Nakshatra, ruling deity and their characteristics- Lunar Mansions in Hindu Vedic Astrology

Nakshatra or Lunar Mansions in Hindu Vedic Astrology

Lunar Mansions in Indian Astrology

Lunar Mansions in Indian Astrology

These celestial luminaries make all the difference in astrological calculations. Initially, the zodiac was grouped in 12 Rashis for convenience, however the ancient seers have farther subdivided the heavens into 27 Nakshatras or star constellations for the call of precession. These constellations or the Nakshatras emerged as one of the most important components in Astrology.

No. Nakshatras (Constellations) Astronomical Name Deity Ruling Planet Starting Dasha Colour
1 Ashwini Beta Arietis Ashwini brothers Ketu Blood red
2 Bharani 35 Arietis Yama Venus Blood red
3 Krittika Eta Tauri Agni Sun White
4 Rohini Aldebaran Brahma Moon White
5 Mrigshirsha Lambda Orionis Chandra Mars Silver Grey
6 Ardra Alpha Orionis Rudra Rahu Green
7 Punarvasu Beta Geminorium Adity Jupiter Lead
8 Pushya Delta Cancri Brihaspathi Saturn Black mixed with red
9 Ashlesha Alpha Hydroe Nagas Mercury Black mixed with red
10 Magha Regulus Pithras Ketu Ivory or cream
11 Purvaphalguni Delta Leonis Bhaga Venus Light brown
12 Uttaraphalguni Beta Leonis Aryaman Sun Bright blue
13 Hasta Delta Corvi Aditya Moon Deep green
14 Chitra Spica Virginis -Vegus Tvashtav Mars Black
15 Swati Arcturus Vayu Rahu Black
16 Vishakha Alpha Libroe Indra-Agni Jupiter Golden
17 Anuradha Delta Scorpio Mitra Saturn Reddish brown
18 Jyeshtha Antares Indra Mercury Cream
19 Mula Lambda Scorpio Nirrti Ketu Brownish yellow
20 Purvashadha Delta Sagittari Jal Venus Black
21 Uttarashadha Sigma sagittari Vishwa deva Sun Copper
22 Shravana Alpha Aquiloe Vishnu Moon Light blue
23 Dhanishtha Beta Delphinum Ashta vasav Mars Silver Grey
24 Shatbhisha Lambda Aquarius Varuna Rahu Aquamarine
25 Poorvabhadrapada Alpha Pegasi Ajaikapat Jupiter Silver grey
26 Uttarabhadrapada Gama Pegasi Ahir Budhanya Saturn Purple
27 Revati Zeta Piscum Pooshvav Mercury Brown
28 Abhijit Vega Brahma Sun Brownish yellow
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