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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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Where is the story of Lord Śiva beheading Brahmā who was in the form of a stag (deer) found?

Prajāpati Brahmā in a desire to create more perfect and beautiful beings in the universe was obsessed with his beautiful daughter Rohiṇī. Sensing her father’s attraction and intention she assumed the ...
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Is Eka Nadi Dosha does not exist for the boy and girl born in the Rohini and Uttara Ashadha Nakshatras

I entered Boy and Girl horoscope details in website to check whether marriage is compatible or not. In one website, i got it is not compatibe to due eka nadi dosha but in another it showed eka nadi ...
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Can there be a Two Nakshatra on Same Day?

How Can we Calculate Birth Nakshatra ? Is it calculated on below things : Date and timings of person ? Kundli of Person ? Place of Birth ? Because When We checked with Astrologers, One Astrologer ...
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Impact of other Nakshatras which are not the birth-nakshatra on an individual

I understand that each individual has a nakshatra which is based on the date of birth of an individual. I want to know do other nakshatras (other than the birth nakshatra) have any impact on an ...
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How does this affect one’s Nakshatra?

I have Purvabhadrapada as my moon. And I am really trying to learn about this deity and ajaikad. I have a good side and a bad side. My anger is bad and impulsive. And I have bad clots and issues with ...
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How are pujas able to negate effect of Grahas and Nakshatras given in kundali?

Different pujas are prescribed for different things. For example, I have Gandamool nakshatra(jyestha) so pooja is prescribed but how can a mere pooja do anything to something that was prescribed at ...
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On what basis were Nakshatras selected for naming of the Hindu Lunar months? [duplicate]

Edit: Not a duplicate, the other question asking how the naming is done, my question is asking how the nakshatras were selected for naming months, the filtering rationale of left out nakshatras and ...
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Which Hindu religious scripture talks about Rahu Kaal?

Internet is full of information like how Rahu Kaal is calculated, what activities should not be started during Rahu kaal, etc. But nowhere is the source of this information mentioned. In which ...
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Where can I read the mythological story of Nakshatras?

I have been practising Jyotisha (Astrology) for the past few months and have recently acquired curiosity about the mythological stories behind the lunar mansions, or the nakshatras: Uttarabhadrapada, ...
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Stars of hindu gods [closed]

I need to know about the birth stars of the hindu gods. How and where i can get the legit informations. Can you help me in this?
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How can we calculate the nakshatra starting time? [duplicate]

I have calculated the Nakshatra number and end time of Nakshatra. I want to find the Nakshatra starting time for calculating the duration of the nakshatra. Please help me to find nakshatra duration or ...
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Nakshatras of the Nambudiri Brahmins

Please help to find out: How exactly do Brahmins Nambudiri define their Nakshatras? They define the Nakshatra along the Moon's course in equal sectors along the ecliptic, i.e. in conventional signs ...
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How is each month divided into 27 nakshatra?

So I was delving into nakshatra and pada and Rashis and I am confused how is a month divided into 27 nakshatras. This is what I know so far. So nakshatras are the lunar mansions (imagine home were ...
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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, ...
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