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Dhanishta Nakshatra

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Dhanishta ("The Wealthiest") (293°20′ to 300°00′ Capricorn to 300°00′ to 306°40′ Aquarius)

Dhanishta nakshatra is composed of four stars in the constellation of Delphini. In the sky, the stars Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Delphini form the head of a dolphin. In astrology, Dhanishta bridges the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. This nakshatra is associated with a musical drum and is referred to as the star of symphony. People born under this nakshatra often have natural music abilities and also experience good rhythm and timing in all aspects of life. There is an adventurous nature and a desire to travel associated with Dhanishta nakshatra. The ruling deities, the eight Vasus, bestow a variety of personality traits that are reflected in the ability to live a good and prosperous life. People born under Dhanishta are insightful, charitable and have the capacity to unite people for a common purpose.


 "The Wealthiest", "The most beneficent", "The most heard of", "The most famous"


The star of Symphony


A Female Lion

Ruling Deity of Mars










Tree: Common Name

Indian Mesquite, Vanni, Kejari

Seed Sounds

Ga, Gi, Gu, Ge (see Padas of Dhanishta)

Related Planets

Saturn, as the ruler of Aquarius


Musical drum


Khyapayitri Shakti

Controlling Planet



Rakshasa (demon)


4 (signifies completion)






Golden Bee

Tree: Botanical Name

Prosopis cinenaria


Silver Grey

Presiding Deity

The eight Vasus, the solar
gods of energy and light.

Sacred Energy Vortex

Korukkai Sri Pushpavalli Samedha Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar Temple

The temple with most significance to Dhanishta nakshatra is situated in Korukkai near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Brahma Gnanapureeswarar and offered spiritual knowledge to Lord Brahma at this temple. The grace of Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar has the ability to assist children with concentration and success in their education. Sri Brahma and his consort, Saraswati, visit this holy temple on a regular basis.

The placement of the Nandhi, the sacred bull, is the most significant aspect of Korukkai. It is adjacent to, rather than facing, Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar. People who have made serious mistakes or who lack peace of mind can offer a garland of nuts to the Nandhi. After offering the garland, the person may whisper their problems in the ear of the sacred bull and ask for a remedy. Further more, it is auspicious to offer a garland, betel leaves, nuts, turmeric, or a saree to poor women at the temple. The blessings of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Nandhi bring enormous benefits to those who visit this temple. Lord Shiva can remove financial obstacles and is also helpful for relationship difficulties. It is especially beneficial to visit Korukkai when Pradosham occurs on a Saturday.

This temple is sacred for those born under Dhanistha nakshatra as this star has many spiritual connections to divine knowledge. It is favorable to visit the temple during AavaniAvittam (August 15 -September 14) when it is customary for people to wear sacred threads. Walking around the sacred shrine increases one’s spiritual energy. Those born under different stars will also experience benefits if they perform an abhishekam and archana to Sri Brahma Gnanapureeswarar at Korukkai.

Dhanishta nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Kejari 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.

  • Aspires to high and dignified positions
  • insightful
  • perceptive
  • wealthy
  • charitable
  • performs well in foreign countries
  • lives on both spiritual and material levels
  • compassionate
  • good conversationalist
  • enjoys music and dance
  • good organizational abilities
  • sincere
  • focused on accomplishments and developing their careers
  • likes old and mystifying articles
  • skilled at research and astrology.

General Characteristics

  A liberal, brave, wealthy person who is fond of music.

Padas (quarters)

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born in that pada (quarter):

First Pada Second Pada Third Pada Fourth Pada
293° 20’ – 296° 40′ in Capricorn
Navamsa sign: Leo
Soul Sound: Ga
Keyword: Ambitious
296° 40’ – 300° 00’in Capricorn
Navamsa sign: Virgo
Soul Sound: Gi (Saa)
Keyword: Skillful
300° 00’ – 303° 20’ in Aquarius
Navamsa sign: Libra
Soul Sound: Gu (See)
Keyword: Optimistic
303° 20’ – 306° 40’in Aquarius
Navamsa sign: Scorpio
Soul Sound: Ge
Keyword: Aggressive
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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