The planet Venus is known as Shukra graha in the Vedic astrology. Shukra means ‘white or bright in Sanskrit’.
Shukra is the name of the son of BhriguBhrigu
Bhrigu was one of the seven great sages known as Saptarishis and was created..., and preceptor of the demons and the teacher (guru) of the demons, identified with the planet Venus (Shukra).
Sage Bhirgu, an astrologer, taught his son all of the spiritual sciences and scriptures. Venus or Shukra was enemy to Brihaspati (Jupiter), so Shukra agreed to be the teacher of the asuras (demons).
He became their preceptor to protect them against the gods and demigods. His caste is Brahmin The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduismand he presides over Friday.