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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 or by a small bed.
The individuals born in this nakshatra 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 leaders like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Indira Gandhi.
People born under this nakshatra are given names that start with Bhe, Bho, Ja, or Ji.