Stotram in Sanskrit
Budho, budhimatham sreshto,
Budha, the chief among those wise, the giver of knowledge The giver of wealth, He who has dear fingers, He who is black in colour., And he who has smoke colured eyes and he who is pretty.
Virudha karya hantha cha
He who is matchless among planets, He who is the son of Rohini, He who is the Lord of stars, he who does merciful deeds, And he who stops misdeeds of enemies, He who is peaceful, He who increases wisdom.
Chandrathmajo Vishnu roopi
Graha peeda haro Dhara puthra
He who is the son of moon, he who has same form as Vishnu, He who makes others wise, he who is the leader of the wise, He who removes bad effects of planets, And he who bestows wife, son, grain and cattle wealth.
Loka Priyah soumya moorthi
Pancha vimsathi namani
He who is dear to all people, he who has a peaceful mien, He who does good deeds and he who likes good people.
Smruthwa budham sada thasya
Thadhine va padedhy asthu
He who reads these twenty five names of Budha, Meditating on him, would get all sufferings killed forever.
What is Budh Graha?
In Hindu mythology, Budha is the name for the planet Mercury, a son of Chandra (the moon) with Tara or Rohini. He is also the god of merchandise and protector of Merchants.