Purva Ashada Nakshatra


  1. Purva Ashada

“The Invincible Star”

Symbol: Elephant’s Tusk, Winnowing Basket, Fan

Deity: Apah (Cosmic Waters Defied as God)

Favourable: Courageous Situations, Settling Debts, Making a Statement, Inspiration, Inciting, Warring, Confrontation, Revitalization, Healing, Visiting Aquatic Places, Adventure, Spirituality, Equine Actions, Art, Ancient Sites, Marriage, Sexuality, Confidence, Water Activities, Worshipping Female Deities

Unfavourable: Requiring Tact and Diplomacy, Calm Reflection, Promise, Completion of Things, Land Journeys

Key Themes

  • Fame, Wealth, Charity and Affinity to Water
  • Over-expansive Nature Led by Contraction
  • Proud, Obstinate, Over-sized Ego
  • Desire for Relentless Success & Purification

Elements connected to Purva Ashada Nakshatra

Deity Apah (Deified Water)
Symbol Winnowing Basket
Planet Venus
Purushartha Moksha
Gana Manushya
Varna Brahmin (Priest)
Element Vayu (Air)
TriMurthi Vishnu (Maintain)
Animal Male Monkey
Bird Francolin)
Tree Sita Ashoka/Rattan Cane
Sound Bu, Dhaa, Phaa, Dha

Bit lines about Purva Ashada Nakshatra

Star: Purva Ashadha

Rasi (Zodiac): Sagittarius

Range: 13o 20’ – 26o 40’ Sagittarius

Padas: Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio

Ruling Planet: Venus

Meaning: “First of the Invincible One”, “The Undefeated or Unsubdued”

Indication: “The Invincible Star”

Body Part: The Thighs, the Back Portion of the Trunk

Guna (Quality): Rajas

Gana (Race): Manushya (Human)

Purushartha (Goal): Moksha (Spiritual Liberation/ Emancipation)

Tridosha: Pitta (Bile or Fire + Water)

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

Varna (Caste): Brahmin (Priest)

Gotra (Clan): Pulaha (name translates as the “Bridger of Space”)

Direction: East

Pancha Mahabhuta (Element): Air (Vayu)

Shakti (Power): Varchagrahan Shakti (The Power to “Invigorate or Energise”)

Basis Above: Strength

Basis Below: Connection

Desire: To gain the Sea upon Wishing for it

Result of Shakti, Basis, & Desire: Gain of Lustre

Activity: Balanced

TriMurthi (Process): Vishnu (Maintain)

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

Yoni (Gender): Male

Animal Symbol: Monkey

Bird: Francolin, Shuka (Parrot), Pigeon

Sounds: Bu, Dhaa, Phaa, Dha

Tree/ Plant: Tinthrini, Sita Ashoka, Guduchi, Rattan Cane (Latin Name: Calamus Pseudotenuis)

Colour: Black

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