STARS / NAKSHATRAS

There are 27 Nakshatras in the zodiac belt according to ancient Indian Astrology and they are classified into groups as:

Heavenly group

Human group

Demonic group

Ashwini

Bharani

Kritikka

Mrigashirsa

Rohini

Ashlesha

Purnavasu

Pootvaphalguni

Magha

Pushya

Uttaraphalguni

Chitra

Hasta

Purvashada

Vishakha

Swati

Uttarashada

Jyeshtha

Anuradha

Poorvabhadrapada

Moola

Sravana

Uttarabhadrapada

Dhanishtha

Revati

Ardra

Satabisha



Nakshatras and their Translations

Nakshatra

Translations

Aswini

Horseman

Kritika

Moist or Perspiring

Mrigasira

Deer's Head

Punarvasu

Good Again

Aslesha

The entwiner

Poorvaphalguni

The Fig Tree

Hasta

Hand

Swati

The lead goat in a herd

Anuradha

Success

Moola

The Root

Uttarashadha

The Latter Unsubdued

Dhanshita

Wealth

Poorvabhadrapada

Former Beautiful Foot

Bharani

The Bearer

Rohini

The Red One

Ardra

Moist or Perspiring

Pushya

Nourishing

Magha

The Mighty One

Uttaraphalguni

The latter red one

Chitra

Brilliant

Visakha

Forked Branch

Jyehsta

Eldest

Poorvashadha

The Former Unsubdued

Sravana

Ear of Hearing

Satabisha

100 Physicians

Uttarabhadrapada

Latter Beautiful Foot

Revati

Wealthy


Nakshatras - their symbolic Deities and Animals

Nakshatra

Animals

Deities

Aswini

Horse

Saraswathi

Kritika

Goat

Agni

Mrigasira

Snake

Chandra

Punarvasu

Cat

Athithi

Aslesha

Cat

Adisesha

Poorvaphalguni

Rat

Eswari

Hasta

Buffalo

Sathan

Swati

Buffalo

Vayu

Anuradha

Deer

Devi, Lakshmi

Moola

Dog

Asura

Uttarashadha

Keeri

Ganesha

Dhanshita

Lion

Vasu

Poorvabhadrapada

Lion

Kubera

Revati

Elephant

Sani

Bharani

Elephant

Durga

Rohini

Snake

Brahmam

Ardra

Dog

Siva

Pushya

Goat

Brahaspathi

Magha

Rat

Sukra

Uttaraphalguni

Bull

Surya

Chitra

Tiger

Viswakarma

Visakha

Tiger

Kumara

Jyehsta

Deer

Indra

Poorvashadha

Monkey

Varuna

Sravana

Monkey

Vishnu

Satabisha

Horse

Yama

Uttarabhadrapada

Cow

Kamadenu


The distribution of the padas of the 27 nakshatras in the 12 houses

   Pisces
   Purvabadra 4
   Uttrabadra 1-2-3-4
   Revathi  1-2-3-4 

   Aries
   Aswini12-3-4
   Barani 1-2-3-4
   Krithika 1

   Taurus
   Krithika 2-3-4
   Rohini 1-2-3-4
   Mirgasira 1-2

   Gemini
   Mirgasira 3-4
   Ardra 1-2-3-4
   Punarvasu 1-2-3

   Aquarius
   Dhanista 3-4
   Satabisha 1-2-3-4
   Purvabadra 1-2-3

Numbers are pada or part. Each part is 3 1/3 degree

   Cancer
   Punarvasu 4
   Pushya 1-2-3-4
   Aslesha 1-2-3-4

   Capricorn
   Uttarashada 2-3-4
   Sravana 1-2-3-4
   Dhanishta 1-2

Numbers are pada or part. Each part is 3 1/3 degree

   Leo
   Maka  1-2-3-4
    Pubba 1-2-3-4
   Uttara 1 

   Sagittarius
   Moola 1-2-3-4
   Purvashada1-2-3-4
   Uttarashada 1

   Scorpio
   Visaka 4
    Anuradha1-2-3-4
   Jyeshta 1-2-3-4

   Libra
   Chitra 3-4
   Swati 1-2-3-4
   Visaka 1-2-3    

   Virgo
   Uttara 2-3-4
   Hasta 1-2-3-4
   Visaka 1-2-3