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In the night sky, Ardra is Betelgeuse (Alpha-Orion), the brightest star in the constellation Orion. In the astrology chart, Ardra is located entirely within the sign of Gemini. This nakshatra is represented by a teardrop, which can symbolize both sorrow and renewal. Those born under Ardra usually go through intense lessons to clear old patterns and gain new understanding. The ruling deity is Rudra, the God of Storms. He is a destructive aspect of Shiva who brings chaos and confusion. Rahu, the ruling planet of Ardra, also brings disorder and a thirst for knowledge. Those born under this nakshatra have an investigative mind and are oriented toward research. They are not afraid to voice opinions or use intimidation. The highest level of Ardra is transformation through cleansing. This is an extremely sensitive star that links mental ability to emotion.
"The Moist One", "Fresh", "Green"
“The Star of Sorrow”, “Star of Oppression”
Tikshna (Sharp and Forceful)
Ku, Kha, Nga, Chha
Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini.
Rudra, the God of Storms
Tiruvadhirai Adhirampattinam SriAbhayavaratheeswarar
The sacred energy vortex which resonates with Arudra star is located near Pattukkottai in Tamil Nadu, India. People born under Arudra (Tiruvadhirai) star should worship at this temple at least once during their lifetime.
Adhiveeraraman, an emperor who was born under Arudra star, worshipped at this sacred energy vortex. He made offerings to the deities and repaired the temple structure of this shrine, thus the name of the temple became Adhirampattinam. This is a rare shrine for those born under Arudra star. The radiant light emitted from Lord Shiva’s third eye is known as Raivatha energy. Once a year, this light reaches the world. This occurs in the month of Markazhi on Arudra star day. It is referred to as Arudra Darshana day. In addition, the land receiving this light is known as Adhirampattinam.
Arudra, also known as Tiruvadhirai, is the star of Lord Shiva, while Shravana, known as Tiruvonam, is the star of Lord Vishnu. The prefix – thiru means "Sri" or "wealthy." Lord Shiva has great compassion for people in need and he provides them with sanctuary in the universe during Pradosham and Arudra star days. The Arudra region of the universe is one such place where Shiva offers a safe haven during these days. In the sacred space of Arudra, if anyone commits an unethical deed, they must learn devotion as a means to rectify their deed with the grace of Lord Sri Abhayavaradhesswarar.
Those born under this star can visit Adhirampattinam on Arudra star days and Mondays to offer food, almonds, pumpkin, cumin, and jackfruit to the poor at this temple. This offering will relieve problems caused by the movement of malefic planets.
Burning one of these pillars is like performing a mini fire ritual for that particular star formation. For your specific Birthstar, you will be able to connect inwardly to your planet of energetic origin and gain support with the positive aspects that are you.
Burning the other Nakshatra pillars on that specific Nakshatra day will tune you in with the favorable activities with that star’s energy for the day. It is recommended to at least burn your own personal Nakshatra pillar daily to stay connected to your essence. It is advantageous to burn the days Nakshatra pillar as well.
Motivated by desire; passionate researcher; exploratory mind and abstract thinker
Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Ardra:
|First Pada||Second Pada||Third Pada||Fourth Pada|
66° 40′ to 70° 00’ in Gemini
Navamsa sign: Sagittarius
Soul Sound: Ku
70° 00′ to 73° 20′ in Gemini
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: Kha
73° 20′ to 76° 40′ in Gemini
Navamsa sign: Aquarius
Soul Sound: Nga
76° 40′ to 80° 00′ in Gemini
Navamsa sign: Pisces
Soul Sound: Chha
The Navagraha and Nakshatra Homa is a powerful ritual performed to alter the effects of karma accorded to you by the nine planets, thus changing the course of your destiny. Appeasing the nine planets and acquiring their blessings play a crucial role in resolving difficulties in day-to-day life and charting a course toward peace and happiness.Learn More Details
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