Nakshatra or Nakshatram
Nakshatras of Vedic Astrology
Anuradha Ardra Bharani Chitra Dhanishtha Hasta Jyestha Kritika Magha Mrigasira Moola Punarvasu Purva
Ashadha Purva Bhadrapada
Purva Phalguni Pushya
Revati Rohini Satabhisha Shravana Swati Uttar Ashadha Uttara
Phalguni Uttara Bhadrapada
In Vedic astrology , Nakshatra or constellation
is one of many factors considered for doing the
accurate predictions. These nakshatras are 27 in
numbers and together they comprises of 360
degrees in the sky from a fixed point. So the
value for each nakshatra is 13 degrees and 20
minutes. The 360 degrees from a fixed point
comprises 12 zodiacs and 27 nakshatras. In other
words, nakshatra is a further sub-division of
zodiac. So this method of prediction using
nakshatra is considered more accurate in Indian
astrology than the method of prediction using
The term Nakshatra is a combination of naks and
shetra. In Sanskrit, naks means sky and shetra
means region or area. So the meaning of this
word is region or area of sky. In Vedic
astrology, the predictive system is based on
In Vedic system of astrology, moon has been
given the special importance. Moon travels
through the sky and revolves around the earth.
During this journey, moon travels through all of
these nakshatras and at a particular time, it
resides in a nakshatra. Moon resides in a
nakshatra for approximately one day.
nakshatra is the nakshatra where moon is placed
at the time of the birth of the native.
Janma nakshatra plays a importance role in
deciding the persons personality, appearance,
nature, luck his personal and professional life
and level of achievements during his life-span.
Nakshatras are ruled by their respective deities
and planets. The respective deities and planets
have their impacts on different aspects of the
life of the native. The nakshatras are
classified on the basis of many aspects. One
aspect is on the basis of gender. The nakshatras
are male and some are female. The other
classification is on the basis of the
temperaments and the nakshatras are divided in
deva, human and rakhashas category. One more
classification is based on the gunas namely rajo,
tamo and sato guna.
Every Nakshatra is divided in to 4 sections.
These sections are called charans or padas. The
pada of a nakshatra is an important aspect in
case of making prediction as they are different
from each other in case of results.