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Nakshatram of the Day!


The Vedic people used the moon as a pointer to the skies.

There are 27 Nakshatrams that cover 360 degrees of the zodiac, so each nakshatram ‘covers’ 13.33 degrees. The moon (Chandra) moves through each of these nakshatrams, once every month. Moving through means moving close to.  The Yuga (Union) of Chandra and any Nakshtra roughly lasts for a solar day.

The Nakshatra Yuga at SunRise determines the Nakshatra of the day.

So at the time the sun is rising, the moon is within the 13 degrees of the Nakshatra of the Day!

Pushya means prosperity. The deity is Brhaspati.

With Reference to Valimiki Ramayanam :

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Written by Satya Sarada Kandula

August 26, 2009 at 9:41 am

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  1. […] Nakshatra (though not a part of the 27 day pointing fixed stars) is near the Krittitka. It is said to be the eighth star in the cluster Krittika. (Nakshatras, […]


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