Planetary Remedies

9 Planets (Grahas) are like 9 different teachers in school, teaching us different subjects. Each one of them has their own style of teaching. If we are on the same page with the teacher, the lesson becomes enjoyable. So what can we do to be on the same page with the Grahas? We can do meditate up on them, we can chant their mantras, we can wear specific color of clothing on their day etc. Below you will find some of these upayas (remedies) we can do to understand the energies of Grahas,


Sun (Surya) सूर्य

  • Om Suryāya Namaha ( ॐ सूर्याय नमः )
  • Gāyatri Mantra: Om Bhoor Bhuvaha Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayāt ( ॐ भूर्भुवः स्व: तत् सवितुर् वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् )
  • Do meditation, go within
  • Do Sun Salutations especially on Sundays
  • Chant Āditya Hridayam

Moon (Chandra) चन्द्र

  • Om Chandrāya Namaha ( ॐ चन्द्राय नमः )
  • Donate white food items such as milk, rice, milk pudding (kheer) on Mondays.
  • Wear white on Mondays.

Mars (Mangal) मङ्गल

  • Om Mangalāya Namaha ( ॐ मङ्गलाय नमः )
  • Mantra for Lord Narasimha: Ugram Veeram Mahā Vishnum Jwalantam Sarvatomukham Nrisimham Bheeshanam Bhadram Mrityu Mrityum Namāmyaham ( उग्रं वीरं महा विष्णुं ज्वलन्तम् सर्वतोमुखं नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्यु मृत्युं नमाम्यहं )
  • Recite Hanumān Chālisā.
  • Donate red lentils on Tuesdays.
  • Sleep on the floor.
  • Wear red on Tuesdays.

Mercury (Budha) बुद्ध

  • Om Budhāya Namaha ( ॐ बुधाय नमः )
  • Chant Vishnu Mantras: Om Mahā Lakshmiyei Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patni Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayāt ( ॐ महा लक्ष्मीयै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्नी च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मिः प्रचोदयात् )
  • Chant Vishnu Sahasranāma on Wednesdays or listen here.
  • Wear Green on Wednesdays.
  • Give a donation of education or education-related materials on Wednesdays.

Jupiter (Guru) गुरु

  • Om Gurave Namaha ( ॐ गुरवे नमः )
  • Wear yellow on Thursdays.
  • Donate gur (jaggery), sweets and turmeric on Thursdays.
  • Pay respect and give offerings to Gurus on Thursdays.

Venus (Shukra) शुक्र

  • Om Shukrāya Namaha ( ॐ शुक्राय नमः )
  • Recite Shri Suktam on Fridays.
  • Om Aim Hreem Klim Chāmundāyei Vichhe ( ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विचै )
  • Wear white on Fridays.
  • Donate white things on Fridays.

Saturn (Shani) शनि

  • Om Bhaga Bhavāya Vidmahe Mrityu Roopāya Dheemahi Tanno Shanih Prachodayāt ( ॐ भग भवाय विद्महे मृत्यु रूपाय धीमहि तन्नो शनि: प्रचोदयात् )
  • Donate old metal things on Saturdays. Offer black lentils or sesame oil to a temple on Saturdays.
  • Do not buy any metal objects or things (such as vehicle, appliances) on Saturdays.
  • Do not buy shoes on Saturdays. Donate old shoes on Saturdays.
  • Recite Hanumān Chālisā on Saturdays.
  • Help old people and poor people on Saturdays.

Rāhu राहू

  • Durgā mantras and Durgā pujā.
  • Do Devi Mahātmayam or Durgā Saptashati or Chandi Pāth (700 slokās in praise of Goddess Durgā usually recited during Nāvratri festival). Play here.
  • Durga Mantra: Om Dum Durgāyei Namaha ( ॐ दुं दुर्गायै नमः )
  • Durga Kavach: play here.

Ketu केतु

  • Ganesh mantras and Ganesh pujā
  • Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Varavarad Sarvajanam Mѐ Vashamānaya Swāhā ( ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं गं गणपतये वरवरद सर्वजनं मे वशमानय स्वाहा ). Play here.
  • Om Ek Dantѐya Vidmahѐ Vakratundāya Dheemahi Tanno Dantih Prachodayāt ( ॐ एकदन्ताय विद्महे वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि तन्नो दन्तिः प्रचोदयात् )

Devi Mantras देवी मंत्र

  • Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundāyei Vichhe
  • ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चै
  • Om Jayanti Mangalā Kāli, Bhadrakāli Kapālini, Durgā Kshamā Shivā Dhātri, Swahā Swadhā Namostute
  • ॐ जयन्ती मंगला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी , दुर्गा क्षमा शिव धात्री , स्वाहा स्वधा नमोस्तुते
  • Youtube: here.