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STARS / NAKSHATRAS


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.




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What is your Janma Nakshatra (Birth 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.

Nakshatra Calculator  Nakshatra Calculator


No

Nakshatra(Star)

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.