Wednesday is dedicated to Lord
, and is also associated with Lord Vithal, an incarnation of Krishna.
In some places Lord Vishnu is also worshipped. Devotees listen to Krishna
on this day.
Hindu devotees who fast on Wednesdays take a single meal in
the afternoon. The ritual fast, i.e., 'vrat' or 'upvaas,' is observed by couples
- the husband and the wife together. 'Budhvar Upvaas' or Wednesday Fastis believed
to be auspicious for leading a peaceful family life. People start new business
or enterprise on Wednesdays as the planet Mercury or Budh is believed to augment
new projects. This day is also lucky for students and they pray for success
Color & Gem:
The color green is the preferred color and Onyx and
Emerald the preferred gems.
It is the day of the planet Budh (Mercury), who is
often considered compassionate and generous.