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Nakshatra - Constellation
(Vedic Lunar Mansions)
Nakshatra (Constellation) is
one of the 27 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s)
in them,The following are the 27 Nakshatras with their information.
Click On Names Below For Information
1 * Ashwini
Ashwini is the first nakshatra of the zodiac having a spread from
0degree-0'-0" to 13degree-20' Ashwini
is governed by the Ashwins, the twin horsemen.
Characteristics-love animals and travelling.Loyal, trustworthy and
reliable having a magnetic personality.The
Sun is Exalted here and the horse is the preferred transport of the
Sun God. Sun's exaltation in Ashwini is a reminder to the soul of
their eternal connection.
Attract people and are proud,self-sufficient
and well organised.Helpful and guide others.Amazing grasping power is
speciality.Persevearance is lacking in some cases.Fast in expediting
the jobs.Have a great strength, energy and stamina.Rigid nature which
may disturb family life.
Ailments like-muscular injuries and
Inclination for architecture, interior designing,riding and
sports.Accidents are common to people born under this nakshatra.
2 * Bharani
Meaning:The Bearering Star
This is the second nakshatra of the zodiac, ranging from 13degree-20' to 26degree-40'. The planet
of art and beauty, the Venus, rules this nakshatra.The energy of
Bharani is called krura,means cruel.
This star is under the lordship
of Venus and is within the sign of Aries, ruled by Mars. Bharani represents the
character of Agni Rasi Tamo Guna.
Characteristics-childhish,blessed with long life,average physique with
good dental line,creative in visual arts,photography,
intelligent,witty,quite flexible,spontaneous and optimistic.Very
courageous and never surrender.May arise problems in romance and
misunderstanding with your partner.
Inclination for-Military,Chemical industry,agriculture.
Ailments like-Fattyness and skin
3 * Kritika
This is the third nakshatra
of the zodiac, spanning 26degree-40' in Mesha to 10degree-00' in Vrishabha.
Kritikka is considered the nakshatra where power is born. This is the
birth star of Chandra. The passivity of this nakshatra represents
their ability to nurture power. Mythology describes Krittika as the
foster mother of Kartik devata who is beautiful in appearance.
Characteristics-magnetic personality,very popular, powerful
built,hearty and vigorous.Determined and resolute, ability to cut
through to the heart of the matter and tackle problems head on.Good
leadership qualities and dangerous if provoked.
Inclination for- Engineering, law, Military, medicine, business,
interior decoration etc.
Ailments like- normal illness of cough and cold.
4 * Rohini
Meaning:The Red One
This is the fourth nakshatra of the zodiac, ruled by the planet Moon. It spreads from 10degree-0' in
Vrishabha to 23degree-20' in Vrishabha.The word is derived from "Rohan"
which means 'to bring into existence'.
The other name
of Rohini is Suravi - the celestial cow.Rohini' is the wife of
Chandra who is said to have been fond of fine dress, cosmetics and
décor and was the most beloved of Chandra or Moon.
Characteristics-soft spoken,good adviser,popular,delicate features and
a gentle nature.Witty,admirer of honesty and loyalty.Confidence
winner.Family problems due to misunderstandings.
Inclination for- Finance,trading,civil engineering and construction,
You are also inclined towards intellectual activities and will
continue to seek knowledge through out your life.
Ailments like-stress and nervous breakdown.
5 * Mrigashirsa
Meaning:Head of a dear,
This is the fifth nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 23degree-20' in
Vrishabha to 6degree-40' in Mithuna.The word 'Mriga'
means forests,a search,to wander in forests and a hunter and preceptor.Mrigashirsha is partly in Vrishabha and partly in Mithuna.
Characteristics-Creative in fine arts,hobby of singing,very
intelligent,very popular.You have a sharpintellect.Striking
personality.Good in debate and oration.Very romantic.
Impulsive and over confidence may lead to setbacks.
Communication, Sports, Environment campaigns.
6 * Ardra
Ailments like-cough,cold, minor illnesses and body injuries.
Meaning: Moist or Perspiring
This is the sixth nakshatra of the zodiac, having a spread
from 6degree-40' to 20degree-00' in Mithuna or Gemini and is ruled by the node
is ruled by Rudra, the fierce form of Lord Shiva who represents
thunder. Ardra means wet or surcharged with water, that is fat.When the
Sun enters Ardra the earth is said to be starting its menstrual course
that is "Ambobachi".
insensitive,impetuous,stubborn and not easily persuaded.Always
domination will cause pain to your loved ones.
7 * Purnavasu
Inclination for- Law enforcement, fire fighting, etc.
Ailments like- Heart trouble, paralysis, and stress related ailments.
is the seventh nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 20degree-00' in
Mithun (Taurus) to 3degree-20' in Karaka(Cancer).The word Punarvasu is
derived from Puna+Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or
repetition. Punarvasu Nakshatra brings about the return of energy and
vitality. 8 * Pushya
forward,bright,energetic,enthusiastic and charming.Attraction for
religeous activities and development.Helpful nature.Happy married life
and a good family person.
Inclination for-religious or spiritual career,acting and journalism.
Health care is necessary otherwise there are chances of Ailments
like-tuberculosis, pneumonia etc.
This is the eighth nakshatra in the zodiac, spanning from 3degree-20' to
16degree-40' in Karaka.The word etymologically means "to nourish" and that again means to
preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen.Pushya
Nakshatra increases our good karma and good efforts. The value of this
Nakshatra for religious and spiritual practices is emphasized.
profession,Social work, physiotherapy.
9 * Ashleha
Ailments like-skin diseases,gall stones, gastric problems, ulcers etc.
Aslesha is ruled by the serpent God. This is the ninth nakshatra of
the zodiac, spanning from 16degree-40' to 30degree-00' in Karaka house. It is
the birth star of Ketu.The force of Aslesha can be understood by its
name Naga. Aslesha Nakshatra can be helpful if we have enemies but it
can serve to give a person an inimical temperament as well. It all
depends upon how the energy of this Nakshatra is used.
Characteristics-resourceful,clever,flexible,the capability to
transform,diverse interests and need constant stimulation.Many changes
in the career.Excellent communication skills and good oratorsVery
secretive by nature, unduly suspicious of people's motives.Your family
life will be harmonious and you will make your partner the focal point
of your life.
Inclination for- politics, acting,
writing or journalism.
Ailments like- joint pains, bodily
discomforts, and nervous disorders.
10 * Magha
Characteristics-top ranked,balanced,good decision maker ,organiser,
knowledgeable,strong leadership skills,tendency to be arrogant.Marital
status is good but understanding with spouse is needed.
Meaning:The Mighty One
This is 10th nakshatra of the zodiac,
ruled by the node Ketu and spanning from 00degree-00' to 13degree-20' in the
sign Leo, ruled by Sun.Magha is ruled by the Ancestors. Magha is derived from Maghaban. Magha is the
causes of brightness and light.
Inclination for- trading,public or private sector jobs.
Ailments like- uterine problems,asthma,cancer.
11 * Purva Phalguni
Meaning:The Fig Tree
This is the 11th nakshatra of the zodiac,
ruled by the planet of arts and beauty,Venus. It is also called
the Bhagadaivat Star. It is the symbol of the call for creation,
it announces creation and development. Porvaphalguni brings about
union and procreation on all levels.Poorvaphalguni is the symbol of good fortune and luck. It is the birth
star of Vrahaspati.
Characteristics-attractive and crowd
puller,honest,non-corrupt,determined and ambitious.Soft hearted and
nervous minded.Utmost care is necessary before starting a new
venture.Good marital status.
Inclination for- Legal practie and
Ailments like-asthma, dental and abdomen
problems. 12 * Uttara Phalguni
Meaning:The latter red one
This is the twelfth nakshatra of the zodiac ruled by Sun. This
nakshatra spans from 26degree-40' in Leo to 10degree-00' in Kanya.
Uttaraphalguni in the Vedic order is ruled by Bhaga, the God of
happiness. The lords are Ravi and Budha, symbol is a bed. Uttaraphalguni indicates both the
need for union and for organizing the resources gained through it.
strong,cheerful and confident.Arrogant,short tempered and too
focussed.Marital life is pleasant and contented. 13 * Hasta
Inclination for- construction industry, hospitality industry, event
planning, publicity management etc.
Ailments like- dental problems, gastric problems and restlessness.
This is the 13th nakshatra of the zodiac, ruled by Moon. Hasta spans
from 10degree-0' to 23degree-20' in Kanya.The symbol is a closed hand or fist.
built,helpful nature,creative,popular,emotional,hard working and
determined.Successful in creative jobs.Liking for travelling.Marital
status is good.
Ailments like asthama,cough and cold,blood pressure etc.may occur.
Inclination for-Handmade industry,creative arts etc.
14 * Chitra
This is the 14th nakshatra of the zodiac, ruled
by the fiery planet Mars. It spans from 26degree-40' in Kanya to 6degree -40' in
Tula.The symbol is the gem on the serpent's crest .It is
anthropomorphically the forehead of Kalapurush.
is ruled by Twashtar, the Cosmic craftsman.This is the "star of
opportunity". Chitra reflects the world of maya and delusions, which
they are to over come.
ancient time the star was known as the 'Star of Prosperity'. Chitra
allows us to gain the fruit of our good karma that comes through
righteousness. It has a highly spiritual energy and effect. 15 * Swati
Characteristics-very knowledgeable,sophisticated,distinguishing,well groomed,bold,intuitive,ambitious and popular,lover
of beutiful things,concerned with political and social issues.Problems
marital ,which need to be tackled tactfully.
Inclination for- Research, coaching,the visual arts, designing,
Ailments like- kidney and bladder problems,brain
disorders,psychological problems etc.
This is the fifteenth nakshatra of the zodiac, having all its four quarters in Tula,
spanning from 6degree-40' to 20degree-00'. This Nakshatra is concerned with air,
wind, breeze or knowledge of Akaash since Akaash is the abode of air.
Swati Nakshatra can be destructive unless we learn how to use it to
Deity:God of Wind
Characteristics-Very social,broad minded,
intelligent,calm,determined,ambitious and helpful nature.Strong sense
of justice and harmony.
Attraction for religious or social and political work.Too much social
work may create differances in family.
Inclination for-medical jobs, chemicals,
metal industry and travel industry.
Ailments like cardiac problems,joints pain,abdominal problems etc. are
Deity:Indra and Agni
This is the
16th nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 20degree-00' in Tula to 3degree-20'
in Vrishchika. Another name of this star is Radha, a compliment to
Anuradha, the birth star of the Sun. Vishakha represents the powers of heat and
lightning in the atmosphere.This is the "Star of Purpose".
It has the Symbol of a
leaf-decked triumphal gate. Vishakha does not give immediate results
but perhaps greater long term gains. Indra and Agni here are related
to agriculture showing the ripening effect of heat, rain and seasonal
Characteristics-charming personality,witty,popular, in the opposite sex members,genius, need constant mental stimulation,excellent communicator,crowd-puller,strong senser
of justice and harmony.
Inclination for- Journalism, sales and marketing, writing.
Those born under this nakshatra are likely to have a very happy
marital life and will make good marriage partners.
Ailments like-kidney and bladder problems, hormone deficiencies,paralysis, etc.
17 * Anuradha
This is the 17th nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 3degree-20' to 16degree-40'
in the sign of Vrishchika. Anuradha Nakshatra gives balance in
relationship, both honoring others and seeking ourselves to be
spirit,humourous,fun loving and beloved.Creative,Strong, determined
and very ambitious.
Characteristics-Sales and marketing,
Astrology, Spiritual guidance and counselling, Business etc.
Satisfactory married life but with an understanding with thw spouse.
Ailments like-dental problems,asthma,
breathing trouble, cough and cold.
18 * Jyeshtha
This is the 18th nakshatra
of the zodiac,spanning form 16degree-20' to 30degree-00' in the sign of Vrishchika. Jyeshtha means the eldest one, the senior most, the chief
one, more excellent than, preferred one or someone or something
19 * Moola
Characteristics-Skillful,full of vitality and energy,loving and generous,family
person,successful early in life,good nature and crowd puller.Married life is happy and you will have very supportive spouses.
Inclination for-interior designing,Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemical engineering,
Architecture, construction etc.
Ailments like-uterus problems,cough and cold,joints pains,
This is the 19th
nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 00degree-00' to 13degree-20' in the sign
of Dhanus.Moola is ruled by Nirriti, the Goddess of destruction.The Meaning of the word, Moola means the root.The Symbol is
a bunch of roots tied together.
Moola signifies roots, that is to say,
everything of basic nature, its motion is finite and limited. Moola
connotes the ideas of foundation, commencement, from the very bottom,
the chief or principal city or the capital.Moola does not indicate
fortune or luck.
Characteristics-charming personality,flexible,liberal, stubborn,determined,very
ambitiousvery competitive and goal oriented.Crowd puller.Married life is satisfactory
Inclination for- sailing ,politics, sales and marketing,
finance, stock market, business, engineering etc.
Ailments like-Rheumatism, hip and backaches,joint pains etc.
20 * Purva Ashada
This 20th nakshatra spans from 13degree-20' to 26degree-40' in the sign
Dhanus, the sign ruled by the lord of wisdom. It has the symbol of
hand fan. People born in Poorvashadha are intelligent and
Meaning:The Former Unsubdued
Poorvashadha is ruled by the Waters. Poorvashadha provides us
additional energy for our efforts. It is also known as the
"Invincible Star".This nakshatra is associated with declarations
Characteristics-very generous,kind hearted,Charming,gentle nature and
crowd puller.Hard worker with managing abilities,less
ambitious.Married life, satisfactory.
21 * Uttara Ashada
Inclination for-Financial planning, social work,political jobs etc.
Ailments like- uterus problems,T.B.muscular problems etc.
Meaning:The Latter Unsubdued
This 21st nakshatra spans from 26degree-40' in
Dhanus to 10degree-00' in Makara. It is also
known as the "Universal Star".Uttarashadha is introspective and
penetrative and is concerned with intensiveness, the results of the
latter being more permanent than the former. Uttaraashadha is the
second part of the Nakshatra Sagittarius.
Characteristics-highly educated,liberal and helpful.Very helpful and
popular among friends.lucky in love and happy married life.
Inclination for-Banking,Research,Teaching, Counselling, Intellectual
Ailments like- eye,stomach and abdominal problems.
This 22nd Constellation spans from 10degree-00' to
23degree-20' in Makara, owned by the planet Saturn. Shravana usually means
"hearing". The symbol of Shravana is three foot-prints.
It is the birth
star of Saraswati.Shravana is ruled by Vishnu, the pervador.This is the star of
listening, also called the "Star of Learning". The mercurial planet
Moon owns this nakshatra.
successful,satisfied,kind-hearted,considerate,neat and well organised.
23 * Dhanishtha
Skillfull in leadership,good in business.Chances of bankruptsy if not
taken care in financial affairs.
Inclination for-management related jobs,charitable and social
institutions,technical jobs etc.Marital status will be extremely
Ailments like-T.B,Rheumatism and skin diseases.
This 23rd nakshatra spans from 23degree-20' in Makar to 6degree-40' in
Kumbha.Dhanishta is ruled by the Vasus,the Gods of abundance. It is known
as the"Star of Symphony". This nakshatra is owned by the
fiery planet Mars. The symbol is a drum and tabla. Dhanishtha has two Meanings
in it - one is Dhana (riches) and the other is Dhvani (sound).
Dhanishta builds upon the connections of Shravana and makes them
Characteristics-highly intelligent, knowledgeable,skillful,passionate,good
debater,skilled in business, music and dance.Marital life will be happy and satisfactory.
Inclination for- computer industry,art-restoration, museology etc.
Ailments like-uterus problems,anaemia, cough and cold etc.
The entire span of this 24th nakshatra falls in the
sign Kumbha, from 6degree-40' to 20degree-00'.
is ruled by the God of the cosmic waters. it is aslo known as
the "Veiling Star". This nakshatra is about healing the human
condition spiritually and physically. Satabhisha is the nakshatra
owned by the node Rahu. This
nakshatra is the large group of faint stars in the Water
Characteristics-need constant mental stimulation,controller of
emotions,changeable and dangerous if provoked. 25 * Purva
Inclination for- Engineering, Mathematics, Accounts, Scientific
Ailments like-dental problemsurological poblems, diabetes, breathing trouble, cough and cold,
This 25 th Nakshatra of zodiac,spans from 20degree-0' in Kumbha to 3degree-20' in Meena.Poorvabhadrapada is ruled by Aja Ekapad,
the one-footed serpent. The symbol is
a double-faced man.Poorvabhadrapada raises up our spiritual aspiration
in life and takes us out of the domain of selfish behavior.
Meaning: Former Beautiful Foot
Characteristics-gutsy,charming,self sufficient,highly resourceful
person,successful in attracting many friends and wealth.Very adaptable
and has discriminating tastes.Marital life will be happy and spouse
will be a constant source of strength and encouragement.
Inclination for-trading, Banking and finance, Industrial management,
international travel, gems and precious metals etc.
Ailments like- paralytic attacks, diabetes, gastric and abdominal
26 * Uttara Bhadrapada
Characteristics-intelligent,attractive,charming and outstanding,loving
and merciful. Loyal to people and very helpful.Your marital life will
be harmonious and satisfactory and children will be a source of joy
Meaning:Latter Beautiful Foot
Deity: Ahir Budhnya
This is the last,26th nakshatra of the zodiac, spans from 20degree-0' in Kumbha to 3degree-20' in Meena.Poorvabhadrapada is ruled by Aja Ekapad,
the one-footed serpent.Poorvabhadrapada raises up our spiritual aspiration
in life and takes us out of the domain of selfish behavior.This is a
transformational nakshatra where they will sacrifice themselves for a
higher cause, to make a difference in the world.
Inclination for- law, professional mediation, counselling.
Ailments like- body-aches,rheumatism etc.
27 * Revati
This is the last,27th nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 16degree-40' minutes to 30degree-00'
is governed by the nourishing form of the Sun God. Revati
creates abundance through providing proper nourishment.This nakshatra
indicates a journey, and may in fact represent our final journey from
this life to the next, being the last and final nakshatra.
Characteristics-ambitious,independant,very prosperous, attractive and
sociable.Very charming and popular personality.Helping
nature.Phhysical fitness conscious.
Ignorance in financial affairs will land in debts.Your marital life
will be very harmonious and your spouse, very compatible.
Inclination for-Social work,Counselling, Psychology, Psychiatry etc.
Ailments like-dental and orthopaedic problems,ulcers, intestinal