Revati (nakshatra)

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Pisces map showing Revati

Revati is the Hindu name for Zeta Piscium, a star on the edge of the Pisces zodiac constellation. In Hindu sidereal astronomy this star is identified as the First Point of Aries, i.e. when the Sun crosses this star, a new solar year begins.


Revati (Devanagari: रेवती) is the twenty-seventh nakshatra in Hindu astrology (or the 28th, if Abhijit is counted) 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]


  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. ^ "Nakshatra Names in Sanskrit, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam".