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Shravana Nakshatra

Shravana Nakshatra is the twenty-second Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra falls under the zodiac sign of Capricorn. Shravana means ‘to listen’ and this Nakshatra is known as the star of listening and learning.

Symbol: Ear, three footprints

Ear as a symbol of Shravana Nakshatra indicates that the ability of the native born in the Shravana Nakshatra to acquire knowledge and wisdom through listening. It also refers to listening to one’s inner voice and be guided by it to gain progress in life. Three footprints signify the three states of mind which are awakened, dream sleep, and deep sleep and all these signify the consciousness. It also signifies three strides towards knowing the material world, the Universe and the world beyond these two.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Shravana Nakshatra are highly knowledgeable, intellectual and learned. They are not only good and patient listeners but also skilled communicators, which makes them excellent counselors, teachers, linguists, lecturers, translators. They also find success in media, communication and entertainment fields. They have a strong desire to obtain knowledge about other cultures and spiritual dimensions which makes them travel extensively. They are highly focused towards their goals and ensure the successful completion of any task that they initiate. They are warm, cordial and have a mature approach, which also makes them good advisors.

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Know in detail about Shravana Nakshatra

  Translation   To hear
  Symbol   An Ear, three footprints
  Animal Symbol   A female monkey
  Presiding Deity   Lord Vishnu, the Preserver
  Controlling/Ruling Planet   Moon
  Ruling Deity of the Planet   Parvati
  The 4 Quarters of Shravana Nakshatra  
  1st quarter   Ruled by Mars
  2nd quarter   Ruled by Venus
  3rd quarter   Ruled by Mercury
  4th quarter   Ruled by Moon
  Nature   Deva (God-like)
  Mode   Passive
  Number   22
  Gender   Male
  Dosha   Kapha
  Guna   Rajasic
  Element   Air
  Disposition   Movable
  Bird   Francolin
  Common Name of the Tree   Aakado
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Calotroopis gigantea
  Seed Sounds   Ju, Je, Jo, Gha


The Ruling Planet of Shravana Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Moon

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 Shravana Nakshatra is the Moon, which makes the natives of this Nakshatra receptive, sympathetic, caring and understanding. They can do well in hotel and hospitality industry, travel, tourism, as talk show hosts, psychiatrists, news broadcasters etc. However, in case Moon in Shravana Nakshatra is afflicted by malefics, they could be hypersensitive, restless and indulging in gossips. Their relationships could suffer if they indulge in backbiting and manipulation.

The energy source of Shravana Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Vishnu

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 Shravana Nakshatra is Vishnu. Natives born in this Nakshatra are helpful, well-mannered, and drawn towards working for social and humanitarian causes. As per the Vedic scriptures, just as lord Vishnu shattered the ego and pride of King Bali, the natives of this Nakshatra should learn to destroy their ego and stubbornness to achieve material and spiritual progress. Worshipping lord Vishnu could prove to be highly beneficial for overall good fortune.

Presiding Deity of Shravana Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Vishnu

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 Shravana Nakshatra is Vamana. The natives born under this Nakshatra will be invincible and live like a king. In modern context, King signifies a person in authoritative position in the office or high rank in a government department. These natives will be bold, organized and meticulous in their work, which will earn them wealth and respect from the society.

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 Shravana Nakshatra is Male and natives of this Nakshatra will be courageous and dedicated towards their goals. However, at times they could also be adamant, inflexible and over ambitious.

Dosha: Kapha

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Shravana Nakshatra natives are dominated by Kapha. The main function of Kapha is to protect the body by holding the muscle, bone and fat together. The natives of this Nakshatra should ensure the right balance of this Dosha to avoid illness related to ears, skin, digestion etc.

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 Shravana Nakshatra is Rajas. The natives born in this Nakshatra could be passionate and fond of luxury. However, at times they could also be over-conscious and over indulgent. They should work to curb their tendency to be narrow minded and egoistic as that could affect their ability to learn new things.

Element: Air

Shravana Nakshatra is governed by the Air element. The natives of this Nakshatra are highly creative and love to be connected with Nature. They are self-motivated and enthusiastic to accomplish their goals. They are curious to learn and are able to acquire knowledge easily.

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 Shravana Nakshatra is Francolin. Francolin bird also known as Kapinjala, signifies rejuvenation in life through good deeds and persistence to achieve the desired goals.

First letter for naming Shravana Nakshatra born baby – Ju, Je, Jo, Gha.

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 Shravana Nakshatra could be Ju, Je, Jo, Gha.

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