Purvashada Nakshatra


The Nakshatra which spreads from 13 degrees 20 minutes to 26 degrees 40 minutes of Dhanus Rashi is called Purvashada (पूर्वाषाढा). This is the 20th Nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Purvashada corresponds to δ "Kaus Media" and ε "Kaus Australis" Sagittarii. 


Traits of those born in Purvashada Nakshatra are:

  • Handsome/pretty
  • Attractive
  • Intelligent
  • Broadminded
  • Sweet talking
  • Sincerity towards friends
  • Affectionate
  • Helpful
  • Give value to the opinions of others
  • A lot of friends
  • Optimistic
  • Self-respect
  • Not much support from parents
  • Middle age prosperous
  • Interest in arts
  • Interest in religion
  • Soft nature
  • Humble
  • Tolerant
  • High standard of living
  • Women may have a tendency to flaunt 


ॐ अद्भ्यो नमः

om adbhyo namah'


Click below to listen to Purvashada Nakshatra Mantra 


Purvashada Nakshatra Devta Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Shravana
  • Shatabhisha
  • Uttara Bhadrapada
  • Punarvasu Karka Rashi
  • Pushya
  • Ashlesha

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

Health issues

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

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Diabetes
  • Indigestion
  • Kidney tumor
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Knee problems
  • Cold, cough
  • Blood disorders
  • Weakness 

Suitable career

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

  • Legal profession
  • Bank
  • Government job
  • Cattle farm
  • Social service
  • Railways
  • Transport
  • Aviation
  • Silk
  • Linen
  • Rubber
  • Sugar
  • Nursery
  • Music
  • Hotel
  • International trade
  • Health Industry 

Can Purvashada Nakshatra wear diamond?


Lucky stone


Favorable colors

White, yellow 

Names for Purvashada Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - भू (Bhu)
  • Second charana - धा (Dha)
  • Third charana - फा (Pha)
  • Fourth charana - ढा (Dha)

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


Those born in Purvashada being soft and gentle can make a good spouse.  Women are likely to face difficulties in marriage.  


Periods of Chandra, Shani, and Rahu are generally unfavorable for those born in Purvashada Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.

Purvashada Nakshatra

  • Lord - Aapah (आपः) - Water
  • Ruling planet - Shukra
  • Animal - Monkey
  • Tree - Indian Willow (Salix tetrasperma)
  • Bird - Cock 
  • Bhuta - Vayu
  • Gana - Manushya
  • Yoni - Monkey (Male)
  • Nadi - Madhya
  • Symbol - Winnow


Purvashada Nakshatra symbol winnow

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