Also known as: Venus

  • He presides over ‘Shukra-vaara’ or Friday. He is Rajas in nature and represents wealth, pleasure and reproduction. He is of a white complexion, middle-aged and of agreeable countenance.
  • In Astrology, there is a dasha or planetary period known as Shukra Dasha, which remains active in a person’s horoscope for 20 years.
  • This dasha is believed to give more wealth, fortune and luxury to one’s living if a person has Shukra positioned well in his horoscope, as well as Shukra being an important beneficial planet in his/her horoscope.

Associated songs / slokams

Sukran Gayatri Manthra:

Om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae,

dhanur hastaaya dheemahi,

tanno shukra prachodayaat.


Om, Let me meditate on him who has the horse on his flag, Oh, He who has a bow in his hand, give me higher intellect. And let Sukra illuminate my mind.

How to pray

  • The best day to pray is Friday. Colour is white. The dhanyam is hyacinth bean. Use white flowers to pray and you can chant the Sukran Gayathri Manthra. Prayers will help with arranging marriages and also marital problems.

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