Jupiter in Sanskrit is known as Brahaspati or
Guru. In the Taittiriya Upanishad Jupiter is said to be the
intellect and speech of the Virat Purusha, the Cosmic Body.
In the Brihat Parasara Hora (1.26.31) he is said to be the
dwarf incarnation of Vishnu.
In the Vishnu Purana he is said to be Brahma.
Sometimes he is identified with Ganapati (Ganesh),
and sometimes with Angiras (the priest of the gods and lord
There is also a story that the wife of Angiras
gave birth to Brahaspati (Jupiter), who is the presiding deity
of mental powers and the teacher of gods. He is the teacher
of the science of light, that is, vedic astrology and astronomy.
He is the ruler of the Sun
and the Moon
and controls the movement of the planets.
In the Rig Veda Brahaspati is said to be born
in the sky with seven faces and seven rays. Brahaspati defeats
his enemies and breaks their forts. No ritual sacrifice can
be complete without invoking this teacher of gods. He is the
seer who perceived and wrote one of the hymns of the Rig Veda
In the Skanda Purana it is said that Brahaspati
for a thousand years and as a reward Shiva made him the planet
Jupiter is a sattvik and benefic planet, significator
of luck and fortune, he rules religion, philosophy, spirituality,
wealth, and progeny. If favorable, this planet gives name,
fame, success, honor, wealth, progeny and good relationship
with progeny, it brings benefits to whatever planets or house
it is associated with. The related color is yellow. Thursday
is his day, and northeast is his direction. Jupiter rules
number 3 in indian numerology.
Through the placement of Jupiter in a birth
chart we know about the benefits earned by a native from the
karmas of his past lives. Jupiter also affects long-distance
travel, wisdom, truthfulness, morality, charity, benevolence,
compassion, and meditation.
Jupiter is very important for a female, because
it determines her marriage and her relationship with her husband.
All people with high ambitions, calm persons, priests, religious
teachers, politicians, ministers, foreigners, and persons
in the legal profession are influenced by Jupiter. The gemstone
of Jupiter is the yellow