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The Punarvasu Nakshatra is the seventh among the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. The first three quarters or padas of this Nakshatra comes under the zodiac sign of Gemini and the last quarter comes under the sign of Cancer. The word Punarvasu can be translated as the “Return of light,” which signifies the divine light of God. It also means renewal and restoration. In the context of this Nakshatra, this could mean rejuvenation or restoration of enlightenment or restarting of a new process or reinstating something after destruction. People born under this nakshatra have rejuvenation and healing powers. They are highly creative in all the work they do. 

Symbol: A bow and quiver with arrows

The symbol of the Punarvasu Nakshatra is a bow and quiver with arrows. It signifies a number of things. The arrow is associated with movement which indicates hitting the target and returning to destination. The natives of this Nakshatra possess many abilities that ensure the successful completion of their tasks and goals. A case full of arrows also signifies storage and the fact that the individual is well equipped with abundance of resources that can be utilized as per need, which is why this Nakshatra is considered to very benevolent and resourceful as per Vedic astrology.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under this nakshatra are highly focused and blessed with a good power of imagination. They possess a strong desire to achieve their goals. They are quite lucky and gain a lot of financial gains and prosperity in life. Good at saving money, they are very helpful towards others. They are very content in life and have an innocent and straightforward nature. They generally live comfortable lives and can come out from troubles with ease. You have a good sense of reasoning and judgment, which helps you choose the correct path in life.

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Know in detail about Punarvasu Nakshatra:

Translation "Return of the Light”
Symbol Bow and quiver with arrows
Animal Symbol Cat
Presiding Deity Aditi, mother of the Gods
Controlling/Ruling Planet Moon
Ruling Deity of Jupiter Parvati
The 4 Quarters of Punarvasu Nakshatra
1stquarter Ruled by Mars
2ndquarter Ruled by Venus
3rdquarter Ruled by Mercury
4thquarter Ruled by Moon
Nature Deva (God-like)
Mode Passive
Number 7
Gender Female
Dosha Vata
Guna Sattwa
Element Water
Disposition Movable (chara)
Bird Swan
Common Name of the Tree Bamboo/Vaans
Botanical Name of the Tree Bambusa Vulgaris
Seed Sounds Ke, Ko, Ha, Hi.


The Ruling Planet of Punarvasu Nakshatra (Graha Devta) – Jupiter

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 Punarvasu Nakshatra is Jupiter and it thus has complete ownership of this Nakshatra. Jupiter is the significator of knowledge, higher learning, spirituality, wisdom, wealth, prosperity etc. in Vedic astrology. People born in this nakshatra have a serene and pleasant appearance and generally a calm disposition. They have a religious bent of mind and high level of patience. They are good at learning and possess knowledge of many fields. They are highly optimistic and happy-go-lucky kind of people which gives them a large friends circle. They are farsighted and have a clarity of goal from a very young age which helps them to achieve the desired success.

The energy source of Punarvasu Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Aditi

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, Devta we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The energy source of Punarvasu Nakshtra is Aditi. Aditi is the mother of all the gods and boundless divinity. Individuals born in this Nakshatra have the habit of giving another chance to people to show their abilities. These people have a very kind heart and easily forgive others for their mistakes. They have good revision ability and good memory retention. They do well as writers, publishers, philosophers, teachers, lecturers, astrologers etc.

Presiding Deity of Punarvasu Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Goddess Parvati

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. Goddess Parvati is the Presiding Deity of this Nakshatra, which signifies benevolence, mercy and grace, qualities present in the natives of this Nakshatra as well.

Gender: Female

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. Natives born in Punarvasu Nakshatra are very emotional and have a nurturing and caring nature. They are adept in working for women and have a very accommodating and sensitive nature.

Dosha: Vata

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Vata is related to air, which can cause breath diseases, heart-related issues, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc. Natives born under this Nakshatra should try to balance this Dosha by proper diet and exercise.

Guna: Sattwa

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 Punarvasu Nakshatra is Sattwa. This guna makes the native very spiritual, knowledgeable and highly ambitious.

Element: Water

Punarvasu Nakshatra is governed by the Water element, which signifies that native will have great memory retention ability, as water has the great memory retention power, which is proved scientifically. Natives born with the Punarvasu as moon Nakshatra will have a strong intellect and quick grasping power as well.

Bird: Swan

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. Swan signifies purity, so the native of this Nakshatra will have pure thoughts, good intention and will never hurt anybody.

First letter for naming a Punarvasu Nakshatra born baby – Ke, Ko, Ha, Hi.

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 the name of a native born under Punarvasu born Nakshatra could be Ke, Ko, Ha, Hi.


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