Astrology / Nakshatras List in Vedic Astrology

In the Hindu / Vedic / Jyotish Astrology there are 27 Nakshatras / constellations which are 300 to 400 light years away from earth and divides the celestial sphere into 27 different parts which are not same as the 12 star-signs.

Nakshatras Names in sequential order
S.No Nakshatra Animal Planet Deity Symbol Charater
1 Ashvini (physician to the Gods) Horse Ketu  Ashvins, the horse-headed twins who are physicians to the gods Horse's head Dharma
2 Bharani(the bearer) Elephant Venus  Yoni, the female organ of reproduction Bearer-woman Arth
3 Krittika(
an old name of the Pleiades; personified as the nurses of Karttikeya, a son of Shiva.)
Goat Sun Agni, god of fire Knife / spear Kaam
4 Rohini(the red one, a name of Aldebaran. Also known as brāhmī) Serpent Moon Brahma / Prajapati, the Creator Cart or chariot, temple, banyan tree Moksha
5 Mrigashirsha(the deer's head / agrahayaṇi) Serpent Mars Soma, Chandra, the Moon god  Deer's head Moksha
6 Ardra(the storm god) Dog Ranu Rudra, the storm god Teardrop, diamond, a human head Kaam
7 Punarvasu (dual)(the two restorers of goods/ yamakau "the two chariots") Cat Jupiter Aditi, mother of the gods Bow and quiver Arth
8 Pushya(the nourisher/sidhya / tiṣya) Goat Saturn Bṛhaspati, priest of the gods Cow's udder, lotus, arrow and circle Dharma
9 Ashlesha(the embrace) Cat Mercury Sarpas / Nagas, deified snakes Serpent Dharma
10 Magha(the bountiful) Rat Ketu Pitrs, 'The Fathers', family ancestors Royal Throne Artha
11 Purva Phalguni(first reddish one) Rat Venus Bhaga, god of marital bliss and prosperity Front legs of bed, hammock, fig tree Kaam
12 UttaraPhalguni(second reddish one) Cow Sun Aryaman, god of patronage and favours  Four legs of bed, hammock Moksha
13 Hasta(the hand) Buffalo Moon Saviti or Surya, the Sun god Hand / fist Moksha
14 Chitra(the bright one, a name of Spica) Tiger Mars Tvastar or Vishvakarman, the celestial architect  Bright jewel or pearl Kaam
15 Swati(
Su-Ati (sanskrit) Very good name of Arcturus)
Buffalo Ranu Vayu, the Wind god Shoot of plant, coral Arth
16 Vishakha(forked, having branches/ radha the gift) Tiger Jupiter Indra, chief of the gods; Agni, god of Fire Triumphal arch, potter's wheel Dharma
17 Anuradha (following radha) Tiger Saturn Mitra, one of Adityas of friendship and partnership Triumphal archway, lotus Dharma
18 Jyeshtha(the eldest, most excellent) Deer Mercury Indra, chief of the gods circular amulet, umbrella, earring Arth
19 Mula(the root) Dog Ketu  Nirrti, goddess of dissolution and destruction Bunch of roots tied together, elephant goad Kaam
20 Purva Ashadha(
first of the aṣaḍha", aṣaḍha "the invincible one" being the name of a constellation)
Monkey Venus Apah, god of Water Elephant tusk, fan, winnowing basket Moksha
21 Uttara Ashadha
(second of the aṣaḍha)
Mongoose Sun  Visvedevas, universal gods Elephant tusk, small bed Moksha
22 Sravana Monkey Moon Vishnu, preserver of universe  Ear or Three Footprints Arth
23 Dhanishta(most famous/ Shravishtha "swiftest") Lion Mars Eight vasus, deities of earthly abundance  Drum or flute Dharma
24 Shatabhisha(requiring a hundred physicians) Horse Ranu Varuna, god of cosmic waters, sky and earth Empty circle, 1,000 flowers or stars Dharma
25 Purva Bhadrapada(the first of the blessed feet) Lion Jupiter Ajikapada, an ancient fire dragon Swords or two front legs of funeral cot, man with two faces Arth
26 Uttara Bhadrapada(
the second of the blessed feet)
Cow Saturn Ahir Budhyana, serpent or dragon of the deep Twins, back legs of funeral cot, snake in the water Kaam
27 Revati(prosperous) Elephant Mercury Pushan, nourisher, the protective deity Fish or a pair of fish, drum Moksha


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