Venus the preceptor of the demons is of white and fair complexion. He
possesses a beautiful crown on his head and wears a garland in his
neck. He is seated on the pedestal of white lotus. He has four hands.
In each of his three hands. He holds a 'dand' (stick), a rudraksha
garland & a receptacle. His fourth hand is raised in the
posture of giving boons and blessings.
Venus or ' Shukracharya ' is the priest of the demons. He continuously
showers his blessing on his disciples (demons). He is the supreme
teacher of the 'yoga' After doing a tremendous penance he had pleased
lord Shiva and received the 'learning' of ' Mritasanjivani ' (bringing
alive a dead person). By the help of this learning he used to bring
back to life the demons that got killed in the battles with the
deities. (Mahabharat, Adiparva 76/8)
According to the Matsyapuran, Shukracharya performed such a severe
austerity and penance for the benediction of the demons which was
incomparable and which has not been performed by anybody till date.
Lord Shiva became pleased and blessed him with a boon that he would
defeat the deities in the battle and also that nobody would be able to
kill him. Lord Shiva also made him the secretary of all the wealth as a
result he became the lord of all the wealth of all the worlds.
According to the Mahabharat (AdiParva (78/39) Shukracharya was not only
the lord of wealth but he is also the master of the medicinal herbs,
the mantras and all kinds of taste. His capabilities are wonderful. He
had donated all his wealth to the demons and had accepted the life of a
By the inspiration of lord Brahma he became a planet and started to
protect the lives of all the living beings of all the three worlds. In
his form of a planet he attends the assembly of lord Brahma. He is very
favorable planet for the worlds because he pacifies such planets, which
His presiding deity is ' Indra '. According to the Matsyapuran (94/5)
the complexion of Shukracharya (Venus) is fair. Chariot is his vehicle,
which is pulled by eight horses, which are like fire. Flags keep
fluttering on top of the chariot. He has a dand (stick or mace) as his
Venus is the lord of the zodiac of Taurus and Libra and his great phase
lasts for twenty years . The Venus is considered as a high planet, till
the twenty-seventh degree ,
in the zodiac of Pisces .
For the pacification of Venus, the worship of cow should be done and a
diamond should be worn. Venus is also pacified if donations of silver,
gold, rice, ghee, white clothes, white-sandalwood, curd, sugar, cow and
land are made to the brahmins