Venus

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Venus
Shukra

Venus symbol.png Venus


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I worship Venus, with the beautiful luster of a snowy mountain, who is the supreme teacher of the demons, who explains all the scriptures.
Hymn to the Planet by Vyasa
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Deity

Clothed in white, white in luster, who has four arms, the teacher of the demons, whose nature is peaceful, whose vehicle is a white horse, who carries a rosary, waterpot and staff in his hands, with a diamond crest jewel on his head, making the gesture that grants boons — may Divine Venus ever grant us his grace.


Shukra is the Vedic name for Venus. Shukra actually means “semen” representing the power of fertility and reproduction.

Lakshmi is the main female deity associated with Venus in Hindu mythology. She is often pictured as the devoted wife or consort of Vishnu. She is the earth, the creation, one with all females, abundance, luxury and pleasure that is healing and revitalizing. She is often depicted sitting on a lotus flower, flanked by two elephants, who are showering her with cosmic waters which represent fertilizing rains.

Parashara states that Indrani, Lord Indra’s consort, is the presiding deity of Venus.


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