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Vishakha Nakshatra

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April 24, 2024, Wednesday


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Vishaka (200°00′ to 210°00′ Libra to 210°00′ to 213°20′ Scorpio)

In the night sky, Vishaka nakshatra consists of four stars in the constellation of Libra: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Iota Librae. These stars form a "forked branch" and can be seen under the bright star Spica. In astrology, Vishaka bridges the signs of Libra and Scorpio. It is referred to as a nakshatra of purpose because it gives determination and a single-pointed focus. People born under Vishaka often find themselves at a crossroads. Once they choose a direction, they have the ambition, along with the patience to succeed, even if success arrives later in life. This star fuels competition and also gives excellent leadership abilities. Vishaka nakshatra is a combination of its ruling deities, the mighty Indra and the purifying Agni. Thus, people born under Vishaka nakshatra have passionate and courageous warrior energy.


"The Forked One", "Two Branched", "Radha"


“The Star of Purpose”


A Male Tiger

Ruling Deity of Jupiter









Sharp and Soft

Tree: Common Name

Wood Apple, Kaith, Vila

Seed Sounds

Ti, Tu, Te, To (see Padas of Vishaka)

Related Planets

Venus, as the ruler of Libra;
Mars as the ruler of Scorpio;
Ketu, who has a strong influence on Scorpio


An archway covered with
leaves and used in
marriage ceremonies; a potter’s
wheel; a tree with spreading branches
giving protection to others


Vyapana Shakti

Controlling Planet



Rakshasa (Demon)








Red Tail Sparrow

Tree: Botanical Name

Feronia Limonia



Presiding Deity

Lord Indra, the God of Transformation;
Lord Agni, the God of Fire.

Sacred Energy Vortex

Tirumalai Murugan Koil Temple

The temple connected to the energy of Vishakha star is located in Tirunelveli District, near the village Sengottai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is called Tirumalai Murugan Koil. This temple is situated on the Tirumalai hill with several steps leading up to the shrine. This sacred temple is also known by the names Panmozhi, Panpozhi, Panpuli and Tirupathi. Lord Vishnu gave his blessing for Lord Muruga to reside in this sacred site. This temple also reveals a special relationship between Lord Muruga and Sabbari malai Ayyappan. There is a holy temple for Ayyappan (the son of Lord Shiva and Mohini, the female incarnation of Lord Vishnu) located nearby in Sabhari Malai, Kerala.

Tirumalai Murugan Koil contains powerful energies with the capacity to cure diseases. There are rare medicinal herbs available at this temple. One such herb, Oda Valli, produces a remedy for venomous snake bites and other ailments caused by poison. The Thala herbs present at Tirumalai also have healing medicinal properties. In addition to remedial herbs, a special pooja performed with thirty-two different oils will assist with recovery from disease or illness. One must first rinse in the pool at Tirumalai and then walk around the temple with the oil lamp. This offering produces thirty-two types of healing energy.

Those people born under Vishakha nakshatra should visit this temple and present an offering of light to Lord Muruga. Tirumalai has special light rays that form a powerful energy called Vishakha Jothi. This energy is contained within the Vishakha star. Those born under other birth stars may also visit Tirumalai for healing energies. The ancestral ritual of tarpanam may be conducted as well. The Skandha Goshta Pithrus (ancestors) reside in the divine steps of Tirumalai Murgan Koil, so offering tarpanam here will bring blessings to your ancestors.

Vishaka nakshatra natives, your incense is made with the herb Wood Apple 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.

  • Success through own efforts
  • intelligence of the highest order
  • powerful achiever
  • bright appearance
  • ttracts others
  • has respect for intelligent and spiritual people
  • enterprising
  • self-satisfied
  • determined
  • clever
  • accomplishes many things
  • humanitarian
  • politically inclined
  • excellent communicator
  • persuasive speech
  • leadership qualities
  • truthful
  • sexually alluring
  • a strong desire for marriage
  • benefits through marriage
  • traveler
  • mathematically skilled
  • courageous.

General Characteristics

Energy, strength and potential power; bright in appearance; distinct in speaking; 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
200°00′ – 203°20′ in Libra
Navamsa sign: Aries
Soul Sound: Ti (Thee)
Keyword: Zeal
203°20′ – 206°40′ in Libra
Navamsa sign: Taurus
Soul Sound: Tu (Thoo)
Keyword: Persistence
206°40′ – 210°00′ in Libra
Navamsa sign: Gemini
Soul Sound: Te (They)
Keyword: Expression
210°00′ – 213°20′ in Scorpio
Navamsa sign: Cancer
Soul Sound: To (Tho)
Keyword: Transformation
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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