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Anuradha Nakshatra

Anuradha (3°20′ to 16°40′ Scorpio)

The nakshatra Anuradha consists of the stars Beta, Delta, and Pi Scorpionis. These three stars are visible in the night sky as they appear in a straight line above the bright red star, Antares. The ruling deity, Mitra, bestows the ability to develop and sustain friendships. Anuradha is a star related to success and can produce fame and recognition, especially through collaboration. This nakshatra uses both intuition and logic to produce a remarkable understanding of numbers. Travel and success in foreign lands are also supported by this star. People born under Anuradha promote cooperation among humanity and are capable of leading and organizing large groups. They must, however, monitor their level of frustration and melancholy. Similar to the lotus flower, Anuradha has the persistence and ability to blossom in the midst of difficulty.

General Characteristics: Fun-loving; affluent; travels or lives in foreign countries; moves from place to place, cannot withstand hunger.
Translation: "Another Radha" or "Subsequent Success"
Symbol: Lotus flower; a staff; a furrow; or an archway
Animal Symbol: A Female Deer or Hare
Presiding Deity: Mitra, the Sun God who rules friendship
Controlling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Deity of Saturn: Hanuman
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Mode: Passive
Number:17 (this number relates to numerology)
Gender: Male
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Mild and Tender (Mridu)
Bird: Nightingale
Common Name: Bullet Wood, Magilam
Botanical Name: Mimusops elangi
Seed Sounds: Na, Ni, Nu, Ne (see Padas of Anuradha)
Also related to Planets: Mars, as ruler of the Scorpio, provides initiative; Ketu is also connected to Scorpio and gives an interest in the unseen mysteries

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Anuradha:


First Pada 16°40 ‘- 20°00’ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Na (Naa)
Keyword: Self Expression
Second Pada 20°00′- 23°20’of Scorpio.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Ni (Nee)
Keyword: Research
Third Pada 23°20′- 26°40’of Scorpio.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Nu (Noo)
Keyword: Social
Fourth Pada 26°40′- 30°00’of Scorpio.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Ne (Nay)
Keyword: Esoteric

Favorable: Energetic; spirited; fun-loving; popular; attractive; vigorous; wise; spiritual seeker; interested in ancient knowledge; hard worker; capable of predicting; devoted; reliable; healthy; accommodates many people; enjoys social life and organizations; enjoys travel; benefits more if they live away from their place of birth; ability to attract and maintain friendships; cooperate with others; ability to lead and form alliances.

Unfavorable: Needs constant nourishment; feels guilty for unwanted things; guarded; deceitful; held back by others; cannot cope up with hunger or thirst; emotionally needy; rebellious; adheres to bad advice and suffers consequences; jealous and controlling of others; unaware of their impact on others; may be discontented due to a lack of maternal nurturing; defiant; vindictive; moves frequently due to dissatisfaction; tries too hard for spiritual progress.

Professions: Actors, musicians, business management, travel industry, dentists, criminal lawyers, mining engineers, scientists, statistician, mathematician, psychic mediums, astrologers, spies, photographers, cinema, industrialist, counselors, psychologists, explorers, diplomats, occupations connected to foreign countries, group activities organization/institution executive

Famous Anuradhas: Kevin Costner, Steve Allen, Alex Haley, Gerard Depardieu

Favorable Activities: Relating and socializing with friends, group activities, scientific research, travel to foreign lands, immigration, healing, meditation, financial tasks, exploration, covert actions.

Unfavorable Activities: Beginnings or inaugural events, marriage, confrontation, routine or commonplace activities


Sacred Energy Vortex: Thirunindriyur Sri Lakshmipureeswarar Temple

The temple associated with the energy of Anuradha star is located near the Thanjavur District of Mayilaadudhurai in Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is known locally as Thirunindriyur. Goddess Lakshmi worshipped the Siva lingam at this sacred vortex. She prayed to Lord Shiva and asked for his blessing to remain in the chest of Sriman Narayana Moorthy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Due to the devotion of the Goddess, Lord Shiva has the name Sri Lakshmipureeswarar at this shrine.

People born under Anuradha star should visit the shrine for Sri Lakshmipureeswarar at this temple on Anuradha day, a birthday, or a wedding. It is recommended to perform archana with lotus flowers, an abhishekam and anoint Sri Lakshmipureeswara with sandalwood paste and pomegranate seeds. An offering of sweet rice can be given to the poor near the temple. In addition, one can bath in the holy temple pool and perform a Lakshmi Panjami Vrath pooja for five days. This is a powerful remedy for financial difficulties.

People born under other stars may also benefit by worshiping Sri Lakshmipureeswarar at this sacred site. On Anuradha day, Lord Shiva is adorned with colorful garments that are favorable to Goddess Lakshmi. People can offer a ghee lamp with three wicks and walk around the Sri Lakshmipureeswarar shrine. People may also offer gold or silver wedding badge, in accordance with their financial status, or a turmeric covered cord to the poor married woman. As a result, this remedy will release negative financial karma.

Anuradha natives, your incense is made with the herb Bullet Wood 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.