Wednesday or bundhvar is the day of Lord Ganesha and is considered a very auspicious day for most Hindus. The day is dedicated to the prayer of Lord Ganesha and Lord Krishna. Wednesday is also a major day of prayer for the worshipers of Lord Vitthal, the incarnation of Krishna.
In many places, devotees also worship Lord Vishnu on Wednesday. Wednesday is believed to be ruled by the planet budh (mercury), which impacts a person’s performance in trade, profession, quickness of thoughts, intelligence, self-confidence, humor, wit, mathematics, and short journeys depending on the position in one’s horoscope.
Considered to be very beautiful, Budh is called the ‘Prince’ among all the 9 planets. It is also called the star of communication and intelligence. Zodiac signs Virgo and Gemini are ruled by Budh. Sun, Venus, Rahu and Ketu are considered to be friends with Budh and persons being ruled by any of these also benefit from Budh. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are generally neutral to Mercury. Moon is said to be at loggerheads with Mercury/Budh and people who have both of these planets at any given time in their horoscope need to watch out and pray to Budh to minimize the impact it may have on them.
As Wednesday is the day of Lord Ganesha, followers of lord Ganesha offer “durva” (soft green grass) to Lord Ganesha on this day and the followers of Lord Vishnu & incarnation listen to bhajans and observe fast. Laddoo being a favorite of Lord Ganesh is often offered as prasad.
If mercury is giving some negative effects due to its position in one’s horoscope, then reciting the following beej mantra 108 times every day can calm the negativity.
Budh Beej Mantra
May Lord Ganesha bless us all!