All of the days in a week carry some special spiritual significance, but the days in a week, is influenced by the planets, and based on that, both positive and negative results would occur to us.
Monday also called as Somavara, which means it is an auspicious day related to the moon, and Lord Shiva is also specially worshipped on this day, and he is also called as “SOMANATHA”, which means, the one who wears the crescent moon on his head. People can worship Lord Chandra, irrespective of their religion, by considering him as the nature god, since Lord Chandra only handles our thoughts. By worshipping him on Mondays along with Lord Shiva, we would be blessed to have spiritual thoughts on our mind. Lord Chandra contains great powers enough to protect and bless us in this world.
Tuesday is ruled by the planet Mars, the red planet who is also called as Lord Angaraka. Though most of us consider Tuesday as an inauspicious day, but since it is also considered as an auspicious day to worship Ma Shakti Devi, we can go ahead in doing new tasks and also we can undertake big projects, by worshipping Lord Angaraka and Ma Shakti Devi. Tuesdays are also considered to be an auspicious day for worshipping Lord Muruga, since Lord Angaraka is considered as an aspect of Lord Muruga.
Wednesday is day of Lord Budha Bhagavan also called as planet Mercury, worshipping Lord Budha Bhagavan on Tuesdays would fetch good prospects, and we would prosper in our lives like the newly blossomed lotus flowers.
During Wednesday, auspicious events like marriage, starting of new business would normally takes place, since Wednesday is always considered to be an auspicious day, and it is also considered to be a “GOLDEN” day. Lord Budha Bhagavan is considered to be an aspect of Lord Vishnu, and, hence worshipping Lord Vishnu and Lord Budha can be done on Wednesdays, in order to attain high positions in our life.
Thursday is the day of Planet Jupiter, also known as Guru Brihaspati Bhagavan, the Guru of the celestial god Indra. Worshipping Guru Bhagavan on Thursdays, would bring good results in our life, and apart from Guru Bhagavan, we can also worship the great saints like Guru Raghavendra and Shirdi Saibaba on Thursdays. Parents can admit their children to their school on the auspicious day Thursday, in order to improve their career growth.
Friday is the day of Planet Venus, also known as Shukra, the Guru for the pious demons like Prahlada and Mahabali. Since Guru Shukra is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, we can worship both Guru Shukra and God Shiva for getting positive results in our life. Friday is also a day dedicated to Ma Lakshmi Devi, and hence auspicious events like Betrothal and Marriage ceremonies can be performed on that day.
Saturday is the day of planet Saturn, also known as Saneeswara, the god of justice. By worshipping Lord Saneeswara on Saturdays, would reduce the evil effects of planet Saturn, and based on our bhakti, even some of our bad karmas would be turned into good ones due to the grace of Lord Shani Bhagavan.
Sunday is the day of the planet Sun, also known as Lord Surya, and worshipping him on Sundays would improve our eye sight, knowledge and will-power. We would also get relieved from skin diseases by continuously worshipping Lord Surya, since he only gives light for the entire universe, and by worshipping him faithfully, he would brighten our lives.
In order to reduce the malefic effects of the planets, we can also recite the below mentioned mantras:
“Om Chitraguptaya Namaha” The meaning for the mantra is praising the divine accountant
Lord Chitragupta who is the noble deity formed from the picture drawn by Mata Parvati.
“Om Dakshinamurtaye Namah” The meaning for the mantra means praising the great Lord Dakshinamurthy, who is an aspect of Lord Shiva, and the divine guru who contains all types of knowledge.
We praise Ma Shakti Devi, who is the daughter of Maharishi Kaatyaayana,
We meditate on the virgin girl, and let the unconquerable one inspires us.
Pleasant faced god,
God with one tusk,
God who is reddish black,
God with an elephant ears,
God with a very broad paunch,
God who is cruel to his enemies,
God who is the remover of obstacles,
God who is the leader of those who removes obstacles.
God who is the colour of smoke,
God who is president of an army,
God who has crescent in his forehead,
God who walks like an elephant,
God who has a broken tusk,
God who has very broad ears,
God who stays close to Lord Shiva,
God who is elder brother of Subrahmanya.
Garuda Gayatri Mantra:
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath
I offer my humble salutations to the great living being, Oh, the bird with golden wings, bless me with higher intellect and let the Lord Garuda illuminate my mind.
GAYATRI DEVI MANTRA
We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose divine light illumines all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). Let this divine light gives intelligence, and good memory power to us.
Meaning: I worship Lord Hayagreeva, who is the very form of knowledge, pure as a crystal, and who is the support of all knowledge.
“Jai Sri Ram”
Victory to Lord Rama.
Praising Lord Krishna, who is a popular avatarof Vishnu, and who had given divine teachings to us in the form of Bhagavat Gita.
Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe, Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat.
Om, Let me meditate on the greatest goddess, who is the wife of Lord Vishnu, Give me higher intellect, and let Goddess Lakshmi illuminate my mind.
INDRA BHAGAVAN MANTRA
“Om let us meditate upon the King of Devas. May that great God who holds the thunderbolt in his hand, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”
LORD YAMA MANTRA
imam me pratigrhnitambalihmantrapuraskrtam ||
“O Yama and Mitra, the gods who are adored by all the worlds, please accept my prayersas my best offering.”