Purva Phalguni Nakshatra

The Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is the eleventh Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. It falls under the zodiac sign of Leo along with all its four quarters or padas.

The word Purva means previous or former and together Purva Phalguni refers to the earlier reddish one or the little fig tree. The key themes of this Nakshatra are relaxation, rejuvenation and pleasure. The Fig is the symbol of fertility, peace, and abundance which will be prominent in the life of native born in this Nakshatra.

Symbol: Front legs of a bed, hammock

The symbol of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is the front legs of a bed or a swinging hammock which is indicative of rest and comforts. This Nakshatra also signifies renewal and recreation after fulfilling our duties and responsibilities. However, the swinging hammock also indicates that natives born under this Nakshatra might have a wandering nature and prone to laziness and indulgences.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Purva Phalguni Nakshatra have a friendly and social nature. They have an amicable and affectionate nature and like being in the company of their friends and loved ones. They are polite, diplomatic and avoid conflict or confrontation.

Due to their carefree and relaxed attitude, they generally rely on luck. They are very attractive and have a great appreciation for art, beauty and creativity. They have artistic skills and desire recognition for their achievements. They are highly confident, dexterous and possess many talents as they also are fast learners.

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Know in detail about Purva Phalguni Nakshatra

  Translation   Former reddish one
  Symbol   Front legs of a bed, Hammock
  Animal Symbol   Female Rat
  Presiding Deity   Shivalinga
  Controlling/Ruling Planet   Venus
  Ruling Deity of Mercury   Lakshmi
  The 4 Quarters of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra  
  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   11
  Gender   Female
  Dosha   Pitta
  Guna   Rajasic
  Element   Water
  Disposition   Ugra (fierce)
  Bird   Female Eagle
  Common Name of the Tree   Palash
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Butea monosperma
  Seed Sounds   Mo, Ta, Ti, Tu.


The Ruling Planet of Purva Phalguni 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 Phalguni Nakshatra is Venus, which blesses the natives of this Nakshatra with sweet speech, charming personality, prosperity, marital bliss and overall good fortune. They are highly successful in business and do well in careers related to luxury items, art and decoration, interior designing, event organizing, sketching, hotel management etc.

The energy source of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Bhaga

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 Phalguni Nakshatra is Bhaga, who is one of the Adityas and blesses the natives of this Nakshatra with luxurious house, vehicles, marital bliss and family inheritance. Individuals born in this Nakshatra will be very fortunate for themselves and for their family as well. However, any affliction to the Moon in the Purva-Phalguni Nakshatra will adversely affect the native’s relationships and business.

Presiding Deity of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Shiv linga

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 this Nakshatra is Shiv Linga. Worshipping lord Shiva in the form of Linga can be highly beneficial to the natives born in this Nakshatra.

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 Phalguni Nakshatra is female. Natives of this Nakshatra regardless of their gender possess qualities of generosity, affection and compassion.

Dosha: Pitta

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Purva Phalguni Nakshatra natives are dominated Pitta. Pitta’s characteristic is the transformation of food and water into energy through digestion. Natives of this can suffer health problems due to anger or aggression, hence should try to consume cold foods, fruits, yogurt and good water intake.

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 Phalguni Nakshatra is Rajas, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra a fondness for luxury and comforts. They will have a luxurious life and comforts will follow the natives everywhere.

Element: Water

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is governed by the element, which signifies that natives born in this Nakshatra will have great memory retention ability, as water has the great memory retention and power, which has been proved scientifically. Their understanding and grasping power will also be good.

Bird: Female eagle

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 Phalguni Nakshatra is the female eagle. Eagles are majestic creatures and are seen as a symbol of beauty, honor, pride and determination. Natives of this Nakshatra are patient and focused towards their goals. They also value and are committed to their relationships.

First letter for naming Purva Phalguni Nakshatra born baby - Mo, Ta, Ti, Tu.

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 Phalguni Nakshatra could be Mo, Ta, Ti, Tu.

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