Nakshatra - 2 - Arrangement in the Zodiac

Arrangement in the Zodiac       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*






To Understand Every Star individually we must have a basic clarity on their arrangement in the Zodiac….
As discussed in the last article we have 27 Stars, which are arranged to form a zodiac.

Stars are as below:
Let us understand about each star in depth in the coming articles

  1. Ashwini
  2. Bharani
  3. Kṛittika
  4. Rohini
  5. Mrigashīrsha
  6. Ārdrā
  7. Punarvasu
  8. Pushya
  9. Asleshā
  10. Maghā
  11. Purva phalguni
  12. Uttar phalguni
  13. Hasta
  14. Chitta
  15. Swathi
  16. Vishakha
  17. Anuradha
  18. Jyeshtha
  19. Mula
  20. Purva ashadha
  21. Uttarashadha
  22. Sravana
  23. Dhanishta
  24. Satabhisha
  25. Purva bhadrapada
  26. Uttar bhadrapada
  27. Revati

And we also deduced and concluded as below

Each star is 13Deg and 20Min
Each sign is 30Degrees
Each Pada is 3Deg and 20Min
And finally Whole zodiac is 360 Degree


So Let us first see the Names given to each of the 12Signs

star Aries

Aries - Mesha

Stars Composed of: Ashwini - 1,2,3,4 Bharani 1,2,3,4 Krithika -1
Owned By MARS
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 0 Deg to 30Deg


star taurus

Taurus - Vrishabha

Stars Composed of: Krithika -2, 3, 4 Rohini -1, 2, 3, 4 Mrigasira -1, 2
Owned By Venus
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 30 Deg to 60Deg


star gemini

Gemini - Mithuna

Stars Composed of: Mrigasira - 3, 4 Arudra - 1,2,3,4 Punarvasu -1, 2, 3
Owned By Mercury
Nature - Airy
Degrees - 60 Deg to 90Deg


star cancer

Cancer - Karkataka

Stars Composed of: Punarvasu - 4 Pushyami - 1,2,3,4 Aslesha - 1,2,3,4
Owned By Moon (The Queen)
Nature - Watery
Degrees - 90 Deg to 120Deg


star leo

Leo - Simha

Stars Composed of: Makha - 1,2,3,4 Pubba - 1,2,3,4 Uttaraphalguni -1
Owned By Sun (The King)
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 120 Deg to 150 Deg


star kanya

Virgo - Kanya

Stars Composed of:  Uttaraphalguni -2, 3, 4 Hasta -1, 2, 3, 4 Chitha - 1, 2
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 150 Deg to 180Deg


star libra

Libra - Tula

Stars Composed of: Chitha - 3, 4 Swathi - 1,2,3,4 Visakha -1, 2, 3
Owned By VENUS
Nature - AIRY
Degrees - 180 Deg to 210 Deg


star scorpio

Scorpio - Vrischika

Stars Composed of: Visakha - 4 Anuradha- 1,2,3,4 Jyesta -1, 2, 3, 4
Owned By MARS
Nature - WATERY
Degrees - 210 Deg to 2400Deg


star sagittarius

Sagittarius - Dhanussu

Stars Composed of:  Mula-1, 2, 3, 4 Purvashada1, 2, 3, 4 Utharashada -1
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 240 Deg to 270Deg


star capricorn

Capricorn - Makara

Stars Composed of: Utharashada 2, 3, 4 Sravana-1, 2, 3, 4 Dhanista - 1, 2
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 270 Deg to 300Deg


star sagittarius

Aquarius - Kumbha

Stars Composed of: Dhanista - 3, 4 Sathabhisha - 1,2,3,4 Purvabhadra -1, 2, 3
Nature - AIRY
Degrees - 300 Deg to 330Deg


star capricorn

Pisces - Meena

Stars Composed of: Purvabhadra-4 Utharabhadra-1, 2, 3, 4 Revathi -1, 2, 3, 4
Nature - WATERY
Degrees - 330 Deg to 360Deg



 Now we will discuss about planets and move in to stars for better understanding of the stars
Shoham sarada


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The Hindu Temple

Holy Hindu Temple For God Realization

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

The temple is a place for praying God and people  approach for spiritual knowledge, divine blessings. The construction, architecture, decoration and the rituals performed for or at temple focus on enlightenment and liberation. The spiritual principles symbolically represented  in hindu temples are described in vedas and upanishads. 

It is a synthesis of arts, the ideals of dharma, beliefs, values and the way of life cherished under hinduism. The temple is a link between man, deities and the universal purusa in a sacred space. The vastu shastras were theoretical descriptions of the architectural traditions and conventions to be followed.

                 hindu temple

A typical hindu temple consists of an entrance, often with a porch, one or more mandapas. The inner sanctum is called the garbhagriha. The womb chamber and the tower are built directly above the garbhagriha. According to the puranas the gods always play where groves are near the rivers, mountains and springs. So the temples in India are usually situated near water body or mountains.

The idols of the temple provide access to the divinity. It is very interesting to know that it is not the idol painter who is honoured for this work as he would be considered as donor. Almost all hindu art is anonymous.

Certain customs in hindu temples are practiced before worshiping. The worshipers remove their shoes before entering the temple. According to hindu religion all life forms are created by Brahma and the human must share space with the animal kingdom. So it is common to see dogs, cows and various species of birds at temples. Inside the temple the devotees keep both hands fold together as a sign of respect. They recite the mantras and follow the instructions of the priest.

At the exit area of the temple the worshiper often distribute prasad and money in acts of charity towards the poors and weak. If the worshiper exit the temple with changed mental state then the ritual is understood to be effective.


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Spiritual effects of wearing Jewelry

Spirituality and Jewelry

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

Since ancient times, various types of jewellery made of different metals have been used in different civilisation. A person can obtain spiritual benefits by wearing jewellery. By wearing these, allows the person to imbibe divine consciousness, reducing the negative energy from the body. But it is very important to wear jewellery to be made of sattvik material and be of sattvik designs. These jewelleries help us to increase spiritual practice by allowing to have continuous access to divine energy. As our spiritual practice improves the necessity of wearing jewellery decreases as we are able to attain sattvikta.

Each part of the body is associated with a Chakra. The part of the body where jewellery is worn purifies and awakens the chakra located at that part. For example if the heart or Anahat chakra is awakened then spiritual emotion towards god is awakened. 


Some proportion of divine consciousness is found in each type of metal. From the gold we get 70% of divine consciousness, from silver we get 35%, copper 15% and from other metals we get 3% of divine consciousness. According to spiritual science, jewellery worn above the waist should be of gold which protect from stronger negative energies like ghosts, demons etc. The gold metal augment the fire principle which describes the chakras above waist to absorb positive benefits.

Jewellery worn below the waist must be silver to protect the lower level negative effects. Silver has the ability to imbibe the “Raja” predominant waves of desire.

The sattvik designed jewellery which are round or petal shaped emit positive energy and impart feelings of bliss. The Tamasik designed one emit negative energy which affect the health of a person associated with chakras. So when selecting jewellery we can try to perform the subtle reading after reciting the name of god for few minutes.


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Water in Hinduism

Significance Of Water In Hinduism

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

Hindus take importance of physical and spiritual cleanliness to attain purity and avoid pollution. So in hindu rituals it is believed, water has spiritually cleansing powers. So holy places of hindus are mostly situated on the bank of rivers, coasts, and mountains. Water represents the non manifested substratum from which all manifestations derive. It is considered by hindus to be purifier, life giver, and destroyer of evil.

Water is very essential for every Hindu rituals.water offered to god and the water collected after bathing the divines are considered very sacred. This water is blessed and are given as offering to the devotees. The water of the kalasa (purna kumbha) is said to be with divine essence, symbolising god. This is regularly used in different religious rites. 

                 water in hinduism

One of the religious ritual is tarpana(offering made to divine entities), which is the act of pouring water through the hands with the use of sacred grass as a symbolic gesture of recognition, thanking and pleasing gods.

Hindus sprinkle water around the plate before starting the meal which is a tradition.

Chanting of mantras while standing in water is called jalajapam. Neernila is chanting of hymns while standing in water.

In hinduism, after childbirth, a close relative pours a few drops of water on the child’s body using his right hand is called Nir Talikkuka. It is said that this will bless to get good character.

Water also plays an important role in death rituals. Many funeral grounds are located near the rivers. After cremation the mourners bath in the river before returning home. By doing this the body of the mourner become pure.

Million of hindu take bath in holy rivers to wash away their sins and achieve salvation. So in every 3 years the kumbha mela is celebrated on the bank of the holy rivers.


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The Sacred Vata Vriksh

The History Of The Sacred Banyan Tree

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 31, 2017

According to Hinduism the sacred vata vriksha or the Banyan tree is the most important among the sacred trees. This sacred tree symbolizes Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Sasthi, Krishna, Lakshmi and Kuber. In ancient epics like Ramayana, Uttar Ramcharit is mentioned about this tree. The Banyan tree scientifically named Ficus benghalensis is considered immortal and is revered since the Vedic periods. In Buddhism it is said that Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment under the Banyan tree. In Hindu religion vata vriksh is perfect for meditation. The oldest vata or banyan tree is found at Prayag on Allahabad where the three sacred rivers meet.

There is a story about the origin of the vata vriksh. It is said that once lord Shiva and his consort Parvati were engaged in amorous dalliances in an isolated place. Then Agni came to crack a joke on the instigation of Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. This made Parvati angry and she cursed the instigators and metamorphosed Lord Brahma into palasa, Vishnu into peepal and Maheswara into Vata.
The trees are named in different languages. In Sanskrit and Bengali is called vata or Akshya vata, in Gujarati Vada, in telugu peddamati and in Hindi it is called Bar.


vata vriksha


The women of Maharashtra and Gujarat are worshiped to vad or vata as a part of Hindu rituals on the 15th day of the jyestha month. In eastern India on the special occasion of sasthi puja the branch of this is compulsorily used. The Bengali people worship the vata vriksh as the lord Brahma on Saturdays during jyestha.

In the savitri and satyaban story, when savitri lost her husband as destined one year after her marriage near a Banyan tree. She followed yama to the land of the dead and through determination and intelligence managed to secure back her husband’s life. In memory of that event, the vata savitri puja became popular among the Indian women who keep this fast for the longevity of their husbands. They are protecting themselves from widowhood which is believed to be worst fate for Hindu women.


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