Monday, January 10, 2011

BudhaAshtami Yog

Some combinations of tithis(dates) and days are considered very auspicious. Examples are: 

  • Saptami tithi + Sunday
  • Ashtami tithi + Wednessday
  • Amavasya tithi + Monday
In this article I would discuss about the Ashtami tithi plus Wednesday  Combination. It is known as BudhaAshtami.

Traditionally, on this day durga devi is worshiped. Keeping a fast on this day removes previous janam sins.
Also, it is effective for Budh graha dosh removal. People with afflicted bhudh in their horoscopes or people who are running budh grah mahadasha/antardasha should fast on this day or worship budha deva.

My recommendation:

This is a very auspicious day for karma removal rituals, one should worship:

Ganesha:  Wednesday is associated with budhi(intelligence) and Ganesha is the lord representing intelligence
Durga Devi: She is associated with ashtami tithi and budha graha(as per lal kitab) 
Shiva/Bhairav: Ashtami tithi falling in the krishna paksha is associated with Bhairav
Vishnu/Krishna: Krishna was born on a ashtami tithi, and the day was also wednessdsay
Budha Graha:  Wednessday is associated with Budha planet

One can worship the devtas as per the individual inclinations / desires:

Ganesha: Removal of Obstacles , Intelligence and Wealth
Durga Devi: Removal of Obstacles , for gettig difficult tasks accomplished
Shiva/Bhairav: Rahu/Shani/Ketu/Budha shanti and Removal of Obsctacles
Vishnu/Krishna: For all round happiness and peace
Budha: For budha related issues, as per the horoscope

Special Stotras to be recited for this day as per the devta:

Ganesha: Sankat Nashan Ganesha Stotra
Durga Devi: Chandi Kavach/ Durga 108 names/ Durga 32 Names/ Durga Aapad Udharak Stotra
Shiva/Bhairav: Mahamrityumjaya Mantra and Bhairav Sahasranaam
Vishnu/Krishna: Vishnu Sanahranaam and Gopal Saharanaam
Budha: Om Braam Breem Braum Sah Budhaye Namah and Budh graha stotras

Astrological Tips for the Day: 

1) Feed cows with Palak(spinach) and green fodder

3) Donate green sari/cloth, green bangles and green moong daal with soem money to an enuch

4)Donate green sari/cloth, green moong daal, cardmom and spinach  with soem money in a temple.


  1. nice post you have made here :)

    quite an easy step wise method to follow for believers.

    thanks for this. :)