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Purvabhadra Nakshatra

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Purvabhadra (320°00 to 330°00′ Aquarius to 330°00 to 333°20′ Pisces)

The nakshatra Purvabhadra is located in the constellation Peagasus, the winged horse. It is comprised of the two stars, Markab (alpha Pegas) and Scheat (beta Pegasi). The symbol for this star is the front legs of a funeral cot, which indicates a strong connection to the element of fire. People born under Purvabhadra are independent and capable of sacrificing or purifying themselves for a higher purpose. They often have idealistic goals and aspirations for the improvement of society. This star bestows charisma and eloquent speech that can be used to motivate and educate. There can also be a tendency to criticize or become cynical. The level of intensity and the capacity for transformation are extremely strong in Purvabhadra nakshatra. This is a star of tremendous perseverance.


"The former one who possesses lucky feet"


“The Scorching or Burning Pair”


A Male Lion

Ruling Deity of Jupiter









Fierce and Severe (Ugra)

Tree: Common Name


Seed Sounds

Se, So, The, Di (see Padas of Purvabhadra)

Related Planets



A sword, two front legs of
a bed or a funeral cot, two
faced man


Yajamana Udyamana Shakti

Controlling Planet



Manushya (human)









Tree: Botanical Name

Mangifera indica


Silver Grey

Presiding Deity

Aja Ekapada, the
one-footed goat

Sacred Energy Vortex

Renganathapuram Sri Kamakshi Samedha Tiru Aaneswarar Temple

Purvabhadra nakshatra is divinely connected to Renganathapuram Sri Kamakshi Samedha Tiru Aaneswarar Temple. This sacred temple is located in Renganathapuram, which is near Tirukkattuppalli in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Purva Bhadrapada star should worship at this sacred site at least once during their life time.

Numerology, the esoteric study of numbers, plays a significant role in the connection between the Purvabhadra nakshatra and this sacred site. Purva Bhadrapada is the 25th star. The Moon represents the number 2, while Mercury signifies the number 5. In mythology, Mercury is the son of the Moon. The Moon rules the mind, while Mercury rules the intelligence. Applying methods of numerology, the number 25 becomes the number 7 (2 +5 = 7).

The number 7 is associated with the elephant. This is symbolic as Sri Kamakshi, who incarnated as the world’s mother, rode in a chariot pulled by seven elephants. The number 7 is also important because seven statues (murthi) manifested on a bael tree at this temple. Thiru Aaneswarar was one of these seven deities. Thiru Aanam means "seven colored rainbow." It is a propitious sign to receive the darshan of a rainbow at this temple. Thus, the temple is appropriately named after Sri Kamakshi and Tiru Aaneswarar.

Those people born under Purvabhadra nakshatra can worship at this shrine for seven days and anoint the statues with plantains, honey, ghee, sugar, and offer seven garlands. This will eliminate the karmic afflictions of seven lifetimes. Also, it is recommended to donate seven colored garments at this temple to remove ancestral curses.

Those who are born under a different star but wish to visit this temple will also benefit. They may worship at this sacred shrine continuously for seven days. Meditation, contemplation and yoga performed at this temple will produce benefic effects and assist with career problems. One can also perform a pooja to seven elephants to remove karma from seven lifetimes.

Purvabhadra nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Mango 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.

  • Eccentric
  • scholarly
  • witty
  • understands logic
  • creates prosperity through cleverness
  • receives money from the government or from wealthy people
  • economical
  • has longevity
  • could marry or be born into a wealthy family
  • spiritual depth
  • a warrior
  • passionate
  • skilled at earning an income
  • visionary
  • idealistic
  • universal goals
  • fights injustice
  • mystical beings
  • good writer and speaker
  • imaginative
  • self reliant
  • good at reading people
  • intuitive
  • march to their own beat
  • devoted to those who impress them.

General Characteristics

  Intelligent scholar; skilled at making money

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
320°00′ – 323°20′ in Aquarius
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Se (Say)
Keyword: Determination
Ruled by Venus
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: So 
Keyword: Gratification
326°40′ – 330°00′ in Aquarius
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: The (Daa)
Keyword: Communication
330°00′ – 333°20′ in Pisces
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: Di (Dee)
Keyword: Affliction
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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