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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.
27 Nakshatras in a Great CircleImagine 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 CircleNow 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 NakshatrasThe 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 nakshatraThe 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 NakshatramIf 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 NakshatraIf 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 TableUse the following table to find out your janma rasi from your janma nakshatra.
|Mesha||- Aswini (Asvini)|
- Apa Bharani (Barani)
- first quarter of Krittika (Karthigai)
|Vrishabha||- last three quarters of Krittika (Karthigai) |
- 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)
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.
Know Your Very Own Nakshatra Temple
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.
YOUR NAKSHATRA (Birth Star)
NAKSHATRA TEMPLE FOR YOU
LOCATION OF NAKSHATRA TEMPLE
||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)
||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)
||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 )
||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)
||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)
||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..
||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)
||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.)
||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.
||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.
Nakshatra PrayersMaha Guru Agasthiar's Nakshatra (Birth Star) Prayers and
Agasthiar Nakshatra Vaakya Rohini Chandra Chakram
given to us by Sathguru Venkataraman.
Appendix 1: Names of the 12 RasisThe 12 rashis in order are:
Mesha, Rishaba, Mithuna, Kataka, Simha, Kanya, Thula, Vrischika, Dhanus, Makara, Kumbha, Meena.
Their corresponding names in English are:
Their corresponding names in Tamil are:
|4.||Kataka (or) |
Appendix 2: Names of the 27 Natchatirams in TamilAsvini, 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 SanskritAshwini, 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?
|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)|