Shukra is essentially known as Planet Venus according to Vedic astrological texts. These texts further state that it is among the most beneficial of all planets. The state of Venus is similar to the celestial body of Chandra or Moon that is the water state. Vedic Samhitas provide a deeper study about planet Venus. The Samhitas elaborate that Venus is fundamentally the planet of enjoyment, happiness and love.
However, if Shukra has a weak or wrong astrological position in your horoscope, then it can lead to certain negative results. This can be in the form of Shukra Dosha that leads to loss of happiness and wealth. Nevertheless, unfavorable results can be remedied with the aid of appropriate homams, yajna and Shukra Puja. These rites will expedite the process of alleviating Shukra Mahadasha and Shukra Bhukti.
According to legends
Shukra is often termed as the Indian Venus. It is known by several interesting names like Bhargava, Usanas, Kavi-putra, Kavya and Kavi. An interesting aspect is that Shukra is deemed as the preceptor of demons or asuras. It is said that Venus has the potential of mritha-sanjivi, in other words reviving of the dead. Positive facets of Shukra Dosha effect can be enhanced by conducting Shukra Puja.
During the phase of Dasha, Shukra is said to provide immense, commendable benefits. Certain notable examples that Shukra helps in facilitating are Kalyana Yoga, which means auspicious events, ceremonies and marriage. It also presents Vahana Yoga, which denotes buying of new vehicles. Another positive aspect is Graha Yoga where a favorable Venus positioning in the horoscope chart will help you in buying a new house.