Śukra

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sukra, Zukra, shukra


Sukra (‘the bright one’)

Śukra is one of the Nine Planets—the planet Venus. He is an auspicious deity very much interested in making people

happy. He follows a course alternating in front of and behind Surya the Sun.

He possesses a big chariot drawn by eight horses.

In the sky he appears as the brightest planet.

See also NAVAGRAHAS.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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Sukra (‘the bright one’) Śukra is one of the Nine Planets—the planet Venus. He is an auspicious deity very much interested in making people happy. He follows a course alternating in front of and behind Surya the Sun. He possesses a big chariot drawn by eight horses.

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In the sky he appears as the brightest planet. See also NAVAGRAHAS.