Buddhawar Vrata (This fast is observed for acquiring education, intelligence, health, prosperity and peace)
The deity of this fast enhances the education, communication skills and intelligence of the devotee. Mercury is known as prince of planets. If a person observes 128 fasts on Wednesdays continuously he becomes very intelligent, influential and skilled in accomplishing all tasks. He enjoys all the pleasures of the world. Method This fast should be started from the first Wednesday of bright half of any Hindu month or it should be started from that Wednesday on which Vishakha constellation falls. Wear green clothes. Worship Lord Shiva by offering different things which are used to appease Shiva. Have food only once in a day. Have any dish of pulse of green lentils. Recite 17 to 30 rosaries of following Mantra : Mantra: Om Braang Breeng Braung Brang Budhay Namah Offer food to Brahmins and receive their blessings.