Revati (nakshatra)

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Pisces map showing Revati

Revati (Devanagari: रेवती) (Tamil: ரேவதி) (Telugu: ముప్పదిరెంటిగుంపు) is the twenty-seventh[dubious ] nakshatra in Hindu astrology, corresponding to ζ Piscium. It is ruled by Puṣan,one of the 12 Ādityas. According to the beliefs of traditional electional astrology, Revati is a Sweet or Delicate nakshatra, meaning that while Revati has the most influence, it is best to begin working on things of physical beauty like music and jewellery .[1]

Revati is symbolized by fish (often a pair of fish). It is also associated with the sea.[2]

Traditional Hindu given names are determined by which pada (quarter) of a nakshatra the moon was in at the time of birth. In the case of Revati, the given name would begin with the following syllables:

  • De (दे)
  • Do (दो)
  • Cha (च)
  • Chi (ची)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hart De Fouw, Robert Svoboda. ‘’Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India.’’ 2003: pg. 204. ISBN 0940985691[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ Bepin Behari, David Frawley. Myths & Symbols of Vedic Astrology. Lotus Press: 2003. ISBN 0-940985-51-9 pg. 251
  3. ^ http://www.mypanchang.com/nakshatras.html