In Hindu mythology, Budha is the name for the planet Mercury, a son of Chandra (the moon) with Tara or Rohini. Budha is also the god of merchandise and protector of Merchants. • In the story, Chandra abducted Tara and took refuge in the Ashram of the guru of Asuras. After all the gods appealed to the moon, he realized his mistake. • So a remorseful Moon returned Tara to Brihaspati but she was carrying Moon's child. The child – Budha (Mercury) was duly delivered and was very beautiful.