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Purva Ashada Nakshatra

The Purva Ashada Nakshatra is the twentieth 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 Sagittarius. The word ‘Purva Ashada’ translates into the ‘invincible one’ or ‘undefeated’ and the natives born in this Nakshatra have a strong urge to win.

Symbol: Elephant tusk, fan, winnowing basket

Elephant tusk as a symbol of Purva Ashada Nakshatra signifies strength and financial gains. It also symbolizes removal of obstacles and natives born in this Nakshatra enjoy a good amount of wealth and luxury in their life. Hand held fan symbolizes fanning a fire, which indicates keeping passions alive or to keeping things going. It is also a symbol of luxury as it is used as a decorative item in some cultures. A winnowing basket signifies shedding or removing the unnecessary and natives born in this Nakshatra have the ability to discern and prioritize things in life.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Purva Ashada Nakshatra are ambitious, high spirited and courageous individuals. They are known for their generous, patient and optimistic nature. They are flamboyant and have an adventurous spirit. They do not get much affected by the adverse situations in their life and constantly try to improve their standard of living as they are seen as social climbers too. They are quite artistic and popular as they have the ability to influence the masses. They are fearless and aggressive towards their goals and are successful in attaining the material success in life.

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Know in detail about Purva Ashada Nakshatra

  Translation   The Invincible one
  Symbol   Elephant tusk, fan, winnowing basket
  Animal Symbol   A male monkey
  Presiding Deity   Apas, the cosmic waters
  Controlling/Ruling Planet   Venus
  Ruling Deity of the Planet   Lakshmi
  The 4 Quarters of Purva AshadaNakshatra  
  1st quarter   Ruled by Sun
  2nd quarter   Ruled by Mercury
  3rd quarter   Ruled by Venus
  4th quarter   Ruled by Mars
  Nature   Manushya (human)
  Mode   Balanced
  Number   20
  Gender   Female
  Dosha   Pitta
  Guna   Rajasic
  Element   Air
  Disposition   Fierce and severe
  Bird   Francolin
  Common Name of the Tree   Netar
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Calamus rotang
  Seed Sounds   Bu, Da, Bha, Dha.


The Ruling Planet of Purva Ashada Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Venus

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 Purva Ashada Nakshatra is Venus which makes the natives of this Nakshatra polite, wealthy, easy-going and joyful. They are highly philosophical and inclined towards charity. If Venus is prominently placed in the birth chart, the native of this Nakshatra shall be highly fond of luxury and the finer things of life.

The energy source of Purva Ashada Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Apah

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 Purva Ashada Nakshatra is Apah. Apah is the wife of Varuna the Sea God. Natives born in this Nakshatra are beautiful, mysterious and freedom loving. They possess eloquent speech, good oratory skills and have an enduring nature. They have good skills in classical music and are usually successful in careers related to music and singing.

Presiding Deity of Purva Ashada Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Goddess in the form of river

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 Purva Ashada Nakshatra is the Goddess in the form of river. Natives born in the Purva-Ashadha Nakshatra may at times come across as eccentric. They will be brave enough to treat challenges as opportunities and will be able to overcome them. They are able to mesmerize others with their charismatic way of communication.

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.

The gender of Purva Ashada Nakshatra is Female and the natives of this Nakshatra are very pure hearted and truthful and like to take care of others. They are compassionate, patient and faithful in relationships. They are highly imaginative and gain success due to their creativity.

Dosha: Pitta

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Purva Ashada Nakshatra natives are dominated by Pitta. Pitta represents the metabolism in the body and is responsible for transformation of food and water into energy through digestion. The natives of this Nakshatra might be obstinate, argumentative and not very open to advice.

Guna: Rajas

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 Purva Ashada Nakshatra is Rajas which makes the natives of this Nakshatra inclined to art, beauty and fashion. However, at times they might be proud, over indulgent and pompous.

Element: Air

Purva Ashada Nakshatra is governed by the Air element. The natives of this Nakshatra are intellectual and idealistic and love to express their ideas. They have a wandering side to them and love to be connected with Nature.

Bird: Francolin

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 Purva Ashada Nakshatra is the Francolin. As per ancient mythology, Francolin is associated with Indra, the chief of Gods and drank the rays of spirituality. Natives born in the Purva Ashadha Nakshatra are seekers of knowledge and always in the search of new and innovative ideas, which can be used for the welfare of the masses.

First letter for naming Purva Ashada Nakshatra born baby - Bu, Da, Bha, Dha

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 Purva Ashada Nakshatra could be Bu, Da, Bha, Dha.

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