(There are 27 Nakshatras or Star Constellations in our Zodiac, that are moving very, very slowly and they appear to be stationery to us, here on earth. These stars were given names by some ancient people in East India, thousands of years ago. They were nomenclatured and classified keeping track of our MOON's transits and trajectory through the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
Moon in 00:00:00 (Degrees, Minutes, Seconds) in Aries to 10 degrees was subdivided into 4 quarters of Ashwini Star or Nakshatra, taken by the Vedic Astrology people as the true Equinox or the beginning of the 180 degree axis line between Aries and Libra. Likewise the second star constellation was named Bharani, Kritika is the 3rd, Rohini is the 4th, Mrigasheersha is the 5th and so on. So, we can follow the chart listed below: 1. Ashwini (Divisions: 3 Deg 20 Mins make 1 quarter of each Star Space-Time, so, 4 quarters occupy 10 degrees.) 2. Bharani 3. Kritika 4. Rohini 5. Mrigasheersha 6. Arudra 7. Punarvasu 8. Pushyami 9. Aslesha 10. Makha 11. Poorva-Phaalguni (Pubba) 12. Utthira-Phaalguni (Utthira) 13. Hastha 14. Chitthra (Chitta) 15. Swathi 16. Visakha 17. Anuradha <---- This is also known as ANUSHAM in Tamil literature and Astrological treatises. And yes, it is the 17th star. 18. Jyeshtha (Kettayi) 19. Moola 20. Poorva-Aashaada (Pooraadam) 21. Utthira-Aashaada (Utthiraadam) 22. Shravana (Thirovonam) 23. Dhanishtha (Avittam) 24. Satabhishag (Sadayam) 25. Poorva-Bhaadra (Poorattaadi) 26. Utthira-Bhaadra (Utthirattaadi) 27. Revathy
Note: Some people also include a 28th Star Constellation called Abhijit or Gautama or Dhruva.
Anuradha is the seventeenth nakshatra (lunar mansion) in Hindu astrology having a spread from 3°20' to 16°40'. Anuradha is ruled by Shani (Saturn). Mitra is the deity for Anuradha Nakshatra. Anuradha is a fragile nakshatra with the shakti power of granting abundance. Anuradha rules the stomach.
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