yellow colored dress and offers yellow colored fruits and flowers to Vishnu and Brihaspati.

Food is only consumed once and includes Chana Dal and ghee.

Basically, yellow colored food is eaten on the day.

In some regions, banana or plantain is worshiped and watered.


Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations.

Pujas are conducted using milk, ghee etc. Food is only eaten once and that too containing milk products.

People read Srimad Bhagavad Purana on the day.

Thurdsay is also popularly known as Gurubar or Guruvar.

Yellow is the color of the day.

A fast is observed on the day and food is consumed only once.

In some areas, people make it a point to visit Hanuman Temple on Thursdays.

Who is Brihaspati Bhagwan | Dev Guru Brihaspati?

Brihaspati Graha (Planet)

Lord Brihaspati (also known as Dev Guru Brihaspati) or Brihaspati graha refers to planet Jupiter in Vedic astrology. Maharishi Parashar described Brihaspati as a big body, tawny hair, tawny eyes, phlegmatic, intelligent, and learned male planet.

Dev Guru Brihaspati is the teacher and instructor (Guru) of all the gods. Additionally, Jupiter or Brihaspati is the biggest/largest planet in the solar system.

It is also considered one of the most influential and auspicious planets in the horoscope.

It represents the “Sattvaguna”.

Brihaspati rules over North East direction.

Brihaspati Dev (Guru)

Brihaspati appears in the Rigveda as a sage born from the first great light, the one who drove away darkness, is bright and pure, and carries a special bow whose string is of cosmic order (basis of dharma).

His knowledge and character is revered, and he is considered Guru (teacher) by all the Devas.

In the Vedic literature and other ancient texts, sage Brihaspati is also called by other names such as, Surguru, Vachaspati, Jeeva, Bramanaspati, Purohita, Angirasa (son of Angiras) and Vyasa; he is sometimes identified with god Agni (fire).

His wife is Tara (or goddess who personifies the stars in the sky).

In the Mahabharata, the son of Brihaspati named Bharadvaja is the counsellor of the Pandavas.

The reverence for sage Brihaspati endured through the medieval period, and one of the many Dharmasastras was named after him.

While the manuscripts 
of Brihaspati Smriti (Bṛhaspatismṛti) have not survived into the modern era, its verses were cited in other Indian texts.

Scholars have made an effort to extract these cited verses, thus creating a modern reconstruction of Bṛhaspatismriti.

Secondary literature has been the source for reconstructing the Brhaspati sutras partially.

Brihaspati became the root of the word ‘Brihaspativara’ or Thursday in the Hindu calendar.

Brihaspati Age from 35 to 42 years, development of consciousness by Jupiter.

Brihaspati in our Life

Brihaspati or Jupiter is the Karak planet for 5 houses which are 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th house of horoscope.

Jupiter is also a natural benefactor of Wealth, Success, Religion, Karmas of the past life, luck, progeny, optimism, beliefs, hope, faith, long journeys, further or foreign education, philosophy, law, prosperity, foreign travel, business and confidence.

It is also a natural benefactor planet for Marriage in horoscope.

Read more about Brihaspati in Astrology here.

Occupation related to Jupiter are everything which has to do with the law: judge, lawyer, Priest, missionary,a prophet.

Also: professor, teacher, farmer, breeder etc.

If you have a strong Jupiter or some planets in Sagittarius you’re likely to identify yourself with this quotation ‘Climb high, climb far .

Your goal is the sky, your aim is the star’ Jupiter controls fats, nose, lever and cough.

Diseases related to liver are also caused by Jupiter.

It is reputed as the father of every living thing.

The worship of Jupiter grants pure, aesthetic life and good health & wealth.

 As per Ancient Vedic Texts, if a person is under the Antar Dasha of planet Jupiter or if the planet Jupiter is malefic in his horoscope, then a pacification Puja for planet Jupiter is highly recommended and beneficial.

Worshipping of this planet results in cure from physical illness as well as good progeny, good education, valour and longevity of life

Guru Or Jupiter

The person who spoke for Guru was very intelligent and jovial.

He stated the main reason for Guru being greater than Mercury is that Mercury is a two-faced politician. Mercury gives good results when he is with a benefic.

However, when Mercury is with a malefic his results are also malefic.

This proves that he changes according to the company that he keeps and cannot be relied upon.

This proves that Guru is the better of the two.

Guru is the greatest benefic.

It takes very unusual circumstances for Guru to turn malefic.

Teacher Of The Gods — Deva Guru

Guru is not only a good and benefic planet but he is also the Guru of Indra, the Devatas and all the celestials. All of them respect and obey Guru.

They respect and follow his counsel and advice.

The desires of those who worship Guru are fulfilled when they worship him regularly and sincerely.

He is very wise, happy, forgiving and very modest.


Guru is not only wise, but he is also very learned.

He is the master of the Vedas as well as all human knowledge.

His senses, as well as his mind, are disciplined.

Guru rules the Rashis of Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces).

He is very fond of yellow flowers and clothes.

His favourite gem is also the yellow coloured Topaz.

His metal is gold.

Guru rules over Thursday, the north-east direction and the fat in a person’s body.

Jupiter is the Lord of Speech and the teacher of the immortals.

Guru is worthy of being worshipped.

Guru’s curse on the Apsara Punjikasthala was the cause of the birth of Hanuman.

The Extraordinary Birth Of Guru

Guru is the son of Angira.

Angira himself was born through an extraordinary incident.

Brahma the creator was attracted to an Apsara and lost his seed.

He then put that seed into the fire.

This produced 10 Manas Putras or brainchildren of Brahma.

Since he was born in live hot coals he was called Angira.

Angira was married to Shraddha who was one of the nine daughters of Kardam Rishi.

They had 8 sons of whom one is Brihaspati.

Since Guru was born to Angira who was born in live coals he is also referred to as the son of Fire as he was born to a form of Agni.

Lord Shiva gave Guru his position as the Guru of the celestials and as a planet as a reward for his severe penance.

Brihaspati And Shukracharya

Shukracharya was the Guru or teacher of the Asuras.

He once went to the Himalayas to do penance for Lord Shiva.

He wished to do penance for 1000 years in order to get a boon which would enable him to destroy the Devatas.

Indira wanted to get this knowledge from Shukracharya by underhand means.

He sent his daughter Jayanti to the Himalayas to obtain it.

She stayed with Shukracharya for many years as his disciple.

When Lord Shiva gave Shukracharya the desired boon he decided to return to the Asuras.

However, Jayanthi asked him to marry her.

He could not refuse her and agreed to marry her for 10 years.

During this time they both were not visible to the world.

Brihaspati knew of this.

He disguised himself as Shukracharya and went to the Asuras.

They mistook him for their Guru and presuming that he had returned from his penance, welcomed him happily.

Guru taught the Asuras for 10 years.

In this period he successfully removed hatred from their hearts.

After the promised period of 10 years, Shukracharya sent Jayanti away and returned to the Asuras.

The Asuras were confused as to which Shukracharya was the real one.

They finally decided that Brihaspati who had been teaching them for 10 years was the real Shukracharya.

This made the real Shukracharya very angry and he cursed them to be destroyed soon.

Brihaspati left and went back to the Devtas.

The Asuras were left without either of the Gurus.

They went to the real Shukracharya and begged for his forgiveness.

He relented and returned to them but his curse still had an effect.

For a period after that, the Asuras were no threat to the Devas because of the curse.

The Devtas Anger Brihaspati

The representative of Guru then narrated an incident when Brihaspati got angry with the Devtas.

This was because Indra did not show respect to Brihaspati.

It happened that Indra was in his court and engrossed in enjoying a dance.

When Guru entered the court Indra was so engrossed in the dance that he did not even notice that his Guru was there.

He did not pay any attention to Brihaspati.

This annoyed Guru and he left the court.

Indira realised his mistake.

He went after Guru but could not find him anywhere.

Shukracharya and the Asuras saw this golden opportunity.

They attacked the Devatas and wounded them severely.

When the Devtas went to Brahma to ask for advice he said that they were suffering because of the insult to their Guru Brihaspati.

This made them weak.

He advised them to find a Guru.

The Devatas had to find a Guru.

They requested Tvashta to be their Guru but he refused.

They then asked Vishwaroop and asked him to be their Guru.

Vishwaroop was the son of Tvashtar/Vishwakarma (the celestial architect) and an Asura Rachana. Vishwaroop agreed to be the Guru of the Devatas.

He had three heads; one was for the nectar Som, one for liquor and the third for food.

When he did any Yagna he secretly made offerings for the welfare of the Asuras.

When Indra learned of this he was furious. He cut off all the three heads of Vishwaroop.

These three heads transformed into birds.

By killing Vishwaroop Indra had incurred the great sin of killing his Guru.

Sage Dadichi And The Vajra

Tvashtar was furious to hear that Indra had killed his son.

He immediately performed a ritual to create a terrible demon Vritrasura to kill Indra.

This demon was powerful and terrible to behold.

The Devatas tried their best to attack him but he was too powerful. When they ran to Brahma for help again, he told them that they had to get Sage Dadichi’s bones and create a weapon out of it.

The Devatas went to Sage Dadichi and asked for his bones.

He gave them his bones.

A Vajra or thunderbolt was created out of these bones.

The Devatas went into battle with Vritrasura and there was a terrible battle.

Finally, Indra killed the dreadful Asura with his divine weapon.

However, since Vritrasura was the son of Tvashtar, by killing him Indra had again committed a grave sin.

Indra hid in a lotus stem for 1000 years to be saved from his sin.

Finally, Brihaspati returned as the Guru of the Devatas and they were saved.

The representative of Guru thus proclaimed that there was no other planet that was as great as Brihaspati.

He has the capability to destroy all enemies when pleased and the capability of destroying all prosperity when displeased.

Jupiter’s knowledge and compassion were beyond comparison.

He is very merciful and removes all the negativity for his devotees. He removes all difficulties, sorrow and poverty.

Guru is a Brahman and even the immortal Devatas worship him.

Even if a person does not worship any of the other planets it is enough to pray to Brihaspati.


About Jupiter

The planet Jupiter in Vedic astrology is known as GURU, BRIHASPATI, and DEVAGURA.

In Sanskrit these names mean, “teacher, lord of light, and teacher to the gods.”

Jupiter is a 1st rate benefice planet, generally considered to be the most auspicious of the planets.

He rules over the two sidereal signs of Sagittarius and Pisces.

He is exalted in the sign of Cancer and fallen in the opposite sign of Capricorn.

Where the Sun is known as Atman, or the soul, Jupiter is known as JIVA, the consciousness of the soul representing the individuality of self.

Where Venus is a Brahmin and follows the Brigu lineage of Brahmin sages, Jupiter is also a Brahmin and follows the Angiras lineage of Brahmin sages.

Jupiter’s epithets are sacred and many: “Lord of sacred speech”, “Lord of power”, “Guru of the Gods”, “reader of minds” and “beloved by the Gods”.

Jupiter is a karaka or indicator of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, devotion and faith, spirituality, charity, morality, meditation, mantra, children, magistrates, ministers, lawyers and leaders in government and religion.

Jupiter represents sacred scripture, wisdom, benevolence and philosophy.

Jupiter’s most favored position is in the first.

He does well both in the Kendra’s and Angles, and the auspicious Trikonal Houses.

His nature is KAPHA, or watery.

His gemstone is Yellow Sapphire or Yellow Topaz and his metal is Gold.

Jupiter’s direction is Northeast and his day is Thursday.

As a benefice planet he reaches full maturity the earliest of the 9 grahas at age 16.

Worship of BRIHASPATI or GURU (JUPITER) Devata results in a cure from ailments affecting the stomach and helps one to ward off his/her sins, helps him/her in gaining strength, valor, longevity etc.

He grants the boon of father-hood to the childless, good education (Vidya).

He is revered as the Guru of Devas, protector of the world and is considered SRESHTA (matchless) among the wise.

Kind-hearted he is considered the Loka Guru and dispenser of justice and can be known only by a proper study of the Vedas.

Thursdays are considered to be the best day for the worship of Jupiter.

The legend that depict the influence of the worship of BRIHASPATI goes as follows, and is narrated whenever a worship or offering is made to the deity.

There was a certain king who had seven sons and their wives.

Two Brahmins used to come there to beg alms but the wives returned them, empty handed.

Therefore Jupiter deity was displeased with them, which affected adversely the prosperity and wealth of the king.

When there was devastation in the kingdom and the king neared poverty, the youngest wife sought excuse from the Brahmins and started giving them alms but still the elder six denied alms to the Brahmins.

The youngest wife asked the Brahmins the remedy for getting over the bad days.

The Brahmins advised to keep a fast for Brihaspati to feed Brahmins.

If anyone’ s husband has gone to a foreign country, then that woman should make two human figures behind the door; that would result in early safe return of the husband.

If the family is stricken with poverty then those figures should be made on a box.

The king’s seven sons had already gone on a foreign tour.

The youngest wife observed the ritual as advised. Her husband had gone to a place, the king of which died.

The king had no son.

To find a suitable successor, a garland was hung on the horn of a female elephant so that whosoever is garlanded by it, he shall be the king as per the tradition of that kingdom.

The elephant went all around and ultimately put the garland round youngest son’s neck.

He became the king.

He searched for his brothers, but in vain for the sake of public welfare, the new king decided to construct a tank.

Thousands of laborers were engaged, among whom his brothers also came.

He called all of them took them to his palace and all started living peacefully.

The worship and alms by the youngest wife brought prosperity back to the family.

Then all other wives also started Brihaspati fast and worship.

No one was ever refused alms by them, anymore.

Brihaspati Puja in History

Planet Jupiter (Brihaspati) is the symbol for Knowledge, Wisdom, Progeny, Prosperity, Name & Fame, Wealth and Justice.

The legend that marks the history of Brihaspati Puja or Guru Puja goes as follows:

In ancient India, there was a king who was blessed with seven sons and his wives. Queen used to return two Brahmins empty handed who used to come in their kingdom for begging alms.

Thus, God Jupiter (the most powerful planet in the solar system) was displeased with them.

This adversely affected the prosperity and wealth of the King.

The youngest queen started giving alms to the Brahmins but still the elder queens denied alms to the Brahmins.

Devastation struck in their kingdom and resulted king to face poverty.

The youngest wife asked for the remedy from the Brahmins to overcome crisis and bad days.

The two Brahmins advised the queen to observe fast for Brihaspati diety on every Thursday (i.e. on Brihaspati vaar) and feed Brahmins.

Since then Brihaspati Puja came into the practice in Hindu culture.

Indian women make two human figures behind main door of the house if their husband has gone to a foreign country.

This results in early & safe return of the husband.

If someone’ family is stricken with poverty then human figures are made on a box.

 The birth of Jupiter (Brihaspati) from the Navagraha Purana

Brihaspati is commonly known as “Guru” or “Jupiter”. Jupiter represents joy in living, the positive spirit.

He is the great optimist who always sees the good.

In him all sorrow, depression and melancholy are overcome or turned into a learning experience.

Jupiter is the planet of luck, grace, favor and fortune.

He gives wealth, abundance, prosperity and success.

Here is a story from the Navagraha Purana about the birth of Brihaspati

Advised by Sage Narada, Sage Angiras and his wife shraddha prayed intensely to Lord Agni by performing all the fire rituals (agnikarya – the favorite homa of Lord Agni)

Agni deva appeared before the sage and asked him to ask for a boon.

Angiras was delighted and asked for a son who would be blessed with extraordinary wisdom, matchless intellect and intelligence.

Lord Agni granted him this boon.

Soon Shraddha was pregnant and they waited eagerly for the birth of their son who is blessed by Lord Agni himself.

Shraddha soon delivered a baby boy.

And at the naming ceremony Angiras pronounced him as “Brihaspati”.

Sage Naradha was at the naming ceremony and announced on behalf of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva that Brihaspati will turn out to be the most knowledgeable and perfect being and he will have a special place among the Navagrahas (9 Planets).

Angrias and Shraddha’s joy knew no bounda.

Narada advised angiras to make sure that the little boy was given the perfect education.

Angiras agreed and commenced his son’s education.

Even as a little child Brihaspati excelled in wisdom and knowledge.

He was brilliant with the scriptures and philosophical sciences.

Thus he became the greatest of scholars under the guidance of his father and grace of Lord Agni.

Brihaspati Puja

Planet Jupiter present in the solar system is the representative of Lord Brihaspati who is the Priest of Gods.

Thursday is devoted to Jupiter and one can worship lord Brihaspati or perform Brihaspati Puja.

Lord Shiva blessed lord Brihaspati with place in the solar system, when Brihaspati as a sage appeased him.

Jupiter is one mighty planet of solar system after sun and its position in astrology and horoscope of an individual can make or break one’s life.

Jupiter astrologically signifies prosperity, knowledge, partnerships and children.

Guru or Brihaspati Puja is dedicated to the Jupiter planet and is performed by chanting Guru mantra facing north-east direction.

According to ancient Vedic astrology, the planet Jupiter is recalled as Guru, Devaguru or Brihaspati.

Jupiter planet is benefice as well as considered to be one of the most auspicious, generous, helpful planets to name.

Also planet guru or Brihaspati represents wisdom, sacred scripture, philosophy and benevolence.

The nature of Brihaspati is also known to be watery.

It is been said that planet Jupiter is an indicator of good luck, wealth, devotion, fortune, fame, morality, spirituality, magistrates, ministers, lawyers, children as well as government or religious leaders.

The adversities of Jupiter that is Brihaspati or Guru can also be reasons for troubles, skin problems, impurity of the blood, frail nerves, increase of sexual urges, arthritis as well as worrying and uneasiness of mind.

‘Aum Hreem Kleem Hoom Brihaspataye Namah’
Anyone can be on fast on Thursday to worship Lord Vishnu.

If observing Brihaspati vrat avoid consumption of banana and salt on the day of fast.

The following are the best Brihaspati Graha Remedies besides general remedies in accordance to Vamtantra:

  • Powerised Herbs Poojan of the Brihaspati Graham.
  • Brihaspati Graha Shanti Puja.
  • Powerised Suraksha Kavach Dharanam of the Brihaspati Graham.
  • Powerised Siddha Yantra Puja of the Brihaspati Graha.
  • Powerised Spiritual Art of the Brihaspati Graha that is to be kept.

Lord Brihaspati Puja: Offer These Yellow Items On Thursday To Seek Lord’s Blessings

According to Hindu Mythology, planet Jupiter — also known as the Brihaspati or Guru among the nine planets — is considered the Dev Guru or the Teacher of the Gods. Brihaspati is responsible for eliminating darkness from one’s life.

It is believed that worshipping Brihaspati brings joy, prosperity, good health, knowledge and prestige to one’s surroundings.

Lord Jupiter controls the movements of the sun, moon, and stars, and it often controls the movements of various planets too.

Lord Jupiter is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Brihaspati is often associated with the colour yellow; thus, using the colour on Thursday is considered quite auspicious, as per Hindu Mythology.

Let’s take a look at the yellow-coloured items that can be used to worship the Lord on Thursdays.

Wearing Yellow Clothes: Yellow is considered the colour of Lord Brihaspati. He is seen wearing yellow clothes, gold, and copper.

According to Hindu mythology, waking up early in the morning, taking a bath with a pinch of turmeric in water, and wearing yellow-coloured clothes on Thursday is considered quite auspicious, as it is said that the person gets blessings from the Lord.

Using Yellow Flowers: According to Hindu scriptures, worshipping Lord Jupiter with yellow flowers brings prosperity to the lives of the devotee.

It is advised that on Thursday, Lord Brihaspati should be offered yellow flowers after donning a tilak and offering the puja (ritual).

Making Yellow Dishes: On Thursdays, Lord Jupiter should be offered jaggery and chana (gram) along with the food.

It is considered auspicious to offer the Lord food that is yellow. Mixing turmeric in the rotis or paranthas is also advised to the devotees.

Applying Yellow Tilak: After doing the morning puja, the devotee should apply yellow tilak made out of Chandan on their forehead.

This not only keeps the mind cool but is also considered auspicious on Thursdays.

Worshipping Banana Tree: Worshipping Banana Tree on Thursday is considered auspicious and makes Lord Brihaspati happy.

It is advised that the devotee should follow proper rituals like offering water, flowers, and fruits to the tree.

Brihaspati or Guru (Jupiter)

Brahmaa’s one of the 10 Maanas Putra was Angiraa  [6] .

Angiraa was married to Shraddhaa – one of the 9 daughters of Kardam Rishi and had three sons – Utathya, Brihaspati (read Brihaspati’s Vrat Kathaa here, and his own story here) and Samvart.

Where Shukra (Venus) is a Braahman and follows Bhrigu’s (another Maanas Putra of Brahmaa) lineage, Brihaspati (Jupiter) is also a Braahman and follows Angiraa’s lineage.

He has a strange story of his birth.

Angira’s wife Shraddhaa, who was another creation of Brahma, was unfaithful to her husband during her pregnancy and as a result she gave birth to a stillborn child.

However she repented for her mistake and was able to regain the favor of Angiraa.

Angiraa then gave life to the child, who was then named Brihaspati.

Brihaspati had two wives – Shubh and Taaraa.

Hs first wife Shubh gave birth to 7 daughters – Bhaanumatee, Raakaa, Archishmatee, Mahaamatee, Mahishmatee, Sineevaalee, and Havishmatee; his second wife Taaraa gave birth to 7 sons and one daughter.

He had two sons from his brother Utathya’s wife Mamataa also – Kach and Bharadwaaj.

When he had Mamataa, Mamataa was already pregnant.

As he tried to impregnate her, her child in her womb protested, but Brihaspati cursed him for his objection that he should be born with utter darkness.

That child was Deerghtamaa who was born blind just because of Brihaspati’s Shaap.

Brihaspati’s own child was Bharadwaaj who was immediately born.

Both Brihaspati and Mamataa did not take care of the child so they abandoned him there only.

Maruts found him, named him as Bharadwaaj, and brought him up.

He was later adopted by King Dushyant.

Brihaspati attained his position as the preceptor of the Devtaa by performing penances on the banks of Prabhaas Teerth.

Lord Shiv granted him this position, as well as his position as one of the Nava Grahas (nine planets).

In the Bhagavad Geetea, Shree Krishn teaches that among the priests, He is Brihaspati, that shows that He addresses Brihaspati as the highest, and proves that Brihaspati is like Bhagavaan Himself.

Brihaspati in Jyotish

In Jyotish (Hindu astrology), Brihaspati is the name for the planet Jupiter, which is one of the Nava Graha (cosmic influencers) or planets.

It is also known as Guru, Kuraa and Devaguru. Brihaspati is considered to be the greatest benefic of any of the planets.

He rules over the signs Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Meen (Pisces), he is exalted in Kark (Cancer) and is fallen in Makar Capricorn) signs.

The Sun, Moon and Mars are considered friendly to Brihaspati, Mercury is hostile and Saturn is neutral.

Brihaspati is the Lord of three Nakshatras or lunar mansions: Punarvasu, Vishaakhaa and Poorv-Bhaadrapad.

Yellow colored items, like yellow cloth, Moong Daal, Chanaa Daal, jaggry etc, are considered associated with Brihaspati: his color is yellow, metal is gold and gemstone is yellow topaz.

The season associated with him is winter (snow), direction is north-east and element is ether or space.

Guru in Vedic astrology is considered to be of the element ether (space) or Aakaash Tattwa (Aakaash = Space/Sky/Aether; Tattwa = Essence/Category/Truth).

This indicates vastness, growth and expansion in a person’s horoscope and life. Brihaspati also represents the balance of past Karm, religion, philosophy, knowledge and issues relating to offspring.

He is concerned with education, teaching and the dispensation of knowledge.

Humans with Jupiter dominating in their horoscope could grow fat as life progresses and their empire and prosperity increases; and diabetes is an ailment directly related to Jupiter.

According to traditional Hindu astrology, worship or propitiation of Brihaspati or Guru (Jupiter) results in cure from ailments affecting the stomach and helps ward off sins.

Brihaspati is a Kaarak or indicator of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, devotion and faith, spirituality, charity, morality, meditation, Mantra, children, Magistrates, ministers, lawyers, leaders in government and religion.

He represents wisdom, benevolence and philosophy.

His most favored position in a chart is 1st House, but he does well both in the Kendra and Angles and the auspicious Trikon Houses.

As a benefic planet, he reaches full maturity at the earliest of the Nine Grahas – at the age of 16.

Worship of Brihaspati results in a cure for ailments affecting the stomach and helps one to ward off his sins, helps him in gaining strength, valor and longevity etc.

He grants the boon of fatherhood to the childless, and good education.

He should be worshipped on Thursdays.

The following story goes whenever he is worshipped —

Story to be Told on Thursday

There lived a King who had 7 sons and their wives.

Two Braahmans used to come to them to beg the alms from them, but the wives used to return them empty handed.

Therefore Brihaspati Dev got angry with them, so he took all wealth from the King.

When poverty reigned all over the kingdom, the youngest wife sought forgiveness of those Braahman and started giving them alms.

But the elder 6 wives still denied alms to them.

The youngest wife asked the Braahman the remedy to getting over their bad days.

The Braahman advised her to keep fast on Thursdays and feed Braahman.

If anyone’s husband has gone to foreign country, then she should make two human figures behind the door that would make sure his early safe return.

If the family is stricken with poverty then these figures should be made on a box.

The King’s 7 sons had already gone to far countries, so the youngest wife observed all the rituals as advised by those Braahman.

Her husband had gone to a country whose king had died.

The King had no son.

So after his death his people were looking for a successor.

To find a suitable successor, they hung a garland on the horn of a female elephant.

Now that she-elephant will put that garland in whoever’s neck he will be the next King of that country according to their tradition.

The she-elephant was going all around, and she put that garland in the youngest son’s neck.

Now he became the king of that country.

He searched for his brothers but in vain. He had to build a tank for his people, so he engaged thousands of laborers. Among them were his brothers also.

He called all of them, took them to his palace and all started living peacefully.

Seeing this effect of Brihaspati’s Vrat, all other wives also started keeping it and all of them became prosperous.

Brihaspati Puja Items

The Brihaspati Puja is performed with a motto to appease the JUPITER planet.

In the solar system Jupiter is the largest planet.

Also planet Jupiter is an auspicious planet and is resembled to the native’s fortune, knowledge, wisdom, happiness, welfare, joy, mind power, spirituality, devotion, generosity, liberality, gentleness, charity, religion, fame, statesmanship, minister ship, reputation, respect, dignity, honor, wealth power and the status.

Therefore there are so many reasons to perform Brihaspati Puja for.

However when performing Brihaspati Puja there are some essential Puja items (Guru Puja Samagri) that one needs to bring in advance.

These are:

S.No   Items   Qty

1          Guru-Brihaspati Pratima (Silver Sheet)   1 Nos

2          Guru-Brihaspati Yantra      1 Nos

3          Dhoop            1 Packet

4          Kumkum Powder     1 Packet

5          Sindhur Powder       1 Packet

6          Haldi Powder            1 Packet

7          Gulal  1 Packet

8          Chandan Powder    1 Packet

9          Gopi Chandan         1 Packet

10        Kesar  1 Packet

11        Abir White     1 Packet

12        Yellow Cloth 1 Piece

13        Khadi Shakkar         1 Packet

14        Incense Stick            1 Packet

15        Janev 1 Packet

16        Kapoor Tablets         1 Packet

17        Mouli  1 Packet

18        Ashtagandha            1 Packet

19        Laghu Nariyal           1 Nos

20        Kapas Vat      1 Packet

21        Kapas Phool Vati     1 Packet

22        Supari Lal – Betel Nut Red 1 Nos

When and how you should commence the fast on Thursday

As per religious beliefs it is ideal to start fasting during the Shukla Paksha period of a month.

So the first Thursday of Shukla Paksha should be considered for fasting.

As per scriptures, this will be very beneficial to the native.

Anuradha Nakshatra also falls on Thursday of Shukla Paksha making the day extremely auspicious.

Along with the auspiciousness of the day and Nakshatra, some other things should also be kept in mind to get the best results from the fast.

The formation of Guru Pushya Yoga on Thursday.

There should be any Duryoga on Thursday.

Guru should not be unstable or weak on Thursday.

The period of Uttarayan is very auspicious for commencing this fast.

How many fasts should be kept on Thursday

Before starting any fast it is important to decide the number of times the fast shall be observed.

It is important to make a resolution because it helps in fulfilling the task at hand and provides an aim to work towards.

You can decide to fast for 5, 7, 11 or 16 Thursdays.

Generally this fast is observed for seven Thursdays. Besides, this fast can also be kept till the fulfillment of a particular desire of aim.

It can also be done for an entire lifetime.

Why is this fast observed?

Not only is this fast has considered important from a religious point of view but it is considered equally important from a scientific point of view.

From the Vedic period itself, fasts are said to have an extremely positive impact.

Hence, when we consider doing the Brahaspatiwar fast, the final aim of the fast is to derive positivity from Jupiter.

An improvement in knowledge, alertness, a better life all of these are the objectives of this fast.

Positive impact and benefit from Brahaspatiwar fast

Observing the Brahaspatiwar fast brings happiness in life.

All the problems that occur in a person’s life are taken care of because of the positive impact of this fast.

Negativity, as well as negative energy, stays away.

There is an increase in happiness in the family as well as luck of all the women in the house.

Students become successful at studies and their mind becomes sharper.

This fast is ideal and extremely beneficial for those couples who seek the joy of a child. When one observes this fast there is an improvement in intelligence and socially too his/her status improves.

If Jupiter is placed in the sixth, eighth or twelfth house of a Kundali or if it is the Lord of these houses and if there is a negative impact because of Jupiter’s Antardasha then in these cases the negative impact of Jupiter reduces.

Jupiter’s impact as per Jyotisha

As per Vedic astrology, Jupiter is considered a very auspicious planet.

Jupiter’s auspicious vision and it’s positivity takes away the pain and struggle from a person’s life.

If Jupiter is not auspicious in any person’s horoscope or is weak due to some reason or under malefic influence, then these inauspicious effects can be overcome by fasting on Thursdays.

In this case to stop the malefic effects of Jupiter, if this fast is observed then it will be very beneficial.

This fast will play a very important role to free the native from an inauspicious impact.

As per astrology, Jupiter in a lady’s Kundli signifies happiness from the husband.

In this case, a girl who has a Jupiter in her Kundali or if Jupiter is impacted by malefic planets, there will be issues in marriage.

In that case, it is considered very profitable to observe this fast.

What cannot be done during Brahaspatiwar Vrat

Take a bath without soap.

Bananas can be offered to God but should not be consumed.

Clothes should not be washed.

Haircut and shave should not be done.

Hair should not be washed while bathing.

Oil should not be applied to the body or head.

Tamasic food such as meat etc. should not be consumed.

Alcohol should not be consumed to get intoxicated.

What should be done on Brahaspatiwar

Add a pinch of turmeric and Ganga water to bathing water in the morning.

Pray and resolve to fast early morning on Thursday.

Seek blessings of the elders in the house.

Yellow clothes and objects should be used while praying.

Banana trees should be worshiped on Thursday.

It is ideal to use yellow flowers, yellow sandalwood, gram lentils, jaggery while worshipping Jupiter’s Lord Vishnu.

Yellow colored objects should be donated to the Brahmins in temples.

Food items should be donated to the poor on this day as per one’s capacity.

Brahaspatiwar Fast and Puja procedure

After an early morning bath, one must worship and pray to Lord Vishnu who is also the Lord of Jupiter.

Yellow objects should be used in Puja.

If one can wear yellow clothes then that will be even better.

A meal consisting of sweet yellow rice, Besan Halwa, jaggery and gram should be offered to the Lord.

Yellow fruits, gram, raisins, yellow coloured sweets, yellow rice and turmeric should be offered.

On Brahaspatiwar, a banana tree should also be worshipped at dawn.

Water should be sprinkled on the banana tree.

Likewise, gram, raw turmeric, raisins, jaggery should also be offered to the banana tree.

One must light incense sticks in front of the banana tree, perform Aarti and resolve to observe the fast.

One must either listen to or read the story related to Jupiter after Puja.

Those who observe this fast, ideally eat food only once and they consume sweets in the same.

Thursday Vrat Vidhi

The method importance and story of the Brihaspati fast

The fast of Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it proves to be beneficial for human beings.

Observing a fast on this day strengthens the position of the planet Guru in the Kundli of the human being.

Thursday fast has many benefits so this fast must be observed.

The girls who wish to attain their favourite grooms, the childless couple and the people who are unemployed must observe this fast to fulfil those wishes.

The Puja method of Thursday fast-

Good results can be obtained by following the fast in the correct manner.

Following are its steps

Step 1– one must take a bath before sunrise and wear clean clothes.

Step 2– after taking a bath one must worship Lord Vishnu in the form of Brihaspati Dev.

Step 3– you must use yellow sweet, yellow rice, turmeric, yellow flowers and other yellow things in the worship.

Step 4– you must meditate on your wishes and worship Lord Vishnu.

Step 5– the worship of the banana tree is considered to be mandatory on this day.

Step 6- after worshipping the banana tree Aarti should be performed with the lamp.

Step 7– like The Other fast in this fast to you must consume the food only once a day.

Step 8– the story of lord Brihaspati should be heard and recited on Thursday.

The importance of the Thursday fast

Thursday fast holds a special significance.

As such this fast is also observed to keep our body healthy.

A person observed this fast to fulfil his various needs.

Fasting on this day fulfils many wishes of a human being simultaneous.

Thursday fast should be kept in the form of essential needs such as health and family Essentials.

This fast is observed especially to remove all the sufferings.

What are the things that should be done on Thursday fast?

– You should not wash dirty clothes outside the house on this day.

– Bananas should not be used in food this day as they are worshipped on this day.

– cutting Nails and shaving should be avoided.

– Use of soap in bathing and washing of hair should be avoided on this day.

– It is considered most appropriate if you worship immediately after the sunrise.

The story of the Brihaspati fast

The Brihaspati fast or the Thursday fast has a legendary story behind it.

According to the story during ancient times there was danveer king.

The king donated more than needed and help the needy.

But in contrast to this his wife always worried about the king’s habit of donating.

Making a donation was painful for her.

One day when the king went hunting, lord Brihaspati disguised in the form of a monk and approached the king’s wife and requested her to donate.

The king’s wife postponed the monk’s request twice.

Then when the mock arrived for the third time asking for a donation, the king’s wife got angry and begins to despise the monk.

Seeing this behaviour of the king’s wife, lord Brihaspati told her to do 7 things like consuming meat drinking alcohol-consuming bananas and washing the hair while bathing and also getting the clothes washed by a washerman on Thursday are things that are banned on doing on a Thursday.

The king’s wife did the same.

By doing this there was not even a single grain left in his house on Thursday.

Everyone left her and she was alone with her maid.

One day when they did not have a single grain she sent her made to hear her sister for help.

As the elder sister was observing the fast of Thursday that day, she couldn’t respond at that time and was in most of her worship.

After reaching the younger sister’s house the next day understanding the situation she asked her to observe the fast of the Thursday in the right manner.

The king’s wife did the same and in a few days, my family became happy again.

Who is Vishnu?

Vishnu, Lord Vishnu, or Vishnu Bhagwan is the Hindu god who restores the balance between good and evil.

He is the protector of dharma or moral order and proper behavior in Hindu practice.

As such, he acts as the guardian mediator to preserve order and truth.

Today, the largest Hindu denomination is Vaishnavism, and Vishnu is the supreme god, Lord of the universe, and the other gods’ leader.

Who is Lord Vishnu?

Vishnu is a Hindu god, the Supreme God of Vaishnavism (one of the three principal denominations of Hinduism) and one of the three supreme deities (Trimurti) of Hinduism.

He is also known as Narayana and Hari.

As one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition, he is conceived as “the Preserver or the Protector” within the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the divinity.

Vishnu is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and, along with Brahma and Shiva, is considered a member of the holy trinity (trimurti) of Hinduism.

He is the most important god of Vaishnavism, the largest Hindu sect.

Indeed, to illustrate Vishnu’s superior status, Brahma is, in some accounts, considered to have been born from a lotus flower which grew from Vishnu’s naval.

A complex character, Vishnu is the Preserver and guardian of men (Narayana), he protects the order of things (dharma) and, when necessary, he appears on earth in various incarnations or avatars to fight demons and fierce creatures and so maintain cosmic harmony.

Vishnu represents Sattvaguna and is the centripetal force as it were, responsible for sustenance, protection and maintenance of the created universe.

Lord Vishnu Family

Lord Vishnu’s consort is Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.

 Lord Vishnu Iconography

Vishnu resides in the milky waters of Vaikunth on a bed made of the coils of the thousand hooded great serpent, Adishesha of infinite dimensions.

Goddess Lakshmi, his consort attends upon him.

Symbolically the ocean stands for bliss and consciousness, the serpent for time, diversity, desire and illusion, and the goddess Lakshmi for the material things and powers of the creation.

The colour of Vishnu is the colour of a dark blue cloud.

It is the colour of the sky, denoting his cosmic dimensions and his connection with the Vedic gods of rain and thunder and his relationship with the earth.

He is usually depicted with one face, four arms, usually in a standing posture or in a resting posture.

He wears a necklace made of the famous Kaustubha gem that rests on his left chest and another garland of flowers and gems by name Vaijayanti.

His four arms hold sankha (a conch), chakra (discus), gada (mace) and padma (lotus) respectively.

The conch stands for the five elements, the sound of AUM, salagrama, goddess Lakshmi, the waters, purity and perfection.

The discus is the terrible weapon of Vishnu which he used to destroy the evil and protect the righteous.

It symbolically represents the light bearing sun, which illuminates and removes darkness.

It also stands for higher consciousness which destroys all illusions.

The mace represent the power of knowledge while the lotus symbolizes beauty, harmony, purity, water element, creation and self realization.

Garutman or Garuda, the mighty bird-vehicle of Lord Vishnu is a minor deity invariably found in all the Vaishnava temples.

Another deity invariably found in the Vishnu temples, especially in the South, is Hanuman the monkey-god.

The Ramayana pictures him as a highly erudite, cultured and refined person.

He is as strong as he is wise, and as devoted as he is strong and wise, a rare combination indeed.

Lord Vishnu Mantra

Om Namo Narayanaya. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

(ॐ नमोः नारायणाय. ॐ नमोः भगवते वासुदेवाय)

Lord Vishnu Avatars – Dashavatar

Following is an overview of the 10 principal avatars of Vishnu:

  1. First incarnation of Vishnu : Matsya or the Fish incarnation : in this form Vishnu saved the Saint Vaivaswata, the hindu variety of the biblical Noah (or vice versa).
  2. Second incarnation of Vishnu : Kurma or the Turtle incarnation : at the Churning of the Ocean, Vishnu as Koorma (or Kurma) offered his back as a pivot on which to rest the Mount Mandara, used as a churning stick by gods and demons. More information also on the Kurma page.
  3. Third incarnation of Vishnu : Varaha or the Boar incarnation of Vishnu : he killed the demon Hiranyaksha, recovered the stolen Veda’s and released the Earth from the bottom of the ocean.
  4. Fourth incarnation of Vishnu : Narasingha or the Lion incarnation : as a creature who was half-lion and half-man, Vishnu killed the demon Hiranyashasipu, brother of Niranyaksha, who had gained the boon of immunity from attacks by man, beast or god.
  5. Fifth incarnation of Vishnu : Vamana or the Dwarf incarnation : he killed the demon Bali, who had gained dominion over the Earth and had chased the gods from the heavens. More can be read on the Vamana page.
  6. Sixth incarnation of Vishnu : Parasurama : he killed the King Kartavirya, who had stolen the holy cow Kamadhenu, which could grant all desires.
  7. Seventh incarnation of Vishnu : Ram : he killed the demon King Ravana, who had abducted Sita. More on Ram can be read on the Ramayana page.
  8. Eigth incarnation of Vishnu : Krishna : he killed Kansa, son of a demon and the tyrannical King of Mathura. More on Krishna can be read in the Life of Krishna.
  9. Ninth incarnation of Vishnu : Buddha : Vishnu incarnated to remove suffering from the world. More on Buddha can be read on the Buddha page. While some Hindus may oppose to seeing Buddha as a Vishnu incarnation, many other Hindus in fact embrace Buddha as such and worship Buddha both in Buddhist temples as in Hindu temples.
  10. Tenth Incarnation of Vishnu : Kalki : still to come at the end of the Kaliyuga or the present age of decline, when Vishnu will appear in person on Earth, seated on a white horse, Kalki, which is his tenth incarnation.

Other Lord Vishnu Avatars

These are gods who descended into this world for a specific task and with an aspect of Lord Vishnu.

Mention may be made of Dattatreya, Kapila, Dhanvantari, Mohini, Hayagriva, Naranarayana, Vedavyasa and Yajna.

Lord Vishnu Temples

Lord Vishnu is one of the widely worshiped gods in India.

In Hinduism, Vishnu is one of the five primary gods.

In Hinduism Vishnu is worshiped as Preserver of the universe.

He is married to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth.

Every time mankind faced a threat from demon, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu came to earth to save humanity.

Today some of the grandest and wealthiest temples in India are dedicated to Lord Vishnu or his incarnations.

Here are some must visit temples of Lord Vishnu in India.

Badrinath Temple

The most important temple of Lord Vishnu is Badrinath temple.

It is also most important of four char dham yatra destinations.

It is believed that idol of Lord Vishnu inside the temple was found by Adi Shankara in the Alaknanda river.

He had a dream in which Lord Vishnu directed him to dive in the river and recover the idol.

Since them, Badrinath, a hill station in Uttarakhand has become an important pilgrimage spot.

During the summer months, when the gates of temple are opened, millions of devotees flock to Badrinath.

It is also believed that Badrinath is permanent residence of Lord Vishnu.

Jagannath Puri Temple

Similarly to Badrinath, Puri is also a char dham destination.

The main temple here is dedicated to Lord Krishna who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Jagannath Puri temple is one of the holiest temples in India. It was built some 1500 years ago.

Even today it does not allow non Hindus to enter the main hall of the temple.

Despite that thousands of non Hindus travel Puri just to see amazing architecture of the temple from outside.

The best time to visit Puri is the cooler months of October to March.

However devotees should also consider the months of June and July when annual rath yatra takes place in Puri.

It is one of the biggest religious events in the world.

Dwarkadhish Temple
Interestingly, Dwarka too is part of char dham yatra.

Three out of four temples mentioned in the holy char dham yatra are dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Dwarka is a coastal city in Gujarat. It is believed to be built by none other than Lord Krishna.

The Dwarkadhish temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and it was built by his great grandson.

Although over the years the temple went through major renovation by Kings in the region.

Make sure you include a visit to Dwarkadhish temple.

The best time perhaps is around Janamashtmi which takes place either in August or September.

Kesava Deo Temple
This temple is built on one of the most sacred sites for Hindus in India.

The Kesava Deo Temple also known as Krishna Janmasthan is built exactly on the prison where Lord Krishna was born. It is believed that the first temple was built around 5000 years ago by great grandson of Lord Krishna.

Over the years Muslims destroyed the temple several times.

Last time around Aurangzeb destroyed the sacred Hindu temple in 1670 and a mosque was built.

However in 1965, the temple was once again constructed but was forced to share the space with a mosque.

The temple is located in the holy city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

Also known as Tirupati Balaji is one of the most popular Lord Vishnu temples in India.

At present it is second richest temple in the world.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara which is a form of Vishnu.

The name Venkateswara means Lord who destroys the sins of people.

It is believed that Lord Venkateswara will remain in this temple till the end of Kali Yuga.

Around 75,000 devotees visit the temple every day.

It is the most visited temple in the world. 

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is located near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

Lord Vishnu Festival and Vrats

Several Festivals are celebrated in glory of the Lord Vishnu in all parts of the country, these are held to celebrate the many trimphs of the Lord.

  • Chaturmasa

Vishnu rests on Anant- Sesha the four rainy months every year.

This period is known as Chaturmasa the time of social dormancy when journeys are not undertaken and marriages are not solemnized.

People stay at home and pray because the sun is on its inauspious southern course, the dakshinayana making the nights longer and days colder.

The divine retreat begins on Shayani-ekadashi, the eleventh day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashadha and ends the four months.

On the eleventh day of the waxing moon in the month of Kartika, Prabodhini- ekadashi.

  • Diwali

The new moon night that comes after Dussera ushers in the festival of lights “Deepavali” or Diwali.

On the new moon night Lakshmi the consort Lord Visnu is worshipped by all.

Lamps are lit and sacred symbols are drawn on the floors to welcome her into our homes.

Diwali also commemorates the return of Shri Rama to the kingdom of Ayodhaya after 14 years in the forest.

Hence devotees express their joy by lighting lamps and bursting crackers to mark the end of Chaturmasa and to herald the return of Vishnu to drive away the demons and all evil.

  • Gokul-Ashtami

This festival commemorates the auspious descent of Vishnu upon this earth as Krishna. It is celebrated in the dark half of the lunar month, on the eight day of the waning moon of Shravana.

This festival is celebrated late at night.

Laddo gopal are placed in cradles in temples.

The Lord is adorned with new poshaks, jewellery and flowers.

The tale of his descent is read out from the Bhagwat Puran and the devootes in large numbers gather and listen to the parvachan and sing bhajans in his praise.

Then maha prasad is distributed.

  • Tulsi-Vivaha

When Vishnu rises after his four month repose, he renews his pact of protecting the earth by ceremonially marrying the earth-goddess on the twelfth day of the waxing moon in the month of Kartika.

The goddess represented by the Tulsi plant is wedded to the Lord who is represented by his idol or a shalagrama stone or a cane of sugar.

This Tulsi- vivaha marks the beginning of the Hindu marriage season.

  • Akshaya- Tritiya

On the third day of the bright half of Vaishaka, Renuka gave birth to Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

On this holy day, people buy gold, safe with the knowledge that the lord will protect their wealth from thieves just as he stopped the thousand armed Kartaviryarjuna from stealing the cow Kamadhenu from the hermitage of sage Jamadagni.

  • Makara- Sankranti

The shortest day of the year is 22nd December after which the sun begins its northward journey known as the Uttarayana.

On the 14th of Janauary each year the Sun God, Surya- Narayana rides his golden chariot into the house of Makara, the abode of Madana the lord of love.

It is a very auspious day and is known as Makara-Sankranti and also marks the winter harvest celebrated as Lohri in North India and Pongal in the South of India.

  • Holi

Phalguna marks the end of winter and beginning of Spring .

It is a festival of love, joy, colours and excitement welcoming the Lord of pleasure Madana who is the son of Lakshmi and Vishnu.

It is a joyous festival and was the favourite festival of Krishna and Radha.

On the eve of Holi great bonfires are lit to mark the end of the female demon Holika who got burnt herself while trying to burn and kill “PRAHALADA” the devotee of Vishnu- Narasimha.

  • Datta Jayanti

Dattatreya Jayanti is in the month of Margashisha on the full moon day marks the day when Datta the great yogi and tantric was born to the chaste Anasuya wife of the sage  Atri.

Datta embodies the spirit of Vishnu and is worshipped as a Divine Teacher.

  • Narali Poornima

On the full moon night in the month of Shravana fishermen throw coconuts in the sea thanking the Sea God ‘Varuna’ for holding aloft the bridge that enabled Rama to go Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of the evil king Ravan.

This day also marks the retreat of monsoon which enables the fishermen to return to the sea.

In some parts of India oxen are worshipped to celebrate the birth of Balrama, Krishna’s elder brother who is the lord of farmers. 

On this day sisters tie a sacred thread on the wrist of their brothers and seek their

  • Dev Diwali

The full moon day that follow’s the day of Tulsi’s marriage is called Dev- Diwali, to commemorate this day the Lord descended upon eath as Matsya, the divine fish who saved the children of the earth, animals and plants from the cosmic deluge.

  • Nag Pachami

Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the waxing moon of the month of Shravana during which cobras are offered milk and worshipped as representatives of Ananta-Sesha the cosmic serpent, keeper of the earth’s fertility and destroyer of pests.

  • Ram Navami

This festival celebrates the birth of Seventh Avatar of Lord Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana, the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas, Shri Rama who was born on the 9th day of Chaitra month.

Shri Ramchandra killed the evil king Ravana.

A continuous recital of the book takes place for about a week prior to the celebration and on the day itself, the highlights of the story are read in the temple.

  • Perumal Tirumala

Perumal Tirumala is a festival in honour of Lord Vishnu celebrated by the Vishnubhaktis.

This festival lasts for eleven days or longer.

In the first two days the idols of Lord Vishnu and his companions are carried about in the streets with great pomp in a palanquin.

On the third day he is carried on his vehicle Garuda.

On the fourth Vishnu is carried on the monkey Hanuman, on the fifth day He is carried on a lion, the sixth under a small arch or bow of metal called Tiruvasi, on the seventh under a large Tiruvasi, on the eighth on a horse and on the ninth in a large car.

On the last day, the tenth day, which is the great day of the feast, Vishnu is for the last time carried about early in the morning.

In the evening of the eleventh day, which is called Dhar-ba-tirumal, he and his consort Lakshmi are seated on a couch of Dharba-grass, placed on a aft in a tank and Brahmans, musicians and dancing girls, having entered on the same raft, it is floated from one end of the tank to the other, thrice, in the sight of a multitude of people standing on the banks.

Lord Vishnu

Sankha (a conch), chakra (a disc), gada (a mace), and padma (a lotus) are each held in turn by his four arms.

The five elements, the AUM sound, the salagrama, the goddess Lakshmi, the waters, purity, and perfection are represented by the conch.

Vishnu’s terrible weapon of choice to fight evil and defend the just was the discus.

It stands in for the sun’s light, which disproves and illuminates darkness.

Additionally, it represents a higher consciousness that dispels all illusions.

The lotus represents beauty, harmony, purity, the water element, creation, and self-realisation, while the mace represents the power of knowledge.


Lord Vishnu Avatars

  • First Avatar: The Hindu version of the biblical Noah, Saint Vaivasvata, was saved by Vishnu in his Matsya or Fish incarnation (or vice versa).
  • Second Avatar: At the Churning of the Ocean, Vishnu in the form of Koorma (or Kurma) offered his back as a pivot for Mount Mandara, which was used as a churning stick by gods and demons.
  • Third Avatar: As Vishnu’s boar incarnation, Varaha, he vanquished the demon Hiranyaksha, retrieved the stolen Vedas, and freed the Earth from the ocean’s depths.
  • Fourth Avatar: As a creature that was half-lion and half-man, Narasingha, also known as the Lion Incarnation.
  • Fifth Avatar: Bali, a demon who had taken control of the Earth, was defeated by Vamana, the Dwarf incarnation.
  • Sixth Avatar:  Parasurama, he defeated King Kartavirya for stealing the sacred cow Kamadhenu, which had the power to grant all wishes.
  • Seventh Avatar: Ram: He defeated Sita’s kidnapper, the demon King Ravana.
  • Eight Avatar: Kansa, the oppressive ruler of Mathura and the demon’s son, was defeated by Krishna.
  • Ninth Avatar: Buddha: Vishnu took human form to end suffering in the world.
  • Tenth Avatar: At the conclusion of the Kaliyuga, or current age of decline, Vishnu will physically manifest on Earth as Kalki, his tenth incarnation, riding a white horse.

Moral of the Story

To demonstrate the lesson that “Wealth eludes the insecure,” Vishnu assumed the form of Kurma.

Vishnu’s function as a protector and preserver is once more made clear through this avatar as he looks out for the gods in order to aid them in recovering and preserving their divine abilities.

Lord Vishnu

Regarded as the Supreme Being and the preserver and sustainer of the creation among the holy Trinity, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in different forms.

Lord Vishnu also referred to as Narayana or Hari is worshipped as the Supreme God and is believed to have incarnated in different forms to annihilate the evil and restore Dharma and righteousness.

The Lord is all pervasive and is the sustainer of the universe and the whole cosmic creation among the Trinity- Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

He represents Sattva Guna through which everything is sustained.

According to the Indian Puranas, Vishnu is described possessing the divine blue colour of water-filled clouds and four arms resting on his Sheshnaag.

The Bhagavad Gita describes him as a ‘Universal Form’ or Vishvarupa that is beyond the ordinary limits of human perception.

Vishnu’s eternal and supreme abode is Vaikuntha, the realm of eternal bliss. Within the material universe his abode is the Ksheera Sagara, where he reclines and rests on Ananta Shesha.

The Lord is most commonly worshipped in his Dasavatara forms. Lord Vishnu in Rig Veda has also been accorded the highest place.

Among the 1000 names of the Lord, the name Vishnu is the second name in the Vishnu Sahasranama.

Etymology of Lord Vishnu
According to the ancient texts and scholars, Vishnu is described as ‘one who is everything and inside everything’, or ‘one who enters everywhere’.

The term ‘Vishnu’ is associated with the idea of being free from fetters and bondage.

In the Padma Purana, Danta provides a list of 108 names for Vishnu, encompassing the ten primary avatars and various qualities, attributes, and aspects of God.

Furthermore, both the Garuda Purana and the “Anushasana Parva” of the Mahabharata go beyond, enumerating over a thousand names for Vishnu, each name signifying a unique divine quality or attribute.

One of the prominent names included in this extensive list is ‘the omnipresent’, emphasizing Vishnu’s pervasive nature.

Among the many notable names given to Vishnu, some include ‘Hari’, ‘Lakshmikanta’, ‘Jagannatha’, ‘Janardana’, ‘Govinda’, ‘Hrishikesha’, ‘Padmanabha’, and ‘Mukunda’.

The concept of Vishnu has been interpreted and revered differently across ancient texts and by various scholars throughout history.

These names and descriptions paint a vivid and diverse picture of the divine attributes associated with Vishnu in Hindu theology, enriching the understanding and devotion to this revered deity.

Iconography of Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu’s iconography shows him with dark blue, or blue-grey or black coloured skin, and as a well dressed jewelled man.

He is typically shown with four arms, but there are also two armed representations which are discussed in Hindu texts and artworks.

In his four arms, Lord Vishnu is known to hold a chakra, conch shell, mace and a lotus respectively.

The items he holds in various hands varies, giving rise to 24 combinations of iconography, each combination representing a special form of Vishnu.

Each of these special forms is given a special name in texts such as the Agni Purana and Padma Purana.

Lord Vishnu’s iconography either portrays him in a standing pose, seated in a yoga pose or simply reclining.

Lord Vishnu and the concept of Trimurti
Within Vaishnavism, the Trimurti, also known as the Hindu Triad or Great Trinity, symbolizes the three fundamental forces (gu?as) that orchestrate the continuous cycle of creation, preservation, and destruction in the universe.

Each of these forces finds representation in a Hindu deity.

Brahma: The presiding deity of Rajas, embodying passion and the power of creation. Vishnu: The presiding deity of Sattva, epitomizing goodness and the principle of preservation.

Shiva: The presiding deity of Tamas, embodying darkness and the force of destruction.

The Trimurti themselves transcend the influence of the three gunas; they remain unaffected by these forces.

In Hindu tradition, this divine trio is often referred to as Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh.

All three aspects hold the same significance of three in One, representing different manifestations of the Supreme Being, united as a singular, divine entity.

As the cycle of existence perpetuates, the Trimurti’s interplay of creation, preservation, and destruction ensures the balance and evolution of the cosmos.

This profound concept elucidates the dynamic nature of the divine forces that shape and govern the universe, inspiring reverence and devotion among millions who seek to understand the mysteries of existence and the divine essence within.

Weapons of Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu worshipped as the preserver of the creation is seen possessing four hands. With his upper right hand he holds a discus or the chakra that symbolises the mind, with his upper left hand he holds a bow representing the causal power of illusion, and with his lower right hand he holds a conch.

The conch shell is spiral and symbolizes all of interconnected spiralling cyclic existence, while the discus symbolizes him as that which restores dharma with war if necessary when the cosmic equilibrium is overwhelmed by evil.

One of his arms sometimes carries a gadda or a club and mace which symbolize authority and power of knowledge.

In the fourth arm, he holds a lotus flower which symbolizes purity and transcendence.

Idols of Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu commonly venerated as Narayana or Hari is also worshipped by his devotes in different forms.

Several idols of the lord are installed in temples and adorned by the pilgrims.

Some of the idols of the Lord are Vasudeva, Samkarshana, Pradyumna, Aniruddha, Madhava, Govinda, Vishnu, Kesava, Upendra, Hari, Purushottama, Jagannatha, Janardana, Achyuta, Jagannatha, Hamsa, Vishwarupa, Lakshmi Narayana, Yajnavaraha, Madhusudana, Shridhara, Harshikesha, Padmanabha, Damodara, Vaikunth Anatha, Trailokya Mohana, Ananta, Adimurti, Lakshmi, Bhu and Nila, Mahavishnu and Shayanavishnu.

Attendants of Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu, the preserver and sustainer of life is attended, revered and flanked by several attendants such as Garuda, Ananta, Vishvakshena, Sudarshana and Jaya-Vijaya.

Consorts of Lord Vishnu
The legends of Vishnu suggest that the Lord had three wives Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati.

He however, gave away Saraswati and Parvati to Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva respectively.

 Besides, Bhudevi is also regarded as the consort of the Lord.

Incarnations of Vishnu
According to the Indian Puranas, Lord Vishnu possesses the divine power that helps during the various stages of human evolution by incarnating on earth in different forms. The 10 most famous incarnations of Vishnu are collectively known as the ‘Dasavatara.’ According to the Bhagavad Gita the purpose of incarnation of Vishnu is to re-establish Dharma or righteousness and destroy injustice.

The list is also included in the Garuda Purana.

In the list of 10 avatars the majority of avatars are categorised as ‘lila-avatars’ and the first four are believed to have appeared in the Krita Yuga.

The Treta Yuga witnessed the incarnation of the next three, the eighth incarnation in the Dwapara Yuga while the ninth incarnation in the Kali Yuga.

The 10 avataras are Matsya Avatar (fish), Kurma Avatar (tortoise), 

Varaha Avatar (boar), 

Narashima Avatar (the man lion), 

Vamana Avatar (the dwarf), 

Parasurama (the angry man), 

Lord Rama (the perfect human), Balarama and Lord Krishna (the divine statesman).

The 10th avatar, which is yet to appear, is Kalki, he is expected towards the end of this present age of decline, as a person on earth, seated on a white horse.

Minor Incarnations of Lord Vishnu
The minor incarnations includes several other incarnations of Lord Vishnu besides his Dasavatara forms.

These include Kapila, Dattatreya, 

Hayagriva, Hayashirsha, Yajna, 

Lord Dhanwantri

Ved Vyas

Rishabha,  Nara and Narayana,

BalaramaNarada, Varadaraja, 

Manmatha, Prithu and Mohini.

Legends of Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu worshipped as the Supreme Being in Vaishnavism is associated with several legends and mythological fables.

The legend of Lord Vishnu and Sage Bhrigu recites about the test of the Lord taken by the sage to decide upon the supremacy of the Lord among the trinity, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

The next legend of Lord Vishnu and Shukrh states about the former being cursed by the later for killing his mother.

According to the third legend of Lord Vishnu and Vrinda where the later cursed the lord for deceiving her and killing her husband Jalandhara.

As per the Legend of Lord Vishnu and Bhasmasura the later was blessed with the boon of turning to ashes anyone on whose head he placed his hand.

The legend of Lord Vishnu and Brahma narrates about the former preaching about the modesty and humility.

Lord VishnuLord Vishnu in Dashavatara
The Dashavatara, also known as the ’10 Primary Avatars’ of Vishnu, comprises a list of significant incarnations through which Vishnu descends to the earthly realm.

This sacred compilation finds consistent mention in various ancient texts, including the Agni Purana, Varaha PuranaPadma Purana, Linga PuranaNarada Purana, Garuda Purana, and Skanda Purana.

Among these, the Garuda Purana Saroddhara, a profound commentary by Navanidhirama on the Garuda Purana, also presents the same list of Vibhavas or Avatars.

The ten Avatars are as follows:
1. Matsya (The Fish)
2. Kurma (The Tortoise)
3. Varaha (The Boar)
4. Narasimha (The Man-Lion)
5. Vamana (The Dwarf)
6. Parasurama (Rama with the Axe)
7. Rama (Lord Rama)
8. Krishna (Lord Krishna)
9. Buddha (The Enlightened One)
10. Kalki (The Future Avatar)
These divine manifestations are objects of meditation for the wise and are believed to bring solace and blessings to those who recite their names, especially in times of illness.

Some discrepancies exist in the order and inclusion of certain Avatars, particularly Buddha and Balarama.

While some lists, such as the one in the Shiva Purana, include Balarama instead of Buddha, both versions find scriptural support in authentic Vedic literature, though not necessarily from the Garuda Purana Saroddhara.

Lord Vishnu as Perumal
Perumal, an integral figure in Tamil scriptures, emerged as a significant manifestation of Vishnu during the syncretic phase of South Indian deities blending into mainstream Hinduism.

This captivating deity holds immense popularity among the Tamil community in Tamil Nadu and resonates deeply with the Tamil diaspora as well.

Within the Sri Vaishnava denomination of Hinduism, Perumal garners profound reverence and devotion.

Perumal is adored and worshiped in various forms, with two prominent manifestations being Venkateshwara at the revered temple of Tirupati and Sri Ranganathaswamy at the sacred site of Srirangam.

These temples stand as iconic centers of pilgrimage and devotion, drawing devotees from far and wide to bask in the divine presence of Perumal.

Lord Vishnu in Vedic Literature
In the ancient Rigvedic texts, Lord Vishnu held a position that was not as prominent as deities like Indra and Agni.

Out of the 1028 hymns in the Rigveda, only five were dedicated explicitly to Vishnu, although he was mentioned in other hymns as well.

As the Vedic scriptures progressed into the Brahmana layer, Vishnu’s significance grew, and over the course of Indian history, he ascended to become a divine being of the highest rank, on par with the Supreme Being, according to Jan Gonda, a renowned scholar.

Despite his relatively minor presence and occasionally overlapping attributes in the Vedas, Vishnu possessed crucial characteristics in various hymns.

These hymns affirmed that Vishnu resided in the supreme abode where departed souls found their dwelling, potentially contributing to the increased emphasis and popularity of Vishnu in Hindu soteriology, the study of salvation and liberation.

Additionally, the Vedic literature portrayed Vishnu as the sustainer of heaven and earth, emphasizing his role as a cosmic force of preservation.

As time progressed, the adoration and worship of Lord Vishnu expanded and flourished, finding expression in various forms and avatars.

The multifaceted nature of Vishnu’s character and his profound connection to the eternal cosmic order solidified his place as a central figure in Hindu theology.

Lord Vishnu in Brahmanas
Within the Shatapatha Brahmana, the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism finds profound insights that align with a pantheistic conception of Lord Vishnu as the supreme being. He is the essence permeating every being and everything within the observable universe.

Klaus Klostermaier highlights the assertion of Purusha Narayana (Vishnu) within this Brahmana, declaring that he encompasses all the worlds within himself, and simultaneously dwells within all the worlds.

Vishnu is equated to the embodiment of all knowledge present in the Vedas, and the text emphasizes that the essence of everything is imperishable, as are the Vedas and the fundamental principles governing the universe.

Lord Vishnu in Upanishads
The Vaishnava Upanishads form a collection of minor Upanishads within Hinduism, primarily centered around Vishnu theology.

Among the 108 Upanishads found in the Muktika anthology, 14 are dedicated to Vaishnava themes.

The exact dates of composition for these texts remain uncertain.

These Upanishads place a significant emphasis on Vishnu, Narayana, Rama, or one of his divine avatars as the supreme metaphysical reality known as Brahman in Hinduism. Through their teachings, they delve into a diverse array of topics, covering ethics and the various methods of worship.

By exploring the nature of the divine, the Vaishnava Upanishads offer profound insights into the ultimate truth and the ways to connect with the divine essence within the spiritual journey.

Lord Vishnu in Sangam and Post-Sangam Literature
The Sangam literature, a vast collection of Tamil texts primarily from the early centuries of the common era, holds great reverence for Lord Vishnu and his divine avatars like Krishna and Rama.

Alongside Vishnu, the Tamil literary tradition also celebrates various pan-Indian deities like Shiva, Muruga, Durga, Indra, and others, reflecting the rich cultural tapestry of ancient Tamil Nadu.

In these ancient Tamil texts, Vishnu is often referred to as “mayon,” signifying a dark or black complexion, akin to the term “Krishna” used in North India.

Other names for Vishnu found in this genre include “mayavan,” “mamiyon,” “netiyon,” “mal,” and “mayan.”

The avatar of Krishna as Vishnu assumes center stage in two significant post-Sangam Tamil epics, namely Silappadikaram and Manimekalai, likely composed around the 5th century CE.

These epics share captivating aspects of Krishna’s stories found in other parts of India, including the delightful tales of his childhood, such as stealing butter, and his playful mischief during his teenage years, where he teased girls by hiding their clothes while they bathed in a river.

Lord Vishnu in Bhakti Movement
During the mid-1st millennium CE, the concepts surrounding Lord Vishnu played a pivotal role in shaping the theology of the Bhakti movement, which eventually swept across India in the 12th century and beyond.

Central to this movement were the Alvars, revered Tamil Vaishnava poet-saints who fervently sang praises of Vishnu as they journeyed from place to place.

Through their devotion and poetic expressions, they not only established sacred temple sites like Srirangam but also disseminated profound ideas about Vaishnavism.

The verses and hymns composed by the Alvars were later compiled as Alwar Arulicheyalgal or Divya Prabhandham, which emerged as a significant scripture and source of inspiration for Vaishnavas.

Their poetic compositions held deep spiritual meaning and became instrumental in nurturing the devotion and religious practices of followers of Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu in Other Religions
Beyond the culture and religion of Hinduism, Lord Vishnu is referred to as Gorakh in the scriptures of Sikhism.

The Chaubis Avatar text of Sikhism lists the 24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu which also includes Lord Krishna and Lord Rama of Hinduism.

Similarly, the Dasam Granth includes Vishnu mythology mirror that is found in the Vaishnav tradition.

In Hinduism, there are some Hindus who consider Lord Buddha as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, while in some of the Buddhist cultures Lord Vishnu is worshipped as the custodian deity of Sri Lanka and the protector of Buddhism.

It is known that the Sinhala Buddhist tradition encourages the worship of Lord Vishnu as a part of the Theravada Buddhism.

Vaishnava Theology
Vaishnava theology, as expounded in the Bhagavata Purana, encompasses profound insights into the merging of the individual Self with the Absolute Brahman, denoting the return of Brahman to its true nature.

This concept aligns closely with the Advaitic or non-dualistic philosophy of Shankara, emphasizing the unity of the individual with the Supreme Reality.

The pursuit of moksha, or liberation, is elaborated as Ekatva (‘Oneness’) and Sayujya (‘Absorption’ or ‘intimate union’),

wherein one completely merges with Brahman, realizing their true nature as part of the Supreme Being.

Within the Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu is perceived as “Isvara, the Lord of All Being,” and the universe is regarded as His breath, destined to be assimilated back into Him in a cyclical process, culminating in the dissolution of the world.

This process has occurred in the past and will repeat in the future.

Following this dissolution, Vishnu will breathe life into the universe once more, initiating a new cycle of creation.

The Bhagavata Purana also emphasizes the path of Bhakti, the path of loving devotion, presenting it as one of the three major paths of Hindu spirituality alongside Jnana (knowledge) and Karma (action) discussed in the Bhagavad Gita.

Temples of Lord Vishnu
Some of the earliest surviving grand Vishnu temples in India have been dated to the Gupta Empire period.

Archaeological evidence suggests that Vishnu temples and iconography probably were already in existence by the 1st century BCE.

The most significant Vishnu-related epigraphy and archaeological remains are the two 1st century BCE inscriptions in Rajasthan which refer to temples of Sankarshana and Vasudeva,

the Besnagar Garuda column of 100 BCE which mentions a Bhagavata temple, another inscription in Naneghat cave in Maharashtra by a Queen Naganika that also mentions Sankarshana,

Vasudeva along with other major Hindu deities and several discoveries in Mathura relating to Vishnu, all are dated to about the start of the common era.

SHIRDI SAI BABA’s 9 Thursday’s Vrat / Vratham Pooja?

If a devotee places his/her faith in Shirdi Sai Baba’s holy feet and observe this 9 Thursday’s vrat, all his desires and wishes will be amazingly fulfilled.

Rules for observing 9 Thursday’s vrat / vratham

  • The vrat can be observed by any one (Men/Women/Kids).
  • The vrat can be observed by persons of any caste/religion.
  • Sincere faith and devotion while observing this vrat yields miraculous results.
  • The vrat should be started on Thursday with a sincere prayer to Shirdi Sai baba to get the desire and wish fulfilled.
  • Pooja can be performed in morning or evening. Place a wooden board and spread a small yellow cloth on it and keep Shirdi Sai Baba’s photo on it. Wipe the photo with clean cloth and apply sandal paste and kum-kum tilak on Sai’s forehead. Offer him a garland or yellow colour flower. Light a lamp and incense sticks in front of Baba and read SAI VRAT story. Meditate and pray to him faithfully. Offer him food (sugar, candy, sweets and fruits) and distribute the Prasad.
  • During vrat, take fruits, liquids and sweets or take food one time in a day (lunch/dinner). This vrat should not be observed with empty stomach and remaining hungry.
  • Visit Shirdi Sai Baba temple on all 9 Thursdays. If the temple is not nearby, then pooja can be done in the house sincerely.
  • Devotees can perform this puja even when are travelling to other cities.
  • If ladies have monthly issues, skip that Thursday and perform puja in the consecutive Thursday.

Udyapan – Completion of vrat

  • Feed at least 5 people on 9th Thursday.
  • To spread the efficacies of Sai Baba 9 Thursdays vrat, distribute vrat books (5,11 or 21) for free.
  • On 9th Thursday, place these books in pooja so that the receivers will also get blessed.

By following the above rules, the devotee’s wish will certainly be fulfilled with Shirdi Sai Baba’s grace. Om Sai Ram.

Shirdi Saibaba 9 Thursdays Vrat with Procedure and Katha

|| Om Sri Sainathaya Namaha||

In this Kaliyug, god helps those who are in distress.

He helps the poor and the needy by projecting his pre-eminence through the saints of noble stature.

The poor and the rich alike are saved from perils and pangs of misery, through the benevolent saints. Sri Saibaba is one such godlike saviour.

Baba occupies an unparalleled place amidst the noblest virtuous souls. 


Rules to be followed for 9 Thursdays Vrat:

  • Any woman, man or child can do this vrat.
  • This vrat can be done by any person without any difference of caste and creed.
  • This is a very miraculous vrat. Desired fruits are obtained by doing it for 9 Thursdays according to the rules.
  • This vrat can be started from any Thursday by taking Sai Baba’s name. One should pray to Sai Baba with complete devotion for the fulfillment of the desire for which the Vrat is done.
  • Sai Baba must be worshipped in the morning or in evening. Sai Baba’sphotograph must be placed on a yellow cloth. Clean the photograph with clear water. Tilak of Chandan (sandalwood) and Kumkum must be applied to the photograph of Sai Baba. Yellow coloured flowers or garland must be offered to Sai Baba, incense sticks and lamp must be lighted and then the main story of the vrat must be read followed by Sai Smaran, Sai Chalisa, Sai Bhavani and Sai Sahasra Namavali. Naivedya should be offered to Sai  followed by Arathi.
  • Sai Baba’s name must be remembered and then prasad must be distributed (prasad may consist of a some sweet or fruits).
  • This vrat can be done by eating only fruits ( it may also be done by consuming milk, tea, sweet, etc) or it may also be done by having lunch or dinner. But it must be remembered that the vrat must not be done by not eating anything.
  • If possible one must go to Sai Baba temple and if it is not possible then Sai Baba must be worshipped at home only with complete devotion.
  • This vrat can be continued even if one is out of his/her own town.
  • During this vrat if women are going through menses or if by any reason one Thursday is missed, then that Thursday must not be taken into consideration for 9 Thursdays. Another Thursday must be taken into consideration and then concluding ceremony must be performed.

Nine Thursdays Vrat Concluding Ceremony:

1.On 9th Thursday the vrat is concluded. Five poor people must be fed (as per economic condition)

2. To increase the importance of Sai Baba and this vrat 5, 11 and 21 (as per economic condition) Sai Baba Vrat Books must be distributed among family and friends. In this way the vrat is concluded.

3. In the concluding ceremony, by distributing the Sai Baba Vrat Books increase Mahima of Sai Baba and we get His blessings.

4. On the 9th Thursday the books, which are to be given to our family members and friends, must be kept in pooja and then it must be distributed so that others and ours desire are fulfilled.

Sai Baba devotees have a strong belief that anyone who does this vrat according to the above procedure and concludes it in the same manner as stated here, Sai Baba fulfills all their desires.

Nine Thursdays Vrat Story:

A woman named Kokila lived in a city with her husband Maheshbhai.

Both of them had love for each other.

 But Maheshbhai’s nature was quarrelsome.

He did not have sense of speaking.

Neighbours were fed of Maheshbhai’s such nature, but Kokila was religious woman.

She had immense faith in God and she suffered everything without uttering a single word.

Gradually her husband’s business declined and the earnings were also negligible. Now Maheshbhai did not go anywhere and stayed back at home.

Moreover he was drawn to wrong path.

Now his quarrelsome nature increased two fold.

It was afternoon time.

 An old man came and stood in front of the house of Kokila.

He had a strange glow on his face.

He demanded dal-chaval (lentil-rice).

Kokila gave to the old man what he demanded and folded her hands before him.

The old man said May Sai bless you with happiness.

Kokila said there is no happiness in my fate and narrated everything about her unhappy life to the old man.

The old man explained the Vrat for 9 Thursdays.

The vrat can be done by eating fruits or by taking lunch or dinner.

If possible go to Sai Temple or otherwise worship Sai Baba at home for 9 Thursdays, observe fast and donate food to the hungry people and distribute 5, 11 and 21 Sai Vrat Books according to your economic condition.

If you increase the importance of this Sai Vrat, Sai Baba will fulfill all your desires.

But you must have deep faith in Sai Baba and have patience in your mind.

If anybody does this Vrat and duly performs its concluding ceremony, Sai Baba fulfills his/her desires.

Kokila did the Vrat for 9 Thursdays, distributed Sai Vrat books and fed the poor on 9th Thursday.

Now all the quarrels in her home had disappeared.

There was complete happiness as Maheshbhai’s nature had changed.

His business now came back on track.

In a short period, their economic condition also improved and everything became fine.

Both husband and wife started living their life happily.

One day Kokila’s brother-in-law and his wife came to their home from Surat.

Casually talking they told Kokila that their children do not study well.

They have failed in exams.

Kokila told them about the importance of Sai Baba Vrat for 9 Thursdays and said that by worshipping by Sai Baba their children would be able to study well.

But for that you must have deep faith in Sai Baba.

Sai Baba helps everybody. She explained the procedure for the vrat which is as follows:

– This vrat can be done by eating fruits or by taking lunch or dinner.
– If possible go to Sai Baba temple for all 9 Thursdays.
– Any woman, man or child can do this vrat. Worship of Sai Baba photograph must be done for 9 Thursdays.
– Offer flowers, light incense sticks and lamp, chant Arti and remember Sai Baba’s name and distribute prasad.
– On 9th Thursday feed poor people.
– On 9th Thursday distribute Sai Baba Vrat Books among family members and friends.

After few days Kokila received a letter from her brother-in-law’s wife that her children does Sai Vrat and have started studying hard.

She herself did Sai Baba Vrat and distributed the books in her husband’s office.

She added that due to Sai Baba Vrat her friend’s daughter’s marriage was fixed in a very nice family.

Moreover her neighbour’s ornament box was lost somewhere.

As a result of Sai Baba Vrat someone came and returned the box after two months.

In this way such miracles happened.

Sai Smaran:

Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!
Bless Thy child Sai
Answer my prayers
Strengthen my devotion
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

Remove my sorrows
Shower me with Happiness
Listen to Thy child’s prayer
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

Sai is Life, Sai is Prayer
Sai is Kirtan, Sai is Wealth
Sai is Bliss, Sai is Heaven
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

Sai is Contentment
Sai is Praise
Sai is god incarnate
Sai is Universe
Sai is mercy, Sai is wisdom
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

Sai is Righteousness
Sai is Deliverance
Sai is Duty
Sai is Absolute Reality
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

Sai is Christ, Sai is Nanak
Sai is Hindu, Sai is Muslim
Sai is Truth, Sai is Nectar!
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

Sai is Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma!
Sai is simple, loving, caring
Sai is Mother, Father, Guru
Sai is Pran, Sai is soul
Bless me, Sai! Bless me, Sai!

~Sadguru Shirdi Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai ~

Sai Chalisa:

Pehle Sai ke charan main, apna sheesh namaaun main,
Kaise Shirdi Sai aaye, saara haal sunaun main.

Kaun hai mata, pita kaun hai, yeh na kisi ne bhi jaana,
Kaha janam Sai ne dhara, prashan paheli raha bana.

Koyee kahe Ayodhya ke, yeh Ramchandra bhagvan hain,
Koyee kehta SaiBaba, pavan putra Hanuman hain.

Koyee kehta mangal murti, Shri Gajanan hain Sai,
Koyee kehta Gokul-Mohan Devki Nandan hain Sai.

Shanker samaj bhakta kayee to, Baba ko bhajhte rahte,
Koyee kahe avatar datta ka, pooja Sai ki karte.

Kuchha bhi maano unko tum, pur Sai hain sachche bhagvan,
Bade dayalu deen-bandhu, kitno ko diya jivan-daan.

Kayee baras pehle ki ghatna, tumhe sunaunga main baat,
Kisee bhagyashaali ki , Shirdi main aayee thi baraat.

Aaya saath usi ke tha, baalak aik bahut sunder,
Aaya aaker vahin bus gaya, paavan Shirdi kiya nagar.

Kayee dino tak raha bhatakta, bhiksha maangi usne dar dar,
Aur dikhaee aisee leela, jag main jo ho gayee amar.

Jaise-jaise umar badi, badti hee vaisy, gaee shaan,
Ghar ghar hone laga nagar main, Sai Baba kaa gungaan.

Dig digant main laga goonjane, phir to Saiji ka naam,
Deen-dhukhi ki raksha karna, yahi raha Baba ka kaam.

Baba ke charno main ja kar, jo kehta main hoo nirdhan,
Daya usee par hoti unkee, khul jaate dhukh ke bandhan.

Kabhi kisee ne maangi bhiksha, do Baba mujhko suntaan,
Avum astoo tava kaihkar Sai dete the usko vardaan.

Swayam dhukhi Baba ho jaate, deen-dukhijan ka lakh haal,
Anteh: karan shree Sai ka, sagar jaisa raha vishal.

Bhakta ek madrasi aaya, ghar ka bahut bada dhanvaan,
Maal khajana behadh uskaa, keval nahi rahi suntaan.

Laga manane Sainath ko, Baba mujh per daya karo,
Junjha se junkrit naiya ko, tum hee mairee par karo.

Kuldeepak ke bina andhera, chchaya hua ghar mein mere,
Isee liye aaya hoon Baba, hokar sharnagat tere.

Kuldeepak ke re abhav main, vyartha hai daulat ki maya,
Aaj bhikhari ban kar Baba, sharan tumhari main aaya,

De do mujhko putra-daan, main runi rahoonga jivan bhar,
Aur kisi ki aas na mujko, siraf bharosa hai tum par.

Anunaye-vinaye bahut ki usne, charano main dhar ke sheesh,
Tub prasana hokar Baba ne, diya bhakta ko yeh aashish.

‘Allah bhala karega tera,’ putra janam ho tere ghar,
Kripa rahegi tum per uski, aur tere uss balak per.

Ab tak nahi kisi ne payaa, Sai ki kripa ka paar,
Putra ratna de madrasi ko, dhanya kiya uska sansaar.

Tan-man se jo bhaje usi ka jug main hota hai uddhar,
Sanch ko aanch nahi haiy Koyee, sada jooth ki hoti haar.

Main hoon sada sahare uske, sada rahoonga uska daas,
Sai jaisa prabhu mila hai, itni ki kum haiy kya aash.

Mera bhi din tha ek aisa, miltee nahi mujhe thi roti,
Tan par kapda duur raha tha, sheish rahi nanhi si langoti,

Sarita sammukh hone par bhi main pyasa ka pyasa tha,
Durdin mera mere ooper, davagani barsata tha.

Dharti ke atirikt jagat main, mera kuch avalumbh na tha,
Bana bhikhari main duniya main, dar dar thokar khata tha.

Aise main ik mitra mila jo, param bhakt Sai ka tha,
Janjalon se mukta, magar iss, jagti main veh bhi mujh sa tha.

Baba ke darshan ke khatir, mil dono ne kiya vichaar,
Sai jaise daya murti ke darshan ko ho gaiye taiyar.

Paavan Shirdi nagari main ja kar, dhekhi matvaali murti,
Dhanya janam ho gaya ki humne jab dhekhi Sai ki surti.

Jabse kiye hai darshan humne, dukh sara kaphur ho gaya,
Sankat saare mite aur vipdaon ka ant ho gaya.

Maan aur sammaan mila, bhiksha main humko Baba se,
Prati bambit ho uthe jagat main, hum Sai ki abha se.

Baba ne sammaan diya haiy, maan diya is jivan main,
Iska hee sambal le main, hasta jaunga jivan main.

Sai ki leela ka mere, man par aisa assar huaa,
Lagta, jagti ke kan-kan main, jaise ho veh bhara huaa.

‘Kashiram’ Baba ka bhakt, iss Shirdi main rehta tha,
Maiy Sai ka Sai mera, veh duniya se kehta tha.

Seekar svayam vastra bechta, gram nagar bazaro main,
Jhankrit uski hridh-tantri thi, Sai ki jhankaron se.

Stabdh nisha thi, thay soye, rajni aanchal me chand sitare,
Nahi soojhta raha hath ka, hath timiri ke maare.

Vastra bech kar lote raha tha, hai! Haath se ‘kaashi’,
Vichitra bada sanyoga ki uss din aata tha veh akaki.

Gher raah main khade ho gaye, usse kutil, anyaayi,
Maaro kaato looto iski, hee dhvani pari sunayee.

Loot peet kar usse vahan se, kutil gaye champat ho,
Aaghaton se marmahat ho, usne di thi sangya kho.

Bahut der tak pada raha vaha, vahin usi halat main,
Jaane kab kuch hosh ho utha, usko kisi palak main.

Anjane hee uske muh se, nikal para tha Sai,
Jiski prati dhvani Shirdi main, Baba ko padi sunai.

Shubdh utha ho manas unka, Baba gaye vikal ho,
Lagta jaise ghatna sari, ghati unhi ke sanmukh ho.

Unmadi se idhar udhar tab, Baba lage bhatakne,
Sanmukh chizein jo bhi aiee, unkoo lage patkne.

Aur dhadhakte angaro main, Baba ne kar dala,
Huye sashankit sabhi vahan, lakh tandav nritya nirala.

Samajh gaye sab log ki koi, bhakt para sankat ain,
Shubit khade thai sabhi vahan par, pade huae vismaiye main.

Usse bachane ke hi khatir, Baba aaj vikal hai,
Uski hi piraa se pirit, unka ant sthal hai.

Itne me hi vidhi ne apni, vichitrata dhikhlayi,
Lakh kar jisko janta ki, shradha sarita lehrayee.

Lekar sanghya heen bhakt ko, gaadi ek vahan aayee,
Sanmukh apne dekh bhakt ko, Sai ki aankhe bhar aayee.

Shant, dheer, gambhir sindhu sa, Baba ka anthsthal,
Aaj na jane kyon reh-rehkar, ho jaata tha chanchal.

Aaj daya ki murti svayum tha bana hua upchaari,
Aur bhakt ke liye aaj tha, dev bana prati haari.

Aaj bhakti ki visham pariksha main, safal hua tha Kaashi,
Uske hee darshan ki khatir, thai umre nagar-nivasi.

Jab bhi aur jahan bhi koyee, bhakta pade sankat main,
Uski raksha karne Baba jate hai palbhar main.

Yuga yuga ka hai satya yeh, nahi koi nayee kahani,
Aapat grasta bhakt jab hota, jate khudh antar yami.

Bhedh bhaav se pare pujari manavta ke the Sai,
Jitne pyare Hindu-Muslim uutne hi Sikh isai.

Bhed bhaav mandir masjid ka tod phod Baba ne dala,
Ram rahim sabhi unke the, Krishan Karim Allah Tala.

Ghante ki pratidhvani se gunja, masjid ka kona kona,
Mile paraspar Hindu Muslim, pyar bada din din doona.

Chamatkar tha kitna sundar, parichaye iss kaya ne dee,
Aur neem karvahat main bhi mithaas Baba ne bhar dee.

Sabko sneha diya Sai ne, sabko suntul pyar kiya,
Jo kuch jisne bhi chaha, Baba ne usko vahi diya.

Aise sneha sheel bhajan ka, naam sada jo japa kare,
Parvat jaisa dhukh na kyoon ho, palbhar main veh door tare.

Sai jaisa daata humne, aare nahi dekha koi,
Jiske keval darshan se hee, saari vipda door gayee.

Tan main Sai, man main Sai, Sai Sai bhajha karo,
Apne tan ki sudh budh khokur, sudh uski tum kiya karo.

Jab tu apni sudh tajkur, Baba ki sudh kiya karega,
Aur raat din Baba, Baba, hi tu rata karega.

To Baba ko aare! vivash ho, sudhi teri leni hee hogi,
Teri har icha Baba ko, puree hee karni hogi.

Jungal jungal bhatak na pagal, aur dhundne Baba ko,
Ek jagah keval Shirdi main, tu paiga Baba ko.

Dhanya jagat main prani hai veh, jisne Baba ko paya,
Dukh main sukh main prahar aath ho, Sai ka hee gune gaya.

Giren sankat ke parvat, chahe bijli hi toot pare,
Sai ka le naam sada tum, sanmukh sub ke raho ade.

Iss budhe ki sunn karamat, tum ho javo ge hairaan,
Dung raha sunkar jisko, jane kitne chatur sujaan.

Ek baar Shirdi main sadhu dhongi tha koi aaya,
Bholi bhali nagar nivasi janta ko tha bharmaya.

Jari, butiyan unhe dhikha kar, karne laga vaha bhashan,
Kehne laga sunno shrotagan, ghar mera hai vrindavan.

Aushadhi mere paas ek hai, aur ajab iss main shakti,
Iske sevan karne se hi, ho jaati dukh se mukti.

Aggar mukta hona chaho tum, sankat se bimari se,
To hai mera numra nivedan, har nar se har nari se.

Lo kharid tum isko, sevan vidhiyan hai nyari,
Yadyapi tuch vastu hai yeh, gun uske hai atisheh bhari.

Jo hai suntaan heen yahen yadi, meri aushdhi ko khayen,
Putra ratan ho parapat, aare aur veh mooh manga phal paye.

Aushadh meri jo na kharide, jeevan bhar pachtayega,
Mujh jaisa prani shayad hi, aare yaha aa payega.

Duniya do din ka mela hai, mauj shaunk tum bhi kar lo,
Gar is se milta hai, sub kuch, tum bhi isko le lo.

Hairani badti janta ki, lakh iski kaarastaani,
Pramudit veh bhi man hi man tha, lakh logo ki nadani.

Khabar suna ne Baba ko yeh, gaya daud kar sevak ek,
Sun kar bhukuti tani aur, vismaran ho gaya sabhi vivek.

Hukum diya sevak ko, satvar pakad dusht ko lavo,
Ya Shirdi ki seema se, kapti ko duur bhagavo.

Mere rehte bholi bhali, Shirdi ki janta ko,
Kaun neech aisa jo, sahas karta hai chalne ko.

Palbhar mai hi aise dhongi, kapti neech lootere ko,
Maha naash ke maha gart main, phahuncha doon jivan bhar ko.

Tanik mila aabhaas madari, krur kutil anyayi ko,
Kaal nachta hai ab sir par, gussa aaya Sai ko.

Pal bhar main sab khel bandh kar, bhaga sir par rakh kar pairr,
Socha tha man hi man, bhagvan nahi hai ab khair.

Such hai Sai jaisa daani, mil na sakega jag main,
Ansh iish ka Sai Baba, unhe na kuch bhi mushkil jag main.

Sneh, sheel, sojanya, aadi ka abhushan dharan kar,
Badta iss duniya main jo bhi, manav sevaye path par.

Vahi jeet leta hai jagti, ke jan jan ka anthsthal,
Uski ek udasi hi jag, jana ko kar deti hai vivhal.

Jab jab jag main bhar paap ka bar bar ho jaata hai,
Usse mita ne ke hi khatir, avtari ho aata hai.

Paap aur anyaya sabhi kuch, iss jagti ka har ke,
Duur bhaga deta duniya ke danav ko shan bhar main.

Sneh sudha ki dhar barasne, lagti hai duniya main,
Gale paraspar milne lagte, jan jan hai aapas main.

Aisse hee avtari Sai, mrityulok main aakar,
Samta ka yeh paath padhaya, sabko apna aap mitakar.

Naam dwarka masjid ka , rakha Shirdi main Sai ne,
Daap taap, suntaap mitaya, jo kuch aaya Sai ne.

Sada yaad main mast ram ki, baithe rehte the Sai,
Peher aath hee raam naam ka, bhaite rehte the Sai.

Sookhee rookhee tazi baasi, chahe ya hovai pakvaan,
Sada pyar ke bhooke Sai ke, khatir the sabhi samaan.

Sneh aur shradha se apni, jan jo kuch de jaate the,
Bade chaav se uss bhojan ko, Baba paavan karte the.

Kabhi kabhi man behlane ko, Baba baag main jate the,
Pramudit man main nirukh prakrati, chatta ko veh hote the.

Rang-birange pushpa baag ke mand mand hil dul karke,
Bihau birane mana main bhi sneh salil bhar jate the.

Aise su-madhur bela main bhi, dukh aafat vipada kai maare,
Apne man ki vyatha sunane, jan rehte Baba ko ghere.

Sunkar jinki karun katha ko, nayan kamal bhar aate the,
De vibhuti har vyatha, shanti, unke uur main bhar dete the.

Jaane kya adhbut, shakti, uss vibhuti main hoti thi,
Jo dharan karke mastak par, dukh saara har leti thi.

Dhanya manuja veh sakshaat darshan, jo Baba Sai ke paye,
Dhanya kamal kar unke jinse, charan kamal veh parSai.

Kaash nirbhaiy tumko bhi, saakshat Sai mil jaata,
Barshon se ujra chaman apna, phir se aaj khil-jata.

Gar pakar main charan shri ke, nahi chorta umar bhar,
Mana leta main jaroor unko gar rooth te Sai mujh par!!

Sai Bhavani:

Jai ishwar jai Sai dayal, tu hi jagat ka palan har

Datta digambar prabhu avtar, tere bus me sab sansar

Brahma yukt shankar avtar, sharnagat ka pranadhar

Darshan dedo prabhu mere, meeta do chorasi ere

Kafni tere ek saya, jholi kande latkaya

Neem taley tum prakat hue, fakeer bankae tum aaye

Kalyug me avtar liya, patit pavan tum ne keya

Shirdi gaon me vas keya, longo ke mann lubha liya

Chilam thi shobha haato ki, bansi jaise mohan ki

Daya bhari thi aakho me, amrit dhara baanto me

Dhannya dwarka woh mai, sama gaye jaha Sai

Jal jata hai paap waha, baba ki hai dhuni jaha

Bhula bhatka me aanjan, de mujhko apna vardan

Karunasindhu prabhu mere, lakhoan baitaih dar pai tere

Agnehotri shastri ko, chamatkar tum ne dikhlaya

Jevandan shama paya, jehar saap ka utraya

Pralahe kaal ko rok liya, bhagto ka bhaye door kiya

Mahamari benam kiya, shirdipuri ko bacha liya

Pranam tumko mere ish, charano mai tere mera sheesh

Mann ki asha poori karo, bhavsagar se pakar karo

Bhakt bhimaji tha bimar, kar baitha tha soa upchar

Dhanaya sai ki pavitra udi, mita gayi uski shay vyadhi

Dhikhlaya tune vitthal roop, kakaji ko swayam swaroop

Damu ko santan diya, mann uska santusht kiya

Kripanidhi ab kripa karo, deen dyaloo daya karo

Tan mann dhan arpan karo, de do sadgati prabhu muzhko

Medha tumko na jana tha, muslim tumko mana tha

Swayam tum ban kai shivshankar, bana diya uska kinkar

Roshnai ki chirango se, tailay ke badlay pani se

Jisne dekha ankho haal, hall uska huaa behaal

Chand bhai tha uljhan me, ghode ke karan mann me

Sai ne ki aisi kirpa, ghoda phir se vehai pa saka

Shradha saburi mann me rakho, sai – sai nam rato

Poori hogi mann ki aas, kar lo sai ka nij dhyan

Jan ke khatra tatya ka, daan di apni ayoo ka

Reen bayejaka chuka diya, tum ne sai kamal kiya

Pashupakshi per teri lagan, pyar me tum thai unke magan

Sab per teri reham nazar, lete sab ki khud hi

khabar Sharan me tere jo aaya, tumne usko apnaya

Diye hai tumne gyara vachan, bhagto ke prati lekar aan

Kan- kan me tumho bhagwan, teri leela shakti mahan

Kaise karu tere gungan, budhee heen me hu nadan

Deen dayalu tum ho data, hum sab ke tum ko trata

Kripa karo ab sai mere, charno me le lo ab tere

Subha sham sai ka dhyan, sai leela ke gungan

Dereen bhagti se jo gayega, param pad ko veh payega

Har din subha aur shaam ko, gaaye Sai bhavani ko

Sai deinge uska saat, lekar aapne haat me haat

Anubhav tripti ke yeh bol, shabad bade hai yeh anmol

Yakeen jisne maan liya, jevan usne safal kiya

Sai shakti virat swaroop,mann mohak sai ka roop

Goar se dekho tum bhai, bolo Jai Sadguru Sai

Sai Sahara Namavali:

1. OM sri Sai Nathaaya namaha

2. OM Sri Sai Lakshmi naarayanaya namaha

3. OM Sri Sai Krishnaraamashiva maruthyaadhi roopaaya namaha

4. OM Sri Sai Seshasai ne namaha

5. OM Sri Sai Godhavarithata shirdhivasi ne namaha

6. OM Sri Sai Bhakta hrudaalayaaya namaha

7. OM Sri Sai Sarva hrunnilayaaya namaha

8. OM Sri Sai Bhoota vaasaya namaha

9. OM Sri Sai Bhootha bhavishyadbhaava varnithaaya namaha

10. OM Sri Sai Kaalaa thiithaaya namaha

11. OM Sri Sai Kaalaaya namaha

12. OM Sri Sai Kaala kaalaaya namaha

13. OM Sri Sai Kaaladarpa damanaaya namaha

14. OM Sri Sai Mrutyunjayaaya namaha

15. OM Sri Sai Amarthyaaya namaha

16. OM Sri Sai Marthyaa bhayapradhaaya namaha

17. OM Sri Sai Jiivadhaaraaya namaha

18. OM Sri Sai Sarvadhaaraaya namaha

19. OM Sri Sai Bhaktaavana samarthaaya namaha

20. OM Sri Sai Bhaktavana prathikjnaaya namaha

21. OM Sri Sai Anna vastra daaya namaha

22. OM Sri Sai Aroogya ksheemadaaya namaha

23. OM Sri Sai Dhana maangalyapradaaya namaha

24. OM Sri Sai Buddhi siddhi pradaaya namaha

25. OM Sri Sai Putra mitra kalathra bandhudaaya namaha

26. OM Sri Sai Yogaksheema vahaaya namaha

27. OM Sri Sai Aapadbhaandhavaaya namaha

28. OM Sri Sai Maargabandhavee namaha

29. OM Sri Sai Bhukti mukti swargaapavargadaaya namaha

30. OM Sri Sai Priyaaya namaha

31. OM Sri Sai Preeti vardhanaaya namaha

32. OM Sri Sai Antharyaminee namaha

33. OM Sri Sai Sacchitatmanee namaha

34. OM Sri Sai Nityanandaaya namaha

35. OM Sri Sai Parama sukhadaaya namaha

36. OM Sri Sai Parameeshwaraaya namaha

37. OM Sri Sai Parabrahmanee namaha

38. OM Sri Sai Paramaatmanee namaha

39. OM Sri Sai Gnaana Swaroopinee namaha

40. OM Sri Sai Jagath pithre namaha

41. OM Sri Sai Bhaktaanaam maathru daathru pithaamahaaya namaha

42. OM Sri Sai Bhaktaabhaya pradhaaya namaha

43. OM Sri Sai Bhakta para dheenaya namaha

44. OM Sri Sai Bhaktaanugraha karaaya namaha

45. OM Sri Sai Sharaanagatha vatsalaaya namaha

46. OM Sri Sai Bhakti shakti pradaaya namaha

47. OM Sri Sai Gnana yraaghya prdaaya namaha

48. OM Sri Sai Preema pradaaya namaha

49. OM Sri Sai Samskhaya hrudaya dowurbhalya paapa karma vaasanaa kshayakaraaya namaha

50. OM Sri Sai Hrudayagranthi bheedakaaya namaha

51. OM Sri Sai Karma dhvamsiinee namaha

52. OM Sri Sai Suddasathva sthithaaya namaha

53. OM Sri Sai Gunaatheetha gunaathmanee namaha

54. OM Sri Sai Anantha kalyaana gunaaya namaha

55. OM Sri Sai Amitha parakramaaya namaha

56. OM Sri Sai Jayinee namaha

57. OM Sri Sai Durdhaarshaa kshobyaaya namaha

58. OM Sri Sai Aparaajitaya namaha

59. OM Sri Sai Trilookeeshu avighaatha gatayee namaha

60. OM Sri Sai Ashakya rahitaaya namaha

61. OM Sri Sai Sarva shakti murthayee namaha

62. OM Sri Sai Suroopa sundaraaya namaha

63. OM Sri Sai Suloochanaaya namaha

64. OM Sri Sai Bahuroopa vishwamuurthayee namaha

65. OM Sri Sai Aroopaavyaktaaya namaha

66. OM Sri Sai Aachintyaaya namaha

67. OM Sri Sai Sookshmaaya namaha

68. OM Sri Sai Sarvaantharyaminee namaha

69. OM Sri Sai Manoovaaga theethaya namaha

70. OM Sri Sai Preemamoorthayee namaha

71. OM Sri Sai Sulabha durlabhaaya namaha

72. OM Sri Sai Asahaaya sahaayaaya namaha

73. OM Sri Sai Anaatha naatha deenabaandhavee namaha

74. OM Sri Sai Sarvabhaara bhrutee namaha

75. OM Sri Sai Akarmaaneeka karma sukarminee namaha

76. OM Sri Sai Punyasravana keerthanaaya namaha

77. OM Sri Sai Theerthaaya namaha

78. OM Sri Sai Vasudeevaaya namaha

79. OM Sri Sai Sataamgathayee namaha

80. OM Sri Sai Satyanaaraayanaaya namaha

81. OM Sri Sai Lokanaathaaya namaha

82. OM Sri Sai Paavananaaghaaya namaha

83. OM Sri Sai Amruthamsavee namaha

84. OM Sri Sai Bhaaskara Prabhaaya namaha

85. OM Sri Sai Bramhacharya tapascharyaadi suvrathaaya namaha

86. OM Sri Sai Satyadharma paraayanaaya namaha

87. OM Sri Sai Siddheshvaraaya namaha

88. OM Sri Sai Siddha sankalpaaya namaha

89.OM Sri Sai Yogeshwaraaya namaha

90. OM Sri Sai Bhagwatee namaha

91. OM Sri Sai Bhakta vatsalaaya namaha

92. OM Sri Sai Sathpurushaaya namaha

93. OM Sri Sai Purushootthamaaya namaha

94. OM Sri Sai Satyatatva boodhakaaya namaha

95. OM Sri Sai Kaamaadi shadyri dwamsinee namaha

96. OM Sri Sai Abheedaanandaama bhava pradhaaya namaha

97. OM Sri Sai Samasarvamatha sammataaya namaha

98. OM Sri Sai Sri Dakshinaa moorthiyee namaha

99. OM Sri Sai Sri Venkateesha ramanaaya namaha

100. OM Sri Sai Adbhuthaanantha charyaaya namaha

101. OM Sri Sai Prapannarthi haraaya namaha

102. OM Sri Sai Samsaara sarva dukha kshayakaraaya namaha

103. OM Sri Sai Sarva vitsarvato mukhaaya namaha

104. OM Sri Sai Sarvaantharbhahi stitaaya namaha

105. OM Sri Sai Sarvamangala karaaya namaha

106. OM Sri Sai Sarvaabhiishta pradhaaya namaha

107. OM Sri Sai Samaras sanmaarga sthaapanaaya namaha

108. OM Sri Sai samartha sadguru Sri Sai nathaaya namaha

Offering of Food to Saibaba (Naivedya)

Dear Lord! Sai!

Thou are provider of this food!

Taster of this food!

Thou are food!

Accept our humble offering!

Shower thy beloved Grace!

I wish to offer thee the best of delicacies.

Delicious savories, Fruits, Milk and Honey!

Holy Water from sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Caveri!

I offer tender betel leaves with cardamom, cloves to thee!

I humbly take this food as a gift from thee!

I offer what I consume at thy lotus feet!

Oh! Sai! I offer to thee with utmost devotion and faith!

Accept my loving offering and bless me! Oh! Sai! Shri Saibaba Arati:

Shree Sachidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki jai

Aarati Sai Baba Saukya datara jeeva Charana rajataali

Dyava dasam visava bhaktam visava Aarati Sai Baba

Jaaluni aananga swaswa rooopi rahe danga Moo mooksha jana dani

Nija dolaa ranga dolaa sri ranga Aarati Sai Baba

Jaya mani jaisa bhava taya taisa anubhava daavisi daya ghana

Aisi tuji he mava tuji hi mava Aarti Sai Baba

Tumache nama dyata , hari samskruti vyada agaada tavakarani

Maarga davisi anaada davisi anaada Aarti Sai Baba

Kaliyugi avataara saguna para brahma sachara avateerna jalase

Swami dattaa digambara dattaa digumbara Aarti Sai Baba

Ata divasa guru vaari bhakta kariti vaari prabhu pada pahavaya

Bhava baya nivaari bayaa nivaari Aarti Sai Baba

Maja nija dravya teva tava charana raja seva

Maagave hechi aata tuma devaadi deva devadi deva Aarti Sai Baba

Ichita dina chaataka nirmala toya nija sooka

pajave madhavaya sambala apooli baaka apooli baaka Aarti Sai Baba

Saukya dataara jeeva charana rajatali

Dyava dassam visava bhaktam visaava Aarti Sai Baba 11 Assurances of Saibaba:

1. No harm shall befall him, who steps on the soil of Shirdi.

2. He who comes to my Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.

3. Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect my devotees

4. Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered.

5. Know that my spirit is immortal, know this for yourself.

6. Show unto me he who has sought refuge and has been turned away.

7. In whatever faith men worship me, even so do I render to them.

8. Not in vain is my promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.

9. Knock, and the door shall open, ask and it shall be granted.

10. To him who surrenders unto me totally I shall be ever indebted.

11. Blessed is he who has become one with me.

The powerful nine Thursdays vrat(fasting) to saibaba

1. This vrat can be observed by anyone (men, women and kids).

2. This vrat can be observed by person of any caste and religion.

3. Sincere faith and devotion while observing this vrat yields miraculous results.

4. This vrat should be started on a Thursday with a sincere prayer to sai to get desire and wish fulfilled.

5. Puja can be performed on morning or evening.

Place a wooden board (asan) and spread a small yellow cloth on the asan and keep sai baba’s photo on it.

Wipe the photo with aclean cloth and apply sandal paste and kumkum tilak on the sai’s forehead.

Offer him a garland or flowers of yellow colour.

Light a lamp and incense sticks in front of his photo and read the sai vrat story.

Meditate and pray to him.

Convey your wishes to him faithfully. Offer him holy food (naivedya).

It can be anything like sugar candy, sweets, fruits.

Distribute and eat the Prasad.

6. This vrat should be observed by taking food in form of fruits and liquids (like milk, coffee, tea) and sweets, or, the devotee can take food only once (lunch or dinner).

This vrat should not be observed with empty stomach and remaining hungry.

7. If possible visit nearby sai mandir all the 9 Thursdays. If sai mandir is not nearby then puja can be done sincerely at home.

8. Even if devotees have to travel to other cities, this puja can be observed.

9. During the 9 Thursdays, due to menstrual cycle for ladies or for some other reasons, if not able to perform puja, skip that Thursday (don’t count it in 9 Thursdays) and perform the puja in the consecutive Thursday and complete 9 Thursdays.

Udyapanam (completion of vrat) rules

The vrat has to be completed with due formalities on 9th Thursday.

1. Feed 5 poor persons on 9th Thursday (according to capacity of devotee)

2. To spread the efficacies of this vrat distribute sai baba vrat books(5, 11 or 21) freely.

3. On 9th Thursday, place these books in puja so that receivers will also be blessed.

By following above rules if the vrat is observed and completed with due formalities, the devotee’s wish will certainly be fulfilled by sai’s grace.

Sai Baba Fast

Sai baba was a great saint & teacher.

 Not only in India but around the world, the number of devotees of Sai Baba is manifold.

The devotees of Sai Baba have always received unmatched blessings of their devotion.

Thursday is considered as the day to worship Sai Baba.

People observe fast on Thursday to receive the blessings & benevolence of Sai Baba. Main Dham of Sai Baba is Shirdi.

He has spent the important years of his life here.

There are many stories associated with Sai Baba which tells us about his teachings & miracles.

Sai’s life story is inspiring, interesting and full of miracles.

Shirdi’s Sai Baba is for everyone, he doesn’t belong to a particular religion or community, rather he takes everyone together.

Every person gets placed in Sai Baba’s place, be it poor or rich.

A new life value, apart from caste and religion, finds a place here.

Everyone is equal for Sai Baba, love & humanity are his religion.

Shirdi is considered as a holy place for both hindus & muslims.

People of all religions have been followers of Sai Baba.

Life of Sai Baba

It is believed that Shri Sai Baba was born in Maharashtra in 1835.

Not much information is available about his date of birth.

People of different religions & communities associates him with themselves.

When Sai Baba arrived in Shirdi, Maharashtra everyone could not live without being affected by his tenacity and meditation.

Bijabai, the wife of the village head of Shirdi, had a deep affection for Sai Baba and Sai also respected him like his mother.

In Shirdi, Baba preferred to live under the Neem tree.

Sai Baba used to spend his time in worship and meditation.

It is said that Baba used to share the food he used to cook with everyone.

According to some, he was a great saint and according to some he was the form of God.

Teachings of Sai Baba

Sai Baba always motivated everyone to help the needy & helpless.

Donations holds an important place in his teachings.

According to him, a person should help the needy according to their own capability.

Have respect and love for any needy, do not show hatred towards him.

Sai Baba Katha

In a city, there lived a couple Kokila & Mahesh Bhai.

They had a happy married life. Both were happy & affectionate with each other.

But Mahesh Bhai had a habit of fighting sometimes.

But Kokila didn’t mind her anger.

She was a religious & trustworthy lady.

His husband’s business was also very good.

Due to this he spent most of his time at home.

With time, there was more irritation in his nature due to lack of work.

One afternoon, an old maharaja came to their house.

There was a different kind of charm on his face.

They gave him dal & rice as donation and took his blessings by folding both hands.

As maharaja gave his blessings, Kokila started crying due to sadness.

By seeing this, Maharaja advised her to observe Shri Sai Vrat on 9 Thursdays by eating once a day.

Worship with all the rites and have complete faith in Sai Baba.

Her wish will be fulfilled.

Kokila observed the fast according to the instructions of Maharaja & offered food to the poor on 9 Saturdays.

And also gifted Sai Baba’s books.

By doing this, the fights in her house reduced & happiness of her family increased.

After this they had a happy life.

Once her sister-in-law told her that her children are not studying properly due to which they failed in their exams.

Kokilaben told her about the 9 Sai Baba’s fast.

Her sister-in-law also observed the fast and in a few days her children started studying properly and passed the exams with good marks.

Sai Nav Guruwar Vrat

The Sai nav guruwar (nine Thursdays) vrat is increasingly becoming very popular and is believed to give rewards in no time to the observer of this vrat.

The devotees of this great saint, Sai Baba, have achieved good results by doing this vrat sincerely.

The intensity of the power of this vrat is directly associated with the faith the observer of the vrat has in Sai Baba.

This vrat can be done by anyone irrespective of caste, age, religion or gender and Thursday is suitable for starting this vrat.

The Sai Naav Guruwar (None Thursdays) Vrat:

1.Any man child or woman can do this vrat.

2.Person from any caste or creed can do this vrat.

3. If the rules of this vrat are strictly followed for 9 Thursdays, then the observer of this vrat could reap the benefits of this vrat in no time.

4. This vrat should be observed with complete devotion towards Sai Baba for its fulfilment and can be started from any Thursday.

5.For observing this vrat, Sai Baba’s name should be worshipped in the evening or morning. A photograph of this revered saint should be cleaned and a tilak of kumkum or sandalwood should be applied to it. Lamp and incense sticks should be lit, yellow coloured flower garlands should be offered and the story of vrat should be read out. Sai Baba’sname should be chanted and Prasad comprising of fruits and sweets should be distributed.

6. This vrat can be observed by having lunch or dinner, consuming tea, milk, sweets or only fruits but it is to remember that this vrat should not be observed on an empty stomach. Something should be consumed before observing it.

7. This vrat can be done at home too if it is not possible to visit the temple.This vrat should not be done half heartedly. It should be observed with complete devotion.

8. This vrat can be observedeven if the devotee is not present in his or her residence and is out of town.

9. This vrat cannot be done by a menstruating women and so if a Thursday is missed for some reason for doing this vrat, then that Thursday should be excluded from the total count of 9 Thursdays and the following Thursday should be counted for the vrat and there after the concluding ceremony should be performed.

Procedure for Concluding Ceremony:

1.On the concluding Thursday of the vrat, five poor people should be fed.

2. To augment the importance of this vrat and Sai Baba, 5,11 and 21 Sai Baba Vrat books should be distributed among friends and family members. This is how the vrat is concluded.

3. In the concluding ceremony, the Sai Baba vrat books are distributed and the blessings of Sai Baba are sought.

4. On the 9thor last Thursday, the books to be given to friends or family members should be blessed during the pooja by the great saint before they are distributed.

The devotees of Sai Baba strongly believe that this vrat is very rewardingif it is strictly followed observing all the rules as stated above and concluded in the right way.

Then Sai Baba fulfils all the desires of the devotees.

Thus, Sai Nav Guruwar (Nine Thursdays) Vrat is a very simple procedure and can be followed by anyone but should be done with sincerity and devotion to please Sai Baba.

Thursday Fast

Thursday fast is observed mainly to remove the obstacles of married life.

Dev Guru Brihaspati is the Karaka of money.

Hence, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this day, strengthen the financial condition of a person.

People having Jupiter (Guru) in weak position in their Kundali must observe this fast. Worshiping Brihaspati gives many kinds of fruit.

While doing Thursday worship, remember to perform the Puja in a systematic manner.

Wishes of a person are fulfilled on observing this fast.

Purpose of Thursday Fasting

Thursday Fast is observed for early marriage.

Person observing this fast should prepare himself a day before the fast.

On the day of fast, the person should get up early in the morning and worship Jupiter (Brihaspati).

Puja is done by offering yellow colored items, yellow flowers, gram Dal, yellow sweet, yellow rice etc.

If a person observes this fast for acquiring money, then he should worship Lord Brihaspati with yellow colored things.

On the day of Fast, Abhishek of Lord Jupiter should be done with saffron mixed in milk. Brihaspati is also the Lord of education, hence Jupiter should be worshipped regularly and offered water.

This pleases Lord and a person’s wishes are fulfilled.

Also, for happiness in married life, Thursday fast should be observed and yellow colored sweets should be offered to Lord.

Additionally water is also offered.

The fast of Thursday is also observed for strengthening the financial condition of a person and increase his health.

For achieving this purpose, a person should observe fast of Thursday and donate meal to poor people as well as provide alms as per his capacity.

Method of Thursday Fast

Thursday fast can be started on first Thursday of Shukla Paksha of any month.

This fast is observed continuously for 16 Thursdays, regularly for a period of 3 years.

While observing fast, the rules of Vrat should be followed strictly.

On the day of fast, a person should wake up before sunrise and after completing the routine works like bathing etc., he should wear yellow colored clothes.

Then Lord Vishnuand Brihaspati is worshiped with yellow flowers, gram Dal, yellow sandalwood, sweet made of Besan, turmeric, yellow rice etc.

Person observing fast should not wash his head on the day of fast.

And, should have the meal containing no salt.

After worshiping Lord Brihaspati (Jupiter) in the morning, yellow sweet should be offered to God.

 And, in the evening, yellow colored clothes should be donated.

On this day, Thursday fast Katha is must to be heard.

Aarti of Lord Brihashapati

Jaye Brihaspati Deva, Om Jaye Brihaspati Deva |

Chin Chin Bhog Lagau, Kadli Fal Meva ||

Tum Puran Parmatama, Tum Antaryami |

Jagpita Jagdishwar, Tum Sabke Sawami ||

Charnamrit Nij Nirmal, Sab Patak Harta |

Sakal Manorath Dayak, Kripa Kro Bhrta ||

Tan, Mann, Dhan Arpan Kar, Jo Jann Sharan Pade |

Prabhu Prkat Tab Hokar, Aakar Dawar Khade ||

Dindayal Dayanidhi, Bhaktan Hitkari |

Paap Doah Sab Harta, Bhav Bandhan Hari ||

Sakal Manorath Dayak, Ssb SAnshay Haro |

Vishay Vikar Mitao, Santan Sukhkari ||

Jo Koi Aarti Teri, Prem Sahit Gavey |

Jethanannd Annandkar, So Nishchay Pave ||

Aarti of Lord Brihashapati in Hindi

जय वृहस्पति देवा, ऊँ जय वृहस्पति देवा

। छिन छिन भोग लगाऊँ, कदली फल मेवा

।।तुम पूरण परमात्मा, तुम अन्तर्यामी-

। जगतपिता जगदीश्वर, तुम सबके स्वामी

।।चरणामृत निज निर्मल, सब पातक हर्ता

। सकल मनोरथ दायक, कृपा करो भर्ता

।।तन, मन, धन अर्पण कर, जो जन शरण पड़े

। प्रभु प्रकट तब होकर, आकर द्घार खड़े

।।दीनदयाल दयानिधि, भक्तन हितकारी

। पाप दोष सब हर्ता, भव बंधन हारी

।।सकल मनोरथ दायक, सब संशय हारो

। विषय विकार मिटाओ, संतन सुखकारी

।।जो कोई आरती तेरी, प्रेम सहित गावे

। जेठानन्द आनन्दकर, सो निश्चय पावे ।।