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Jyeshta Nakshatra

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June 20, 2024, Thursday


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Jyeshta ("The Eldest") (226°40′ to 240°00′ Scorpio)

Jyeshta nakshatra is identifiable in the night sky as the brilliant red star Antares. This star resides at the heart of Scorpio and is many times larger than our own Sun. Jyeshta means the "eldest" and is a star associated with seniority. People born under this star have the capacity for great accomplishment, but they must first learn to deal with their inner conflicts and wield their power responsibly. The symbol of Jyeshta nakshatra is an ear ring or disc which represents the energy of Lord Vishnu and Mercury. This bestows protection and intellectual abilities. Those born under Jyeshta will defend the vulnerable or under privileged. The ruling deity, Lord Indra, gives a shrewd and courageous nature. Jyeshta people must be cautious of the tendency to become overly concerned with recognition. Their generosity and charity is the key to establishing authority.


"The Eldest", "Senior most"


“The Chief or Elder Star”


A Male Deer or Hare

Ruling Deity of Mercury









Sharp and Dreadful

Tree: Common Name


Seed Sounds

No, Ya, Yi, Yu (see Padas of Jyeshta)

Related Planets

Mars, the ruler of Scorpio, gives protection and activity; while Ketu, closely associated with Scorpio, brings transformation


Earring, Umbrella, or
Circular protective talisman
(may represent Vishnu’s disc)


Arohana Shakti

Controlling Planet



Rakshasa (demon)








Brahmani Duck

Tree: Botanical Name

Calammus rotang



Presiding Deity

Lord Indra, king of the Gods

Sacred Energy Vortex

Pasupathi Koil Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Varadharaja Perumal Koil is located in the village of Pasupathi near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India. It is commonly referred to as the Jyeshta Temple because the energy of this shrine resonates with that of Jyestha star. An incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Sri Varadharaja Perumal resides at this sacred vortex. Varad means boon and Raja means king. Thus, Sri Varadaraja Perumal is the royal one who offers blessings to the world from this temple.

Just as Lord Vishnu manifests among the stars in the heavens, he also manifests among those who visit Pasupathi Koil. The twenty-seven nakshatra goddesses visit this temple each day and perform a marriage festival to Sri Varadaraja Perumal. Also at this sacred energy vortex, Sri Periya Nambi Swamigal meditated on Lord Vishnu with full devotion and contemplation. On Jyestha nakshatra day, Lord Vishnu appeared before him in the form of Sri Varadaraja Perumal and offered Divine Grace. The samadhi (still meditation) of Sri Periya Nambigal is located adjacent to the main shrine at Pasupathi Koil. It is auspicious to light a lamp containing three oils and receive darshan at the samadhi of Sri Periya Nambigal on Jyestha star day.

Those people born under Jyestha nakshatra should visit Pasupathi Koil with their family. It is favorable to visit the temple when Jyestha star falls on a Tuesday, combining the power of Mars and Jyestha. Siddhas and other divine beings give darshan on this day. These blessings have the ability to remove past life karmas, increase the effects of virtuous action and protect a person’s family. Those born under other stars will also benefit from a visit to this temple. They may offer archana and abhishekam to Sri Varadharaja Perumal and receive the darshan of siddhas who manifest in the light.

Jyestha nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Rattan 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.

  • Most successful in their family
  • builds friendships and a support network
  • resourceful
  • generous
  • self-reliant
  • eventually wealthy
  • takes charge of the family
  • passionate
  • reputable
  • receives fame and honors
  • self-reliant
  • takes control and get things done
  • fond of wit
  • virtuous
  • satisfied
  • talented at music
  • capacity for inventive design
  • has creative genius
  • interested in the occult
  • can accomplish anything they set their minds to
  • persevere to make a difference.

General Characteristics

 Brilliant and analytical abilities, few friends, cheerful and virtuous.

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
226°40′ – 230°00′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Sagittarius
Soul Sound: No
Keyword: Generosity
230°00′ – 233°20′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: Ya (Yaa)
Keyword: Responsibility
233°20′ – 236°40′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Aquarius
Soul Sound: Yi (Yee)
Keyword: Altruism
236°40′ – 240°00′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Pisces
Soul Sound: Yu (Yoo)
Keyword: Sacrifice
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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