Thursday is considered as a Guru’s day and most of the followers do Pooja (worship) Sai Baba on Thursday. The word Pooja comes from Sanskrit and means reverence, honor, homage, adoration and worship.
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.