Chitra Nakshatra

Chitra Nakshatra symbol pearl


The nakshatra which spreads from 23 degrees 20 minutes of Kanya Rashi to 6 degrees 40 minutes of Tula Rashi is called Chitra (चित्रा). This is the 14th nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Chitra corresponds to Spica. 


Traits of those born in Chitra Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Ambitious
  • Adventurous
  • Visionary
  • Attractive eyes
  • Interest in arts
  • Tendency to flaunt
  • Enthusiastic
  • Luck abroad
  • Support from mother
  • Charitable
  • The second half of life is comfortable 

Only for Chitra Nakshatra Kanya Rashi

  • Handsome/pretty
  • Hard-working
  • Good communication skills
  • Fearless
  • Learned
  • Cheerful
  • Short-tempered
  • Argumentative
  • Irritable 

Only for Chitra Nakshatra Tula Rashi

  • Idealist
  • Prudent
  • Scientific bend of mind
  • Intuition 


ॐ त्वष्ट्रे नमः

om tvashtre namah'

ॐ विश्वकर्मणे नमः

om vishwakarmane namah’


Click below to listen to Chitra Nakshatra Mantra 


Chitra Nakshatra Mantra 108 Times | Chitra Nakshatra Devta Mantra | Chitra Nakshatra Vedic Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras 

  • Vishakha
  • Jyeshta
  • Purvashada
  • For Chitra Kanya Rashi - Aswini, Bharani, Krittika Mesha Rashi.
  • For Chitra Tula Rashi -  Krittika Vrishabha Rashi, Rohini, Mrigashira Vrshabha Rashi.

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

Health issues

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

Chitra Kanya Rashi

  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Stomachache
  • Worm trouble
  • Itching on the belly
  • Leg pain
  • Poisoning due to reptiles, and insects
  • Attack by animals
  • Cholera
  • Urinary diseases
  • Stone in the urinary system 

Chitra Tula Rashi

  • Kidney problems
  • Diabetes
  • Stone in the urinary system
  • Headache
  • Brain fever
  • Back pain
  • Heat stroke 

Suitable career

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

Chitra Nakshatra Kanya Rashi

  • Printing
  • Publishing
  • Writer
  • House construction
  • Broker
  • Traffic control
  • Security
  • Defense services
  • Trader
  • Tax officer
  • Government service
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity
  • Mining
  • Mechanic
  • Engineer
  • Prison officer
  • Doctor
  • Criminologist
  • Fingerprint expert
  • Perfumes
  • Textiles 

Chitra Nakshatra Tula Rashi

  • Legal profession
  • Doctor
  • Scientist
  • Philosopher
  • Religion
  • Trading
  • Commission agent
  • Defense services
  • Security
  • Police
  • Contractor
  • Printing
  • Graphics
  • Makeup artist
  • Perfumes
  • Oil
  • Marriage services
  • Sports
  • Musical instruments
  • Phone
  • Electronic equipment
  • Quality control
  • Rating
  • Fuels
  • Tobacco 

Can Chitra Nakshatra wear diamond?

  • Chitra Kanya Rashi - Yes.
  • Chitra Tula Rashi - Yes. 

Lucky stone


Favorable colors

  • Chitra Kanya Rashi - Red, green
  • Chitra Tula Rashi - White, light blue. 

Names for Chitra Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - पे (Pe)
  • Second charana - पो (Po)
  • Third charana - रा (Ra)
  • Fourth charana - री (Ri)

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 Chitra Nakshatra are -

  • Chitra Nakshatra Kanya Rashi - प, फ, ब, भ, म, अ, आ, इ, ई, श, ओ, औ (pa, pha, ba, bha, ma, a, aa, i, ee, sha, o, au)
  • Chitra Nakshatra Tula Rashi - य, र, ल, व, उ, ऊ, ऋ, ष, अं, अः, क्ष (ya, ra, la, va, u, oo, ri', sha, am, ah', ksha) 


Those born in Chitra may have a tendency for extramarital affairs. They should stay away from it. For women. Marital life will be prosperous, but with many difficulties 


Periods of Budha, Guru/Brihaspati, and Shukra are generally unfavorable for those born in Chitra Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.

Perform Mangal/Angaraka/Kuja Shanti Homa

Chitra Kanya Rashi - Perform Budha Shanti Homa

Chitra Tula Rashi - Perform Shukra Shanti Homa

Chitra Kanya Rashi - Listen to this Krishna Mantra every day

Chitra Tula Rashi - Listen to this Lakshmi Mantra every day

Listen to this Mangal/Angaraka/Kuja Mantra every day

Chitra Kanya Rashi - Listen to this Budha Mantra every day

Chitra Tula Rashi - Listen to this Shukra Mantra every day 

Chitra Nakshatra

  • Lord - Tvashta/Vishwakarma
  • Ruling planet - Mangala/Kuja
  • Animal - Tiger
  • Tree - Bel/Vilwa (Aegle marmelos)
  • Bird - Crow
  • Bhuta - Agni
  • Gana - Asura
  • Yoni - Tiger (Female)
  • Nadi - Antya
  • Symbol - Pearl


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