Questions tagged [nakshatra]

nakshatra: (Sanskrit) "Star cluster." Central to astrological determinations, the nakshatras are 27 star-clusters, constellations, which lie along the ecliptic, or path of the sun. An individual's nakshatra, or birth star, is the constellation the moon was aligned with at the time of birth

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Are the nakshatras of Hindu gods and figures discussed in the scriptures?

I have heard from multiple people, even priests, that Krishna was born in the star Rohini. My mother tells me that Kartikeya (a.k.a. Subrahmanya) was born in the star Pooyam; Arjuna, in Uthrattathi; ...
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What is the source that describes the devatas for each Navagraha and Nakshatra?

During the rituals for a Navagraha puja, I saw that the avahana was done for the stars (nakshatra) of the yajamaana and his family. I didn't pay much attention until I heard that the devatha for the ...
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What was the nakshatra and gotra of Ravana?

I was looking for details about Ravana's nakshatra but could not find reliable information.Is there any Texts that mention Ravana's nakshatra and other astrological details? For the gotra,I found out ...
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

Is it possible to use yantras to resolve Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras and if so: 1.Is it common practice to use yantras as a remedy? 2.For e.g in the case of a graha dosha,mantras are usually ...
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Why do nakshatras have both a presiding deity and a ruling planet(graha)?

What is the difference between a presiding deity and a governing planet(graha)?As far as I know,each of the navgrahas has their own governing Lord. For example take the case of Krittika nakshatra. ...
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How do I calculate Nakshatram manually?

I want to calculate nakshatram manually. Could you please explain me in detail?
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Why children born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta and Maga Nakshtras (stars) are considered inauspicious?

There is a saying that a child born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta, Maga is inauspicious. Is this properly explained in any religious books? This question is pursuant to astrology.
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When does a Mahadasha start for an individual?

When does a Mahadasha start for an individual? For eg, for a person born in Punarvasu nakshatra when does his Guru-Mahadasha start? Just at the time of his birth or any other particular time? How to ...
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Why is the Jyeshtha Nakshatra named so?

Jyeshtha in Sanskrit means 'the eldest'. Why is Jyeshtha called as the eldest Nakshatra in Jyotisha?
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Why to leave home after death in some nakshatras?

It is said that people who die under Rohini Nakshatra, their children have to leave home for one year. Is it true? If yes, than why it is so only for some Nakshatras?
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What is relation between Star and God?

AFAIK, Rig veda says, every star is related to a God and hence everyday is special day(festival) to worship a specific god, what are those stars and to which god does they relate to?
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What is the relation between trees and gods?

I heard of Navagraha vana(garden of trees representing 9 planets), Nakshatra vana(trees representing 27 stars), Devatha vana(trees representing each god). What are those plants? Does worshiping give ...
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Why is Shravana Nakshatram considered the “birth star” of Vishnu?

The Venkatachala Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana describes the story of Venkateshwara (the Vishnu deity in Tirupati, AKA Balaji or Srinivasa). This excerpt describes how Brihaspati, guru of the gods, ...