Zodical extension from 0.00° to 13.20° is called Ashwini Nakshatra. There are 2 stars in the Ashwini group to
indicate 2 ashwinis. Whereas according to other authorities
Ashwini group consist of 3 stars and resemble to a horse's face. The Ashwins have twin arms and are said to be vehicle of Savita or Sun. According to another version
they are the physician of the Gods.
The 8th zodiacal extension from 93.20° to 106.40° is called Pushya or Pushyami Nakshatra.It is
one of the stars of which the brilliancy has diminished during past two or three thousand years. Pushya comprises of
three stars resembling to a crescent and an arrow. Puyshya according to Surya Siddhanta is to 'nourish/thrive'.
Pushya is also known as 'Tishya meaning 'auspicious'
The 3rd zodiacal extension from 26.40° to 40.00° of the orbit is called Kritika Nakshatra. Kritika is a name after the lord
Karthikeya who is a also the commander of the clestial army of the Gods.
The word meaning of Kritika is 'flame'. There are 6 stars formed like a razor i.e. the end part of an arrow. Agni is the flaming zeal for activity of man and
the creator. Normally he is of middle stature.
The 4th zodiacal extension from 40.00° to 53.20° of the orbit is called Rohini Nakshatra. Rohini is the name of
mother of Balaram. Rohini is a wife of Planet moon; daughter of Rishi Kashyap and Surabhi. Rohini group
of Nakshatra consists of five stars looking like a chariot or car. According to
South Indian authorities, Rohini Nakshatra consists of 42 stars looking like a banian tree.
The 5th zodiacal extension from 53.20° to 66.40° of the orbit is called Mrigacirsa Nakshatra. This group consists of
three stars looking like a head of a deer. It also look like the eyes of a coconut. Mythodologically, the Moon also said called as Soma, Tara
is the wife of Planet Jupiter, who was seduced decietfully ny the Moon. Out of this relation, Mercury was born,
The 6th zodiacal extension from 66.40° to 80.00° is called Ardra Nakshatra. According to Hindu system
Ardra is only one star shining like a Gem. He is the leader of the nervous system. He is younger brother of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva is also known as Rudra.
It has been noticed that various natives of Ardra have different shape of structure, right from the slim and
short structure to fat and lengthy structure
The 7th zodiacal extension from 80.00° to 93.20° is called Punarvasu Nakshatra. According to Surya Siddhanta 'Punar'
means 'again' and 'vasu' means 'good/brilliant'. Since there is a mention of pair
stars in the head of the twins, it is likely that there are four stars made of two pairs located like a bow.
The presiding deity of the Punarvasu Nakshatra is the Adhiti. Adhiti is the daughter of Daksha and mother of the Gods.
The 2nd zodiacal extension from 13.20° to 26.40° is called Bharani Nakshatra
There are 3 stars formed in a triangle east of Ashwini resembling femal sex organ. The presiding deity of this Nakshatra
is YAMA, the ruler of the world of departed spirits. It is said that YAMA is the son of Vivasat. YAMA
is also the first of the eight limbs of yoga. He is the agent of Lord Shiva, for inflicting death.
The 9th zodiacal extension from 106.40° to 120.00° degree is called Ashlesha Nakshatra. Aslesha means 'to embrace'.
There is a dispute in the number of stars in this group. According to Khanda-Kataka, there are 6 stars and as personification
all other authorities there are only 5 stars. The look of the Aslesha Nakshatra is like a serpent. The presiding deity of Ashlesha Nakshatra is 'the Serpent'.
The 10th zodiacal extension from 120.00° to 133.20° is called 'Magha Nakshatra'. Here also, like the Aslesha Nakshatra
a dispute in regard to the number of stars in the Magha group has arisen. There are 6 stars whereas other
authorities assigns only 5 stars. whereas under the 6 stars system it appears
to be in the shape of a house. Magha means 'mighty'
The 11th zodiacal extension from 133.20° to 146.20° is called Purva Phalguni Nakshatra.
There are 2 stars on each side of
a square resembling to the legs of a bed. The presiding deity of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is Bhaga. One of the 12 sons
of Aditi, who is also the mother of Sun.
He has attractive personality. A stout body with mixed colour. Frequent sweating. A snubbed nose.
The 12th zodiacal extension from 146.40° to 160.00° is called Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra. Like Purva Phalguni,
Uttara Phalguni also consists of 2 stars resembling to the legs of a bed.
The presiding deity of Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra is Aryaman, one of the 12 Adityas, sons of Aditi who is also
the mother of the Sun. Normally a tall and fat figure. Large countenance and long nose.
The 13th zodiacal extension from 160.00° to 173.20° is called Hasta Nakshatra. Hasta means the hand. Hasta Nakshatra
consists of 5 stars resembling to the five fingers. According
to Vishnu Purana, Aditi, daughter of Dakshandh is given in marriage to Rishi Kashyap by whom she has 12 sons called
'Adityas' Sun is one of the 12 sons of Aditi.
The 14th zodiacal extension from 173.20° to 186.40° is called 'Chitra Nakshatra' Chitra means 'Brilliant'. Chitra Nakshatra
appears like a pearl and some times as a lamp. Chitra is also known as the 'Star of Prosperity'.
The presiding deity of the Chitra Nakshatra is 'Tvashtav' (Vishnukarma) the Architect.
Chitra born natives have stout and tall body.
The 15th zodiacal extension from 186.40° to 200.00° is called Swati Nakshatra
Swati means 'Sword'. According to the Taittiriya Bhahmana, Swati is called
'Nishtya' meaning 'out cast'. Like Hasta Nakshatra Swati Nakshatra is a single star resembling to a coral bead
or pearl. He is a peace loving person, button
adamant and independent.
The 16th zodiacal extension from 200.00° to 213.20° is called Vishakha Nakshatra. Vishakha Nakshatra
consists of only two stars looking like a potter's wheel. The presiding deity of Vishakha Nakshatra is 'Indragni'
(Indra+Agni) a pecuilar assignment. Indra is the architect of the bodies of the creatures.
The 17th zodiacal extension from 213.20° to 226.40° is called Anuradha Nakshatra. Anuradha means 'success'.
Anuradha group consists of 3 stars and other authorities mention of 4 stars. It appears like a lotus and sometimes as an umbrella. The presiding deity
of Anuradha Nakshatra is Mitra meaning 'friend'
The 18th zodiacal extension from 226.40° to 240.00° is called Jyestha Nakshatra. The group contains 3 stars placed
in a straight line and looks like a pendent i.e. ear ring. Jyestha means 'oldest'. According to one system then
Nakshatra series commenced from Jyestha Nakshatra. The presiding deity of Jyestha Nakshatra is Indra. Indra isthe
architect of the bodies of creatures. He is known as Bull, destroyer of a hundred forts.
The 19th zodiacal extension from 240.00° to 253.20° is called Moola Nakshatra. Moola
consists of 9 stars formed like a lion's tail. As per the other authorities there are 11 stars in this
group. The Khanda-Kataka assigns only 2 stars. Moola is named as 'Vicrtau' meaning of 'two releasers'.
Atharva Veda also assigns only 2 stars and it also mention that when the Moola Nakshatra rises great relief is
felt in the lingering diseases.
The 20th zodiacal extension from 253.20° to 266.40° is called Purva Ashadha Nakshatra.
(the pasturing cattle) of the Arab Manzil. 'Sagittari' of the Greeks, 'Ki' of 'unsubdued'. There are 4 stars
in the group of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra and figures as a tusk of an elephant. The presiding deity of Purva
Ashadha is 'JAL' (Water). Water need not require any explanation.
The 21st zodiacal extension from 266.40° to 280.00° is called Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra. Uttara means 'latter' and Ashadha
means 'unsubdued'. There are 4 stars in the group of Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra and figures as a bed.
The presiding deity of this Nakshatra is 'the Visvadevas' meaning 'collective gods or 'universal gods'.
The 23rd zodiacal extension from 280.00° to 293.20° is called Shravana Nakshatra. Shravana means 'hearing'.
Shravana comprises of 3 stars. The presiding deity of this
Nakshatra is 'Lord Vishnu'. Three stars of Shravana is the three footsteps of the Lord Vishnu. Vishnu is one of the
Trinities of Hindu mythology. Vishnu ( VI+SHNU) means 'He who crosses the heights
The 24th zodiacal extension from 293.20° to 306.40° is called Dhanistha Nakshatra. Meaning of the words
Dhanistha is 'most famous'. It consists of 4 white stars formed like a drum. The presiding deity of Dhanistha is 'Ashta Vasavas'
(8 Vasavas). Ashta Vasavas are the Vedic deities resembling to to Sun and eight in numbers. They are Dhara, Dhruba,
Soma, Vishnu, Anal, Anil, Pratyus and Provasa.
The 25th zodiacal extension from 306.40° to 320.00° is called Shatabhisha Nakshatra.'SHAT' means hundred and been 'ABHISHAJS' not 'ABHISHAJ'. As is seen from the meaning Shatabhisha
consists of one hundred stars. There is only one star-ship to Shatabhisha.
The presiding deity of his Nakshatra is 'Varuna'.
When acute drought takes place, Varuna is worshipped for getting rain.
The 26th zodiacal extension from 320.00° to 333.20° is called Purva-Bhadrapada Nakshatra.
Pada means 'foot'. This Nakshatra
consists of two stars resembling to a couch.
The presiding deity of this Nakshatra is 'Ajackapat' (a form of Rudra or Shiva) meaning 'one footed goat' a mythical animal
considered to be a deity.
He is of medium size, both in length and body size. He is very simpleton type.
The 27th zodiacal extension from 333.20° to 346.40° is called Uttara-Bhadrapada Nakshatra.
Uttara Bhadrapada means 'the left beautiful foot'.
While Purva-Bhadrapada indicates sudden anger, Uttara-Bhadrapada indicates the power to control the anger.
Uttara-Bhadrapada also denotes journey to a distant place, renunciation by leaving everything behind, and progress
towards spiritual plane.
The 28th zodiacal extension from 346.40° to 360.00° is called Revati Nakshatra.
Sieu. Revati means 'wealthy' or 'abundant'. It consists of 32 stars looking like Sharvistha i.e. drum shape.
Revati born will have very good physique, moderately tall and symmetrical bodies with fair complexion.
Revati born persons are the most god fearing and religiously much inclined
The 22nd zodiacal extension from 276.40° to 280.53° is called Abhijit Nakshatra.
Abhijit comprises of 3 stars. The presiding deity of this
Nakshatra is 'Lord Brahma'. 28 minutes before and 28 minutes after midnight is called Abhijit Muhurta.
This Muhurta completely destroys evil propensities of unknown bodies including stars and planets. Hence
this Muhurta is the most suitable time for any auspicious work.