A sanskrit word Shukra translated as brightness and cleanness, named as the son of Bhargu and Khyati as well as Guru of Demons Guru Shukracharya. He is believed to ride on horse. Shukracharya was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Being preceptor of Demons, he never guided them to do things which are Adharma. He took vow to never stood against Lord Shiva and his family.
According to Mahabharta Guru Shukracharya did a very hard Tapasya of Lord Shiva. Then impressed lord shiva boon him with the divine powers and gave him a precious place in solar system. Shukracharya is believed as the only one who knew Mrityu Sanjeevani Mantra by which he can give life to any dead person. In Mahabharta sukraarya is considered as the Guru of Bhishma, who taught him political science in his youth.
There is another story about shukra according to which Shukracharya divided himself in two parts. One of his parts is blessed to Gods which means his one part is dedicated to guide Gods. Another of his parts is dedicated to Demons as their Maha Guru. According to Hindu holy books Demons address Shukracharya as Maha Guru Shukracharya.
In Jyotish Shatra Shukra is believed to role over two Rashis named as Taurus and Libra. Shukra is considered to exalted in Pisces and fall in Virgo. People who believed to have Shukra as their Rashi God are also blessed with Lord Surya, Lord Moon and Lord Jupiter. Shukra planetary period is known as Shukra Dasha, which remains its effects for 20 years on one person’s Rashi. During this periods people faces so many problems in their career as well marriage. People also suffer from skin problems like rashes, pimples, eye diseases, and indigestion.
Shukra bless people with power to control their senses, organs and help them to gain name and fame. Shukra is also considered as an indicator of love, beauty, passion, sex, marriage, comfort, luxury prosperity, happiness, dance, art and music. Shukra sometimes moves in front of son, sometimes behind the sun and sometimes along with the sun. Shukra is also identified as an obstacle for rain on other planets.