Uttara Ashadha

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Uttara Ashadha (lit. "latter victory", "latter unconquered") is the twenty-first of the 27 Nakshatra (constellations) in Hindu astrology. It is situated on the lower part of Lyra and spans from 26°40" in Sagittarius to 10°00" in Capricorn in the sidereal Vedic zodiac.

It has 4 quarters (padas), the first one falls in Sagittarius and the last three padas fall in Capricorn. The 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[1] or by a small bed.[2]

The individuals born in this nakshatra are believed to be one of the most attractive, 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 thought that people born under this nakshatra experience loneliness.[3]

It is believed that the person with this star rising on ascendant has remarkable personality. It is the birth star of famous personalities like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Indira Gandhi, Brad Pitt, Muhammad Ali.[citation needed]

People born under this nakshatra are given names that start with Bhe, Bho, Ja, or Ji.


  1. ^ Dennis M. Harness. "The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology." Lotus Press: 1999. ISBN 0-914955-83-7 pg. 83
  2. ^ Bepin Behari, David Frawley. Myths & Symbols of Vedic Astrology. Lotus Press: 2003. ISBN 0-940985-51-9 pg. 232
  3. ^ Komilla Sutton, The Nakshatras, the stars beyond the zodiac. Wessex Astrologer: 2014. ISBN 978-1-902405-92-6 pg. 195