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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Nakshatras


Nakshatras are the stellar constellations or Lunar mansions. This chapter summarizes basic facts about Nakshatras and their assignments to the various symbols (short reference).

Planetary Lords of Nakshatras

Each Nakshatra has a planetary lord used for Vimsottari Dasa and K.P. calculations. The years assigned to the signs are the Mahadasa durations of Vimsottari Dasa.
Nakshatras Lord Years
Aswini, Magha, Moola Ketu 7
Bharani, Poorvaphalguni, Poorvashadha Venus 20
Krittika, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashadha Sun 6
Rohini, Hasta, Sravana Moon 10
Mrigasira, Chitra, Dhanista Mars 7
Ardra, Swati, Satabhisha Rahu 18
Punarvasu, Visakha, Poorvabhadra Jupiter 16
Pushyami, Anuradha, Uttarabhadra Saturn 19
Aslesha, Jyeshta, Revati Mercury 17

Yoni

There are 14 Yonis (animal symbols) in Vedic astrology. Details in the table below.
Nakshatras Yoni
Aswini, Satabhisha Horse
Swati, Hasta Buffalo
Dhanista, Poorvabhadra Lion
Bharani, Revati Elephant
Krittika, Pushyami Goat
Poorvashadha, Sravana Monkey
Uttarashadha (Abhijit) Mongoose
Rohini, Mrigasira Serpent
Anuradha, Jyeshta Deer
Ardra, Moola Dog
Punarvasu, Aslesha Cat
Magha, Purvaphalguni Rat
Chitra, Visakha Tiger
Uttaraphalguni, Uttarabhadra Cow

Gana

There are 3 Ganas
  1. Deva: Divine
  2. Manuj: Human
  3. Rakshas: Demon
Nakshatras assigned to the Ganas

Nakshatras Gana
Aswini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Sravana, Revati Deva
Bharani, Rohini, Ardra, Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni, Poorvashadha, Uttarashadha, Poorvabhadra, Uttarabhadra Manuj
Krittika, Aslesha, Magha, Chitra, Visakha, Jyeshta, Moola, Dhanista, Satabhisha Rakshas

Nadi

There are 3 Nadis
  1. Adi: Vata
  2. Madhya: Pitta
  3. Antya: Kapha (or Shleshma)
Nakshatras assigned to the Nadis

Nakshatras Nadi
Aswini, Ardra, Punarvasu, Uttaraphalguni, Hasta, Jyeshta, Moola, Satabhisha, Poorvabhadra Adi (Vata)
Bharani, Mrigasira, Pushyami, Poorvaphalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Poorvashadha, Dhanista, Uttarabhadra Madhya (Pitta)
Krittika, Rohini, Aslesha, Magha, Swati, Visakha, Uttarashadha, Sravana, Revati Antya (Kapha)

Tara

No. Tara Group Nakshatras Effect
1 Janma 1, 10, 19 Benefic
2 Sampat 2, 11, 20 Prosperity
3 Vipat 3, 12, 21 Obstacles
4 Kshema 4, 13, 22 Gains
5 Pratyak 5, 14, 23 Destruction
6 Sadhaka 6, 15, 24 Success
7 Vadha 7, 16, 25 Destruction, Death
8 Mitra 8, 17, 26 Benefic
9 Parma Mitra 9, 18, 27 Prosperity

Special Nakshatras

Special Nakshatras are
Name of Nakshatra Number
Janma (birth) 1
Karmaksha 10
Sanghatika 16
Samudayika 18
Adhana 19
Vinasana 23
Jati 25
Desa 26
Abhisheka 27

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