Anuradha Nakshatra


The Nakshatra which spreads from 3 degrees 20 minutes to 16 degrees 40 minutes of Vrischika Rashi is called Anuradha (अनुराधा). This is the 17th Nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Anuradha corresponds to β "Acrab", δ "Dschubba" and π "Fang" Scorpionis.



Traits of those born in Anuradha Nakshatra are:

  • Intelligent
  • Hard-working
  • Skillful
  • Emotional instability
  • Stressful
  • Unexpected changes in life
  • Get worried even for small matters
  • Progress abroad
  • Stick to one’s own stand and opinion
  • Sympathetic
  • Ability to face challenges
  • Vengeful
  • Get excited and provoked very fast
  • Pious
  • Interest in arts
  • Independent-minded
  • Obstinate
  • Energetic
  • Influential
  • Self-confident
  • Powerful
  • Selfish
  • Foodie


Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Mula
  • Uttarashada
  • Dhanishta
  • Mrigashira Mithuna Rashi
  • Ardra
  • Punarvasu Mithuna Rashi

Those born in Anuradha Nakshatra should avoid important events on these days and also avoid partnership with those belonging to these Nakshatras.


Health issues

Those born in Anuradha Nakshatra are prone to these health issues:

  • Low blood volume
  • Menstrual problems
  • Pains
  • Cold and cough
  • Constipation
  • Piles
  • Hip fracture
  • Throat and neck pain
  • Running nose


Suitable career

Some of the suitable careers for those born in Anuradha Nakshatra are:

  • Mining
  • Petroleum
  • Medicines
  • Doctor
  • Criminologist
  • Musical Instruments
  • Leather and bones
  • Wool Industry
  • Dentist
  • Drainage related
  • Edible oils
  • Security
  • Judge
  • Prison officer
  • Actor
  • Occult


Can Anuradha Nakshatra wear diamond?



Lucky stone

Blue Sapphire.


Favorable colors

Black, dark blue, red.


Names for Anuradha Nakshatra

The starting letter of the name as per Avakahadadi system for Anuradha Nakshatra is:

  • First charana - ना (Na)
  • Second charana - नी (Ni)
  • Third charana - नू (Nu)
  • Fourth charana - ने (Ne)

These letters can be used for the traditional Nakshatra name kept at the time of the naming ceremony.

In some communities, the names of the grandparents are kept during the naming ceremony. There is no harm in following that system.

Shastra prescribes that the official name kept for records and all practical purposes should be different from this. It is called Vyavaharika nama. The Nakshatra name as per the above system should be known only to close family members.

Letters that you should avoid in the official name for those born in Anuradha Nakshatra are - अ, आ, इ, ई, श, स, क, ख, ग, घ (a, aa, i, ee, sha, sa, ka, kha, ga, gha)



Women born in Anuradha Nakshatra like to live a simple life. They are chaste and affectionate towards husbands. Men should keep their selfish and obstinate nature under control.



Periods of Surya, Mangala/Kuja, and Ketu are generally unfavorable for those born in Anuradha Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.



ॐ मित्राय नमः

om mitraya namah'


Anuradha Nakshatra

  • Lord - Mitra (a form of Aditya)
  • Ruling planet - Shani
  • Animal - Deer
  • Tree - Spanish cherry (Mimusops elengi)
  • Bird - Crow 
  • Bhuta - Agni
  • Gana - Deva
  • Yoni - Deer (Female)
  • Nadi - Madhya
  • Symbol - Lotus




Ramaswamy Sastry and Vighnesh Ghanapaathi

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