Abhijit

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For the given name, see Abhijeet.

Abhijit is the 28th nakshatra or asterism in Indian astrology system. Abhijit is the Sanskrit name for Vega, the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra. Abhijit means “Victorious” or "the One who cannot be defeated".

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In Bhagavad Geeta, Krishna said that He was Shiva among Rudras; He was Arjuna among Pandava and He was Abhijit among Nakshatras.


Its longitude starts from 06° 40' to 10° 53' 20 in sidereal Capricorn i.e. from the last quarter of nakshatra Uttara Ashādhā to first 1/15 th part of Shravana.[1] Hence, Abhijit nakshatra is not a regular nakshatra with four padas or quarters, it serves as an intercalary asterism most of the times. It is not mentioned as frequently as other asterisms in mythology. Moon or Chandra is said to have 27 (not 28) wives with whom he stays for one day in a sidereal lunar month. Each of the 27 asterisms is feminine, only Abhijit is masculine. Abhijit Nakshatra is an auspicious time in the Hindu Calendar.

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  1. ^ The Dhaarmik Traditions, by Kosla Vepa