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Punarvasu Nakshatra

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April 14, 2024, Sunday


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Punarvasu (Being good again and again) (80° 00′ to 90°00′ Gemini & 90°00′ to 93°20′ Cancer)

Punarvasu nakshatra consists of two bright stars known as Castor (Alpha-Geminorium) and Pollux (Beta-Geminorium). These two stars are significant for those born under Punarvasu as life lessons will often unfold in pairs. In astrology, Punarvasu extends from the zodiac sign of Gemini into the sign of Cancer. "Punar" means repeat and "vasu" means ray of light, thus Punarvasu translates as "becoming light again." The symbol for Punarvasu nakshatra is a quiver of arrows, which is associated with the ability to strive toward a desire or ambition. Punarvasu brings harmony after the chaos of the storm. There is a sense of renewing creative pursuits and beginning with a fresh new idea. The ruling deity is Aditi, the goddess of abundance and the mother of all godly beings. Aditi gives a sensitive and nurturing quality to this nakshatra. Jupiter is the ruling planet and bestows optimism and an interest in higher learning. Punarvasu is a star of accommodation and people born under this nakshatra are often home bodies with a strong sense of safety.


 "Good Again" or "Wealthy Again"


“The Star of Renewal”


Female Cat

Ruling Deity of Jupiter









Movable (Chara)

Tree: Common Name


Seed Sounds

Kay, Ko, Ha, Hee

Related Planets

Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini; Moon, as the ruler of Cancer.


Bow and Quiver of Arrows

Star Energy

Vasutva Prapana Shakti

Controlling Planet



Devas (God-like)









Tree: Botanical Name

Bambusa bambos



Presiding Deity

Aditi, the Goddess
of Harvest.

Sacred Energy Vortex

Vaaniyambadi Sri Adhidheeswarar

The energy vortex associated with Punarvasu nakshatra is located in the North Arcot District near Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born in the star of Punarvasu should visit this sacred shrine at least once in their lifetime.

Lord Brahma performed fire rituals that caused Goddess Saraswati to lose her oratorical abilities. She performed penance and held great concentration to regain her voice. Goddess Saraswati took the form of Goddess Vani and received assistance from her teacher, Hayagreeva. Lord Shiva commanded Vani to use her glorious voice and sing to him. Thus, the temple is known as Vaaniyambadi. It is at this temple that higher learning and philosophy can be completed in the blink of an eye through the grace of Lord Shiva. This temple is an auspicious site for wisdom.

In the sacred shrine at Vaaniyampadi, Goddess Kalaivani Sri Saraswati Devi incarnated as a woman who cooked for Lord Shiva. On each Punarvasu star day and Full Moon day, she performed an abhishekham to Lord Shiva and offered white flowers to Goddess Saraswati. Those born under Punarvasu nakshatra should feed a hungry person and offer prayers to Sri Annpoornai Devi every day. They can offer the food directly to the people or through charities. In addition, these people can offer food to unannounced guests or travelers. This includes offering food to ancestors and pilgrims. Feeding ancestors allows the next generation to prosper and is a good way to prevent family problems.

Punarvasu day is a time of growth and is also a powerful day for teachers to walk around the temple at Vaaniyampadi, from left to right. They can also perform an abhishekham for Lord Sri Adhidheeswarar and Goddess Sri Saraswati. Teachers and those in hotel management should offer prayers for increasing potential in their careers. Offering food on Punarvasu days, Pradosham days, Shivaratri and Wednesdays will benefit the progress of children in education.

Punarvasu nakshatranatives, your incense is made with the herb Bamboo 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.

  • Good hearted
  • kind
  • considerate
  • friendly
  • content
  • nurturing
  • generous
  • easily makes connections with others
  • profound imagination
  • lives in the moment
  • prefers simplicity
  • religious inclination
  • interest in philosophy and spirituality
  • purification for spiritual developmen
  • strength in communications fiel
  • good writers and inspirational speaker
  • involved in successful projects

General Characteristics

 Devout; good- natured; quiet; patient; noble; lives in comfort; intellectual and spiritual in wisdom.

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
80° 00′ to 83° 20′ in Gemini 
Navamsa sign: Aries
Soul Sound: Kay
Keyword: Innovation
83° 20′ to 86° 40′ in Gemini
Navamsa sign: Taurus
Soul Sound: Ko
Keyword: Materialistic
86° 40′ to 90° 00′ in Gemini
Navamsa sign: Gemini
Soul Sound: Ha
Keyword: Intellectual
90° 00′ to 93° 20′ in Cancer
Navamsa sign: Cancer
Soul Sound: Hee
Keyword: Nurturing
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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