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    CONTENTS
  1. Basic background information on rasi and nakshatra (birth star).
  2. If you know your nakshatra (birth star), find your rasi using a simple table.
  3. If you do not know your nakshatra or rasi, find out your rasi, nakshatra (birth star) and nakshatra pada (quarter) using our calculator.
  4. Get to know your very own nakshatra (birth star) temple - for lifetime worship by you and those born under your nakshatra - an original Siddha revelation given to us by Sathguru Venkataraman of the Agasthiar Siddha Lineage.
  5. Nakshatra Birth Star Prayer Mantras of Maha Guru Agasthiar given to us by Sathguru Venkataraman.
  6. To find out when a nakshatra occurs this month, use our panchang calendar and look it up yourself.

Janma Nakshatra (Birth Star)

Each one of us is born under one of 27 nakshatras. This is also known as one's janma nakshatra or birth nakshatra.

Some also refer to this as the birth star even though that terminology is not quite precise since a nakshtra can be much more than just one star.

27 Nakshatras in a Great Circle

Imagine a great circle in space and the 27 nakshatras laid out equally on this circle.

Since a circle covers 360 degrees, these 27 nakshatrams cover 360 degrees in space.

So the "space" occupied by one nakshatram is 360 divided by 27 which is equal to 13 degrees and 20 minutes.

See diagram below.

12 Raasis in the Same Great Circle

Now instead of dividing these 360 degrees by 27 divide them by 12. If you do that, you get 12 raasis.

12 Raasis = 27 Nakshatras!

1 Raasi = 2 and 1/4 Nakshatras

The space occupied by the 12 rashis is the same space occupied by the 27 nakshatras. Thus each one of us has a janma rasi just like we have a janma nakshatra.

You can think of the 12 rasis as another way of grouping the 27 nakshatras.

See diagram below.

Since 12 rasis = 27 nakshatras, one raasi = two and a quarter nakshatras (since 27 divided by 12 = 2 and 1/4). In other words, the 27 nakshatras are grouped under 12 rasis at two and a quarter nakshtras per raasi.

As you can see, a nakshatra can occupy a part of one rasi and a part of the next rasi (as laid out in the table below). This is the case for 9 of the 27 nakshatras. These 9 are: Kritika, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Uttara Phalguni, Chitra, Visaka, Uttarashada, Dhanishta and Poorvabhadra are partly in one rasi and partly in another.

But if each nakshatra is divided into 4 equal quarters, a quarter will never occupy more than one rasi. This higher precision division of each nakshatra into quarters has been done.

Nakshatra Paadham = 4 Quarters of each nakshatra

The space occupied by each naksatra (in the great circle) is divided into four equal quarters.

Since there are 27 nakshatras, there are 108 nakshatra quarters (27 x 4 = 108) in total with each quarter spanning 3 degrees and 20 minutes of the great circle.

Each quarter of each nakshatra will never span two rasis; each quarter will be part of one and only one rasi.

Each such nakshatra quarter is referred to as a Nakshatra Paadham or Nakshatra Pada.

When you hear people make statements such as "My nakshatra is Punarvasu 2nd padham" or "My birth star is Vishaka 4th quarter" and so on, they are referring to this finer division of each nakshatra into quarters.

Our nakshatra calculator below will also calculate the nakshatra pada for you.

Finding out your Rasi from your Nakshatram

If you know your janma nakshatra, you can find out your janma rasi from your nakshatram. Click here to do that.

Of course, if your nakshatra spans more than one rasi, then use our calculator below to find out which of the two is your rasi.

Finding out your Rasi when you don't know your Nakshatra

If you don't know your janma nakshatra, you have to do a bit more work. Click here to use our calculator to find out your janma nakshatram and janma rasi.

Rasi - Nakshatra Table

Use the following table to find out your janma rasi from your janma nakshatra.

RASINAKSHATRA
Mesha- Aswini (Asvini)
- Apa Bharani (Barani)
- first quarter of Krittika (Karthigai)
Vrishabha- last three quarters of Krittika (Karthigai)
- Rohini
- first half of Mrigasira (Mrigaseersham)
Mithuna- second half of Mrigasira (Mrigaseersham)
- Ardra (Thiruvadhirai)
- first three quarters of Punarvasu (Punarpoosam)
Kataka- last quarter of Punarvasu (Punarpoosam)
- Pushyami (Poosam)
- Aslesha (Ayilyam)
Simha- Makha (Magham)
- Poorva Phalguni (Pooram)
- first quarter of Uttara Phalguni (Uttaram)
Kanya- last three quarters of Uttara Phalguni (Uttaram)
- Hasta (Hastham)
- first half of Chitra (Chittirai)
Thula- second half of Chitra (Chittirai)
- Swati (Swathi)
- first three quarters of Visakha (Visakham)
Vrischika- last quarter of Visakha (Visakham)
- Anuradha (Anusham)
- Jyeshta (Kettai)
Dhanus- Moola (Moolam)
- Poorvashada (Pooradam)
- first quarter of Uttarashada (Uttiradam)
Makara- last three quarters of Uttarashada (Uttiradam)
- Sravana (Thiruvonam)
- first half of Dhanishta (Avittam)
Kumbha- second half of Dhanishta (Avittam)
- Satabhishak (Sadhayam)
- first three quarters of Poorvabhadra (Pooratadhi)
Meena- last quarter of Poorvabhadra (Pooratadhi)
- Uttarabhadra (Uttiratadhi)
- Revati (Revathi)

 

The 12 Rasis
and the Lords who own them

The 12 Rasis and the Lords who own them
 

The 27 Nakshatras in the 12 Rasis
- Which Nakshatram in which Raasi

Which nakshatra in which rasi
 

If you don't know your nakshatra...

If you don't know your nakshatra, use the calculator below to find out both your janma nakshatra and your janma rasi. The calculator will also compute your nakshatra pada (paadham) or quarter.

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Know Your Very Own Nakshatra Temple

There are thousands and thousands of great temples. So can we pick one temple for one nakshatra? We can't, but the Arunachala Siddha, Sathguru Venkataraman can. And that is exactly what he did for our benefit.

Satguru Venkataraman first revealed these temples for each nakshatra to the world in our monthly magazine over the course of a few years.

He also made this information available in the form of 3 books published by us in the early 2000s. These books contain detailed Siddha revelations on these temples and also many Siddha secrets on each of the nakshatras. You can get these books at our Ashram stores.

Nakshatra Temple for "Lifetime Worship"

The temples on this list are meant for lifetime worship. What do we mean by lifetime worship? Say your nakshatra is Rohini. You should worship at the temple mentioned for Rohini in the list below given by Sathguru Venkataraman as much as possible throughout your life. In other words, this particular temple has a special significance for you throughout your life. This is what we mean by lifetime worship.

But keep in mind that we should also worship at the temples for the 26 other nakshatrams too and not just at the one mentioned for our nakshatra.

Nakshatra (Birth Star) Temple List

revealed by Sathguru Venkataraman
of the Agasthiar Siddha Guru Parampara Lineage

Elaborate details on each temple and worship procedures are found in Sathguru Venkataraman's books on these nakshatra (birth star) temples. These books are available in our Ashram stores.

Sathguru Venkataraman's Books on Nakshtra Birth Star Temples

To share this Siddha treasure with others,
please do not copy-paste all of the text below.
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YOUR NAKSHATRA (Birth Star)

NAKSHATRA TEMPLE FOR YOU

LOCATION OF NAKSHATRA TEMPLE

1. Asvini (Ashwini) Birth Star Temple Sri Bhava Oushadeeswara Temple Thiruthuraipoondi near Mannargudi in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu.
(Sacred spaces nearby include: Keerakkalur, Pandi, Tiruvidaimarudhur Pazavangudi)
2. Barani (Apa Bharani) Birth Star Temple Sri Agneeswara Temple Nallaadai on the Mayiladuthurai - Nagapattinam Road in Tamil Nadu about 20 km from Mayiladuturai and 3 km from Poraiyaar
3. Karthigai (Krittika) Birth Star Temple Sri Kaatra Sundareswara Temple Kanjanagaram on the Mayiladuthurai - Keezhaiyur - Poompuhar route in Tamil Nadu about 5 km from Mayiladuturai
4. Rohini Birth Star Temple Sri Pandava Dhoota Krishna Perumal Temple Kanchipuram (temple town) in Tamil Nadu. This temple is near Kumarakottam which is near the famous Kamakshi Temple.
(Sacred spaces nearby: More than a 100 sacred kshetras in this great temple town.)
Lord Krishna Pedda Perumal Temple Pedda Perumal Temple is in Oomathanadu in Peravurani Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu.
(Sacred Spaces nearby include: Oomathanadu Shiva Temple, Vilangulam, Ammanichatram, Perumagalur (Thamarai-Thandu-Lingam)
5. Mirugaseerisham (Mrigaseersha, Mrigasira) Birth Star Temple Sri Adi Narayana Temple EnKan on the Thanjavur - Koradacheri - Tiruvarur route in Tamil Nadu about 13 km from Koradacheri.
Alternate Route: Kumbakonam - Kudavasal route. Kudavasal - Kapanamangalam - EnKann about 8 km.
(Sacred Spaces nearby include: Kaapanaamangalam, Annavasal, Parutiyur, Rapatiswaram )
6. ThiruAdhirai (Arudra) Birth Star Temple Sri Abhaya Varadeeswarar Temple AdiRamPattinam near Pattukottai in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu about 12 km from Pattukottai.
AdiRamaPattinam is right on the newly-laid segment of ECR (East Coast Road (Sethu Salai)). Thiruthuraipoondi - AdiRamaPattinam - Ammanichatram - Kattumavadi - Mimisal route.
AdiRamaPattinam is about 22 km. from Meikai-AavikOttai on the Mannargudi - AavikOttai - Madukkur - Adiramapattinam route.
(Sacred spaces nearby include: MeiKai, Madhukur, Mahadeva-pattinam)
7. Punarpoosam (Punarvasu) Birth Star Temple Sri Atiteeswarar Temple Vaniyambadi in North Arcot District on the Vellore - Aambur - Vaniyampadi - Tirupattur route in Tamil Nadu
8. Poosam (Pushya) Birth Star Temple Sri Akshayapureeswarar Temple Vilangulam in Thanjavur District some 20 km from Peravurani in Tamil Nadu. First get to Peravurani from Pudukottai or Karaikudi or Pattukottai or Thanjavur. Then get to Vilankulam.
(Sacred spaces near Vilangulam include: Ammanichatram, Oomathanadu, Mimisal, Manjakudi, Perumagalur, Marungapallam)
9. Aayilyam (Aslesha, Ayilyam) Birth Star Temple Sri Karkateswarar Temple (locally known as Nandaangovil) ThirundhuDevankudi some 11 km from Kumbakonam temple town in Tamil Nadu.
(Sacred spaces nearby include: Thiruvisanallur, the famous Thiruvidaimarudur, etc.)
Sri Mangala Lakshmi and Mangala Ranganatha Temple Sri Mangala Ranganatha Temple in Seethakka-Mangalam in Tamil Nadu. Location Map: Seedhakka-Mangalam - click here..
10. Magham (Magha, Makam) Birth Star Temple Sri Mahalinga Swami Temple Thavasimadai on the Dindigul - Nattam route in Tamil Nadu some 25 km from Dindigul.
Sri Sambho Mahadev Temple Sri Sambho Mahadeva Temple in MahaDevaPattinam
(Sacred spaces nearby include: Sveta Varaha Temple in MahaDevaPattinam, MeiKai, Musiri)
11. Pooram (Poorva Phalguni, Pubba) Birth Star Temple Sri Hari Theertheswarar Temple Thiruvarangulam on the Pudukottai - Pattukottai route in Tamil Nadu some 10 km from Pudukottai.
(The great protection-shakti sacred space of Venkatakulam is nearby.)
12. Uttiram (Uttara Phalguni) Birth Star Temple Sri Mangalyeswarar Temple Idaiyatrumangalam on the Trichy - Valadi - Pachampattu - Mandhurai - Lalgudi route in Tamil Nadu
Kalyana-Mahadevi route in Tamil Nadu
13. Hastham (Hasta) Birth Star Temple Sri Krupakoopareswarar Temple Komal on the Kumbakonam - Mayiladuthurai route in Tamil Nadu some 6 km from Kuttalam
14. Chitirai (Chitra) Birth Star Temple Sri Chitra Ratha Vallabha Perumal Temple Kuruvithurai in Madurai District in Tamil Nadu some 8 km from Cholavandhan
15. Svaati (Swati) Birth Star Temple Mother Prasanna Kundhalambika and Sri Tantreeswarar Temple
and Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple
Sittukadu some 10 km from Poonamallee (near Chennai) in Tamil Nadu on the Poonamallee - Pattabiram route
16. Visakam (Vishaka) Birth Star Temple Sri Muruga Temple Thirumalai some 7 km from Shencottah and 15 km from Tenkasi in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu
17. Anusham (Anusha) Birth Star Temple Sri Lakhmsipureeswarar Temple Thirunindriyur some 7 km from Mayiladuthurai on the Mayiladuthurai - Sirkazhi route in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu
18. Kettai (Jyeshta, Jyestha) Birth Star Temple Sri Varadaraja Temple Pasupati Koil some 12 km from Thanjavur on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam route in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu
19. Moolam (Mula, Moola) Birth Star Temple Sri Singeeswarar Temple Mappedu some 40 km from Chennai on the chennai - Thakkolam route in Tamil Nadu
20. Pooradam (Poorvashada, Purvashada, Puram) Birth Star Temple Sri Akasapureeswarar Temple Kaduveli near Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu
Sri Sambho Mahadev Temple - dual nakshatra temple The Sambho Mahadeva Temple in MahaDevaPattinam is a nakshtra temple for both Magha and Pooradam nakshatras. For info on sacred spaces nearby, see row 10 above corresponding to Magham nakshatra.
21. Uttiradam (Uttarashada, Uthiradam) Birth Star Temple Mother Meenakshi and Sri Sundareswarar Temple Keezhapoongudi on the Melur - Sivaganga route in Madurai District in Tamil Nadu
22. Thiruvonam (Sravana, Tiruvonam) Birth Star Temple Mother Alarmelmanga and Sri Prasanna Venkatesa PerumalTemple Thiruparkadal on the Chennai - Vellore route some 4 km from Kaveripakkam in Tamil Nadu
23. Avittam (Dhanista, Sravista) Birth Star Temple Mother Pushpavalli and Sri BrahmaGnanaPureeswarar Temple Korukkai near Kumbakonam on the Patteeswaram - Muzhaiyur route some 5 km from Kumbakonam bus stand in Tamil Nadu
24. Sadayam (Sathabhishak) Birth Star Temple Mother Karundharkuzhali and Sri Agneeswarar Temple Thirupugaloor some 10 km from Nannilam on the Kumbakonam - Nannilam - Nagapattinam route in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu
25. Pooratadhi (Poorvabhadra) Birth Star Temple Mother Kamakshi and Sri ThiruAneswarar Temple Renganathapuram some 10 km from Thirukattupalli on the Tirukattupalli - Koviladi route in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu
26. Uttiratadhi (Uttarabhadra) Birth Star Temple Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple Theeyathur some 15 km from Avudaiyar Kovil in Pudukottai District on the Avudaiyar Kovil - Thirupunnavasal route in Tamil Nadu
27. Revathi (Revati) Birth Star Temple Mother Karunakaravalli and Sri Kailasanathar Temple Kaarukudi some 2 km north of Tattayangarpettai and 1.5 km west of Mettupalayam in Musuri Taluk, Trichy District in Tamil Nadu
Above: Temples for each of the 27 Nakshatram Birth Stars.

Elaborate details on each temple and worship procedures are found in Sathguru Venkataraman's books on these nakshatra (birth star) temples. These books are available in our Ashram stores.

One of the thousands of original revelations given to us by the Arunachala Siddha, Sathguru Venkataraman of the Agasthiar Siddha Lineage. Published here for the benefit of you, yours and everyone else in the world.

To share this Siddha treasure with others,
please do not copy-paste all of the text above.
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http://www.Agasthiar.Org/star

 

Nakshatra Prayers

Maha Guru Agasthiar's Nakshatra (Birth Star) Prayers and
Agasthiar Nakshatra Vaakya Rohini Chandra Chakram

given to us by Sathguru Venkataraman.
 

Maha Guru Agasthiar's Nakshatra Prayer Mantras

Sathguru Venkataraman's Books on
Nakshtra Birth Star Temples
- Original Siddha Secrets

Sathguru Venkataraman's Books on Nakshtra Birth Star Temples

Appendix 1: Names of the 12 Rasis

The 12 rashis in order are:
Mesha, Rishaba, Mithuna, Kataka, Simha, Kanya, Thula, Vrischika, Dhanus, Makara, Kumbha, Meena.

Their corresponding names in English are:
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Saggitarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Their corresponding names in Tamil are:
Mesham, Rishabam, Midhunam, Kadagam, Simmam, Kanni, Thulaam, Viruchigam, Dhanusu, Magaram, Kumbam, Meenam.

#RASI NAMEEnglishTamil
1.MeshaARIESMesham
2.RishabaTAURUSRishabam
3.MithunaGEMINIMidhunam
4.Kataka (or)
Karkataka
CANCERKadagam
5.SimhaLEOSimmam
6.KanyaVIRGOKanni
7.ThulaLIBRAThulaam
8.VrischikaSCORPIOViruchigam
9.DhanushSAGGITARIUSDhanusu
10.MakaraCAPRICORNMagaram
11.KumbhaAQUARIUSKumbam
12.MeenaPISCESMeenam

Appendix 2: Names of the 27 Natchatirams in Tamil

Asvini, Barani, Karthigai, Rohini, Mrigaseersham, Thiruvadhirai, Punarpoosam, Poosam, Aayilyam, Magham, Pooram, Utthiram, Hastam, Chittirai, Svaati, Visakam, Anusham, Kettai, Moolam, Pooraadam, Utthiraadam, Thiruvonam, Avittam, Sadhayam, Poorattaadhi, Utthirattaadhi, Revathi.

Appendix 3: Names of the 27 Nakshatras in Sanskrit

Ashwini, Apa Barani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasira, Arudra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha, Magha, Poorva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hastha, Chitra, Swathi, Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyesta, Mula, Poorvashada, Uttarashada, Sravana, Dhanishta or Sravishta, Satabhishak, Poorvabhadra or Poorva Proshtapadha, Uttarabhadra or Uttara Proshtapadha, Revathi.

12 Rasis and 9 Grahas - How are they connected?

RASI (Sign)GRAHA (Planet)
1. Mesham (Aries)Chevaai/Mangal (Mars)
2. Rishabam (Taurus)Shukra (Venus)
3. Midhunam (Gemini)Budhan (Mercury)
4. Kadakam (Cancer)Chandra (Moon)
5. Simham (Leo)Surya (Sun)
6. Kanni (Virgo)Budha (Mercury)
7. Thulam (Libra)Sukra (Venus)
8. Vrichikam (Scorpio)Chevaai/Mangal (Mars)
9. Dhanush (Saggitarius)Guru/Brahaspathi (Jupiter)
10. Magaram (Capricorn)Shani (Saturn)
11. Kumbam (Aquarius)Sani (Saturn)
12. Meenam (Pisces)Guru/Brihaspathi (Jupiter)

27 Nakshatras and 9 Grahas - How are they connected?

NAKSHATRA (Star)GRAHA (Planet)
1. Aswini 10. Magham 19. Moolam 1. Ketu (South Node - Tail)
2. Bharani 11. Pooram 20. Pooradam 2. Shukra (Venus)
3. Karthigai 12. Uttiram 21. Uttiradam 3. Surya (Sun)
4. Rohini 13. Hastam 22. Thiruvonam 4. Chandra (Moon)
5. Mirugaseerisham 14. Chitirai 23. Avittam 5. Chevvaai (Mars)
6. Thiruvadhirai 15. Swathi 24. Sadayam 6. Rahu (North Node - Head)
7. Punarpoosam 16. Visakam 25. Pooratadhi 7. Guru (Jupiter)
8. Poosam 17. Anusham 26. Uttiratadhi 8. Sani (Saturn)
9. Ayilyam 18. Kettai 27. Revati 9. Budhan (Mercury)

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Om Salutations to the Nakshatra Devis and Sri Chandra Deva
Om Salutations to Mother Sri Durga Devi
Om Salutations to Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar
Om Salutations to the Agasthiar Lineage of Sathgurus
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