The 27 Stars

Nakshatra Effects


Healing ,Therapies,Horse riding, Highly energetic,Quick results and Creation
Ashwani 1st padha
    The first quarter of the Ashwini Nakshatra comes in Aries Navamsa, and is governed by Mars. The pada is dominated by courage, vigorous activity and an independent spirit. The quarter is blessed with energy, drive and initiative.
    Aswani 2nd padha
      TThe second pada of the Ashwini Nakshatra falls in the Taurus Navamsa. It is governed by Venus. It is resourceful and practical, because it is associates everything that is graceful, and brilliant about the Ashvini Kumaras. All material ideas and thoughts will manifest in this pada.
      Ashwani 3rd padha
        The third pada of the Ashwini Nakshatra falls in the Gemini Navamsa. It is governed by Mercury and associated with the communicative and humor aspect of the Nakshatra. The pada endows the aspect of quick decision-making, and the native becomes an expert in various kinds of mental activities.
        Ashwani 4th padha-
          The fourth pada of the Ashwini nakshatra comes in the falls Cancer Navamsa. It is governed by the Moon. Mental and physical healing is the predominating factor here. The main aspect manifested in this pada is compassion.


          One born in Bharani will be determined, truthful, healthy, skilful and happy.

          Bharani 1st padha
            The first pada of native-born in the Bharani Nakshatra comes in the Leo Navamsa, ruled by the Sun. The significant thing about this pada is that the native is totally absorbed in creativity. These people can be very selfish and hurt others unknowingly.
            Bharani 2nd padha
              The second pada of the native-born in the Bharani Nakshatra is in the Virgo Navamsam and is governed by Mercury. The focus is on hard-work. The person born in this pada is likely to be altruistic. The native knows what exactly he is doing even with chaos reigning all around him.
              Bharani 3rd padha
                The third pada of the native-born in the Bharani Nakshatra falls in the Libra Navamsa, governed by Venus. These natives have the special skill to harmonize opposites. However, there is likely to be too much sex that this native will indulge in, and whether it is good or bad for him/her depends on how mature the native is.
                Bharani 4th padha-
                  The fourth pada of the native-born in the Bharani Nakshatra falls in the Scorpio Sun Sign Navamsa, governed by Mars. The native will be brimming with energy, and they can be extremely productive, and may even come up with some valuable discovery. The native must, however, ensure that the excess energy is utilized in a non-destructive and judicious way.


                  The person born in Krittika will be a voracious enter, fond of other’s wives, attractive and renowned
                  Krittika 1st padha
                    The first pada of this Krittika Nakshatra falls in the Sagittarius Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. Here the focus is on generosity. Their courage may even make them want to pursue careers in the military. Planets bestow strength, stamina and will-power.
                    Krittika 2nd padha
                      The second pada of this Krittika Nakshatra falls in the Capricorn Navamsa ruled Saturn. Here the focus is on ethics, although it has a more material manifestation, rather than spiritual.
                      Krittika 3rd padha
                        The third pada of this Krittika Nakshatra falls in the Aquarius Navamsa ruled by Saturn. It is generous and compassionate. The focus here is on learning and accumulating knowledge.
                        Krittika 4th padha-
                          The fourth pada of this Krittika Nakshatra falls in the Pisces Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. The significance of this pada is that it is extremely conscious of the material comforts, and efforts to acquire them are encouraged.


                          Rohini makes a man truthful, clean, following religious and moral principles, sweet in speech, fixed mind and handsome.
                          Rohini 1st padha
                            The first pada of the Rohini Nakshatra falls in the Aries Zodiac sign Navamsa ruled by Mars. The focus here will be on obtaining carnal pleasures. The native will also be generous and may even waste money on unnecessary things.
                            Rohini 2nd padha
                              The second pada of the Rohini Nakshatra falls in the Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. The native here will have a lot of courage to face adversities. He will be very materialistic.
                              Rohini 3rd pada
                                The third pada of the Rohini Nakshatra falls in the Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. Here the focus is on arts and business. The natives here can accumulate a lot of wealth.
                                Rohini 4th pada-
                                  The fourth pada of the Rohini Nakshatra falls in the Cancer Navamsa ruled by the Moon. The focus here is on material and domestic comforts. Travel during this phase can be very lucrative.


                                  Capricious, skilful, cowardly, good speaker, hopeful, rich and enjoying.


                                  Dissimulating in self-interest, proud, ungrateful, cruel and sinful.


                                  Religious endurance, happy, good, dull, sickly, thirsty and pleased with small gifts.


                                  Control over passions, popular, learned, rich and charitable.


                                  Dissimulator, clever in selfishness, sinful, ungrateful and a cheat.


                                  Many servants and great wealth, enjoying, respector of elders and gods and very enterprising.

                                  Purva Phalguni

                                  Sweet speech, liberal, handsome, fond of traveling and royal servant.

                                  Uttara Phalguni

                                  Popular, self-acquired property, enjoying and happy.


                                  Enterprising, intelligent or (shameless), drunkard, cruel and thievish.


                                  Using various clothes and garlands, good looks and limbs.


                                  Polite, merchant, kind hearted, not able to endure thirst, sweet tongued and generous.


                                  Jealous, avaricious, handsome, clever speaker and quarrelsome, or maker of money.


                                  Master or chief, living in foreign countries, not able to bear hunger and fond of traveling.


                                  Few friends, contented, charitable, very irritable.


                                  Proud, rich happy, good, steady and enjoying.


                                  Good and pleasant wife, proud and a steady friend.


                                  Polite, knowing, virtuous, many friends, grateful and popular.


                                  Rich surroundings, learned, good and liberal or liberal to wife, wealthy and renowned.


                                  Liberal, rich, courageous, fond of music and money.


                                  Plain and truthful, striken from sorrow through females, etc., killer of enemies, adventurous and irreconcilable.


                                  Sorrowful, loss of money through females, skilful and miserly.


                                  Good and witty speaker in society and meetings, happy, many children and grandchildren, successful over enemies and charitable.


                                  Well- developed organs, popular, courageous, clean and wealthy. developed organs, popular, courageous, clean and wealthy.

                                  Nakshatra plays the main role for exaltation of a planet. Every planet is exalted in a particular Nakshatra

                                  # Planet Exalted Nakshatra Lord of Exalted Nakshatra Diety
                                  1 Sun Ashwini Ketu Ashwini Kumars
                                  2 Moon Krittika Sun Agni
                                  3 Mars Dhanishta Mars 8 Vasus (Ashta Vasu)
                                  4 Mercury Hasta Moon Savita (One of 12 Adityas)
                                  5 Venus Revathi Mercury Pushan (One of 12 Adityas)
                                  6 Jupiter Pushya Saturn Birhaspati
                                  7 Saturn Swati Rahu Vayu

                                  Nakshatras- Basic information

                                  # Name Meaning Animal Stars Shape/Symbol Guna Caste Goal Gana Sex
                                  1 Aswini The horsemen Male Horse 3 Horses head Rajas Vaisya dharma Deva M
                                  2 Bharani the bearers Male Elephant 3 female sexual organ Tamas Outcaste artha Manusya Male
                                  3 Krittika razor/cutter Female Sheep 6 dagger/razor Sattva Brahmin kama Raksasa F
                                  4 Rohini ruddy cow, red, growing Male Serpent 5 chariot Rajas Sudra moksa Manusya M
                                  5 Mrigashira dear or antelope’s head Female Serpent 3 head or a deer Tamas Servant moksa Deva F
                                  6 Ardra the moist Female Dog 1 tear drop, gem Sattva Butcher kama Manusya F
                                  7 Punurvasu return of the light and goods, Female Cat 4/5 quiver/ house, bow Rajas Vaisya artha Deva F
                                  8 Pushyami nourisher, flower, the best Male Sheep 3 teat of cow, arrow, flower Tamas Ksatriya dharma Deva M
                                  9 Aslesha entwiner, embracer, intimate connection Male Cat 5/6 wheel, serpant Sattva Outcaste dharma Raksasa M
                                  10 Magha beneficent, mighty Male Rat 5 throne, palanquin, royal court Rajas Sudra artha Raksasa M
                                  11 P.Phalguni previous red one Female Rat 2/8 legs of a cot, stage Tamas Brahmin kama Manusya F
                                  12 U.Phalguni later red one Male Cow- Bull 2 bed, legs of a cot Sattva Ksatriya moksa Manusya M
                                  13 Hasta hand Female Buffalo 5 closed hand Rajas Vaisya moksa Deva F
                                  14 Chitra brilliant, distinguished Female Tiger 1 pearl Tamas Servant kama Raksasa F
                                  15 Swati independent, sword Male Buffalo 1 coral, sapphire Sattva Butcher artha Deva M
                                  16 Vishaka branched, forked branches Male Tiger 4/5 leaf decked triumphal gate, potters wheel Rajas Outcaste dharma Raksasa M
                                  17 Anuradha subsequent success, following Radha Female Hare 4 Bali (heap of rice), umbrella Tamas Sudra dharma Deva F
                                  18 Jyesta the eldest Male Hare 3 kundal (ear Ring), umbrella, talisman Sattva Servant artha Raksasa M
                                  19 Moola root, commencement Male Dog 11 tail of lion, crouching line Rajas Butcher kama Raksasa M
                                  20 P.Ashada earlier victory Male Monkey 2 hand fan, winnowing basket, tusk, square Tamas Brahmin moksa Manusya M
                                  21 U.Ashada later victory Mongoose 2/8 machan, elephant tusk, square Sattva Ksatriya moksa Manusya N
                                  22 Sravana famous, hearing Female Monkey 3 3 footprints, arrow Rajas Outcaste artha Deva F
                                  23 Dhanishta very rich, very swift Female Lion 4/5 mridanga (drum) Tamas Servant dharma Raksasa F
                                  24 Satabisaj 100 medicines or doctors Female Horse 100 circle, flower Sattva Butcher dharma Raksasa N
                                  25 P.Bhadra earlier auspicious one Male Lion 2 double faced man, stage, machan, legs of a cot Rajas Brahmin artha Manusya M
                                  26 U.Bhadra later auspicious one Female Cow 2/8 last bed, legs of a cot two joined men Tamas Ksatriya artha Manusya F
                                  27 Revati rich, wealthy Female Elephant 32 mridanga (drum), fish Sattva Sudra moksa Deva F

                                  The 27 Stars and the Divine Leads[Dieties]

                                  Nakshatra Lord Logittude Deity



                                  00 Aries – 13 Aries 20

                                  Ashwin Kumars



                                  13 Aries 20 – 26 Aries 40




                                  26 Aries 40 – 10 Taurus




                                  10 Taurus – 23 Taurus 20




                                  23 Taurus 20 – 6 Gemini 40




                                  6 Gemini 40 – 20 Gemini




                                  20 Gemini – 3 Cancer 20




                                  3 Cancer 20 – 16 Cancer 40




                                  16 Cancer 40 – 30 Cancer




                                  00 Leo – 13 Leo 20


                                  Poorva Phalguni


                                  13 Leo 20 – 26 Leo 40


                                  Uttara Phalguni


                                  26 Leo 40 – 10 Virgo




                                  10 Virgo – 23 Virgo 20




                                  23 Virgo 20 – 6 Libra 40




                                  6 Libra 40 – 20 Libra




                                  20 Libra – 3 Scorpio 20

                                  Indra & Agni



                                  3 Scorpio 20 – 16 Scorpio 40

                                  Mitra & Radha



                                  16 Scorpio 40 – 30 Scorpio




                                  00 Sagittarius – 13 Sagittarius 20


                                  Poorva Ashadha


                                  13 Sagittarius 20 –

                                  26 Sagittarius 40

                                  Apas & Varuna

                                  Uttara Ashadha


                                  26 Sagittarius 40 – 10 Capricorn




                                  10 Capricorn – 23 Capricorn 20

                                  Vishnu & Saraswati



                                  23 Capricorn 20 – 6 Aquarius 40

                                  8 Vasus



                                  6 Aquarius 40 – 20 Aquarius


                                  Poorva Bhadrapada


                                  20 Aquarius – 3 Pisces 20

                                  Aja Ekapada

                                  Uttara Bhadrapada


                                  3 Pisces 20 – 16 Pisces 40




                                  16 Pisces 40 – 30 Pisces


                                  The hidden strength of Stars in Detail:-A list of Vedic Nakshatra deities, their shakti, upper and lower levels and the results of their being are listed

                                  # Nakshatra Deity Shakti Basis Above Basis Below Result
                                  1 Aswinni Ashwins-the twin horseman quickly reaching things those to be healed healing therapies world becomes free from disease
                                  2 Bharani Yama- Death take things away removal of life from the body carrying the soul to the ancestral realm moving on to the next world
                                  3 Krittika Agni- Fire to burn heat light burning or purification
                                  4 Rohini Prajapati-lord of creation growth plants waters creation
                                  5 Mrigashira Soma-god of immortality giving fulfillment extension weaving make the world enjoyable
                                  6 Ardra Rudra-god of storm effort hunting or searching reaching the goal brings about achievement
                                  7 Punurvasu Aditi-mother of the Gods ability to gain wealth or substance wind or air wetness or rain revitalization of plants
                                  8 Pushyami Brihaspati- teacher of the Devas create spiritual energy sacrificial worship the worshipper creation of spiritual energy
                                  9 Aslesha Sarpa-serpent inflict with poison approach of the serpant trembling and agitation destruction of the victim
                                  10 Magha the Pitris-the Ancestral Fathers leave the body mourning leaving the body death
                                  11 PurvaPhalguni Aryaman- god of contracts & union, Sun as friend, beloved procreation wife, female partner husband, male partner creation of the fetus
                                  12 UttaraPhalguni Bhaga-the Sun as bliss giving of prosperity through union or marriage wealth gained from one’s own family wealth gained from one’s partner and their family accumulation of wealth
                                  13 Hasta Savitar-Sun as inspiration gain what one is seeking and place it in one’s hands seeking of gain process of gaining puts what one wishes to gain in one’s hand
                                  14 Chitra Vishvakarma- divine architect accumulate merit in life law truth gain honor in one’s work
                                  15 Svati Vayu-Wind scatter like the wind moving in various directions change of form transformation
                                  16 Vishaka Indragni-gods of lightning and fire achieve many and various fruits plowing or cultivation harvest fruit of the harvest
                                  17 Anuradha Mitra-divine friend, lord of compassion worship ascension descent honor and abundance
                                  18 Jyesta Indra-god of thunder rise or conquer, and gain courage in battle attack defense one becomes a hero
                                  19 Moola Nirritti- goddess of disaster, Alaksmi to ruin or destroy breaking things apart crushing things the power to destroy (can destroy destruction)
                                  20 Purva Ashada Apas-goddess of Waters invigoration strength connection gain of luster
                                  21 Uttara Ashada Vishvadevas-Universal Gods grant an unchallengeable victory strength to win the goal that one can win becomes unchallenged winner
                                  22 Sravana Vishnu- the Pervader connection seeking the paths connection of all things
                                  23 Dhanishta Vasus-gods of Light and Abundance give abundance and fame birth prosperity bringing people together
                                  24 Shatabishak Varuna-god of Cosmic Waters healing pervasion over all support of all world freed of calamity
                                  25 Purva Bhadra Aja Ekapada- one footed serpant, horned goat, unicorn gives the fire to raise one worshipping up in life what is good for all people what is good for the gods support the entire world
                                  26 Uttara Bhadra Ahir Budhya- dragon of the Depths of the atmosphere bringing of the rain raining clouds growing of planets stability of the three worlds
                                  27 Revati Pushan- Sun as nourisher, protector, fosterer nourishment, symbolized by milk cows calves nourishment of the entire world

                                  The 27 Stars and Articles they signify/influence

                                  # Nakshatra Things /Articles Misc*
                                  1 Aswinni conveyances, horses,
                                  2 Bharani wells, husky grains, cereals, birth star of Rahu
                                  3 Krittika mantra, music, white flower, birth star of Chandra
                                  4 Rohini beasts of forests, rose apple, gems, ornaments, mountain, cows, bulls aquatic animals, beauty parlor, the market birth star of Chandra
                                  5 Mrigashira fruits, Catechu plant, fragrant articles, birds, garments, aquatic products, flowers, gems, beasts, perfumes, brewery,mango, juices, tastes, crops
                                  6 Ardra fort, husky grains, belleric myrobalan (baheda), heavy rains
                                  7 Punurvasu weapons, best of grains (Kalama paddy),
                                  8 Pushyami sugarcane, barley, wheat, rice, holy fig tree (Peepal),forest, water tanks, flowers
                                  9 Aslesha artificial articles, liquid, husky grains, bulbs, roots, fruits, insects, reptiles, poison, herbs, worms, aquatic objects or animals, snakes birth star of Ketu
                                  10 Magha corns, granaries, non-vegetarian food, birth star of Venus
                                  11 PurvaPhalguni salt, fire, butea frondosa (palash), commodities, oil, cotton, honey, kids, money exchangers, fried food birth star of Guru
                                  12 UttaraPhalguni elephants, stone, fire, corns, holy tree (plaksha), fine grains (kalama rice), jaggery, salt (Venus-ruins the beings in the Jangala regions- where there is little water) birth star of Guru
                                  13 Hasta neem tree, ornaments, commodities, husky grains, elephants,
                                  14 Chitra coconut, corns for royal use, birds, painted vessels, women
                                  15 Svati elephant, green gram, Arjun tree (arjun terminalia), birds,beast, horses, grains that produce gas, deer, vegatables, birth control
                                  16 Vishaka cotton, stone, trees with red blossoms and fruits, sesame, black, green and Bengal gram, gram, saffron, lac, crops, madder, safflower birth star of Sun
                                  17 Anuradha wool and hide articles, ornaments, horses, vehicles, games, mimusops elengi (bakula), all things growing in the Autumn, birth star of Sun
                                  18 Jyesta wealth, buffaloes, fir, weapons, groups or seminaries, elite families, trade guilds
                                  19 Moola opposite or reversed, seeds, weapons, agriculture, medicines, fruits, herbs
                                  20 Purva Ashada fire, fruits, aquatic flowers and fruits, aquatic animals, birth star of Mars
                                  21 Uttara Ashada elephant, horses, stone, commerce, immovable things like trees, diseases birth star of Mars
                                  22 Sravana medicinal plant (Aak), conveyance, birth star of Mercury
                                  23 Dhanishta ornaments, birth star of Mercury
                                  24 Shatabishak water creatures, things thriving in water, neulea orientalis (kandab), aquatic products, ropes, nets,
                                  25 Purva Bhadra mango tree, animal husbandry, fire,
                                  26 Uttara Bhadra elephant, stone, lemon, fine/valuable corns, roots and fruits, gold, women
                                  27 Revati things produced in water, conches, ornament, bassia latifolia (mahua), fruits, salt, pearls, gems, flowers (fragrant), lotuses, perfumes, autumnal crops birth star of Saturn
                                  * Harihar Majumdar Phalita Jyotish Part I (Fasting on days of planets and graha mantras if this is your birth star)
                                  Note: Those in italic are derived from Brihat Samhita through a study of transit effects, the other indications are directly stated from other works.

                                  Story behind each Nakshatra tells about its hidden potential.

                                  Sun :- Sun gets his maximum power in Aswini Nakshatra. Ruling deity of this Nakshstra is Aswini Kumars, twin sons of Sun and his wife Sanjana. Their individual names are Nasatya and Dasra. Aswini brothers are the physicians of the gods, they have the knowledge of all herbs, they have the power to set anything right. Father Sun loves his sons the most so he feels the most comfortable in this Nakshatra.
                                  Moon :- Moon is exalted in Krittika Nakshatra. This is the birth star of Moon. Moon gains his power when she enters her Janma Nakshatra and gets exalted in the middle portion of this Nakshatra.
                                  Mars :- Mars is exalted in Dhanishta Nakshatra, this Nakshatra is ruled by Ashta Vasus. This is actually eight deities - Dhara, Apas, Dhruva, Soma, Anila, Anala, Pratyusha & Prabhas. 1st deity is Dhara, Prithvi Devi or Earth, she is the mother of Mars. That's the reason, Mars gets highest exaltation power in this Nakshatra.
                                  Jupiter :- The most beneficial planet Jupiter is exalted in Pusya Nakshatra, this is not a surprise since, though the planetary ruler of this Nakshatra is Saturn, but the ruling deity of this Nakshatra is Jupiter himself. That's why Jupiter gets his maximum strength in Pusya.
                                  Venus :- Venus is exalted in Revati. Though Revati is a Moksha karak Nakshatra but this is the best Nakshatra for marital bliss because the ruling deity of this Nakshatra is Pushan, one of the 12 Adityas, the deity for marriage ceremony, he represents semen. Pushan is also responsible for feeding and nourishing the cattle and safe travels. That's the reason Kama karak Venus gets highest exaltation power in this Nakshatra.
                                  Mercury :- The highest exaltation point of Mercury is 15° of Virgo which falls in Hasta Nakshatra. This Nakshatra is ruled by Savitar, a solar deity one of 12 Adityas, brings first rays of rising Sun. Savitar has a jovial, lighthearted type of persona. He is always portrayed with a laughing gesture. He is a playful deity into all kinds of tricks, amusements and games, interested in all kinds of sports in all planes of existence. He relates to both mind games and physical sports. Savitar is also considered to be a crafty trickster, taking pleasure in lying, gambling and fraud. All these qualities perfectly match with the nature of Mercury. That's why this Nakshatra favours Mercury to show his maximum strength.
                                  Saturn :- Saturn is exalted in the Nakshatra Swati. The ruling deity of this Nakshatra is Vayu Deva. This Nakshatra is strongly connected with the lord Hanuman, the son of Vayu Deva. Lord Hanuman has the rare blessings from Sani Deva. When Ravana's son Meghnatha was born, Ravana defeated all 9 planets and placed them in 11th house of Meghnath's horoscope so that his son could become invincible and immortal. But Shani didn't want to do that so he stretched his leg towards 12th house, Ravana realised that this will cause Meghnath's death and outraged by this cut Shani's feet and imprisoned Shani in a tiny dark cell so that nobody could see Shani's face again. Gulika is said to be the broken feet of Shani. After some time when Hanuman was searching for mata Sita, he heard Shani's cries from a deep place. When he found Shani imprisoned in a cell, Shani requested Hanuman to rescue him. Hanuman rescued Shani and Shani was very pleased with Hanumam and promised Hanuman that those who pray to him on Saturday would be rescued from the painful effect of Shani. This is the story of Shani and Lord Hanuman, Shani always favours Hanuman and for this reason he gets his maximum strength in Swati Nakshatra.

                                  Qualities of the Nakshatras

                                  Chara Nakshatra: Movable: Saravana, Dhanishta, Satabhisha, Punarvasu and Swati are movable. They are auspicious for activities needing movements such as acquiring vehicles, gardening, going on procession etc.

                                  Sthira Nakshatras: Fixed: Rohini, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashadha and Uttarabhadra are fixed. They are favourable for activities that require fixity such as coronations, laying the foundations of cities, sowing operations, planting trees etc. Mrdu Nakshatras: Tender: Chitra, Anuradha, Mrigashira and Revati are soft. They are favourable for activities pertaining to subtle things such as wearing new apparel, learning dancing, music and fine arts, sexual union, performance of auspicious ceremonies etc.

                                  Ugra Nakshatras: Violent: Bharani, Magha, Purvaphalguni, Purvashadha, and Purvabhadra. These constellations are favourable for activities that requires violence, force, weapons, confronting enemies etc. Activities such as demolishing a structure, setting fires, capturing others with force, battles etc. are favoured in this Nakshatra.

                                  Tikshna Nakshatra: Sharp: Moola, Jyeshta, Ardra and Ashlesha are sharp. They are favourable for destructive activities such as incantations, invoking spirits, imprisonment, murders (marana mantra), separation of friends (ucchatana mantra) etc.

                                  Kshipra Nakshatra: Swift: Ashvini, Pushya, Hasta and Abhijit are Swift constellations. They are favourable for activities involving swiftness such as putting ornaments, pleasures and sports, administering medicine, starting industries, undertaking travels etc.

                                  Mishra Nakshatra: Mixed: Krttika and Vishakha are mixed constellations. They are favourable for activities like worshiping, fire ceremonies, purchasing furniture and electronics.

                                  In Hora Ratnam verses 518 to 520, it is mentioned that according to Sage Saunaka, birth in different classes of nakshatras bestow following nature on the native: Dhruva Nakshatra: Stable, forgiving
                                  Chara Nakshatra: Fickle minded, eat indiscriminately
                                  Ugra Nakshatra: Fierce, torture, confine others
                                  Mishra Nakshatra: Mixed, equal treatment to friends and foes
                                  Laghu Nakshatra: Limited enjoyment
                                  Mrdu Nakshatra: Promote quarrels, speak ill and dirty (Note: There appears to be some corruption of the text as there is a difference between the name “Mrdu” and the given nature).
                                  The classification of the nakshatras are as follows:
                                  (1) Ashvini: Ksipra, (2) Bharani: Ugra, (3) Krttika: Mishra, (4) Rohini, (5) Mrgashira: Mrdu, (6) Ardra: tikshna (7) Punarvasu, (8) Pushya: Ksipra, (9) Ashlesha: tikshna
                                  (10) Magha, (11) Purvaphaguni: Ugra, (12) Uttaraphalguni: Sthira, (13) Hasta: Ksipra, (14) Chitra: Mrdu, (15) Svati: Chara, (16) Vishakha: Mishra, (17) Anuradha: Mrdu, (18) Jyeshtha: tikshna
                                  (19) Moola: tikshna, (20) Purvashadha: Ugra, (21) Uttarashadha: Sthira, (22) Sravana: Chara, (23) Dhanishtha: Chara, (24) Shatabhisha : Chara, (25) Purvabhadra: Ugra, (26) Uttarabhadra: Sthira, (27) Revati: Mrdu

                                  Narada Purana 56.177: The (four) asterisms Rohini, Uttara-phalguni, Uttaraasadha and Uttarabhadra are ‘fixed’ (sthira). The (three) asterisms Hasta (Surya), Asvini and Pusya are ‘swift’ (Ksipra). Visakha (Dvidaivatya) and Krttika (Vahnibha) are ‘Mixed (Mishra)’.

                                  Narada Purana 56.178: The (five) asterisms Dhanistha (Vasu), Punarvasu (Aditya), Satabhisa (Ambu), Svati and Sravana (Visnu) are ‘moving’ (Chara). The (four) asterisms Mrgasira (Indu), Anuradha (Mitra), Chitra and Revati (Antya) are ‘soft’ (Mrdu). And, the (five) asterisms Purvaphalguni, Purvasadha, Purvabhadrapa, Magha and Bharani (Antaka, Yama) are ‘violent’ (Ugra).

                                  Narada Purana 56.179a: The (four) Asterisms Mula, Ardra, Ashlesha (Indra) and Jyeshtha (Indra) are ‘sharp’ (tikshna). All have effects in consonance with their nomenclatures.

                                  Muhurtha Chintamani suggested that the qualities of the Nakshatras are even more accentuated when they coincide with certain days (Vedic Vara, starting at Sunrise). They are (1) Fixed-Sunday, (2) Movable-Monday, (3) Violent-Tuesday, (4) Mixed-Wednesday, (5) Swift-Thursday, (6) Soft-Friday, (7) Sharp-Saturday. This is logical as the grahas ruling the mentioned weekdays also imbibe the same qualities as that of the Nakshatras. For instance Surya is the most steady Graha, hence it is mapped to Sthira Nakshatras; Chandra is the fastest Graha among the Navagrahas, hence it is mapped to Chara Nakshatras and so on.
                                  Muhurtha Chintamani: (1) Dhruva: Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadra, Rohini on a Sunday, 4 nakshatras; (2) Chara: Swati, Punarvasu, Sravana, Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha on Monday, 5 nakshatras; (3) Ugra: Purvaphalguni, Purvaashadha, Purvabhadra, Bharani, Magha on Tuesday, 5 nakshatras; (4) Mishra: Vishakha, Krttika, On wednesday, 2 nakshatras; (5) Laghu: Hasta, Asvini, Pushyami, Abhisit, on Thursday, 4 nakshatras; (6) Mrdu: Mrgashira, Revati, Chitta, Anuradha, on Friday, 4 nakshatras; (7) Tikshna Mula, Jyeshtha, Ardra, Ashlesha, on Saturday, 4 nakshatras.

                                  Special Nakshatras

                                  Special Nakshatras are counted from the birth star. These Nakshatras have special significations, e.g. on transits of other planets. Performaing Rudra Abhishekam in these Nakshatras will nullify negative effect and bring positive effects in to one's life
                                  The constellation occupied by natal Moon is called Janma nakshatra. Janma means “birth” and this nakshatra shows general well-being.

                                  The 10th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Karma nakshatra. Karma means “profession” and this nakshatra shows profession and workplace.

                                  The 18th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Saamudaayika nakshatra. Saamudaayika roughly means “related to a crowd” and this nakshatra shows group activities.

                                  The 16th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Sanghaatika nakshatra. Sanghaatika roughly means “belonging to group” and this nakshatra shows group/social activities.

                                  The 4th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Jaati nakshatra. Jaati roughly means “community” and this nakshatra shows one’s community. To be more correct, one’s jaati shows people who belong to the same class, nature and profession.

                                  The 7th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Naidhana nakshatra. Naidhana means “death” and this nakshatra shows death and suffering.

                                  The 12th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Desa nakshatra. Desa means “country” and this nakshatra shows one’s country.

                                  The 13th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Abhisheka nakshatra. Abhisheka means “coronation” and this nakshatra shows power and authority. This is also called Raajya nakshatra (kingdom).

                                  The 19th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Aadhaana nakshatra. Aadhaana means “epoch/conception” and this nakshatra shows well-being of family.

                                  The 22th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Vainaasika/Vinaasana nakshatra. Vainaasika means “destructive” and this nakshatra shows one’s destruction.

                                  The 25th constellation from janma nakshatra is called Maanasa nakshatra. Maanasa means “mind” and this nakshatra shows one’s mental state.

                                  Name of Nakshatra Number
                                  Janma (birth) 1
                                  Karmaksha 10
                                  Sanghatika 16
                                  Samudayika 18
                                  Adhana 19
                                  Vinasana 23
                                  Jati 25
                                  Desa 26
                                  Abhisheka 27

                                  Benefics or malefics situated in these constellations in their transit bring good or bad results related to the area covered by the nakshatra. However, it should be kept in mind that the results will be with respect to the native. For example, malefics transiting in desa nakshatra may not ruin one’s country. After all, any country has almost the same number of people with desa nakshatra in each constellation. When many malefics are transiting in desa nakshatra, one may be driven away from one’s country or start hating one’s country. Similarly, many malefics transiting in jaati nakshatra may alienate one from one’s community. Many benefics transiting in karma nakshatra may give success at workplace. This is how these special nakshatras should be used. Sometimes, using these nakshtras gives special insights that cannot be gained by looking at any divisional chart.

                                  Sri Krishna’s teachings

                                  Disease and Nakśatras

                                  Sri Kŕśńa was teaching Yudhiśŧhira and narrated the discussion between Agnihotra Kauśika Muni and Mahaŕśi Garga (Bhaviśya Pūrāńa). Mahaŕśi Garga inquired “Brahma! How can any person be realized from such suffering like bondage, imprisonment, being tied down under adverse conditions, slavery or under attack/seige from enemies or wild animals and diseases. Unless the suffering person is relieved from these adverse circumstances or conditions how can he hope for emancipation from rebirth. Pray tell me the path to freedom.” Kauśika Muni replied, “Knowledge of death, disease and illness is known from the conception time, birth and janma nakśatra. If the disease starts from these nakśatra (ie. Conception or natal moon star) then the danger of death should not be ruled out. Based on the Moon at the moment of start of a disease, the period of suffering can be ordained.

                                  Nakśatra-disease & Period of disease

                                  Nakśatra HariHara Rishi Kauśika Devatā
                                  1 Aświnī 9 days 1 day Dasra
                                  2 Bharańī 11 days Danger of death Yama
                                  3 Kŕttikā 9 days 9 days Agni
                                  4 Rohińī 7 days 3 days Prajāpati
                                  5 Mŕgaśira 1 month 5 days Candra
                                  6 Ārdrā Impossible Danger of death Rudra
                                  7 Punarvasu 7 days 7 days Aditi
                                  8 Puśya 7 days 7 days Bŕhaspati
                                  9 Aśleśa Impossible 9 days Sarpa
                                  10 Maghā 20 days 20 days
                                  11 Pūrva Phālguńī Impossible 2 months
                                  12 Uttara Phālguńī 7 days 3 pakśa
                                  13 Hastā 15 days Short time
                                  14 Chitrā 11 days ½ month
                                  15 Svātī Impossible 2 months
                                  16 Viśākhā 15 days 20 days
                                  17 Anurādhā Longtime/difficult 10 days
                                  18 Jyeśŧhā Impossible ½ month
                                  19 Mūlā 9 days Danger of death
                                  20 Pūrva aśādhā Impossible 15 days
                                  21 Uttara aśādhā 1 month 20 days
                                  22 Srāvańa 11 days 2 months
                                  23 Dhaniśŧhā 15 days ½ month
                                  24 Śatabhiśāj 11 days 10 days Varuńa
                                  25 Pūrva bhadra Impossible 9 days Ajaikapāda
                                  26 Uttara bhadra 7 days 15 days
                                  27 Revatī Long time/difficult 10 days Puśan

                                  Kauśika Muni continued that there are certain stars, which are violent and can indicate death. [Jyotinirbanda indicates that nakśatras 6, 9, 11, 15, 18, 20, 25 show premature death or long term effect/suffering due to disease.]. He suggested the worship of the nakśatra devatā as the remedy for cure. If the exact date/time of the star can be ascertained then the diety of the nakśatra should be propitiated.

                                  This is the best solution. If propitiated and satisfied, then the graha (vimśotari) ruling the star shall indicate the exact period of cure. For example, worship Aświnī Kumar if the disease started in Aświnī, or Yama if the disease started in Bharańī. The mantra can be simple like yamadaivata: ‘yamāya svāhā’ or other mantras learnt from authoritative sources can be used [note: various nakśatra mantra can be learnt from Vedic Remedies in Astrology by this scribe]. If the nakśatra for start of the disease cannot be ascertained, then the deity of the janma nakśatra should be propitiated at all times. Remember that devas should be worshipped with ‘svāhā’ and pitŕs with ‘svadhā.’

                                  Kauśika continued, “Muni! Lord Brahma has taught that if the sampuŧa is given with the Gayatri mantra 1000 times, then all diseases will be cured.” Sampuŧa are bījākśara prefixed to the gāyatri for various purposes.

                                  Determining the start of disease

                                  Determination of starting Nākśatra

                                  The method of determining the day (ruling star) at the time of the start of a disease is taught by HariHara.

                                  a) The nakśatra prevailing at the beginning of a disease is known from the Praśna chart by counting as many nakshatra from it as it has gained from lagna nakśatra. Praśna Mārga 13-01

                                  b) The longitude of Gulika is multiplied by 9 and 12. Expunge multples of 360º. The nakshatra(s) arrived at will indicate the commencement of disease. Praśna Mārga 13-02

                                  Note 1: The text uses ‘Mandi’ and it is seen that Mandi and Gulika have been used interchangably by HariHara. Actually, these are different points in the zodiac. Mandi is the middle point of the Gulika kāla whereas Gulika is taken as the beginning of the kāla.
                                  Table 2 : Gulika determination

                                  Weekday Part of Saturn Ending time of Saturn for 12 hr day Part of Saturn Ending time of Saturn for 12 hr night
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                                  Note 2: Of the two nakshatra arrived at, one using the ‘9’ as the muliplier shows ‘devadosha’ or wrath of deities and consequential diseases/suffering, while the one using ‘12’ as the muliplier shows the secret enemies. In both cases the disease should be serious enough to merit the use of this method as Gulika/Mandi indicate serious and life threatening poison like cancer, HIV, etc.

                                  c) Praśna akśara: This is the first letter of the communication. The nakśatra can be determined from this first letter based on the hoda chakra (available in a good ephemeris where the phonemes of each nakśatra pāda are given) and Parāsara (BPHS).
                                  1. If the disease commenced within the last 1 month, this would have commenced when the Moon transited this nakśatra.
                                  2. If the disease commenced within a year, then the transit of the Sun in this nakśatra will indicate the start.
                                  3. If even older than a year, then see transit of Jupiter/Saturn over this nakśatra to indicate the time.

                                  Time of start

                                  If there is a planet in the sixth house, consider it, else take the lord of the sixth house. The time when the planet is strong indicates the tentative time of the starting of the disease. Note that Sun, Jupiter and Venus are day strong while Moon, Mars and Saturn are night strong indicating the day/night time respectively. Mercury is strong in both the day and night and will indicate sandhya (junctions of the day).

                                  Timing Cure

                                  The longitude of the 6th lord in the sign occupied by it indicates the extent and period of disease. The expired portion indicates the time already spent and the balance indicates the time left for complete cure. Note that we have already determined by prior methods the time when the disease started. This starting date to the date of Prasna is the period of suffering already seen and is mapped to the longitude already covered by the sixth lord. The balance, proportionately gives the days left for cure.
                                  A rough indication is that if the sixth lord has already traversed half the sign, the worst is over (ie. Half the suffering period is already over).

                                  Timing Manifestation

                                  The manifestation of a disease is different from its start. The disease often starts much before the first symptoms manifest. The number of months elapsed since manifestation of the disease is known by either method-
                                  1. The number of signs counted from Ārudhha Lagna to sixth lord, or
                                  2. The number of nakshatra from Prasna nakshatra to that of the 6th lord, or
                                  3. The number obtained at (b) above is multplied by the number of navamśa gained by the 6th lord.
                                  The date of manifestation would be when the Moon would have transited over the 6th lord (prasna) sign during the month of manifestation.
                                  Natal Chart
                                  1. Diseases begin when the lagna, Pāka lagna and/or Moon are transited by malefic planets and cure begins when these are transited by benefic planets. Complete cure comes when all these three signs have the association/aspect of transiting benefic planets.
                                  2. If the disease started in signs preceding chandrāstama, then recovery begins after chandrāstama.
                                  3. Moon (day), Sun (month), and Jupiter (year) transit of signs having the association/aspect of malefic planets indicates the beginning of disease and their transit of signs having the association/aspect of benefic planets indicates cure (beginning of recovery).
                                  4. The aid of the deities associated with natal favorable planets over which the transit Jupiter/Sun/Moon gives the cure and this should be sought through mantra, etc. It must be noted that worship of the dusta grahas or their deities causing the disease shall not give the cure.
                                  5. If the sickness began when the Moon transited over the 6th lord (of Prasna or natal chart) then the cure will come when Moon transits the 4th Lord (sign) in the Prasna or natal chart.
                                  6. Starting nakśatra: Details of the effects of the starting nakśatra has already been explained earlier. In addition, Kŕittikā, Dhaniśŧhā, Bharańī, Śatabhiśa, coinciding with Sunday/ Tuesday/ Saturday and also coinciding with Chidra/Rikta Tithi gives death. In general commencement on aśŧami, pūrńa, rikta tithi and a malefic weekday can cause death.

                                  Navatāra cakra [27 star chakra]
                                  Moon in Trijanma nakśatra or vipat, pratyak or naidhana nakśatra can lead to long term disease and death. Normally this works well when the strongest influence in the third from Ārudhha lagna is that of a night strong planet. If otherwise, day strong planets are in the third, prefer the Śula chakra.

                                  Understand that the nakshatra in which disease starts has animportant message to convey related to karma. If it is the janma or anujanma (conception also) nakshatra then it relates to longevity or sometimes the onset of genetic diseases. If it is karma nakshatra then major changes in work are to take place or if it a simple fever then, it can indicate that some evil at work is being overcome. The special nakshatra should also be studied in regard to the start of disease in this manner.