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Ashlesha Nakshatra

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June 10, 2024, Monday


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Ashlesha (The entwiner) (106°40′ to120°00′ Cancer)

Ashlesha nakshatra is represented by a ring of stars in the constellation of Hydra

Epsilon, Delta, Mu, Rho, Sigma and Zeta-Hydrae. In astrology, Ashlesha is in the zodiac sign of Cancer. The symbol for this star is a coiled serpent and is ruled by the Nagas, serpent deities of wisdom. The snake signifies the Kundalini energy, which is the true essence of Ashlesha. Poison and deception, as well as the power of intuition, insight and sexuality are all characteristics exemplified by Ashlesha. This star represents primordial nature and is connected to past lives and genetic heritage. Ashlesha nakshatra is a challenging energy to grasp as it mysterious and suspicious, yet people born under this star are often astute observers. They sense danger quickly and are protective toward family and friends. Those born under Ashlesha have an affinity for food and will not tolerate hunger, of any kind. This is a star of transformation and healing energy with an esoteric nature.


"Coiling" or "Entwining"

Presiding Deity

The Nagas, Serpent Deities of Wisdom


Male Cat

Ruling Deity of Mercury









Hard, Sharp, and Dreadful

Tree: Common Name

Alexandrian Laurel

Related Planets

Moon, as the ruler of Cancer.


Coiled snake; Circle; Wheel 

Controlling Planet



Rakshasa (Demon)








Small Blue Sparrow

Tree: Botanical Name

Calophyllum Inophyllum

Seed Sounds

Dee, Doo, Day, Doh

Sacred Energy Vortex


The sacred energy vortex associated with Aslesha nakshatra is the shrine of Thirundhudevankudi Sri Karkadeswarar located in Thirudhudevankudi near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. This temple is often referred to as NandanKoil by the local people. Those born under Aslesha star should worship at the temple at least once in their lifetime.

The Goddess Adhi Parasakthi bestows the grace of Arumarundhu Nayaki at this temple. Aslesha is in the Zodiac sign of Cancer, which has many medicinal qualities and can offer assistance with taking medicines. If the Moon travels through Aslesha during the waning cycle, it is a powerful time for people to gain relief from illnesses and ailments. Aslesha is also a favorable star for conducting planetary (Navagraha) fire rituals or Dhanvantri poojas.

Aslesha nakshatra has the ability to help the body recover from mental and physical pain as well as heart sorrow. Some people may not struggle with physical ailments, but have mental illnesses or confusion. Aslesha star days are a positive time for these people to make offerings at Thirundhudevankudi for the Goddess Arumarundhu Nayaki. An abhishekham to Lord Sri Karkadeswarar (an aspect of Shiva) with milk from black tongued and black-nippled cow is also an auspicious offering to perform during Aslesha star days. This will assist with the healing process of a serious illness. Those who suffer from diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, heart problems, kidney disease, or stomach ailments will benefit by making an offering to Lord Shiva.

Generally, those born under Aslesha nakshatra have the medicinal character needed to recover from illness. They should offer vibhuti (sacred grey ash) to Sri Karkadeswarar and kumkum (vermillion powder) to Goddess Sri Arumarundhu Ambikai at the Thirundhudevankudi temple. They can also offer vibhuthi and kumkum to hospital patients if they cannot visit the temple. This is a remedy for strength to recover from illness. Tuesdays, New Moon days and Aslesha star days during the waning cycle are auspicious times for people to walk around the Thirundhudevankudi temple at least 36 times. This will also assist with health issues.

Ashlesha nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Beauty Leaf Poon as prescribed by the Vedas.

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.

  • Independent
  • clever
  • versatile
  • sharp
  • philosophical
  • entertaining
  • multiple occupations
  • seductive
  • gains through spirituality
  • passionate and disciplined when interested in topic
  • ability to accomplish greatness when motivated.

General Characteristics

Skilled in research and writing, sharp intellect, mystical, and the ability to entertain.

Padas (quarters)

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Ashlesha:

First Pada Second Pada Third Pada Fourth Pada
106° 40′ to 110° 00′ in Cancer 
Navamsa sign: Sagittarius
Soul Sound: Dee
Keyword: Industrious
110° 00′ to 113° 20′ in Cancer
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: Doo
Keyword: Ambitious
113° 20′ to 116° 40′ in Cancer
Navamsa sign: Aquarius
Soul Sound: Day
Keyword: Secretive
116° 40′ to 120° 00′ in Cancer
Navamsa sign: Pisces
Soul Sound: Doh
Keyword: Illusive
Navagraha Homa and Nakshatra Shanti Homa)

Navagraha Homa and Nakshatra Shanti Homa

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.

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