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Jyeshta 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 is an earring 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 underprivileged. 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
Sharp and Dreadful
No, Ya, Yi, Yu (see Padas of Jyeshta)
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)
Lord Indra, king of the Gods
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 star 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 star 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.
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.
Brilliant and analytical abilities, few friends, cheerful and virtuous.
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
230°00′ – 233°20′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: Ya (Yaa)
233°20′ – 236°40′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Aquarius
Soul Sound: Yi (Yee)
236°40′ – 240°00′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Pisces
Soul Sound: Yu (Yoo)
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