The Wisdom of Nakshatras

List of the 27 Constellations

The list of names of the twenty-seven constellations with their fair translation to English, along with their planetary lords, is given hereunder:

Nr. Star Constellation (Nakshatra) Symbol (English Translation) Planetary Ruler (Adipathi) Quality (Guna)
1. Ašwini Horsehead Ketu Deva
2. Bharani Triple path Venus Mānava
3. Krittika Scissors Sun Rākshasa
4. Rohini Chariot Moon Mānava
5. Mrigašīra Deer's head Mars Deva
6. Ārdra Coral Rāhu Mānava
7. Punarvasu Earrings Jupiter Deva
8. Pushyami Food pipe Saturn Deva
9. Āšlesha Serpent Mercury Rākshasa
10. Magha Rain ritual Ketu Rākshasa
11. Pūrvaphalguni Anterior leap Venus Mānava
12. Uttaraphalguni Posterior leap Sun Mānava
13. Hasta Elephant trunk Moon Deva
14. Chitra Rainbow Mars Rākshasa
15. Swāti Pearl Rāhu Deva
16. Višākha Virgin child Jupiter Rākshasa
17. Anurādha Spiral ritual Saturn Deva
18. Jyeshtha ritual Mercury Rākshasa
19. Mūla Corner, base, root Ketu Rākshasa
20. Pūrvāshādha Anterior rod Venus Mānava
21. Uttarāshādha Posterior rod Sun Mānava
22. Šravana Clairaudience Moon Deva
23. Dhanishta Wealthy wind Mars Rākshasa
24. Šatabhishak 100 healers Rāhu Rākshasa
25. Pūrvabhādra Anterior shelter Jupiter Mānava
26. Uttarabhādra Posterior shelter Saturn Mānava
27. Revati Wealthy queen Mercury Deva
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