Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

Mrigasira Nakshatra Symbol


The nakshatra which spreads from 23 degrees 20 minutes of Vrishabha Rashi to 6 degrees 40 minutes of Mithuna Rashi is called Mrigashirsha (मृगशीर्षम्). This is the fifth nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. It is also known as Mrigashira. In Modern Astronomy, Mrigashirsha corresponds to Lambda, Phi- Orionis. 


Traits of those born in Mrigashirsha Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Ready and quick response
  • Effective communication
  • Skillful
  • Selfish
  • Sincere
  • Handsome / pretty
  • Good handwriting
  • Struggle during the first half of life
  • Achievements through hard work
  • Short-tempered
  • Bad company leading to vices
  • Spendthrift
  • Inclination to flaunt 

Only for Mrigashirsha Nakshatra Vrishabha Rashi

  • Alert
  • Strong
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attractive
  • Sometimes rude talking
  • Quarrelsome 

Only for Mrigashirsha Nakshatra Mithuna Rashi

  • Energetic
  • Enjoys life
  • Business skills
  • Sharp memory
  • Leadership qualities
  • Wealthy
  • Having a lot of desires


Click below to listen to Mrigashira Nakshatra Mantra 


Mrigshira Nakshatra Mantra 108 Times | Mrigshira Nakshatra Devta Mantra | Mrigshira Nakshatra Mantra




ॐ चन्द्रमसे  नमः

om chandramase namah' 

Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Punarvasu
  • Aslesha
  • Purva Phalguni
  • For Mrigashirsha Vrishabha Rashi - Mula, Purvashada, Uttarashada 1st pada
  • For Mrigashirsha Mithuna Rashi - Uttarashada last 3 padas, Shravana, Dhanishta 1st, and 2nd padas.

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

Health issues

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

Mrigashirsha Vrishabha Rashi

  • Pimples
  • Facial injury
  • Swelling in the throat
  • Throat and neck pain
  • Swelling behind ears
  • Nasal polyps
  • Venereal diseases
  • Cold and cough
  • Constipation
  • Urine block 

Mrigashirsha Mithuna Rashi

  • Blood disorders
  • Itching
  • Sciatica
  • Injury or fracture in the hands
  • Shoulder pain
  • Genital infection
  • Heart enlargement 

Suitable career

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

 Mrigashirsha Nakshatra Vrishabha Rashi

  • Housing
  • Real Estate
  • Music
  • Musical instruments
  • Exhibitions
  • Rating
  • Fertilizer
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Automobiles
  • Leather and bones
  • Tobacco
  • Sweets
  • Veterinary doctor
  • Animal husbandry
  • Driver
  • Transport
  • Fruits
  • Garments
  • Gems
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental products
  • Oils
  • Movies
  • Manufacturing
  • Photography
  • Sound Engineer
  • Event management
  • Tax officer 

Mrigashirsha Nakshatra Mithuna Rashi

  • Machinery
  • Electricals
  • Surgical equipment
  • Phone
  • Post and courier
  • Surgeon
  • Defense services
  • Mathematician
  • Astronomer
  • Construction
  • Computer hardware
  • Electronic appliances
  • Liaisoning
  • Broker
  • Journalist
  • Publishing
  • Garments
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Research
  • Espionage
  • Investigation
  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Auditor 

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Favorable color


Names for Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

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

  • First pada/charana - वे (Ve)
  • Second pada/charana - वो (Vo)
  • Third pada/charana - का (Ka)
  • Fourth pada/charana - की (Ki)

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 Mrigashirsha Nakshatra are -

  • Mrigashirsha 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
  • Mrigashirsha Nakshatra Mithuna Rashi - च, छ, ज, झ, त, थ, द, ध, न, उ, ऊ, ऋ, ष (Cha, Chha, Ja, Jha, Ta, Tha, Da, Dha, Na, U, Oo, Ri', Sha) 


They should try to control their selfish and materialistic nature. A conscious effort should be made to stay away from vices. Being hardworking and ambitious, the family life will be progressive. 


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

Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

  • Lord - Soma
  • Ruling planet - Mangal/Kuja
  • Animal - Snake
  • Tree - Khair (Senegalia catechu)
  • Bird - Shikra (Accipiter badius)
  • Bhuta - Prithvi
  • Gana - Deva
  • Yoni - Snake (Female)
  • Nadi - Madhya
  • Symbol - Deer's head




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