Though Jupiter is known as “The Greater Benefic”, it is also called the Planet of Learning which also gives it the name - Guru Graha or Guru or Brihaspati. But despite its benign nature, it can at times cause Guru Dosha which could lead to problems for the native. He/she may have to suffer expense, face educational hurdles, lack of harmony, hindrance in marriage, frail nerves, uneasiness of mind and physical illnesses as Jupiter is also associated with the throat, thyroid gland, mouth, neck and jaws. There may also be quarrels, anger issues etc. Guru dosha occurs when the native’s Jupiter is weak and it can even affect different spheres such as law, banking, economics, religion and the native’s general conduct.
Those who have a weak Jupiter can follow some remedies in order to get rid of its ill-effects:
Feed jaggery and gram pulse to a cow on Thursdays.
Wearing topaz on your index finger is beneficial. Preferably, wear this ring on a Thursday.
Worship Lord Vishnu and chant Vishnu Sahasranamam.
Pray to Lord Shiva and pour butter oil on Shivling daily. This is seen as a very powerful remedy for dealing with the consequences of a malefic Jupiter.
Indulge in selfless acts towards society, poor or at a temple.
Help the blind or disables.
On every Purnima, observe a fast and listen to Satyanarayan Katha.
Chant Guru Mantra daily 28 or 108 times. Guru mantra is Om Gram Greem Grom Saha Gurve Namah.