Shatabhisha

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Aquarius map showing Shataraka

Shatabhisha, also known as Chathayam or Sadayam (Devanagari: शतभिषा)(Tamil: சதயம்) (Malayalam: ചതയം), or Shatabhishak or Shatataraka is the 24th nakshatra in Hindu astronomy. It corresponds to the star γ Aquarii. Varuna is the deity of this nakshatra. The ruling planet of this nakshatra is Rahu. This is the birth star of Raja Raja Chola.

Naming practices[edit]

Under the ancient traditional Hindu principle of naming individuals according to their Ascendant/Lagna the following Sanskrit syllables correspond with this Nakshatra, and would belong at the beginning of a first name:

  • Go (Devanagari: गो)
  • Sa (Devanagari:सा)
  • Si (Devanagari:सी)
  • Su (Devanagari:सू)[1]

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