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About Nakshatra

It was observed by the ancient Astronomers that many changes occurred within the 30 degree zones mapped out by the Zodiac. It was therefore, found necessary to subdivide each of the twelve sections or Signs of the Zodiac. Using the belt of Fixed Stars which encircle the Earth at the Equator as markers, they divided the Zodiacal Background into 27 sections, the boundary of each being marked by a particular Fixed Star, located close to the Zodiacal belt. These sections are known as the Asterisms or Nakshatras.

They begin at the same point in the Constellation Aries which marks the beginning of the Zodiac,. and since each extends over an arc of 13deg-20&apos, there are therefore twenty-seven of them in the complete circle of 360 degrees.

NAKSHATRA | YONI | GAN | NADI

NAKSHTRA

Asvini

Bharani

Krittika

Rohini

Mrigsira

Ardra

Punarvasu

Pushya

Rakshash

Magha

P. Phalguni

U. Phalguni

Hasta

Chitra

Swati

Vishakha

Anuradha

Jyestha

Moola

Purvasdha

Uttaradhdha

Shravana

Dhanishtha

Shatbhisha

P. Bhadrapad

U. bhadrapad

Revati

YONI

Ashva

Gaja

Mesh

Sarp

Sarp

Shwan

Marjar

Mesha

Marjar

Mooshak

Mooshak

Gao

Mahishi

Vyaghra

Mahishi

Vyaghra

Mrig

Mrig

Shwan

Kapi

Nukula

Kapi

Sinh

Ashva

Ashva

Gao

Gaja

GAN

Dev

Manushya

Rakshash

Manushya

Dev

Manushya

Dev

Dev

Rakshash

Rakshash

Manushya

Manushya

Dev

Rakshash

Dev

Rakshash

Dev

Rakshash

Rakshash

Manushya

Manushya

Dev

Rakshash

Rakshash

Manushya

Manushya

Dev

NADI

Adya

Madhya

Antya

Antya

Madhya

Adya

Adya

Madhya

Antya

Antya

Madhya

Adya

Adya

Madhya

Adya

Antya

Madhya

Antya

Adya

Madhya

Antya

Antya

Madhya

Adya

Adya

Adya

Antya

The Zodiac, therefore, divides heavens into twelve equal sections of thirty degrees each. The Asterisms, however, are sections or divisions of the heavens of 13deg-20&apos each. But it was found that changes in conditions and characteristics occurred even within these smaller boundaries and so each Asterism is further subdivided into arcs of 3deg-20&apos or into quarter sections.

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