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Sloka To Get Rid Of Guru Afflictions

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Guru or Jupiter is an auspicious planet. Also known as Brihaspathi, he is considered as Devaguru, the preceptor of the Gods and heavenly beings and as the repository of divine knowledge. Vedic Astrology regards Guru as an important member of the Nava Grahas, the nine planets that strongly impact the lives of the people and holds that the study of his position and movements, along with that of the other planets can reveal the past, present and the future of any individual.

Guru is a beneficial planet, whose colour is yellow and direction, north-east. He is associated with wealth and children, and hence, is known as Dhana Karaka and Putra Karaka respectively. He also represents wisdom, spirituality, religion, scriptures, academics, judiciary and health. Guru stays for about a year in a sign and takes about 12 years to make a round of the zodiac.

A well placed Guru can provide a sense of righteousness, intellect, education and finance. However, when afflicted, Guru can result in financial hardships, problems due to children and illnesses, and may make the natives non-believers. This Brihaspathi Kavacham hymn can act as a protective shield and ward off the negative effects of Guru Dosha.

This Bruhaspati Kavacham hymn is from Brahma Vaivarthika Puranam. Bruhaspati is also known as Deva-Guru i.e., the ruler of all the Planets and Gods. Bruhaspati is the God of wisdom and eloquence. Bṛuhaspati is the name for the planet Jupiter. This hymn describes Lord Bruhaspati and offering prayers to the Lord to bestow boons.

Swarnaasvaradhamaaroodam Beedhatvaja Susobitham

Mero pradhakshinam samyakaacharantam sushobanam

Abheeshtavaradham Devam Sarvagnam Surapoojitham

Sarvakaamaartha Sidhyartham Pranamaami Gurm Sadha

Bruhaspathi kavasam in Brhamma vaivarthika puraanam


Oh Lord Guru (a) Bruhaspathi, you are sitting in a chariot drawn by gold like horses and the yellow flag flying brightly on that, Pranams to you. Oh Lord Bruhaspati, Pranams to you. You wander on Mount Meru, bestow boons to devotees as per their wish, you are worshipped by the gods, Oh Lord Bruhaspati, Pranams.


Recite this on Gurupeyarchi day or on Thursdays. It reduces the malefic effects of week Jupiter and one’s reasonable wishes can be fulfilled.

To Participate

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.