Budha is the divine personification of planet Mercury. Ruler of Buddhi (intellect).
In Hindu mythology, Budha is a Deva (demi-god) who is the son of Moon god Chandra and goddess Tara (planet Jupiter’s wife)and bestows intelligence. He is a part of Hindu system of celestial bodies – Navagraha. He is depicted as mounted mounted on a lion, holding bow, arrow , sword, shield, and flower. A strong position of Budha in horoscope awakens the mind and bestows a person with great and light-hearted personality.