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Revati Nakshatra

Revati (16°40′ to 30°00′ Pisces)

Revati is the twenty-seventh and final nakshatra. Looking up at the night sky, Revati is a group of stars in the constellation Pisces. The brightest of the group is Zeta Piscium. The ruling deity, Pushan, provides nourishment and has the ability to shine light on a person’s life. This star is associated with safe traveling and fruitful journeys. Revati means "the wealthy" and is ruled by Mercury. Vishnu, the ruler of Mercury, along with his consort Lakshmi, signifies wealth and prosperity. People born under this star are polite, charming and social. They have a refined nature and are always willing to offer support or a helping hand. Revati is one of the most optimistic and reverent nakshatras that has the capacity to see the big picture.

General Characteristics: Perfect limbs, genial manners, deep learning, riches, does not covet others’ property

Translation: "The wealthy"
Symbol: A drum or a fish swimming in the sea
Animal Symbol: A Female Elephant
Presiding Deity: Pushan, the nurturer and protector of flocks and herds, who is invoked for safe travel.
Controlling Planet: Mercury
Ruling Deity of Mercury: Vishnu
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 27
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Mild and Tender
Bird: Kestrel
Common Name: Indian Butter Tree
Botanical Name: Madhuca indica
Seed Sounds: The, Tho, Cha, Chi (see Padas of Revati)
Also related to Planets: Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces, gives compassion; Ketu brings the energy of completion

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


First Pada 16°40′ – 20°00′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: The (De)
Keyword: Enthusiasm
Second Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Tho (Do)
Keyword: Practicality
Third Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Cha (Chaa)
Keyword: Altruistic
Fourth Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Chi (Chee)
Keyword: Visionary

Strength: Creative thinker; independent; lucky; liked by all; gives and receives support; gifted at arts; nurturer; promoted quickly; brave; skilled in pleasing; sociable; good counselor; proud; stately presence; sparkling personality; loves and protects animals and pets; longevity; well groomed; good hygiene; might be born into a wealthy family; interested in ancient cultures; selflessness; compassionate; caring.

Weakness: Takes on other people’s problems; overindulgent; poor health; amoral attitudes; doubt ridden; low fertility; spiteful when hurt or jealous; resentful; feels inadequate; low self-esteem; overly sensitive; stubborn; volatile; co-dependent; easily disillusioned; victimized; feels unloved or insecure.

Professions: Charity work, humanitarians, urban planners, government workers, psychics, mystical or religious work, hypnotist, travel agents, flight attendants, journalist, editors, publishers, actors, comedians, politicians, painter, musician, entertainer, linguist, magicians, watchmakers, road planners, astrologers, managers, gemstone dealers, shipping industry, orphanage or foster care, driving professions, air traffic control, traffic cops, light house work.

Famous Revatis: Whitney Houston, Marlon Brando, Rodney King, Jim Jones, Joe Pesci, Rabindranath Tagore

Favorable Activities: Business or financial matters, exchanging goods, music, drama, and creative activities, charity; studying spiritual or occult teachings, healing and treating ailments, activities for leisure and relaxation, ending or completing activity.

Unfavorable Activities: Activities requiring severe tactics or bold action, overcoming obstacles, enmity, calamities, sharp actions, surgery, physically strenuous activities, the last two padas of Revati are not supportive for beginning a new activity.


Sacred Energy Vortex: Karukudi Sri Karunaakakravalli Samedha Sri Kailasa Nather Temple

The Sri Karunaakakravalli Samehda Sri Kailasa Nather Temple is located in the village of Karukudi, near Thaathaiyaangar in Tamil Nadu, India. This sacred energy vortex is linked to Revati star. Revati was the 27th and final Goddess to marry the Moon. After this final wedding ceremony, the Moon wished to have the darshan from Sri Kailasa Perumann (Goddess Ambhigai). The Goddess fulfilled his wish and offered blessings in the form of Karunaakaravalli at this temple. As the Moon and his 27 star goddesses worshiped Sri Karunaakakravalli Samedha Sri Kailasa Nather, Lord Shiva personified in the form of a crescent moon.

At Karukudi Temple, the fertility of Lord Shiva is manifested in the energy of the sky. This temple is an auspicious place to receive darshan from the sky. In ancient times, people worshiped at this temple for the blessings of rainfall. Lord Indra worshiped the sky at this temple on the 7th Moon phase on Revati star days. It is auspicious to connect with the divine energies at this temple when Revati star day occurs on a Sunday. This temple has abundant herbs with healing properties used to treat water related diseases. The energy of this temple also produces the ability to heal eye related illnesses. On Revati day, abhishekhams are performed with 64 types of holy water, riches and fruits. This offering removes any concerns related to one’s ancestry.

Revati is the softest of all the stars and emits a pure white light. Therefore, it is recommended to offer white articles of clothing or food at this temple. A cotton garland, a lamp made of rice dough, towels, coconuts, milk, and white sweets are propitious offerings to invoke the energy of Revati at Karukudi. One may also give 27 gifts to the poor as a powerful offering at this temple. Those born under Revati star should visit and receive darshan at least once in their life. Those born under a different star may also perform an abhishekham and archana to remove anxiety and fear.

Revati natives, your incense is made with the herb Indian Butter Tree 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.