Dhanishta Nakshatra

Dhanishta Nakshatra symbol drum


The nakshatra which spreads from 23 degrees 20 minutes of Makara Rashi to 6 degrees 40 minutes of Kumbha Rashi is called Dhanishta (धनिष्ठा). This is the 23rd nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Dhanishta corresponds to α Sualocin to δ Delphini. 


Traits of those born in Dhanishta Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Wealthy
  • Charitable
  • Aggressive
  • Greedy
  • Sharp minded
  • Ambitious
  • Ignore health
  • Making money is the priority in life
  • Independent-minded
  • Skillful at work
  • Religious
  • Selfish
  • Lack of loyalty
  • Self-confidence
  • Capability to keep secrets
  • Family-oriented
  • Vengeful
  • Rigid 

Only for Dhanishta Nakshatra Makara Rashi

  • Alert
  • Active
  • Adventurous
  • Influential 

Only for Dhanishta Nakshatra Kumbha Rashi

  • Sociable
  • Quick-witted
  • Inquisitive
  • Short-tempered 


ॐ वसुभ्यो नमः

Om vasubhyo namah'


Click below to listen to Dhanishta Nakshatra Mantra 


Dhanishta Nakshatra Mantra 108 Times | Dhanishta Nakshatra Devta Mantra | Vedic Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras 

  • Purva Bhadrapada
  • Revati
  • Bharani
  • Dhanishta Makara Rashi - Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni Simha Rashi
  • Dhanishta Kumbha Rashi - Uttara Phalguni Kanya Rashi, Hasta, Chitra Kanya Rashi

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

Health issues

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

Dhanishta Makara Rashi

  • Leg injury
  • Boils
  • Hiccups
  • Nausea 

Dhanishta Kumbha Rashi

  • Leg injury
  • Blood disorders
  • Palpitations
  • Fainting
  • Heart diseases
  • Blood pressure
  • Varicose 

Suitable career

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

Dhanishta Nakshatra Makara Rashi

  • Doctor
  • Mining
  • Geology
  • Engineer
  • Labour department
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prison officer
  • Manufacturing
  • Equipment
  • Spare parts
  • Cement
  • Minerals
  • Glass
  • Alcohol
  • Jute 

Dhanishta Nakshatra Kumbha Rashi

  • T.V.
  • Phone
  • Electricity
  • Nuclear Science
  • Research
  • Courier
  • Printing
  • Investigation
  • Farming
  • Silk
  • Jute Industry
  • Mining
  • Iron & Steel
  • Leather
  • Police
  • Defense service
  • Rescue 

Can Dhanishta Nakshatra wear diamond?


Lucky stone


Favorable colors

Red, black, dark blue 

Names for Dhanishta Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - गा (Ga)
  • Second charana - गी (Gi)
  • Third charana - गू (Gu)
  • Fourth charana - गे (Ge)

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 Dhanishta Nakshatra are -

  • Dhanishta Nakshatra Makara Rashi - स, ओ, औ, ट ठ, ड, ढ (sa, o, au, t'a t'ha, d'a, d'ha)
  • Dhanishta Nakshatra Kumbha Rashi -  ए, ऐ, ह, अं, क्ष, त, थ, द, ध, न (e, ai, ha, am, ksha, ta, tha, da, dha, na)


Marriage will be prosperous. Women born in Dhanishta Nakshatra may face difficulties 


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

Dhanishta Nakshatra

  • Lord - Vasus
  • Ruling planet - Mangala/Kuja
  • Animal - Man
  • Tree - Ghaf (Prosopis spicigera)
  • Bird - Peacock
  • Bhuta - Akasha
  • Gana - Manushya
  • Yoni - Lion (Female)
  • Nadi - Madhya
  • Symbol - Drum


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