The Wisdom of Nakshatras

List of the 27 Constellations

A table with respect to each of the constellation, its planetary ruler, its symbol, its lord, and its degrees in the lunar-based Indian zodiac, and its degrees in the solar-based Western zodiac, is given hereunder:

Nr. Star Constellation (Nakshatra) Symbol (English Translation) Planetary Ruler (Adipathi) Lord Degrees in Lunar Zodiac Degrees in Western Zodiac
1. Awini Horsehead Ketu Ashwins, the Horse-headed Twins who are Physicians to the Gods 0 - 1320' Mesha 26 Aries - 920' Taurus
2. Bharani Triple path Venus Yama, the God of Death or Dharma 1320' - 2640' Mesha 920' - 2240' Taurus
3. Krittika Scissors Sun Agni, the God of Fire 2640' Mesha -
10 Vrishabha
2240' Taurus -
6 Gemini
4. Rohini Chariot Moon Prajapati, the Creator 10? - 2320' Vrishabha 6 - 1920' Gemini
5. Mrigara Deer's head Mars Soma, Chandra, the Moon God 2320' Vrishabha -
640' Mithuna
1920' Gemini -
240' Cancer
6. rdra Coral Rhu (Antinode) Rudra, the Storm God 640' - 20 Mithuna 240' - 16 Cancer
7. Punarvasu Earrings Jupiter Aditi, Mother of Gods 20 Mithuna -
320' Kataka
16 - 2920' Cancer
8. Pushyami Food pipe Saturn Brihaspati, Priest of the Gods 320' -1640' Kataka 2920' Cancer -
1240' Leo
9. šlesha Serpent Mercury Sarpas or Nagas, deified snakes 1640' - 30 Kataka 1240' - 26 Leo
10. Magha Rain ritual Ketu (Node) Pitris, 'the Fathers', family ancestors 0 - 1320' Simha 26 Leo -
920' Virgo
11. Prvaphalguni Anterior leap Venus Aryaman, the God of Patronage and Favours 1320' - 2640' Simha 920' - 2240' Virgo
12. Uttaraphalguni Posterior leap Sun Bhaga, the God of Marital Bliss and Prosperity 2640' Simha-
10 Kanya
2240' Virgo -
6 Libra
13. Hasta Elephant trunk Moon Savitr, the Sun God 10 - 2320' Kanya 6 - 1920' Libra
14. Chitra Rainbow Mars Indra, Chief of the Gods 2320' Kanya -
640' Tula
1920' Libra -
240' Scorpio
15. Swti Pearl Rhu (Antinode) Vayu, the Wind God 640' - 20 Tula 16 - 2920' Scorpio
16. Vikha Virgin child Jupiter Indra, Chief of the Gods; Agni, God of Fire 20 Tula -
320' Vrishchika
16 - 2920' Scorpio
17. Anurdha Spiral ritual Saturn Mitra, one of the Adityas of Friendship and Partnership 320' - 1640' Vrishchika 2920' Scorpio -
1240' Sagittarius
18. Jyeshtha ritual Mercury Indra, Chief of the Gods 1640' - 30 Vrishchika 1240' - 26 Sagittarius
19. Mla Corner, base, root Ketu Pitris, 'The Fathers', Family ancestors 0 - 1320' Dhanus 26 Sagittarius -
920' Capricorn
20. Prvshdha Anterior rod Venus Apah, God of Water 1320' - 2640' Dhanus 920' - 2240' Capricorn
21. Uttarshdha Posterior rod Sun Visvedevas, Universal Gods 2640' Dhanus -
10 Makara
2240' Capricorn - 6 Aquarius
22. ravana Clairaudience Moon Vishnu, Preserver of the Universe 10 - 2320' Makara 6 - 1920' Aquarius
23. Dhanishta Wealthy wind Mars Eight Vasus, Deities of Earthly Abundance 2320' Makara -
640' Kumbha
1920' Aquarius - 240' Pisces
24. atabhishak 100 healers Rhu Varuna, the God of Celestial Waters 640' - 20 Kumbha 240' - 16 Pisces
25. Prvabhdra Anterior shelter Jupiter Ajoikapada, an ancient fire dragon 20 Kumbha -
320' Meena
16 - 2920' Pisces
26. Uttarabhdra Posterior shelter Saturn Ahirbradhna, Serpent or Dragon of the deep sea 320' - 1640' Meena 2920' Pisces -
1240' Aries
27. Revati Wealthy queen Mercury Pushan, Nourisher, the Protective Deity 1640' -
30 Meena
1240' -
26 Aries


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