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INDIAN VEDIC ASTROLOGY

Nakshatras (Stars)

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The zodiac according to Indian Astrology comprises of 360 degrees. There are 27 Nakshatras or constellations in it.Therefore, the value of each constellation is 13 degrees and 20 minutes when measured from the fixed initial point. These 27 Nakshatras(stars) complete the entire circle of 360 degrees of the zodiac. A forecast based on the transit/ correlation/inter - relation of planets in relation to the Nakshatras is more accurate than the results predicted on the basis of any other system.

What is your Nakshatra (star)?

You can find it from the table given below. If you know the longitude of the Moon at the time of your birth in your natal chart calculated according to the Indian/ Vedic system, go to the 3rd column and go down till it lies between the two values given in the row above and below. Your Nakshatra or star would be the one given in the 2nd column the one at the start of range of longitude of your Moon.

No
Nakshatra(Star)
Longitude Sign-Deg- Min
Lords
1
Aswini
00-00-00
Ketu
2
Bharani
00-13-20
Venus
3
Kritika
00-26-40
Sun
4
Rohini
01-10-00
Moon
5
Mrigasira
01-23-20
Mars
6
Aridra
02-06-40
Rahu
7
Punarvasu
02-20-00
Jupiter
8
Pushya
03-03-20
Saturn
9
Aslesha
03-16-40
Mercury
10
Magha
04-00-00
Ketu
11
Poorvaphalguni
04-13-20
Venus
12
Uttaraphalguni
04-26-40
Sun
13
Hasta
05-10-00
Moon
14
Chitra
05-23-20
Mars
15
Swati
06-06-40
Rahu
16
Visakha
06-20-00
Jupiter
17
Anuradha
07-03-20
Saturn
18
Jyehsta
07-16-40
Mercury
19
Moola
08-00-00
Ketu
20
Poorvashadha
08-13-20
Venus
21
Uttarashadha
08-26-40
Sun
22
Sravana
09-10-00
Moon
23
Dhanshita
09-23-20
Mars
24
Satabisha
10-06-40
Rahu
25
Poorvabhadrapada
10-20-00
Jupiter
26
Uttarabhadrapada
11-03-20
Saturn
27
Revati
11-16-40
Mercury

Each Nakshatra or star that comes under Indian Astrology has an astronomical name associated with it and which is referred to by the Western Astrologers and Astronomers.

Table with Astronomical name equivalent of Indian Nakshatras.

No
Nakshatra
Astronomical Name
1
Aswini
Beta Arietis
2
Bharani
35 Arietis
3
Kritika
Eta Tauri
4
Rohini
Aldebaran
5
Mrigasira
Lambda Orionis
6
Aridra
Alpha Orionis
7
Punarvasu
Beta Geminorium
8
Pushya
Delta Cancri
9
Aslesha
Alpha Hydroe
10
Magha
Regulus
11
Poorvaphalguni
Delta Leonis
12
Uttaraphalguni
Beta Leonis
13
Hasta
Delta Corvi
14
Chitra
Spica Virginis -Vegus
15
Swati
Arcturus
16
Visakha
Alpha Libroe
17
Anuradha
Delta Scorpio
18
Jyehsta
Antares
19
Moola
Lambda Scorpio
20
Poorvashadha
Delta Sagittari
21
Uttarashadha
Sigma sagittari
22
Sravana
Alpha Aquiloe
23
Dhanshita
Beta Delphinum
24
Satabisha
Lambda Aquarius
25
Poorvabhadrapada
Alpha Pegasi
26
Uttarabhadrapada
Gama Pegasi
27
Revati
Zeta Piscum

Nakshatras - their English translation, symbolic Deities and Animals & The distribution of the padas of the 27 nakshatras in the 12 houses.