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Why do nakshatras have both a presiding deity and a ruling planet(graha)?

To answer your title question: It is because each Nakshtra is ruled by a Graha and each Graha is again ruled by a deity. Which Graha rules which Nakshatras is something already mentioned in this ...
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Why is Shravana Nakshatram considered the "birth star" of Vishnu?

Shravana Nakshatra is the Birth Star of Lord Vamana, as it is in Srimad Bhagavatam, here: (SB.8.18.5) śroṇāyāṁ śravaṇa-dvādaśyāṁ muhūrte ’bhijiti prabhuḥ sarve nakṣatra-tārādyāś cakrus taj-janma ...
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What is the source that describes the devatas for each Navagraha and Nakshatra?

For Navagrahas one such scriptural source is the Matsya Purana. A Vedi(platform) is to be prepared with white rice grains with Surya Deva the Center, Mangal in the South, Brihaspati in the ...
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What is the relation between trees and gods?

What are those plants? I can answer this for the Navagrahas at least.Not sure about the Nakshatra plants but the 9 Navagraha plants are well-known.For example see this site. And the Scripture which ...
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Why children born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta and Maga Nakshtras (stars) are considered inauspicious?

What you read/heard is only the partial truth.There are two more nakshtras which are considered equally inauspicious as per the "Gandamoola" concept viz-Aswini and Revati. There are 27 nakshtras in ...
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Are the nakshatras of Hindu gods and figures discussed in the scriptures?

Yes, there is scriptural references for the birth of the Gods you have mentioned. I will answer for the birth star of Rama and Krishna. Birth star of Lord Krishna can be found in Bhagavatha purana ...
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Why children born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta and Maga Nakshtras (stars) are considered inauspicious?

There is an Alwar born in one of this nakshatra. Place Thirumandangudi Month Maargazhi Star Kettai (Jyeshta) Similarly we can find more examples of spiritual Giants born in these nakshatras. ...
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

The word Yantra basically means "a device". The use of device varies according to its structure and shape. There are many types of yantras and the answer for your question is yes to some ...
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

Basically, Yantras are the sources of energy and it will be activated if we recite a certain mantra constantly. Once it is activated, it will start transmitting its powers to the surroundings. It ...
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Why do nakshatras have both a presiding deity and a ruling planet(graha)?

Image taken from here: Adhi Deveta defines the nature of the graha and Pratyadi Deveta defines the functions and importance of the graha. For sun,the Adhi deveta being Agni demonstrates the nature ...
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How do I calculate Nakshatram manually?

It's simple. You just have to remember the following: Each zodiac sign has a total of 9 padas. There are 12 zodiac signs. So, 12*9 = 108 padas. Each nakshatra has 4 padas. Span of each pada is 3° 20′....
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Why children born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta and Maga Nakshtras (stars) are considered inauspicious?

I do not know where you heard this saying but it is far from true. The birth star is the star-group the Moon occupies at the time of the birth. Ashlesha and Jyeshtha are rules by Budha (Mercury). ...
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When does a Mahadasha start for an individual?

MahA-dashA start from the birth and continue until death. They are based on the nakshatra in which moon is progressing. So the dasha during birth will be determined by nakshatra of the moon. The ...
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What is relation between Star and God?

I find the answer by Saurabh Chandra Patel incomplete. Some of the Nakshatras are named after Devatas etc. For example, the Ashwini twins are considered as Devatas. Although, most of the Nakshatras ...
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What is relation between Star and God?

There are 27 Star ( Nakshatra ). They are, Ashvinī Bharanī Kṛttikā Rohinī Mrigashīra Ārdrā Punarvasu Pushya Ashlesha (nakshatra) Maghā Pūrva Phalgunī (Pubbha) Uttara Phalgunī (Uttara) Hasta Chitrā ...
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