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Purvashada is composed of three stars located in the middle portion of Sagittarius: Kaus Australis, Kaus Borealis, and Kaus Media. These stars are easily visible in the night sky and are thought to resemble a fan. People born under this star have an optimistic and independent nature. They feel invincible and believe they cannot lose. The ruling deity, Apas, brings a strong connection with the element of water. Thus, Purvashada is associated with fluidity and power. Those born under this nakshatra have the capacity to inspire and energize others. Yet they must be aware of mental aggression and confrontation. Purvashada also has a reputation for starting battles and produces fearlessness.
"The Former Invincible One", "Former Unconquered", "Undefeated"
“The Invincible Star”
A Male Monkey
Fierce and Severe (Ugra)
Bu, Dah, Bha, Dha (see Padas of Purvashada)
Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius
A fan or a winnowing basket
(used to separate grain from
its husk), a bed or an
Apas, the cosmic waters deified as God.
Kaduveli Graceful Aakaasapureeswarar Temple
The Graceful Aakaasapureeswarar Temple is located in Kaduveli village, near Tiruvaiyaru in Tamil Nadu, India. This temple shares the brilliant energy of the Purvashadha. This energy always moves in the form of light. Kaduveli is known as the edge of cosmic space. Lord Shiva created a brilliant light at Kaduveli through palm leaves. Once he created this magnificent light, Lord Shiva revealed its existence at the Kaduveli Temple. A Siddha named Kaduveli Siddha performed penance at this temple and after witnessing Lord Shiva manifest as Sri Akaasapureeswarar, Kaduveli Siddha was transported to the border of cosmic space to continue his penance.
It is auspicious for those born under Purvashadha to visit this temple and make offerings to Sri Aakaasapureeswarar at least once in their lifetime. Those not born under Purvashadha may also benefit by worshipping at Kaduveli Temple. It is favorable to visit on Purvashadha day and perform archana , offer flowers to Sri Aakaasapureeswarar and ask for the blessings of Lord Shiva.
There are special poojas for Vaasthu (the science of arranging the five elements). The Kaduveli temple it is appropriate to conduct the Vassthu pooja for the earth element. This is beneficial to perform before constructing a building or home. This offering is important for people in real estate, construction and building maintenance. To perform the Vaasthu pooja, one must offer aromatic scents, perform abhishekam, anoint the deity with sandalwood and kesari (flour, sugar, cardamom) and adorn the Siva Lingam with fragrant flowers. It is also favorable to offer pongal (sweetened boiled rice) to the poor people near the temple. This pooja will invoke the blessings of Sri Aakaasapureeswarar and Vaasthu.
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.
Proud in nature, a strong attachment to friends, and an agreeable spouse.
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|
253°20′ – 256°40′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Leo
Soul Sound: Bu
256°40′ – 260°00′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Virgo
Soul Sound: Dah
263°20′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Libra
Soul Sound: Bha
263°20′ – 266°40′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Scorpio
Soul Sound: Dha
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
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