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Moola Nakshatra

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May 25, 2024, Saturday


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Moola ("The Root") (240°00 to 253°20′ Sagittarius)

The Moola nakshatra is represented by the tail of the Scorpion, which includes the nine stars: Epsilon, Mu, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Upsilon and Lambda Scorpionis. This nakshatra is located at the left of our Galaxy, which is indicative of the nature of Moola. A person born under this star will have an inquisitive mind that enables them get to the left or the root of things. The person may skilled at literally handling roots and herbs and medicine. This star supports research, investigation and exploration. The ruling deity, Goddess Nirriti, brings the energy of loss and destruction to this nakshatra. At the deepest level, this destructive force can be used for surrender and transformation.


"The Root", "left", "Innermost Core"


“The Foundation Star”


A Male Dog

Ruling Deity of Ketu









Sharp and Dreadful

Tree: Common Name

Anjan, Kammara

Seed Sounds

Ye, Yo, Bha, Bhe (see Padas of Moola)

Related Planets

Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius,
is connected to transformation and expansion 


Tied bunch of roots or
a lion’s tail


Barhana Shakti

Controlling Planet



Rakshasa (demon)








Red Vulture

Tree: Botanical Name

Hardwickia binate 


Bright Yellow

Presiding Deity


Sacred Energy Vortex

Mappedu Graceful Singesswarar Temple

The Graceful Singesswar Temple is located in Mappedu on the Thakkolam route near Chennai, India. This sacred temple vibrates with the energy of Moola nakshatra and has great significance for those born under this star. The sounds of the Tamil alphabet are closely associated with the Mappedu Temple. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Singesswara and gave the sacred gift of the Tamil alphabet ‘nga’ to the great Saint Agasthiya. At Mappedu Temple Agasthiya shared this knowledge with a sage named Sudha budha Munivar, who introduced the alphabet to the world.

Through these holy sounds, the shrine at Mappedu Temple holds sacred energy for music. Moola star day is the most auspicious day for Sri Singeeswarar, who is the lord of music. On this day, he generated the sound of ‘aum’ as a lion’s roar. At this temple, a devotee named Sri Anjaneyar piously worshipped Sri Singeeswarar. Then, on Moola nakshatra day, Anjaneyar was blessed as Goddess Saraswati wrote the musical note of ‘aum’ onto his tongue with a white lotus flower. Anjaneyar shared this note as he played a special wind instrument at Mappedu Temple.

Moola nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Anjan 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.

  • Faces adversity with composure
  • skilled at persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs
  • good politicians
  • careful
  • clever
  • able to live a comfortable life
  • determined to succeed
  • learned
  • good speaking skills
  • spiritually inclined
  • generous
  • jovial
  • successful
  • determined
  • fortune in foreign lands
  • peace loving
  • adventurous
  • brave
  • explorers.

General Characteristics

Enjoys exploring the root of any subject; has a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind; rich, lives in luxury, happy, not inclined to injure others, overconfident, has firm and fixed opinions.

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
240°00′ – 243°20′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Aries
Soul Sound: Ye (Yey)
Keyword: Investigation
243°20′ – 246°40′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Taurus 
Soul Sound: Yo
Keyword: Creativity
246°40′ – 250°00′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Gemini
Soul Sound: Bha (Baa)
Keyword: Expression
250°00′ – 253°20′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Cancer
Soul Sound: Bhe (Bee)
Keyword: Emotion
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.

Learn More Details

Your birth star is the blueprint of your nature and traits. Read on to know the characteristics,
strengths and weaknesses and a lot more about yourself based on your birth star.