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Purvaphalguni Nakshatra

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June 12, 2024, Wednesday


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Purva Phalguni (The Former Red One or A Fig Tree) (133°20′ to 146°40′ Leo)

Purva Phalguni nakshatra consists of two bright stars in the night sky Zosma (Delta Leonis) and Chertan (Theta Leonis). These stars are in the constellation of Leo, positioned to the left of the bright star Regulus. Purva Phalguni is represented by the front legs of a bed, which signify rest, rejuvenation and pleasure. The ruling deity Bhaga, the God of delight, bestows affection and sexual passion. Venus, the planetary ruler of this nakshatra, brings an appreciation for relationships, beauty, and luxury. Purva Phalguni nakshatra is the most theatrical and carefree of the nakshatras. Those born under this nakshatra desire recognition for their accomplishments, yet they must be cautious of laziness or pretentious behavior. This is truly a star of relaxation, recreation and sometimes vanity. Purva Phalguni gives the energy of renewal and contentment through the love of art and creativity.


 "Former Reddish One" or "Little Fig Tree"


“The Fruit of the Tree”


Female Rat

Ruling Deity of Venus









Fierce (Ugra)

Tree: Common Name

Flame of the Forest; Palalsh

Seed Sounds

Mo, Ta, Tee, Too

Related Planets

 Sun, as the ruler of Leo.


Front legs of a Bed;
Swinging Hammock


Prajanana Shakti

Controlling Planet



Manushya (Human)








Female Eagle

Tree: Botanical Name

Butea monosperma 


Light Brown

Presiding Deity

Aryaman, the God of
leadership, honor, nobility
and society.

Sacred Energy Vortex


The sacred energy vortex for the star of Purva Phalguni is located in Thiruvarankulam, close to Alangudi in Tamil Nadu, India. People born under this star should visit Sri Hari Theertheswarar temple at least once during their life time.

The Purva Phalguni (Pooram) theertha, is one of the sacred bathing ghats in the world of Lord Fire. (A ghat refers to a stairway leading to a body of water). In the realm of Purva Phalguni nakshatra, there are seven theerthas Siva Theertha, Gnana Brahma Theertha, Naga Theertha, Indra Theertha, Skandha Theertha, Sri Theertha and Guru Theertha. All seven of these theerthas are not visible to the naked eye. Only after taking a holy bath at one theertha, do the other theerthas become visible. Therefore, the path to the Guru Theertha is only visible to those who have taken a holy dip in the other Theerthas on the Purva Phalguni star day. Due to divine grace, the sacred temple at Thiruvarankulam Sri Hari Theertheswarar contains all seven of these theerthas. Siddhas proclaim this as an important site of worship for those born Purva Phalguni star, as these peopleare capable of receiving the darshan of the precious theerthas. People born in Purva Phalguni nakshatra have a powerful connection with water, and they will benefit greatly from taking a holy bath at these sacred vortexes as frequently as possible.

After performing penance, Goddess Aadippoora was granted the fortune of receiving several darshans of Lord Shiva on the Purva Phalguni star day during the month of Adi. Those born under Purva Phalguni would also benefit from a visit to this significant sacred shrine on their birthday, Purva Phalguni day, AdiPooram (Purva Phalguni day in the month of Adi), and on their wedding.

Purva Phalguni nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Palalsh 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.

  • Creative
  • intelligent dynamic
  • charismatic
  • charming
  • genuine
  • qualities of leadership
  • carefree
  • open minded
  • sweet speech
  • active
  • demands attention and recognition
  • mystical
  • aristocratic
  • refined
  • talented in the fine arts
  • youthful
  • energetic
  • excited
  • good in relationships
  • loyal
  • great spokesperson
  • sophisticated
  • physical healing.

General Characteristics

Charming, pleasant, generous, polite speech, wandering nature, and luck in relationships.

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
133°20′ to 136°40′ in Leo 
Navamsa sign: Leo
Soul Sound: Mo
Keyword: Regal
136°40′ to 140°00′ in Leo
Navamsa sign: Virgo
Soul Sound: Ta
Keyword: Enterprising
140°00′ to 143°20′ in Leo
Navamsa sign: Libra
Soul Sound: Tee
Keyword: Refined
143°20′ to 146°40′ in Leo
Navamsa sign: Scorpio
Soul Sound: Too
Keyword: Passionate
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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