Chitra Nakshatra


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


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.



ॐ त्वष्ट्रे नमः

om tvashtre namah'

ॐ विश्वकर्मणे नमः

om vishwakarmane namah’


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 - Jewel


Ramaswamy Sastry and Vighnesh Ghanapaathi

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