Ashwini Nakshatra

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The nakshatra which spreads from 0 degrees to 13 degrees 20 minutes of Mesha Rashi is called Ashwini. This is the first nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Ashwini corresponds to the head of Aries which includes the stars β and γ Arietis. Ashwini is also called Ashwayuja in the Vedas.



Characteristics of those born in Ashwini Nakshatra are:

  • Intelligence
  • Courage
  • Smartness
  • Good memory
  • Interest in learning more and more
  • Broad forehead
  • Big eyes
  • Calm
  • Humble
  • Will not succumb to pressure
  • Sometimes obstinate
  • Firm decisions
  • Helpful
  • Hard-working
  • Drinking habit in some
  • Healing power
  • Popular
  • Lucky
  • Righteous
  • Earns respect
  • Good advisor
  • Interest in mysticism
  • Spendthrift
  • Short-tempered
  • Always in a hurry
  • Talkative
  • Fighting nature
  • Fond of traveling
  • Strained relation with siblings
  • Worried about property
  • Not very wealthy


Unfavorable Nakshatras for Ashwini

  • Krittika
  • Mrigashira
  • Punarvasu
  • Vishakha 4th pada
  • Anuradha
  • Jyeshta

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


Health issues

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

  • Head injuries
  • Ulcers
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Blackout
  • Brain clot
  • Brain fever
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Sleeplessness
  • Malaria
  • Smallpox


Ashwini Nakshatra dosha

The first pada/charana of Ashwini Nakshatra suffers from Gandanta dosha. Gandanta Shanti may be performed. Those born with Gandanta dosha can bring ill repute and embarrassment to the family.


Suitable Career

Being intelligent, smart, and hardworking, those born in Ashwini Nakshatra will do well in their career. They have to keep control over their temper and impulsive nature. Some of the suitable careers for those born in Ashwini Nakshatra are:

  • Police
  • Defense forces
  • Railways
  • Entrepreneur
  • Law
  • Steel and Copper Industry
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Writing
  • Doctor
  • Horse riding or Horse related career
  • Yoga Instructor


Can Ashwini Nakshatra wear diamond?

No. Those born in Ashwini Nakshatra should not wear diamonds. It is harmful.


Lucky stone

Cat's eye.


Favorable color



Ashwini Nakshatra names

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

First pada/charana - चू (Chu)

Second pada/charana - चे (Che)

Third pada/charana - चो (Cho)

Fourth pada/charana - ला (La)

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 Ashwini Nakshatra are - अं, क्ष, च, छ, ज, झ, ञ, य, र, ल, व



Those born in Ashwini Nakshatra do not like to be under someone's control. They should look for a life partner who would respect their individuality. They will be faithful to the spouse. They are protective and caring. They would gladly take up and deliver family responsibilities. They are of a simple nature and can easily accommodate and adjust to the needs of the spouse. They would maintain good relations with parents and siblings even after marriage.


Periods of Sun, Mars, and Jupiter are generally unfavorable for those born in Ashwini Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.



ॐ अश्विनीकुमाराभ्यां नमः

om ashvineekumaaraabhyaam namah'


Ashwini Nakshatra 

  • Lord - Aswini Kumaras
  • Ruling planet - Ketu
  • Animal - Horse
  • Tree - Strychnine tree (Stychnos nux)
  • Bird - Shikra (Accipiter badius)
  • Bhuta- Prithvi
  • Gana - Deva
  • Yoni - Ashwa (Male)
  • Nadi - Adya
  • Symbol - Horse’s head



Ramaswamy Sastry and Vighnesh Ghanapaathi

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