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Anuradha Nakshatra

Anuradha is the seventeenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra fall under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. The word ‘Anuradha’ denotes ensuing success or a tiny spark and the ruling planet of this Nakshatra, Saturn attempts to bring a sense of balance in the lives of the natives born in this Nakshatra.

Symbol: Triumphal arch or Lotus flower

The symbol of Anuradha Nakshatra is a triumphal arch, which represents success and the lotus flower, which represents purity and auspiciousness even in mud and filth (impure material world) and efficiency and stability even while standing in the middle of trials and adversities. Anuradha also means a small sudden flash of lightening which could signify enlightenment or spiritual awakening.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Anuradha Nakshatra are very energetic, cordial and fun loving individuals. They have a pleasing and attractive appearance and a friendly demeanor. They are sociable and have the ability to attract people and establish relationships. They achieve success and recognition through friendly cooperation, collaborations and partnerships. Their reliable and accommodating nature makes people attracted towards them and helps them achieve success by fostering long-term relationships. They get many opportunities to travel to faraway lands and usually find success away from their birthplace.

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Know in detail about Anuradha Nakshatra

  Translation   Divine spark, subsequent success
  Symbol   Triumphal arch or lotus flower
  Animal Symbol   Female deer or hare
  Presiding Deity   Mitra (Sun God)
  Controlling/Ruling Planet   Saturn
  Ruling Deity of the Planet   Hanuman
  The 4 Quarters of Anuradha Nakshatra  
  1st quarter   Ruled by Sun
  2nd quarter   Ruled by Mercury
  3rd quarter   Ruled by Venus
  4th quarter   Ruled by Mars
  Nature   Deva (God-like)
  Mode   Passive
  Number   17
  Gender   Male
  Dosha   Pitta
  Guna   Tamasic
  Element   Fire
  Disposition   Mild and tender (Mridu)
  Bird   Nightingale
  Common Name of the Tree   Borsalli
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Bakul
  Seed Sounds   Na, Ne, Nu, Ne.


The Ruling Planet of Anuradha Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Saturn

Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart. Based on Vedic Astrology, the Graha Devta or Ruling Planet for the Anuradha Nakshatra is Saturn, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra a responsible and mature outlook. They are very emotional and get attached to people easily however Saturn gradually helps to bring a sense of balance and stability. Their determination and cooperative nature helps them to achieve their goals effortlessly and smoothly. They are keen learners and are always trying to expand their horizons by learning new things.

The energy source of Anuradha Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Mitra

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The Adhi devta of Anuradha Nakshatra is Mitra which is the god of friendships and cooperation. The natives born in this Nakshatra are very honest, reliable and devoted in friendships and are able to maintain them for a long time. They are religious but not orthodox. They are modern and progressive towards their approach and have the ability to see through the reality.

Presiding Deity of Anuradha Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Sun

Pratyadi Devta helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planet in our birth chart, and has total command over the functions related to the Nakshatras placed in the birth chart. The presiding deity of Anuradha Nakshatra is the Sun, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra, leadership qualities and the ability to lead and form successful alliances. Worshipping the Sun in the early morning hours can prove to be highly beneficial to them for overall success.

Gender: Male

Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for matchmaking but if we deeply analyze this, we come to know a rather fascinating fact that the gender signifies our mental inclination towards material things and how we manipulate life’s challenges for our survival.

The gender of Anuradha Nakshatra is male and natives of this Nakshatra are brave and courageous enough to face the obstacles of life and endure them. They possess the energy to keep moving ahead despite obstructions and emerge victorious and successful especially in the second half of their life.

Dosha: Pitta

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Anuradha Nakshatra natives are dominated by Pitta. Pitta represents the metabolism in the body and has the characteristic to transform food and water into energy through digestion. If the Moon in Anuradha Nakshatra is in good dignity, the native will enjoy good health. However, in case it is afflicted, then the native might suffer from health issues like thyroid.

Guna: Tamasic

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as - Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are known as the three processes that build a successful life. The guna of Anuradha Nakshatra is Tamasic which could make the natives of this Nakshatra rebellious, vindictive and deceitful. They could also be emotionally needy and suffer from melancholy and frustration.

Element: Fire

Anuradha Nakshatra is governed by the Fire element, which gives a joyous and spirited nature to the natives of this Nakshatra. They have a lot of inner strength and energy, which makes them accomplish their tasks while maintaining a harmonious relationship with people around them. They are good at expressing themselves and socializing.

Bird: Nightingale

Birds are the highly spiritual creatures, which came into life to give us the message from the universe. Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol, which shows us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us related to that particular constellation/Nakshatra. The bird symbolic to Anuradha Nakshatra is Nightingale. The natives of this Nakshatra are vigorous, popular and introspective while being friendly. They are very amiable and accommodating but also like to maintain their individuality.

First letter for naming Anuradha Nakshatra born baby - Na, Ne, Nu, Ne

The first letter of the name also produces a vibration, which is connected with the individual, as per the Vedas. It is advisable to choose a name with the letter that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets every happiness and success, promised in his birth chart. This is akin to us coming in the network coverage area of the Nakshatra we are born under, and thus getting a proper signal from it, which helps us rejuvenate and connect better with the world.

The first letter for a baby born in Anuradha Nakshatra could be Na, Ne, Nu, Ne.

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