Nakshatra means “that which never decays.” It is the name given to the asterisms or mansions of the Moon. Vedic astrology uses 27-fold division of the zodiac called Nakshatra (constellations). The Nakshatras represent the abodes into which the fruits of our labor, our Karma, is transferred and stored. The Nakshatras dispense the fruits of Karma, the highest of which is the fruit of our worship and meditation, our spiritual labor of life. That is their prime value, and therefore, during the Homa, the name of one’s birth Nakshatra is called out to God.
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This brief description for each Nakshatra is provided as a very general introduction to Vedic astrology. The sun’s position by Nakshatra is considered less important in Vedic astrology than the Moon’s position in the Nakshatra. The dates given in this table are very approximate, since the Sun’s motion isn’t always constant (and that is why we have leap years). If you were born close to the beginning and ending dates listed, or if you want to learn about the significance of your Moon Nakshatra, you can consult Bharat to precisely determine your Nakshatra.