Shukra mantra is a traditional, Puranic, mantra prayer to awaken the energies represented by the planet Shukra or Venus, in the Vedic Astrological system. Venus Planet is mainly linked with family life, taste, livelihood, and business.
Shukra is etymologically equal with Shukla or „light.” ShukaraGraha is Sanskrit name of the magical planet Venus in Indian Astrology, and ShukraVar is the name ofthe day of Friday in most Indian languages. As a noun, it is also the name of a Marutavaata, of a son of Vasishtha, of the 3rd Manu, of one of the saptarshi under Manu Bhautya, of a son of Bhava, of a son of Havirdhana.
Moreover, He was the guru of Daityas Asuras (a potent race of giants) and so known as Asuracharya or Shukracharya.
A Vedic astrologer would have you recite this planetary mantra to strengthen the positive characteristics and special traits of the force and weaken any negative characteristics preventing the blossoming of the planets full potential.
When the positive characteristic of Venus is strong, it brings comfort, wealth, abundance, attraction to the opposite sex in the early part of life, a well-proportioned body, and the attractive aspects necessary for a sensuous nature.
In Vedic astrology, Shukracharya is considered beneficial and rules over the signs Libra and Taurus. More importantly, it is exalted in Pisces, and in its fall in Virgo. Alos, the planets Saturn and Mercury are believed to be friendly to Shukra, the Moon, the Sun and Jupiter are hostile, and the rest are acknowledged as neutral.
Chanting Shukra Mantra or Venus Mantra – Om Shum Shukraya Namaha benefits:
Daily repetition of this mantra (minimum 108 times) has the power to purify and dissolve the fear based forces inside us, with the power of Divine Revelation and inspiration, hence, rendering our consciousness more Sattvic or clear. In addition, when Sattva is dominant, all the good things linked with planet Venus can freely flow into our lives, without hindrances.
Goddess Lakshmi is the more universally accessible, all-encompassing Deity-Essence to contact while reciting this potent mantra.
To get the greatest help from reciting this Sanskrit mantra, it is traditionally chanted 16,000 times, with sincere devotion, to gain its special power. This sadhana should start on a Friday and completed over a few months time.