Mercury or Hermes served as a messenger to the gods. He was responsible for the spreading of news and was known for his intelligence, wit and charm. As such Mercury shows us how we communicate with others, and how we think and rationalize. Mercury is associated with the signs Gemini and Virgo.
His colour is light green; his vahana is the horse. Among Nine Planets ( Navagraha), Budan is the planetary ruler of Studies, Knowledge, Music, Astrology, Mathematics, Artistry, Medicine, mlti-lingual skills. Budan influences one's relationship with maternal uncle (Thai maman) .
According to Puranas, Budhan is the son of Chandran. Scholars say that if one prays to Lord Budhan, one will get what one wishes for.
Wednesdays are very auspicious to Budan Bagavan, offering pooja to Budan Bagavan on Wednesdays is believed to rectify Budan Dhosham.