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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...