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Friday, 12 August 2011

Nakshatras

27 Nakshatras, Nakshatra Devathas and Grahas

List of the 27 Nakshatras, Nakshatra Devathas (Gods) and the Graha (Planet) ruling the Nakshatras.

According to Hindu Vedic Astrology each Nakshatra is ruled by one of the navagrahas (9 Grahas) and each nakshatra also has a deity as its Devata (Nakshatra Devata). All the 27 Nakshatras (Stars) has its own particular shakti or power, according to the power of the Nakshatra Devatas ruling the stars.

Hence according to the ancient sages and astrology experts one needs to worship the Graha and the Nakshatra Devata which rules his Nakshatra. One who worships like this will get good health and prosperity in life.

Chart showing the Nakshatra and its Devatha and Graha

Nakshatra Names in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam
Nakshatra Devatha
Graha (Planet) Ruling the Nakshatra
1
Aswini or Aswathi
Aswini Devathas
Ketu (Kethu)
2
Bharani
Yama (Kala)
Sukra (Sukhra) or Venus
3
Krithika or Karthigai or Karthika
Lord Agni
Aditya (Surya) or Sun
4
Rohini
Lord Bhrama
Chandra or Moon
5
Mrigashiras or Mrigasheersham or Makairam
Chandra or Moon
Mangal (Chowa or Kujan) or Mars
6
Aardhra or Thiruvaathira
Lord Shiva
Rahu
7
Punarvasu or Punarpoosam or Punartham
Adithi
Guru or Brihaspathi or Jupiter
8
Pushyami or Poosam or Pooyam
Brihaspathi or Guru
Sani or Saturn
9
Ashlesha or Aayilyam
Nagas (Snakes)
Budha or Mercury
10
Magha or Makam
Pithirkal (Pitris)
Ketu (Kethu)
11
Poorva Phalguni or Pooram
Aryamavu
Sukra (Sukhra) or Venus
12
Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram or Uthram
Bhagan or Bhaga
Aditya (Surya) or Sun
13
Hastha or Hastham or Atham
Adithya or Sun
Chandra or Moon
14
Chitra or Chithirai
Thristavu or Twashtri
Mangal (Chowa or Kujan) or Mars
15
Swaathi or Chothi
Vayu Deva
Rahu
16
Vishaakha or Visakham
Indragni
Guru or Brihaspathi or Jupiter
17
Anuraadha or Anusham or Anizham
Mithran
Sani or Saturn
18
Jyeshta or Keetai or Thrikeeta
Lord Indra
Budha or Mercury
19
Moola or Moolam
Niryathi or Nirriti
Ketu (Kethu)
20
Poorva Shaada or Pooradam
Jalam or Water
Sukra (Sukhra) or Venus
21
Uthra Shaada or Uthradam
Vishwa Devathas or Vishvedevas
Aditya (Surya) or Sun
22
Shraavan or Thiruvonam
Lord Vishnu
Chandra or Moon
23
Dhanishta or Avittam
Vasukal
Mangal (Chowa or Kujan) or Mars
24
Shathabhisha or Chathayam
Lord Varuna
Rahu
25
Poorvabhadra or Poorattathi
Aja ekapad
Guru or Brihaspathi or Jupiter
26
Uthrabhadra or Uthirattathi
Ahirbudhnya or Ahirbhudini
Sani or Saturn
27
Revathi
Pushavu or Pusha
Budha or Mercury

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