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Nakshatra Devata VI: The Phalgunis

The Phalgunis:

After Magha the next two nakshatras appear in pair and also known as the Phalgunis - Purvaphalguni and Uttaraphalguni. They are among the three pair of nakshatras, the Ashadhas and the Bhadrapadas being the other two. Being a pair, they share some common characteristics which will be mentioned below. The Phalgunis are ruled by two Adityas Bhaga and Aryama. While Bhaga represent marital bliss and prosperity, Aryama represent a dependable friend. They are symbolised by bed or swinging hammock - representing relaxation and pleasure. While Purva phalguni rules the head (top) part of the bed, Uttara phalguni rules the leg (bottom) part - thus Purva rules getting into relaxation while Uttara rules the ending moment when the native is ready to rise and get into action.

The Purvaphalguni:
Purva-phalguni means the 1st part of the Phalguni nakshatra and is lorded by Bhaga aditya and symbolised by bed or swinging hammock. This nakshatra falls immediately after Magha, the nakshatra of…

Nakshatra Devata V


Magha is associated with the Sanskrit word “Maha” which signifies anything that is grand, generous and beyond the limits. Great personalities are often addressed as Mahatma which means Maha + Atma or great personality, someone who has immensurable contributions to the world, mankind and the society at large. Magha means a gift or reward or something which is bountiful/ resourceful or powerful. It also stands for brightness, brilliance and light, something which eliminates all ignorance or poverty (of resources or knowledge). The devata for Magha nakshatra is Pitrigan or Pitris or the forefathers. As we have seen so far all the nakshatras imbibe the qualities of the devata, this nakshatra imbibe the qualities of the forefathers. Now what is meant by that? Forefathers represent the collective consciousness that has been carried forward from generations to generations, something which leads to the development of consciousness in each subsequent generation. What happens…