Lord Shukra is one of the nine planets
(Navagraha). Astrologically it is well known as Planet Venus. He is the sun of
Sage Bhrigu and his wife Ushana (also known as Usha). Lord Shukra seated on a
white lotus having four hands. His ride chariot is driven by eight horses.
Shukravar or Friday is the day for lord Shukra. Lord Brahma (the Cosmic Creator)
blesses the Lord Shukra and showers his devotee with wealth. Lord Shukra is
celestial guru of the demons as Shukracharya. The Idol of Lord Shukra is
worshipped with white flowers and rice. One keeps fast on Fridays as for
pacifies Shukra to gets all sorts of joys and happiness. Sour dishes must be
avoided on these days. The worshipper wears white clothes on these day and eat
white food like kheer, only once in night. Lord Shukra gives prosperity, wealth,
knowledge, and happiness. Lord Shukra gem is Diamond; metals are copper and
silver and he is the guardian of the south-east direction.