What is Nakshatras (constellations)

  • In Vedic astrology, the zodiac is divided into 27 nakshatras. Each nakshatra has a
  • length of 360º/27 = 13º 20′. The first nakshatra, for example, stretches from the
  • beginning of Aries to 13º 20′ in Aries. The second nakshatra stretches from there to
  • 26º 40′ in Aries. The third nakshatra stretches from there to 10º in Taurus.
  • Each nakshatra is again divided into 4 quarters. They are called padas (legs/feet).
  • The length of a nakshatra pada is 3º 20′.
#NameLocationRulerPada 1Pada 2Pada 3Pada 4
1Ashvinī (अश्विनी)0 – 13°20′ AriesKetuचु Chuचे Cheचो Choला La
2Bharanī (भरणी)13°20′ – 26°40′ AriesVenusली Liलू Luले Leपो Lo
3Krittikā (कृत्तिका)26°40′ Aries – 10°00′ TaurusSunअ Aई Iउ Uए E
4Rohini (रोहिणी)10°00′ – 23°20′ TaurusMoonओ Oवा Va/Baवी Vi/Biवु Vu/Bu
5Mrigashīrsha (म्रृगशीर्षा)23°20′ Taurus – 6°40′ GeminiMarsवे Ve/Beवो Vo/Boका Kaकी Ke
6Ārdrā (आर्द्रा)6°40′ – 20°00′ GeminiRahuकु Kuघ Ghaङ Ng/Naछ Chha
7Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु)20°00′ Gemini – 3°20′ CancerJupiterके Keको Koहा Haही Hi
8Pushya (पुष्य)3°20′ – 16°20′ CancerSaturnहु Huहे Heहो Hoड Da
9Āshleshā (आश्लेषा)16°40′ Cancer – 0°00′ LeoMercuryडी Diडू Duडे Deडो Do
10Maghā (मघा)0°00′ – 13°20′ LeoKetuमा Maमी Miमू Muमे Me
11Pūrva or Pūrva Phalgunī (पूर्व फाल्गुनी)13°20′ – 26°40′ LeoVenusनो Moटा Taटी Tiटू Tu
12Uttara or Uttara Phalgunī (उत्तर फाल्गुनी)26°40′ Leo – 10°00′ VirgoSunटे Teटो Toपा Paपी Pi
13Hasta (हस्त)10°00′ – 23°20′ VirgoMoonपू Puष Shaण Naठ Tha
14Chitrā (चित्रा)23°20′ Virgo – 6°40′ LibraMarsपे Peपो Poरा Raरी Ri
15Svātī (स्वाती)6°40′ – 20°00 LibraRahuरू Ruरे Reरो Roता Ta
16Vishākhā (विशाखा)20°00′ Libra – 3°20′ ScorpioJupiterती Tiतू Tuते Teतो To
17Anurādhā (अनुराधा)3°20′ – 16°40′ ScorpioSaturnना Naनी Niनू Nuने Ne
18Jyeshtha (ज्येष्ठा)16°40′ Scorpio – 0°00′ SagittariusMercuryनो Noया Yaयी Yiयू Yu
19Mūla (मूल)0°00′ – 13°20′ SagittariusKetuये Yeयो Yoभा Bhaभी Bhi
20Pūrva Ashādhā (पूर्वाषाढ़ा)13°20′ – 26°40′ SagittariusVenusभू Bhuधा Dhaफा Bha/Phaढा Dha
21Uttara Ashādhā (उत्तराषाढ़ा)26°40′ Sagittarius – 10°00′ CapricornSunभे Bheभो Bhoजा Jaजी Ji
22Shravana (श्रवण)10°00′ – 23°20′ CapricornMoonखी Ju/Khiखू Je/Khuखे Jo/Kheखो Gha/Kho
23Shravishthā (धनिष्ठा) or Dhanistā23°20′ Capricorn – 6°40′ AquariusMarsगा Gaगी Giगु Guगे Ge
24Shatabhishā (शतभिषा)or Shatataraka6°40′ – 20°00′ AquariusRahuगो Goसा Saसी Siसू Su
25Pūrva Bhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा)20°00′ Aquarius – 3°20′ PiscesJupiterसे Seसो Soदा Daदी Di
26Uttara Bhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा)3°20′ – 16°40′ PiscesSaturnदू Duथ Thaझ Jhaञ Da/Tra
27Revatī (रेवती)16°40′ – 30°00′ PiscesMercuryदे Deदो Doच Chaची Chi

 

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 zodiacA forecast based on the transit/ correlation/interrelation 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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