Uttara Ashadha

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Uttara Ashadha - the twenty first constellation (Nakshatra) among the twenty seven constellations that are present according to the Indian astrological beliefs. It is situated on the lower part of the (Lyra) - α Lyr - (Vega)

Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra spans from 26°40" in Sagittarius to 10°00" in Capricorn in the sidereal vedic zodiac!

(Important: The hindu zodiac has a difference of almost 25° in compare to the western tropical zodiac!). Take a look at Ayanamsa for more details.

It has 4 quarters (padas), the first one falls in Sagittarius and the last three padas fall in Capricorn. Sun (Surya) is the Lord of Uttara Ashadha. It has a shape of a stage. This nakshatra is symbolised by a tusk of an elephant or by a small bed.

The meaning of the Hindu name Uttara Ashadha is "latter victory" or "latter unconquered".

The individuals born in this Nakshatraa are believed to be well-mannered and known for their absolute calmness towards greatest aggression. Due to their sense of independence they are loners and sometimes face difficulties in marriage, the loneliness is also depicted by the animal of this star which is mongoose with no female counterpart. They are believed to be refined, soft spoken, pure hearted, innocent, and in many cases happen to occupy a very high position in the societies. It is believed that the person with this star rising on ascendant has remarkable persona. It is the birth star of some of the leaders like George Washington, Swami Vivekananda, Abraham Lincoln, Krishna Deva Raya, Indira Gandhi.

It is also the birth star of Bheeshma, a great hero in the Mahabharata epic.

Baby names by Vedic Astrology start with following—Bhe, Bho, Ja, Ji