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(Bṛhaspati). One of the deities of the Ṛg Veda and the Purāṇas and called the Teacher of the Gods. He is also called Brahmaṇaspati. His enemy is the god Soma (moon) who carried away his wife, Tara, who bore Soma a son, Budha (Mercury).

Helena P. BLAVATSKY equates Brihaspati with the deity that governs the planet Jupiter. He is the symbol of exoteric religion.



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