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UttaraPhalguni Nakshatra

Uttara Phalguni (The latter red one or a fig tree) (26°40′ Leo to 10°00′ Virgo)

Uttara Phalguni is comprised of two stars in the constellation of Leo: Denebola (Beta-Leonis), a bright star, and 93-Leonis, a very faint star. Uttara Phalguni is represented by the back legs of a bed, which signify relaxation and rejuvenation, but is less comfort-oriented than Purva Phalguni. Uttara Phalguni also incorporates the preparation for returning to work after a resting period. Aryaman, the God of patronage and kindness, is the ruling deity who gives Uttara Phalguni a civilized and cultured approach to life. People born under this star are noble, reliable, and generous. They are quite concerned with helping others and adhere to proper social etiquette. The ruling planet is the Sun, who gives qualities of radiance, prosperity, charity, and benevolence to Uttara Phalguni. This star has the ability to formulate creative expression and develop opinions. People born under Uttara Phalguni are self-reliant, independent and attempt to create their own path in society. This nakshatra can have a cruel and harsh energy, but ultimately this intensity brings honor and balance. Uttara Phalguni is a star of compassion and friendship .

General Characteristics: Independent, happy, friendly, noble, adored, successful, lives in comfort and luxury, places emphasis on healing others.
Translation: "The Latter Reddish One" or "The Latter Fig Tree"
Symbol: Two rear legs of a bed
Animal Symbol: Male Cow (Bull)
Presiding Deity: Bhaga; the God of good fortune and prosperity.
Controlling Planet: Sun
Ruling Deity of Sun: Shiva
Nature: Manushya (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 12
Gender: Female
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Rajasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Dhruva (fixed, permanent)
Bird: Beetle
Common Name: Rose Laurel
Botanical Name: Nerium Oleander
Seed Sounds: Tay, To, Pa, Pee
Also related to Planets: Mercury, as the ruler of Virgo

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


First Pada 26°40′ Le to 30° 00′ Leo
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Tay
Keyword: Ethical
Second Pada 00°00′ Virgo to 3°20′ Virgo
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: To Keyword: Practical
Third Pada 3°20′ Virgo to 6°40′ Virgo
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Pa
Keyword: Service
Fourth Pada 6°40′ Virgo to 10°00′ Virgo
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Pee
Keyword: Perceptive

Strengths: Ambitious, productive, industrious, popular, benefits from authority figures, effective communicator, dependable, sociable, focused, loves luxury and comfort, able to enjoy life, sharp concentration, liberal but fixed views, prosperous, socially adept, friendly, courageous, endurance, and spiritual advancement.

Weakness: Restless, inconsiderate, egotistical, obstinate, self-absorbed, stubborn, aloof, arrogant, fussy, bossy, critical, puts on a happy smile to cover up anger or sadness, lacks confidence, vain, immoral, ungrateful, resentful, overly concerned with status, gives too much.

Professions: Entertainer, musician, artist, manager, leader, public figure, sports superstar, head of organization, teacher, preacher, philanthropists, marriage counselor, sex therapist, position with the United Nations, diplomat, founder, banker, creditor, social worker, advisor, all commanding positions,

Famous Uttara Phalgunis: Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Alexander Graham Bell, Mel Gibson, Agatha Christie

Favorable Activities: Marriage, sexual activity, beginning activities, founding an organization, dealing with authority figures, administrative work, buying a home, inaugurations, performing ceremonies, giving to charity, diplomacy, and wearing new garments or jewelry.

Unfavorable Activities: Completions, activities requiring harsh behavior, confrontation, retribution, combat, and lending money.


The sacred energy vortex that resonates with the star Uttara Phalguni is located at Idaiyatru Mangalam near Pachchampattu in Tamil Nadu, India. This is one of the most important shrines for people born under Uttara Phalguni star to visit and make offerings during their lifetime.

Uttara Phalguni is a supportive star for occasions of celebration such as marriage. During the auspicious time of wedlock, there is ‘amirtha time’ and only the Siddhas have the secret knowledge of time. The great sage Sri Mangalya Maharishi manifested in the Uttara Phalguni star mandala and knew the significance of amirtha time. During a marriage ceremony at the Idaiyatru Mangalam Sri Mangalyeswarar temple, Sri Mangalya Maharishi would appear with his wife, Mangalee Devi to conduct the thread tying ritual for the wedding. Sri Mangalaya Maharishi performed the thread tying during the marriage ceremony of Saint Agasthiya, Basistha Maharishi and Bhairva Maharishi.

Mangalee Devi, the wife of Sri Mangalya Maharishi, never left the UttaraPhalguni mandala. She chose to remain in the mandala as it provided her with the capacity know to everything. Mangalee Devi always worshiped her husband as her Lord. Many families practice an ancient form of worship for the enhancement of an auspicious marriage. Women who have been blessed with a long married life are invited into a family’s home and offered food. The family offers turmeric, saffron, sarees, blouses, bangles, betel leaves, nuts, a silver toe ring and flowers. Mangalee Devi appears to grant blessings of a favorable marriage during this ceremony.

The divine energies of Lord Shiva at Idaiyatru Mangalam are sacred for Uttara Phalguni star and bestow auspicious blessings for marital life. It is beneficial for those born under Uttara Phalguni to make offerings at this temple. In addition to marriage, those who have leg or foot ailments or discomforts should make offerings to Lord Shiva at this sacred energy vortex to relieve their pain.

Uttara Phalguni natives, your incense is made with the herb Peepal 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.