Krittika Nakshatra

Krittika Nakshatra Symbol


The nakshatra which spreads from 26 degrees 40 minutes of Mesha Rashi to 10 degrees of Vrishabha Rashi is called Krittika (कृत्तिका). This is the third nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Krittika corresponds to the Pleiades. 


Traits of those born in Krittika Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Will power
  • Like to talk
  • Artistic
  • Like to flaunt
  • Less support from parents and siblings
  • Short-tempered
  • Obstinate
  • Do not like being criticized
  • Like spicy food 

Only for Krittika Nakshatra Mesha Rashi

  • Very active
  • Healthy
  • Eager to progress
  • Leadership qualities
  • Power to argue and convince
  • Famous
  • Tendency to compete
  • Aggressive
  • Tendency for extramarital relationships 

Only for Krittika Nakshatra Vrishabha Rashi

  • Civic sense
  • Good host
  • Kind
  • Good friends
  • Enjoys life
  • Popular
  • Influential
  • Pleasant
  • Creative
  • Successful
  • Intelligent
  • Business skills
  • Interest in speculation and gambling
  • Hard on rivals 


ॐ अग्नये नमः

om agnaye namah'


Click below to listen to Veda Mantra of Krittika Nakshatra  


Krittika Nakshatra Veda Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Mrigashira
  • Punarvasu
  • Aslesha
  • For Krittika Mesha Rashi - Vishakha 4th pada, Anuradha, Jyeshta
    For Krittika Vrishabha Rashi - Mula, Purvashada, Uttarashada 1st pada
  • Those born in Krittika Nakshatra should avoid important events on these days and also avoid partnership with those belonging to these Nakshatras. 

Health issues

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

Krittika Mesha Rashi

  • Fever
  • Malaria
  • Smallpox
  • Measles
  • Brain fever
  • Accidents
  • Wounds
  • Ulcer
  • Burn injuries
  • Injury from explosions
  • Filariasis

 Krittika Vrishabha Rashi

  • Pimples
  • Eye diseases
  • Injuries
  • Tonsilitis
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Nasal polyps
  • Blisters
  • Rashes
  • Fainting
  • Knee tumor 

Suitable career

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

Krittika Nakshatra Mesha Rashi

  • Defense services
  • Police
  • Manufacturing
  • Doctor
  • Surgeon
  • Security
  • Chemicals
  • Weapons
  • Explosives
  • Fire and Safety
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Steel and Brass vessels
  • Hair salon
  • Potter
  • Priest
  • Astrologer 

Krittika Nakshatra Vrishabha Rashi

  • Government contracts
  • Business with foreign countries
  • Garments
  • Gems and jewelry
  • Recovery of loans
  • Performing arts
  • Painting and graphics
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Silk
  • International trade
  • Makeup
  • Interior decoration
  • Health professional
  • Engineer
  • Tax officer
  • Venereologist
  • Wool Industry 

Can Krittika Nakshatra wear diamond?

  • Krittika Mesha Rashi - No
  • Krittika Vrishabha Rashi - Yes 

Lucky stone


Favorable color

Red, saffron 

Names for Krittika Nakshatra

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

  • First pada/charana - अ (A)
  • Second pada/charana - इ (I)
  • Third pada/charana - ऊ (U)
  • Fourth pada/charana - ए (E)

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 Krittika Nakshatra are -

  • Krittika Nakshatra Mesha Rashi - अं, क्ष, च, छ, ज, झ, य, र, ल, व (Am, Ksha, Cha, Chha, Ja, Jha, Ya, Ra, La, Va)
  • Krittika Nakshatra Vrishabha Rashi - क, ख, ग, घ, ट, ठ, ड, ढ, अ, आ, इ, ई, श (Ka, Kha, Ga, Gha, T'a, T'ha, D'a, D'ha, A, Aa, I, Ee, Sha 


Those born in Krittika Nakshatra being aggressive and quarrelsome, their married life, in general, will be turbulent. They will be seen more concerned about those outside the family. They should be very careful not to become unfaithful to the spouse


Periods of Kuja (Mangal), Budha, and Guru are generally unfavorable for those born in Krittika Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.

Krittika Nakshatra

  • Lord - Agni
  • Ruling planet - Surya
  • Animal - Goat
  • Tree - Fig tree (Ficus racemosa)
  • Bird - Shikra (Accipiter badius)
  • Bhuta - Prithvi
  • Gana - Asura
  • Goat (Female)
  • Nadi - Antya
  • Symbol - Axe


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