Not, as you might think, a crafty BUDDHA impersonator. He is the product of a brief liaison between TARA, Goddess of the planet Jupiter, and CHANDRA, the Moon God.
This affair caused a short scandal across the solar system but TARA’s husband BRIHASPATI took the matter very well and brought BUDHA up as his own. However, to keep the boy safe from all those wagging tongues in the sticks of the outer solar system, they sent him to live right at the heart of things near the Sun.
Article last updated on 12 February 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BUDHA: God of the planet Mercury from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 12 Feb. 2013. Web. 21 August 2014.