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What is Nakshatras (constellations)

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What is Nakshatras (constellations)

  • In Vedic astrology, the zodiac is divided into 27 nakshatras. Each nakshatra has a
  • length of 360º/27 = 13º 20′. The first nakshatra, for example, stretches from the
  • beginning of Aries to 13º 20′ in Aries. The second nakshatra stretches from there to
  • 26º 40′ in Aries. The third nakshatra stretches from there to 10º in Taurus.
  • Each nakshatra is again divided into 4 quarters. They are called padas (legs/feet).
  • The length of a nakshatra pada is 3º 20′.
# Name Location Ruler Pada 1 Pada 2 Pada 3 Pada 4
1 Ashvinī (अश्विनी) 0 – 13°20′ Aries Ketu चु Chu चे Che चो Cho ला La
2 Bharanī (भरणी) 13°20′ – 26°40′ Aries Venus ली Li लू Lu ले Le पो Lo
3 Krittikā (कृत्तिका) 26°40′ Aries – 10°00′ Taurus Sun अ A ई I उ U ए E
4 Rohini (रोहिणी) 10°00′ – 23°20′ Taurus Moon ओ O वा Va/Ba वी Vi/Bi वु Vu/Bu
5 Mrigashīrsha (म्रृगशीर्षा) 23°20′ Taurus – 6°40′ Gemini Mars वे Ve/Be वो Vo/Bo का Ka की Ke
6 Ārdrā (आर्द्रा) 6°40′ – 20°00′ Gemini Rahu कु Ku घ Gha ङ Ng/Na छ Chha
7 Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु) 20°00′ Gemini – 3°20′ Cancer Jupiter के Ke को Ko हा Ha ही Hi
8 Pushya (पुष्य) 3°20′ – 16°20′ Cancer Saturn हु Hu हे He हो Ho ड Da
9 Āshleshā (आश्लेषा) 16°40′ Cancer – 0°00′ Leo Mercury डी Di डू Du डे De डो Do
10 Maghā (मघा) 0°00′ – 13°20′ Leo Ketu मा Ma मी Mi मू Mu मे Me
11 Pūrva or Pūrva Phalgunī (पूर्व फाल्गुनी) 13°20′ – 26°40′ Leo Venus नो Mo टा Ta टी Ti टू Tu
12 Uttara or Uttara Phalgunī (उत्तर फाल्गुनी) 26°40′ Leo – 10°00′ Virgo Sun टे Te टो To पा Pa पी Pi
13 Hasta (हस्त) 10°00′ – 23°20′ Virgo Moon पू Pu ष Sha ण Na ठ Tha
14 Chitrā (चित्रा) 23°20′ Virgo – 6°40′ Libra Mars पे Pe पो Po रा Ra री Ri
15 Svātī (स्वाती) 6°40′ – 20°00 Libra Rahu रू Ru रे Re रो Ro ता Ta
16 Vishākhā (विशाखा) 20°00′ Libra – 3°20′ Scorpio Jupiter ती Ti तू Tu ते Te तो To
17 Anurādhā (अनुराधा) 3°20′ – 16°40′ Scorpio Saturn ना Na नी Ni नू Nu ने Ne
18 Jyeshtha (ज्येष्ठा) 16°40′ Scorpio – 0°00′ Sagittarius Mercury नो No या Ya यी Yi यू Yu
19 Mūla (मूल) 0°00′ – 13°20′ Sagittarius Ketu ये Ye यो Yo भा Bha भी Bhi
20 Pūrva Ashādhā (पूर्वाषाढ़ा) 13°20′ – 26°40′ Sagittarius Venus भू Bhu धा Dha फा Bha/Pha ढा Dha
21 Uttara Ashādhā (उत्तराषाढ़ा) 26°40′ Sagittarius – 10°00′ Capricorn Sun भे Bhe भो Bho जा Ja जी Ji
22 Shravana (श्रवण) 10°00′ – 23°20′ Capricorn Moon खी Ju/Khi खू Je/Khu खे Jo/Khe खो Gha/Kho
23 Shravishthā (धनिष्ठा) or Dhanistā 23°20′ Capricorn – 6°40′ Aquarius Mars गा Ga गी Gi गु Gu गे Ge
24 Shatabhishā (शतभिषा)or Shatataraka 6°40′ – 20°00′ Aquarius Rahu गो Go सा Sa सी Si सू Su
25 Pūrva Bhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा) 20°00′ Aquarius – 3°20′ Pisces Jupiter से Se सो So दा Da दी Di
26 Uttara Bhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा) 3°20′ – 16°40′ Pisces Saturn दू Du थ Tha झ Jha ञ Da/Tra
27 Revatī (रेवती) 16°40′ – 30°00′ Pisces Mercury दे De दो Do च Cha ची Chi

 

The zodiac according to Indian Astrology comprises of 360 degrees. There are 27 Nakshatras or constellations in it. Therefore, the value of each constellation is 13 degrees and 20 minutes when measured from the fixed initial point. These 27 Nakshatras (stars) complete the entire circle of 360 degrees of the zodiacA forecast based on the transit/ correlation/interrelation of planets in relation to the Nakshatras is more accurate than the results predicted on the basis of any other system.

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