Punarvasu Nakshatra

Punarvasu Nakshatra Symbol Bow And Quiver


The nakshatra which spreads from 20 degrees of Mithuna Rashi to 3 degrees 20 minutes of Karka Rashi is called Punarvasu (पुनर्वसुः). This is the seventh nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Punarvasu corresponds to Castor and Pollux. 


Traits of those born in Punarvasu Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Honest
  • Decision-making power
  • Thoughtful decision making
  • Wealthy
  • Gentle
  • Will not get into unwanted affairs
  • Religious
  • Self-control
  • Righteous
  • Keen to acquire knowledge
  • Desire for recognition 

Only for Punarvasu Nakshatra Mithuna Rashi

  • Intelligent
  • Memory power
  • Well behaved
  • Charitable
  • Attractive
  • Happy
  • Popular
  • Having a lot of friends
  • Intuitive
  • Lethargic 

Only for Punarvasu Nakshatra Karka Rashi

  • Creative
  • Faithful
  • Reliable
  • Patient
  • Debating skills
  • Sympathetic
  • Political power 


ॐ अदितये नमः

om aditaye namah'



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Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Aslesha
  • Purva Phalguni
  • Hasta
  • For Punarvasu Mithuna Rashi - Uttarashada Makara Rashi, Sravana, Dhanishta Makara Rashi
  • For Punarvasu Karka Rashi - Dhanishta Kumbha Rashi, Satabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada Kumbha Rashi

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

Health issues

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

Punarvasu Mithuna Rashi

  • Pneumonia
  • Pleuritis
  • Ear pain
  • Lung disorders
  • Tuberculosis
  • Thyroid problems
  • Blood disorders
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart enlargement 

Punarvasu Karka Rashi

  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Cold, cough
  • Blood disorders
  • Beriberi
  • Edema
  • Stomach enlargement
  • Excessive hunger
  • Airway inflammation
  • Jaundice 

Suitable career

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

Punarvasu Nakshatra Mithuna Rashi

  • Journalist
  • Publishing
  • Auditor
  • Writer
  • Insurance
  • Advertisement
  • Broker
  • Astrologer
  • Mathematician
  • Judge
  • Engineer
  • Spokesman
  • Adviser
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Postal services
  • Dentist
  • Diplomat
  • Wool Industry
  • Translator
  • Politician 

Punarvasu Nakshatra Karka Rashi

  • Doctor
  • Priest
  • Economist
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Interpreter
  • Professor
  • Trading
  • Bank
  • Navy
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Nurse
  • Liquids
  • Irrigation 

Can Punarvasu Nakshatra wear diamond?

  • Punarvasu Mithuna Rashi - Yes.
  • Punarvasu Karka Rashi - No. 

Lucky stone

Yellow Sapphire

Favorable color

Yellow, cream 

Names for Punarvasu Nakshatra

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

  • First pada/charana - के (Ke)
  • Second pada/charana - को (Ko)
  • Third pada/charana - ह (Ha)
  • Fourth pada/charana - ही (Hi)

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 Punarvasu Nakshatra are -

  • Punarvasu 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)
  • Punarvasu Nakshatra Karka Rashi - ट, ठ, ड, ढ, प, फ, ब, भ, म, स (T'a, T'ha, D'a, D'ha, Pa, Pha, Ba, Bha, Ma, Sa) 


The marital life of those born in Punarvasu Nakshatra is generally troublesome. Women born in this Nakshatra will be affectionate towards the husband but at the same time fight a lot. 


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

Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • Deity - Aditi (the mother of Devas)
  • Ruling planet - Guru/Brihaspati
  • Punarvasu Nakshatra animal - Cat
  • Tree - Bamboo (Bambusa arundinacea)
  • Bird - Crow pheasant (Centropus sinensis)
  • Bhuta - Jalam
  • Gana - Deva
  • Yoni - Cat (Female)
  • Nadi - Adya
  • Symbol - Bow and quiver


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