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Uttarashada Nakshatra

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Uttarashada (266°40′ to 270°00′ Sagittarius to 270°00′ to 280°00′ Capricorn)

The Uttarashada nakshatra bridges the signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn in the astrology chart. In the night sky, Uttarashada is visible as the stars Sigma, Tau, Phi, Zeta Sagittarii. These are the brightest stars in the breast of the archer. Uttarashada is a star of deep integrity and concern for humanity. The deities of this star, the ten Vishva devas, are the gods of dharma. Thus, a person born under this star may have noble aspirations and an optimistic outlook on life. Uttarashada nakshatra supports leadership, achievement and a commitment to duty. They must be careful not to overextend themselves or become obsessed with constant stimulation. This star is associated with great respect for tradition and a practical approach to beginning new ventures.


"Latter Invincible One", "Latter unconquered", "Final victory"


The Universal Star


A Male Mongoose

Ruling Deity of Sun









Fixed or permanent (dhruva)

Tree: Common Name

Bread Fruit

Seed Sounds

Be, Bo, Ja, Ji (see Padas of Uttarashada)

Related Planets

Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, gives expansion;
Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is practicality


Elephant’s tusk; planks
of a bed


Apradhrishya Shakti

Controlling Planet



Manushya (human)









Tree: Botanical Name

Artocarpus heterophyllus



Presiding Deity

The Ten Vishvadevas, the
sons of Lord Dharma 

Sacred Energy Vortex

Keezhp poongudi Sri Meenakshi Samedha Sri Sundareswarar Temple

This sacred shrine is located in Keezhp poongudi near Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Keezh translates as "not hidden" while Poongudi refers to a temple where flowers bloom in the East. Uttarashadha is a propitious star that vibrates with the energy of this temple. It is auspicious to receive the darshan of Jeeva Samaadhi (still meditation) Siddhas on Uttarashada star day. This will bring poise, wealth and strength to one’s spiritual practice.

PanguniUthiram (Uttarashada day between Dec. 16 and Jan 15) is the well-known day of marriage for Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mugura and their consorts. Another important marriage occurred on an Uttarashadha day. Sri Meenaskshi Ambhigai was married on Chittirai Uthiram (Jan 16 to Feb 15). Meenaskshi Devi took a human form as Meenakshi when she married Maheswaran. She prayed to Lord Shiva for a name blessed with the energy of Ardhanareeswarar (the unity of Shiva and Parvati). Lord Shiva presented her with the sacred name Sri Meenaskhi Sundareswarar.

At this temple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi grant divine grace by manifesting as Sri Meenakshi Samedha Sri Sundareswarar. This sacred shrine of Lord Shiva at Keezhap poongudi provides auspicious energy for marriage. Uttarashada star is the most favorable day for a wedding ceremony at this sacred site. Women visit the temple to tie new marriage badges. This protects their marriage and grants longevity. Couples also visit this temple on their wedding day and wear flower garlands.

Those born in Uttarashada nakshatra should worship frequently at this temple. It is especially beneficial to visit during the month of Chittirai. Those born under a different star should also worship at this temple during the auspicious time of Uttarashada day for divine blessings of a long and happy married life.

Uttarashada nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Bread Fruit 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.

  • Virtuous
  • intelligent
  • sympathetic listener
  • leadership qualities
  • good politicians
  • well-liked
  • devoted to friends and companions
  • grateful
  • idealistic with high goals
  • modest
  • optimistic
  • has some knowledge that sets them apart
  • proficient in learning
  • enjoys reading to gain knowledge
  • benefits through travels
  • tolerant
  • wants a fair play and justice
  • good manners
  • appreciative of others.

General Characteristics

Searching for the spiritually unknown; becomes deeply involved in any task; obedient, trained in the rules of virtue; grateful, popular and always returns favors.

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
266°40′ – 270°00′ in Sagittarius
Navamsa sign: Sagittarius
Soul Sound: Be (Bay)
Keyword: Expansion
270°00′ – 273°20′ in Capricorn
Navamsa sign: Capricorn
Soul Sound: Bo 
Keyword: Manifestation
273°20′ – 276°40′ in Capricorn
Navamsa sign: Aquarius
Soul Sound: Ja (Jaa)
Keyword: Collaboration
276°40′ – 280°00′ in Capricorn
Navamsa sign: Pisces
Soul Sound: Ji (Jee)
Keyword: Balance
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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