What are Nakshatras
As per Hindu astrology, 27 Nakshatras have the power to influence one’s life. Any individual will be born in any one of these 27 nakshatras (stars). Therefore, if one intends to invoke the power of their birth nakshatra and experience positive effects, they should worship the Nakshatra Devata that controls their Nakshatra. The ancient Hindu Rishis have written about the procedure and benefits of worshipping the Nakshatra Devatas and the Nava Graha planets ruling the stars in their religious texts.
The 27 nakshatras are classified into nine groups of 3 nakshatras each, and each Navagrahas rule them. For example, the Nakshatra Devata for Bharani star is Lord Yama, and the Navagraha planet to be worshipped by those born under this star is Lord Sukhra (Venus)
Nakshatras and Astrology
When an individual takes birth, he is born under different rasis of zodiac signs that govern the twelve houses of his horoscope; similarly, they will be born under any of the twenty-seven’ nakshatras’ or birth stars that influence their birth and life.
The Lunar placement determines the birth star of a person in the natal or birth chart. Every Nakshatra has a planetary lord, and the position of the planetary lord will determine the initial dasa or ‘phase’ in the horoscope of a native.
The Nakshatra lords also play a vital role in determining a person’s characteristics and helping him assess the focal points of his energy and ambition. The planetary movements and Nakshatra at the time of a child’s birth are recorded, and individual horoscope charts are arrived at based on those recordings.
In a person’s horoscope, the navagrahas are placed in different signs occupying different degrees; similarly, the planets to are placed in different nakshatras.
List of 27 Nakshatras
|S.No||Nakshatra Name||Nakshatra God||Planet ruling the Nakshatra||Nakshatra symbol|
|1||Ashwini||Aswini Devathas||Ketu||Horse’s Head|
|3||Krittika||Lord Agni||Sun||Knife or spear|
|4||Rohini||Lord Brahma||Moon||Cart, temple, banyan tree|
|5||Mrigashirsha||Chandra or Moon||Mars||Deer’s head|
|6||Ardra||Lord Shiva||Rahu||Teardrop, diamond, a human head|
|7||Punarvasu||Adithi||Jupiter||Bow and quiver)|
|8||Pushya||Guru Brihaspathi||Saturn||Cow’s udder, lotus, arrow, and circle|
|11||Purva Phalguni||Aryama||Venus||Front legs of bed, hammock, fig tree|
|12||Uttara Phalguni||Bhaga||Sun||Four legs of the bed, hammock|
|13||Hasta||Sun||Moon||Hand or fist|
|14||Chitra||Thristavu||Mars||Bright jewel or pearl|
|15||Swati||Vayu Deva||Rahu||Shoot of plant, coral|
|16||Vishaka||Indragni||Jupiter||Triumphal arch, potter’s wheel|
|17||Anuradha||Mithran||Saturn||Triumphal archway, lotus|
|18||Jyeshta||Lord Indra||Mercury||Circular amulet, umbrella, earring|
|19||Moola||Nirriti||Ketu||Bunch of roots tied together, elephant goad|
|20||Purva Ashadha||Varun Deva||Venus||Elephant tusk, fan, winnowing basket|
|21||Uttara Ashada||Vishvedevas||Sun||Elephant tusk|
|22||Shravana||Lord Vishnu||Moon||Ear or three footprints|
|23||Dhanistha||Vasukal||Mars||Drum or flute|
|24||Shatabhisaa||Lord Varuna||Rahu||Empty circle, flowers, or stars|
|25||Purva Bhadrapada||Aja Ekapad||Jupiter||Swords or two front legs of cot, a man with two faces|
|26||Uttara Bhadrapada||Ahirbhudini||Saturn||Twins, back legs of cot, snake in the water|
|27||Revati||Pushavu||Mercury||Pair of fish, drum|
Impacts of Nakshatra Into Your Life
Nakshatras can impact your life to a great extent.
- Nakshatras determine the characteristics of an individual.
- Their birth star also influences the health of a native.
- The family life and occupation depend upon the birth star.
- Your hobbies and interests are also a result of your birth star.
- Janma nakshatra also influences your love life.