Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Mythology & Secrets in Vedic Astrology   

                          पूर्वाषाढा नक्षत्रं विश्वामित्रसुता सौभाग्यदायिनी,
                            वीर्यवान् बलवान् चेतसा विज्ञानरूपिणी।
                            प्रगल्भा नष्टसम्पत्तिः प्रेमरूपा प्रियवादिनी,
                            पूर्वाषाढा नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥

          Purva Ashadha Nakshatra, the daughter of Vishwamitra, bestower of good fortune,
                Strong and powerful, filled with knowledge in her consciousness.
          Bold in nature, loss of wealth, embodiment of love, a speaker of pleasant words, 
                 Purva Ashadha Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE:  13° 20’ – 26° 40’ Sagittarius


SYMBOL:  Elephant’s Tusk



ORIENTATION:  Looking Down

QUALITY:  Fierce or Severe

COLOUR:  Black

The Sanskrit meaning of the nakshatra of Purva Ashadha is Invincible. This nakshatra is ruled by the deity Apah who is the ruler of cosmic waters. The deity Varuna who is the Lord of the ocean is also associated with this nakshatra. Water is one of the most important elements we require for our survival. Water is also used for purification and is an essential element in the pujas. There is a story where Valmiki heard that Hanuman wrote his Ramayana scribbled on the rocks with his nails. Valmiki was curious and asked Hanuman about it. Hanuman took him to the rocks where he delightedly read his works. He was overwhelmed by reading his work and became quiet for a moment. Hanuman asked him what was wrong. Valmiki replied that it was so wonderful and devotional that his own work which took him 12years was nothing compared to him. Hanuman took the pile of the rook on one shoulder and took the sage on another, went to the seashore, and destroyed it by throwing those rocks in the sea. Valmiki felt ashamed and wished he died before this happened. Hanuman consoled Valmiki and said there was nothing to feel sad about. Ramayan is a story of sacrifices and devotion, whatever he did was a devotion to Lord Rama. The nakshatra of Purva Ashada is symbolized by the elephant’s tusk or fan. Elephant’s tusk signifies the ability to battle and not give up. The elephant is also the symbol of Victory and royalty. Daksha the father of Parvati who was considered to be the greatest among the kings is signified by this nakshatra. The planet Venus is also associated with a fan. Due to the planets Venus and Jupiter influencing this nakshatra these natives can get fame and early success in their lives. Although, they have problems managing their anger. Water is used to clean up the diet from an object. This nakshatra is also associated with purity. This nakshatra can purify things around. Natives under this nakshatra of goes under a phase of emotional cleansing. There is always a theme of making their and others’ lives better. They are social fighters who never fail to fight for their beliefs. They tend to get into fights that are not needed.

The four Quarters or Padas of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 1st Pada (13°20' to 16°40' Sagittarius, ruled by Sun):

The first pada of Purva Ashadha is influenced by the Sun, adding a strong sense of individuality, leadership qualities, and confidence to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are ambitious, self-assured, and have a natural inclination to take charge. They possess a competitive spirit and strive for success. They have a charismatic personality and can inspire others with their enthusiasm and determination.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 2nd Pada (16°40' to 20°00' Sagittarius, ruled by Mercury):

The second pada of Purva Ashadha is governed by Mercury, bringing intellect, communication skills, and analytical abilities to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are intellectually sharp, logical, and possess good problem-solving abilities. They have a curious and inquisitive mind, always seeking knowledge and understanding. They have effective communication skills and can express their ideas with clarity. They may excel in professions that require analysis, research, or intellectual pursuits.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 3rd Pada (20°00' to 23°20' Sagittarius, ruled by Venus):

The third pada of Purva Ashadha is influenced by Venus, adding charm, creativity, and a love for beauty to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada have a strong aesthetic sense and appreciate art, music, and culture. They possess a natural flair for creativity and may excel in artistic pursuits. They have good social skills and can build harmonious relationships. They value balance and harmony in their personal and professional lives.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 4th Pada (23°20' to 26°40' Sagittarius, ruled by Mars):

The fourth pada of Purva Ashadha is ruled by Mars, adding energy, courage, and determination to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are action-oriented, ambitious, and have a strong drive to succeed. They are dynamic and may face challenges head-on. They have a pioneering spirit and are not afraid to take risks. They possess leadership qualities and may have a desire for personal growth and accomplishment.

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