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Nakshatra Devata V

10. Magha NakshatraMagha 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…