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PurvaBhadrapada Nakshatra

Purva Bhadrapada (20°00 Aquarius to 3°20′ Pisces)

The nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada is located in the constellation Peagasus, the winged horse. It is comprised of the two stars, Markab (alpha Pegas) and Scheat (beta Pegasi). The symbol for this star is the front legs of a funeral cot, which indicates a strong connection to the element of fire. People born under Purva Bhadrapada are independent and capable of sacrificing or purifying themselves for a higher purpose. They often have idealistic goals and aspirations for the improvement of society. This star bestows charisma and eloquent speech that can be used to motivate and educate. There can also be a tendency to criticize or become cynical. The level of intensity and the capacity for transformation are extremely strong in Purva Bhadrapada. This is a star of tremendous perseverance.

General Characteristics: Intelligent scholar; skilled at making money
Translation: "The former one who possesses lucky feet"
Symbol: A sword, two front legs of a bed or a funeral cot, two faced man
Animal Symbol: A Male Lion
Presiding Deity: Aja Ekapada, the one-footed goat
Controlling Planet: Jupiter
Ruling Deity of Jupiter: Shiva
Nature: Manushya (human)
Mode: Passive
Number: 25
Gender: Male
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Fierce and Severe (Ugra)
Bird: Avocet
Common Name: Mango
Botanical Name: Mangifera indica
Seed Sounds: Se, So, The, Di (see Padas of Purva Bhadrapada)
Also related to Planets: Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius and provides discipline; Ketu brings a destructive quality to the fourth pada in Pisces

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


First Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Aquarius. Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Se (Say)
Keyword: Determination
Second Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: So
Keyword: Gratification
Third Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: The (Daa)
Keyword: Communication
Fourth Pada 00°00′ – 3°20′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: Di (Dee)
Keyword: Affliction

Strength: Eccentric; scholarly; witty; understands logic; creates prosperity through cleverness; receives money from the government or from wealthy people; economical; has longevity; could marry or be born into a wealthy family; spiritual depth; a warrior; passionate; skilled at earning an income; visionary; idealistic; universal goals; fights injustice; mystical beings; good writer and speaker; imaginative; self reliant; good at reading people; intuitive; march to their own beat; devoted to those who impress them.

Weakness: Skeptical; pessimistic; gloomy; nervous; angry; impulsive; has many serious conversations; changes residence many times; dominated by their spouse; frugal, yet still a poor financial planner; anxious; poor health; high-strung; stingy; wavering mind.

Professions: Business, administration, research, statistician, astrologer, priest, ascetic, morticians, coffin makers, cemetery keepers, surgeons, medical practitioners, psychiatrists, fundamentalists, radicals, author of horror or mystery stories, weapon maker, black magic, leather industry, homicide detective, metal industry, professions involving fire, toxic substances.

Famous Purva Bhadrapadas: Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, Madam Curie, Groucho Marx, Robert DeNiro, OJ Simpson

Favorable Activities: Dangerous activities, risk taking, mechanical or technological activities, funeral services, issues concerning death, agriculture, water activities, completion of activity.

Unfavorable Activities: New beginnings or initiations, travel, marriage or sex, dealing with authority, government matters.


Sacred Energy Vortex: Renganathapuram Sri Kamakshi Samedha Tiru Aaneswarar Temple

Purva Bhadrapada star is divinely connected to Renganathapuram Sri Kamakshi Samedha Tiru Aaneswarar Temple. This sacred temple is located in Renganathapuram, which is near Tirukkattuppalli in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Purva Bhadrapada star should worship at this sacred site at least once during their lifetime.

Numerology, the esoteric study of numbers, plays a significant role in the connection between the star Purva Bhadrapada and this sacred site. Purva Bhadrapada is the 25th star. The Moon represents the number 2, while Mercury signifies the number 5. In mythology, Mercury is the son of the Moon. The Moon rules the mind, while Mercury rules the intelligence. Applying methods of numerology, the number 25 becomes the number 7 (2 +5 = 7).

The number 7 is associated with the elephant. This is symbolic as Sri Kamakshi, who incarnated as the world’s mother, rode in a chariot pulled by seven elephants. The number 7 is also important because seven statues (murthi) manifested on a bael tree at this temple. Thiru Aaneswarar was one of these seven deities. Thiru Aanam means "seven colored rainbow." It is a propitious sign to receive the darshan of a rainbow at this temple. Thus, the temple is appropriately named after Sri Kamakshi and Tiru Aaneswarar.

Those people born under Purva Bhadrapada can worship at this shrine for seven days and anoint the statues with plantains, honey, ghee, sugar, and offer seven garlands. This will eliminate the karmic afflictions of seven lifetimes. Also, it is recommended to donate seven colored garments at this temple to remove ancestral curses.

Those who are born under a different star but wish to visit this temple will also benefit. They may worship at this sacred shrine continuously for seven days. Meditation, contemplation and yoga performed at this temple will produce benefic effects and assist with career problems. One can also perform a pooja to seven elephants to remove karma from seven lifetimes.

Purvabhadrapada natives, your incense is made with the herb Mango 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.