Shakti (Power): Apabharani Shakti (The Power to “Take Things Away and Move On or Power to Cleanse and Remove Impurities”)

Symbol: The Vulva or Celestial Yoni (the Female Organ of Reproduction), A Boat is alternative Symbol of this Star, Symbolizes Transportation between Different Planes & Realms of Existence. This Nakshatra is also symbolised by a “Clay Pot” or Womb that Contains Shakti the Divine Feminine Creative Power.

Deity: Yama (the God of Death and the King of Dharma (Justice). He is the God who upholds the Code of Social Morality and Rules the South Direction. He is also associated with the Ancestors. He is the Binder, Finisher, the Nose Carrier and Embodies Kala or Time. Goddess Kali a fierce form of Parvati (Shiva Shakti) is also associated with Bharani.

# 1 Mythology

According to the Rig Veda, Yami is the twin sister of Yama. Their mother is Saranyu (who is the daughter of Tvashta, the artisan God) and their father is Vivasvant (associated with the sun). She is extremely fond of her brother.

There is a dialogue [R.V.10.10] between her and Yama, where she expresses her love for him and invites him to her bed. He rejects her advances, saying that “The Gods are always watching us, and shall punish the sinful.” She is heart-broken.

In another story, Yama finds the way to the land of his fathers. He voluntarily choses death, and becomes the first man to die. Yami could not stop crying, so great was her grief. When the Gods tried to console her, she replied, “How can I not mourn, for today is the day of my brother’s death!” To cure her, the Gods created night. From then on, night follows day and the cycle of time began. This story is cited as an example of the power of time as the healer of grief.

According to some of the later Puranas, she is actually the wife of Yama, not his sister.

# 2 Mythology

According to one of the mythology about yama and shani had fight, yama was broken the shanis leg. The father surya had cursed him to burn his legs. After praying yama given a relief as until you follow the dharma your legs will not get burn one is under water another under Agni.

# 3 Mythology

After Lord Brahma granted boons to Ravana, Ravana began to harass humans and kings. Sage Narada suggested Ravana to invade Devas rather than human Kings to show his prowess and strength. Narada suggested to invade Yama Loka and fight with Lord Yama, God of death so that Ravana could be killed by Kala Danda.

Yama took the form of cow to escape from situation. Yama given boon to crow to take pritru pindas.

# 4 Mythology

Yama and Yami were twin sisters for Surya & Sanjana.  Sunjana unable to bear the heat of surya. Then placed her shadow given prana to take care of children. Using this key theme we can understand about step mother and step motherly treatment if the planet get afflicted in this star.

Key Themes

  • Fighting for Justice and Social / Noble Causes
  • Step Motherly Treatment or Sense of Unfairness
  • Association with Death or Death Like Situation
  • Sense of Struggle and Suffering

(And in some cases imprisonment or other forms of confinement)

Favourable

Creative and Martian Activities (Severe, Cruel, Destructive, Competitive or Warlike), Sexual, Amorous, Procreative, Agriculture & Fertility Rites, Beginnings/Endings, Acts involving Fire, Postponed or Neglected Activities, Asceticism which requires Self Discipline, Fasting or Purificatory Rites, Dealing with Children

Unfavourable

Travel (Bharani relates to Traffic Jams and Accidents), Patience, Initiations, In Present Day and Age Good for Conclusions than Beginnings

 

Pancha Mahabhuta (Element): Prithvi (Earth)

 

Gana (Race) : Manushya (Human)

 

Body Part: Head and Sole of Foot

 

TriMurthi (Process) : Vishnu (Maintain)

 

Purushartha (Goal) : Artha (Wealth or Material Pursuits)

 

Tridosha :Pitta (Bile or Fire + Water)

 

Direction: West

 

Yoni (Gender) : Male

 

Nature/ Category of Star : Ugra (Fierce/ Severe)

 

Guna (Quality): Rajas

 

Indication: “The Star of Restraint” Animal Symbol: Elephant

 

Gotra (Clan) : Vashistha (name translates as the “Possessor of Wealth”)

 

Varna (Caste) :Mleccha (Outcaste) Ruling Planet: Venus Bird: Crow, Peacock

Sounds: Li, Lu, Ley, Lo

 

Colour: Blood Red

 

Activity: Balanced

 

 

Rasi (Zodiac): Aries , Range: 13o 20’ – 26o 40’ Aries

Padas: Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio (Saturn is Mercury are Exalted; Moon is Debilitated)

Meaning: “The Bearer”, also means “Cherishing, Supporting and Nuturing”

Basis Above: To Remove the Life from the Body

Basis Below: To Carry the Soul to the World of the Ancestors

Desire: To be the Lord of the Ancestors

Result of Shakti, Basis, & Desire: Moving on to the Next World

Direction of Mouth / Motion: Adho Mukha (Looking Down/ Facing Downwards)

Tree/ Plant: Amla, Aavala, Amlaka, Indian Gooseberry (Latin Name: Phyllanthus Emblica)