Tuesday, June 26, 2012


SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM'S, is represented by 3 bright stars, Alpha-Aquilae, Beta-Aquilae & Gamma-Aquilae, and the brightest star is Alpha-Aquilae, having a visual magnitude of 0.93.  According to the puranas, these stars correspond to the three steps taken by Vishnu in his Vamana-Avatar.

There are three main symbols for this nakshatra.  One is a "row of three uneaven footsteps". The other one is a "trident" and followed by the 3rd one, i.e. an "ear".

VISHNU, the preserver among the Trinity, is the main presiding deity of this nakshatra. Its strong relationship with Vishnu makes it having strong organizational ability.  That's why Shravana /Thiruvonam  born are good administrators or executors. Like Vishnu, this nakshatra doesn't believe in hurrying with things.  Some say, SARASWATHI, the goddess of learning is strongly associated with this nakshatra.

It is also said that Shravana / Thiruvonam born can easily fall prey to deception.  Even if they catch a thief, and that thief cleverly gives the circumstances to which he became a thief, Shravana / Thiruvonam born will let him off-the-hook. This is the only nakshatra who do not believe in revenging even their bitterest enemies....they say it loud (revenging) but would not follow through.They would leave it to God to sort them out. In a way, its a Godly nakshatra. Forget about being a policeman if you are born under this nakshatra. Your thieves would be blessed to high heavens if you are a policeman...haha

The primary body parts are the Ears and Sex Organs and is a primarily a "kapha" or watery nakshatra due to its strong relationship with the Moon. Its direction are South and Northwest.

Moon and Saturn are the 2 planets governing this nakshatra.  Moon is the nakshatra's main planetary ruler and Saturn rules Capricorn or Makaram, the sign that this nakshatra falls in. Both Moon and Saturn are intimately connected with the masses and mass mentality.  This is where this nakshatra gets its ability to influence mass opinions.

Its sexual animal is Monkey, which indicates affinity towards affection and playfulness than the actual sexual act.

For those suffering from bad effects resulting from afflictions to this nakshatra, the best remedial worship is to Vishnu, the preserver and the maintainer of all creation.

According to Varahamihira,  Moon being placed in Shravana / Thiruvonam makes a person  "learned, famous & prosperous ; and gives a liberal minded spouse". 

The 1st paagam of SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM relates to the underlying Martian/sportsman  quality which is expressed as logic, initiative & ambitious approach.

The 2nd paagam of SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM relates to diplomacy, tact and courtesy in the way this nakshatra expresses itself.

The 3rd paagam of SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM relates to the flexible, cunning versed in speech & the eager to learn.

The 4th paagam of  SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM brings out the part which is receptive, sympathetic and understanding side.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM you belong ?

Every paagam in SHRAVANA / THIRUVONAM comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference & the significance.

Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer

Monday, June 4, 2012


UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM, also known as pinnacle of solar energy, is represented by 4 bright stars, which the ancient seers saw as resembling an elephant's tusk. The brightest among the 4 stars is Zeta-Sagittarii (NUNKI) having a visual magnitude of 2.07.

UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM translates into the "Latter Invincible One" or the "Latter Unconquered", revealing the crux of this nakshatra, which has more to do with the term "final victory" than any other nakshatra.

As mentioned above, it's primary symbol is "AN ELEPHANT TUSK".  The tusk is the most prized of an elephant's anatomy. Elephants are usually very conscious of their tusks and zealously guard them. They are very useful for one practical purpose - fighting. All kings, including Indran, the king of gods, ride on elephants during processions and warfare too. UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM, therefore, has a direct responsibility with kingship and all the responsibilities. "Responsibility" is the most important keyword for this nakshatra.

UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM has ten ruling deities known as the Ten Vishvadevas. Vishvadevas means Universal Gods. And Ganesha, the elephant headed God, is the final presiding deity of this nakshatra. And Ganesha is seen as the "Lord of the Beginnings" and the "Remover of Obstacles".

Its a DHRUVA (fixed) nakshatra.  If there is any nakshatra which can be considered as the "doyen of permanence",  it has to be UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM.  In fact, all the qualities associated with the character Dhruva (son of a demon king, who was an ardent worshipper of Vishnu), are the same as those born in this nakshatra.

In the universal scheme of things, UTTARASHADA relates to "Apradhrishya Sakthi" - the power to give permanent victory. It belongs to the "kshatriya" class.  This nakshatra is mostly concerned with attaining a place of position or strength in society.  It relates to leadership and the rulers.  In fact, all kings and leaders comes under the kshatriya framework.

Thighs and Waist are the body parts related to this nakshatra. Its a primarily "kapha" or watery nakshatra. Its direction is primarily related to South, West, Nort-East & East. The planetary ruler of this nakshatra is SUN.

For those suffering from bad effects due to the  afflictions of this nakshatra, the best remedial measure is worship of  Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and the  bestower of wisdom.

According to Varahamihira, those born with Moon in this nakshatra are "modest, graceful, grateful, fortunate, abide by dharma and have many friends".

The 1st paagam of UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM relates to Righteousness, Confidence and Expansiveness.  It has supreme faith in its ability, knowledge  & understanding ;

The 2nd paagam of UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM relates to the material expressions of one's thoughts, plans and desires paagam ; the most expressive paagam ;

The 3rd paagam of UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM emphasize accumulations, whether it be knowledge or material possessions  ;

The 4th paagam of  UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM relates to physical prowess, courage and philanthropy side.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM  you belong ?

Every paagam in UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference & the significance.
MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITY OF UTTARASHADA / UTTHARAADAM : SWAMI VIVEKANANDA was born with this nakshatra riding on his Ascendant / Lagna

Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer
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