Mula Nakshatra

Mula Nakshatra symbol elephant goad


The Nakshatra which spreads from 0 degrees 13 degrees 20 minutes of Dhanus Rashi is called Mula (मूलः). This is the 19th Nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Mula corresponds to  ε Larawag, ζ, η, θ Sargas, ι, κ, λ Shaula, μ and ν Jabbah Scorpionis. 


Traits of those born in Mula Nakshatra are:

  • Egoistic
  • Respected
  • Wealthy
  • Soft-spoken
  • Peaceful
  • Sometimes restless
  • Enjoy life
  • Spendthrift
  • Independent-minded
  • Skillful at work
  • Spiritually oriented
  • Righteous
  • Pious
  • Helpful
  • Kind
  • Fortunate
  • Brave
  • Leadership qualities
  • Firm
  • Law-abiding
  • Not much support from father
  • Charitable
  • Tolerance
  • Optimistic
  • Affectionate
  • Cheerful
  • Superstitious 


ॐ निर्-ऋतये नमः

om nirritaye namah'


Click below to listen to Nirriti Mantra 


Sri Nirrti (Kali) Gayatri Mantra | Chants to Fulfill Desires and Wishes | Dr.R.Thiagarajan


Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Uttarashada
  • Dhanishta
  • Purva Bhadrapada
  • Punarvasu Karka Rashi
  • Pushya
  • Ashlesha

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

Health issues

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

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Low blood pressure
  • Mental disorders 

Suitable career

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

  • Spirituality
  • Astrology
  • Priest
  • Storytelling
  • Diplomat
  • Interpreter
  • Doctor
  • Medicines
  • Adviser
  • Social work
  • Legal profession
  • Politics
  • Journalist 

Can Mula Nakshatra wear diamond?


Lucky stone

Cat’s eye 

Favorable colors

White, yellow 

Names for Mula Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - ये (Ye)
  • Second charana - यो (Yo)
  • Third charana - भा (Bha)
  • Fourth charana - भी (Bhi)

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 Mula Nakshatra are - उ, ऊ, ऋ, ष, ए, ऐ, ह, च, छ, ज, झ (u, oo, ri', sha, e, ai, ha, cha, chha, ja, jha) 


Women born in Mula Nakshatra can be dominating. Their married life may be troublesome. 


Periods of Surya, Mangla/Kuja, and Guru/Brihaspati are generally unfavorable for those born in Mula Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.

Mula Nakshatra

  • Lord - Nirriti
  • Ruling planet - Ketu
  • Animal - Dog
  • Tree - White Dammar (Vateria indica)
  • Bird - Cock 
  • Bhuta - Vayu
  • Gana - Asura
  • Yoni - Dog (Male)
  • Nadi - Adya
  • Symbol - Elephant goad


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