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Shatabhisha Nakshatra

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June 26, 2024, Wednesday


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Shatabhisha ("Hundred Physicians") (306°40′ to 320°00′ Aquarius)

A group of faint stars, completely within the sign of Aquarius, form the nakshatra Shatabhisha. When gazing at this nakshatra in the sky, Sadalachbia (Gamma Aquarii) is the brightest star of the group. Shatabhisha nakshatra is known as "100 physicians" and is connected to medicine and healing abilities. People born under this star are independent and intrigued with puzzles, research and getting to the bottom of things. The symbol of Shatabhisha is an empty circle, which indicates the ability to explore mysteries and philosophies of the unknown. Shatabhisha is a secretive star with a focus on the hidden powers of life. This may lead to a reclusive life and those born under this star must be cautious of depression and seclusion. Overall, Shatabhisha bestows a truthful, perceptive and ambitious nature.


"Hundred Physicians", "Hundred Medicines", "Possessing a Hundred Healers"


“The Hundred Stars”, “The Veiling Star”, “Fortunate Star of the King”


A Female Horse

Ruling Deity of Rahu










Tree: Common Name


Seed Sounds

Go, Sa, Si, Su (see Padas of Shatabhisha)

Related Planets

Saturn as the ruler of Aquarius


An ox cart; an empty circle
or round charm.



Controlling Planet



Rakshasa (demonic)









Tree: Botanical Name

Anthocephalus cadamba


Blue Green

Presiding Deity

Lord Varuna, the God of rain and cosmic waters.

Sacred Energy Vortex

Thiruppuhaloor gracious Karundhaarkuzhai Samedha Sri Agneeswarar Temple

The temple associated with Shatabhisha nakshatra is located at Thiruppuhaloor in the Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, India. This temple called the Gracious Karundhaarkuzhai Samedha Sri Agneeswarar Temple has divine energy capable of revealing the past, present and future.

Those people born under Shatabhisha nakshatra should anoint Lord Shiva, named Sri Agnesswarar, with sesame (gingili) oil and sandal paste on Shatabhisha star day, especially if it falls on Saturday. It is also auspicious to perform abhishehkam, archana and a fire ritual. Conducting these rituals will bring healing for illnesses. Worshipping at this temple also provides assistance to overcome problems cause by the influence of Saturn.

It is favorable to light sesame (gingili) oil lamps in the shape of a crescent and offer food made of rice and milk. It is also beneficial to partake in charity work or philanthropy. Those people born under different stars may also perform abhishekham and archana and ask for the Grace of Lord Shiva. It is especially powerful on Shatabhisha day during the month of Chittirai (April 15- May 14). Visiting this temple brings blessings of good health and longevity.

It is believed that the first Sandal tree originated on Shatabhisha nakshatra. It is considered an auspicious service to grind the sandalwood with one’s own hands. A person can anoint the deity with this sandal paste and ask for peace of mind and spiritual knowledge. If sandal paste is given as prasadham and applied to the forehead it will reduce anxiety and provide divine energies.

Shatabhisha nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Kadambha 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.

  • Independent
  • original
  • truthful
  • sharp mind
  • perceptive
  • emotionally controlled
  • interested in getting to the bottom of things
  • prosperous
  • economical
  • clever
  • able to defend themselves
  • enterprising
  • interested in astrology and other esoteric subjects
  • likes to solve puzzles
  • provides good service
  • finds happiness within themselves
  • strong principles
  • strong sense of justice
  • charitable
  • skilled in writing
  • sharp memory
  • daring
  • bold
  • artistic nature
  • defeats enemies.

General Characteristics

  Independent; harsh, yet truthful speech; grief-stricken, but conquers enemies; thoughtlessly engages in work.

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
306°40′ – 310°00′ in Aquarius
Navamsa sign: Sagittarius
Soul Sound: Go
Keyword: Enthusiasm
310°00′ – 313°20′ in Aquarius
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: Sa (Saa)
Keyword: Pragmatic
313°20′ – 316°40′ in Aquarius
Navamsa sign: Aquarius
Soul Sound: Si (See)
Keyword: Forward thinking
316°40′ – 320°00′ in Aquarius
Navamsa sign: Pisces
Soul Sound: Su (Soo)
Keyword: Imagination
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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