List of All 28 Nakshatras

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Generally, the term ‘Nakshatra’ is believed to mean ‘indestructible.’ They are an important part of India’s Vedic culture. The Vedic system of Astrology (zodiac) has been divided into 28 Nakshatras or lunar constellations. Their use is crucial in the astrological study. These Nakshatras define the distinctiveness of the planets placed in them. You can find the mention of these Nakshatras and their listing in the Vedas, especially Rig Ved, Yajur Ved and Atharva Ved. Below, you can find the entire list of 28 Nakshatras. In ancient times, they were the means of worshipping God. These constellations are based on the movement of the Moon. And therefore, the birth star of a person is calculated based on the moon’s position in any of these stars. Also, these Nakshatras are classified under the three broad heads of Dev (divine), Nar (human), and Rakshas (Demonic). Here is the complete Nakshatra List :



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अश्विनी Ashvini

Ashvini is the first nakshatra (lunar mansion) in Hindu astronomy having a spread from 0°-0′-0″ to 13°-20′, corresponding to the head of Aries, including the stars β and γ Arietis. The name aśvinī is used by Varahamihira (6th century). The older name of the asterism, found in the Atharvaveda (AVS 19.7; in the dual) and in Panini (4.3.36), was aśvayúj, “harnessing horses”.



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भरणी Bharani

Bharani is the second nakshatra in Hindu astronomy, corresponding to 35, 39, and 41 Arietis all together. In Jyotiṣa, Bharani is ruled by Shukra (the planet Venus). Also, it is classified as a Cruel or Active nakshatra, meaning that, under electional astrological beliefs, works of a harmful or deceptive nature are best conducted while the moon is Bharani.



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कृत्तिका Kṛttika

The star cluster Kṛttikā, sometimes known as Kārtikā, corresponds to the open star cluster called Pleiades in western astronomy; it is one of the clusters which makes up the constellation Taurus. In Indian astronomy and Jyotiṣa (Hindu astrology) the name literally translates to “the cutters”....Read More



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रोहिणी Rohini

Rohini is a goddess in Hinduism and the favorite consort of Chandra, the moon god. She is a daughter of Daksha and sister of the 26 other Nakshatras. Of the lunar mansions the asterism Kṛttikā, Revati and Rohini are often described as deified beings and “mothers”. Venus is the lord of this...Read More



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मृगशिरा Mrigashirsha

Sanskrit mṛgaśiraṣa the 5th nakṣatra or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology is the constellation Orion. Its position is described in the Surya Siddhānta. Mṛgaśira nakṣatra extends from after 23°20 in Vṛṣabha Rāśi up to 6°40 in Mithuna. Star is governed by mars...Read More



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आर्द्रा Ardra

Ardra is the name of a nakṣatra in Hindu astrology, the sixth depending on numbering scheme used. The Sanskrit name Ārdrā translates to “green” or “the moist one”. It is associated with the star Betelgeuse (α Ori). The Ardra nakshatra extends from 06 degrees 40 minutes to 20 degrees 00 minutes of Mithun (Gemini).



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अभिजित Abhijit

Abhijit is the 22nd lunar mansion out of 28 in the Indian system of nakshatra. Abhijit is the Sanskrit name for Vega, the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra. Abhijit means “the Victorious One” or “the One who cannot be defeated”. In the Mahabharata (Harivamsa), Krishna was born under this nakshatra.



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पुष्य Pushya

Pushya is a nakshatra in Indian astrology. Some texts give its name as Tishya meaning to look. It corresponds to γ, δ and θ Cancri, in the Cancer (constellation). The Hindu god Bharata, brother of Rama was born under this Nakshatra. Also, God Shree Swaminarayan was born under this Nakshatra. It is also mentioned in the story of the Birth of Buddha. Pushya is known as Poosam in Tamil and Pooyam in Malayalam.



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अश्लेषा Ashlesha

The native born in the Ashlesha Nakshatra succeeds in every task. Ashlesha Nakshatra is the ninth constellation. It comes under Cancer sign. The name of its stage is de do de doe. The lord of this constellation is Mercury. Those born in this constellation have the effect of Mercury and Moon. Mercury is a factor of knowledge. This planetary planet has also been considered.



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मघा Magha

The zodiac of this constellation is Lord Surya and the constellation Swami Ketu. Magha Nakshatra comes in the Leo sign of the Sun. The constellation is Swami Ketu, its Mahadasha is 7 years old. Ketu is considered to be the torso of Rahu, while scientifically, Ketu is the south end of the earth. Such...Read More


Purva Phalguni

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पूर्वाफाल्गुनी Purva Phalguni

Purva Phalguni nakshatra is the 11th of 27 nakshatras according to the Hindu astrological beliefs. It spans through the Simha rashi or the Leo constellation. Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is the 11th nakshatra. It comes in the zodiac sign of Sun. In all the four Charan Singhs, the names of the word Moitat...Read More


Uttara Phalguni

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उत्तराफाल्गुनी Uttara Phalguni
This is 12th Nakshatra of the zodiac ruled by Surya. This Nakshatra spans from 26°40′ in Simha (Leo) to 10°00′ … Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra is the...Read More

Hasta Nakshatra

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हस्त नक्षत्र Hasta Nakshatra

The person born in Hasta Nakshatra will be rich in attractive personality Hasta Nakshatra is the 13th Nakshatra. The lord of this nakshatra is the moon. It is identified by the first name letter of Purush. Nakshatra Swami Moon and Rashi Virgo is its lord Mercury. Moon’s Mercury is the enemy....Read More


Chitra Nakshatra

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चित्रा नक्षत्र Chitra Nakshatra

There is a fourteenth constellation in the celestial sphere. The deity of Chitra Nakshatra is Tvashta who is an Aditya. The first two phases of this nakshatra fall in Virgo. This constellation is identified by the name Pe Po. Nakshatra Swami Mars Rashi Swami Mercury These two planets have a special...Read More



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स्वाती Svati

Swati  According to some is a feminine noun of unknown derivation or ′su′ + ′ati′ (″Great goer″, in reference to its remoteness) meaning very beneficent. Probably referring to its brightness call ″the real pearl″ in Bhartṛhari’s kāvyas. It was the name of one of the wives of the Moon in Hindu Epics and the Sanskrit name of Arcturus as well as of the nakshatra (lunar mansion) associated with Arcturus in Hindu astrology.



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विशाखा Vishakha

Vishākhā is a nakshatra in Indian astronomy spread in Tula or Libra (The 7th House of Natural Vedic Astrology). In Hindu mythology, Vishākhā is a daughter of king Daksha. She was one of the twenty-seven daughters of Daksha who married the moon-God Chandra. Vishākhā is the sixteenth nakshatra of the Hindu zodiac, ruled by the planet Jupiter Brihaspati or Guru, It is also the birth star of the Hindu goddess Seetha Devi.


Anuradha (nakshatra)

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अनुराधा नक्षत्र Anuradha (nakshatra)

There are 27 Nakshatras or Star Constellations in our Zodiac, that are moving very, very slowly and they appear to be stationery to us, here on earth. These stars were given names by ancient Vedic people (Vedanta Jotisha) in India, thousands of years ago. They were named and classified keeping track of our moon’s transits and trajectory through the 12 signs of the Zodiac.



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ज्येष्ठा Jyeshtha

Jyestha Nakshatra is called Gand Mool Nakshatra. It is known as No or Yi Yu in Scorpio zodiac. The effect of Rashi Swami Mars and constellation Swami Mercury is seen on such natives. A person born in Scorpio is a temperamental, energetic, clear speaker and a bit bitter. Due to the constellation Swami...Read More


Mula (nakshatra)

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मूल नक्षत्र Mula (nakshatra)

Mūla is the 19th nakshatra or “lunar mansion” in Jyotish and corresponds to the stars ε, ζ Sgr, η, θ, ι Sgr, κ Sgr, υ, λ, μ and ν Sagittarii. The symbol of Mula is a bunch of roots tied together (reticulated roots) or an ‘elephant goad’ (ankusha) and the Deity associated with it is Niriti, the god of dissolution and destruction. The Lord of Mula is Ketu (south lunar as a node).


Purva Ashadha

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पूर्वाषाढ़ा Purva Ashadha

The Purvashada Nakshatra ranges from degrees 13:20 – 26:40 in the Sagittarius zodiac sign. Purvashada Nakshatra is the 20th nakshatra of the mandal. It comes in funds. If the lord of this nakshatra is Shuk then Venus lord Venus. The maximum condition of Nakshatra Swami is 20 years old. After this,...Read More


Uttara Ashadha

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उत्तराषाढा Uttara Ashadha

The lord of Uttarashada Nakshatra is the Sun. Its first phase comes from Bhunam to Dhanurashi. If the zodiac lord is the master then the constellation lord is the sun. The minimum age of the Sun is 6 years. Which almost passes within 6 years from birth. After this, 10 years of Moon is 7 years of Mars...Read More



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पुनर्वसु Punarvasu

Punarvasu is a Nakshatra in Hindu astrology, which refers to the two brightest stars in the constellation of Gemini: Castor and Pollux. The word Punarvasu is derived from Puna+ Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or repetition. The 12 Adityas were born of Kashyapa in the womb of Aditi....Read More



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श्रवण Shravana

Shravana is the 22nd nakshatra or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy, Hindu calendar and Hindu astrology. It belongs to the constellation Makara or Capricorn.



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धनिष्ठा Dhanishta

Dhanishtha is the twenty-third nakshatra in Hindu astronomy, corresponding to α to δ Delphini. It is also known as Avittam in Malayalam and Tamil. In Jyotiṣa, Dhanishta is ruled by Mangala (the planet Mars). Dhanishta is classified as a movable nakshatra, meaning that, under electional astrological...Read More



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शतभिषा Shatabhisha

Shatabhisha, also known as Chathayam or Sadayam, or Shatabhishak or Shatataraka is the 24th nakshatra in Hindu astronomy. It corresponds to the star γ Aquarii.[citation needed] Varuna is the deity of this nakshatra. The ruling planet of this nakshatra is Rahu. Shatabhisha is the 24th constellation...Read More


Purva Bhadrapada

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पूर्वाभाद्रपद Purva Bhadrapada

Pūrva Bhādrapadā is the twenty-fifth nakshatra in Hindu astrology, corresponding to α and β Pegasi. It is placed under the domain of Bṛhaspati, the deity represented by the planet Jupiter. Practitioners of electional astrology see Pūrva Bhādrapadā as a Cruel sign, meaning that activities related to deception, craftiness or wickedness are best begin while this sign is in prominence.


Uttara Bhadrapada

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उत्तराभाद्रपद Uttara Bhadrapada

Uttara Bhadrapada is the 26th constellation in the Akash Mandal. It belongs to Pisces. It is known as Du, Th, Jh. Saturn is the lord of the Uttara Bhadrapada constellation. The zodiac master is the master there. There is enmity in Shani Guru. Somewhere the person who is in the horoscope of a friend...Read More



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रेवती Revati

It is a constellation and a group of 32 stars. It is a soft matra nakshatra. In this Nakshatra, the beginning of learning, home entry, marriage, honors, Dev Pratishtha, clothing manufacturing etc. are done. In this, the journey to the south and the dead body are not done. The deity of this nakshatra...Read More

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