Brihaspati Puja or Guru graha Puja is the main ritual performed on Shravan Guruvar (Thursday in Shravan month). It is observed mainly in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other North Indian states. Shravan Guruvar Brihaspati Puja 2012 dates are: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 & August 2 in North Indian calendars. Brihaspati Vrat 2012 dates in Marathi and Gujarati calendars are – July 26, August 2, August 9 & August 16.
Brihaspati Shanti homam or Brihaspati shanti jap is performed on Guruvar in Shravan maas. Those who have Brihaspati dosh or Guru dosh in their horoscopes perform Guru dosha puja to get rid of this effect. Jupiter is the English name for Brihaspati or Guru graha.
Brihaspati Puja in Shravan month is observed for good education, valor, longevity of life and recovery from physical illness.