Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya Nakshatra symbol lotus


The nakshatra which spreads from 3 degrees 20 minutes to 16 degrees 40 minutes of Karka Rashi is called Pushya ( पुष्यः ). This is the eighth nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Pushya corresponds to γ, δ, and θ Cancri. 


Traits of those born in Pushya Nakshatra are:

  • Cheerful
  • Short-tempered
  • Effective communication skills
  • Smart and efficient
  • Good general knowledge
  • Hard-working
  • Ability to face failures
  • Homely
  • Difficult childhood
  • Low immunity
  • Brave
  • Popular
  • Law-abiding
  • Systematic
  • Righteous
  • Wealthy 


ॐ बृहस्पतये नमः

om brihaspataye namah'


Click below to listen to Pushya Nakshatra Mantra 


Pushya Nakshatra Mantra 108 Times | Pushya Nakshatra Devta Mantra | Pushya Nakshatra Vedic Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras 

  • Magha
  • Uttara Phalguni
  • Chitra
  • Dhanishta Kumbha Rashi
  • Shatabhisha
  • Purva Bhadrapada Kumbha Rashi

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

Health issues

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

  • Tuberculosis
  • Cancer
  • Jaundice
  • Pyorrhea
  • Eczema
  • Scurvy
  • Ulcer
  • Liver stone
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Nausea 

Suitable career

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

  • Mining
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Forest department
  • Farming
  • Underground construction
  • Security
  • Prison officer
  • Judge
  • Geology
  • Hydrology 

Can Pushya Nakshatra wear diamond?

Not favorable. 

Lucky stone

Blue Sapphire 

Favorable colors 

Black, dark blue, white 

Names for Pushya Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - हू (Hu)
  • Second charana - हे (He)
  • Third charana - हो (Ho)
  • Fourth charana - डा(Da)

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


Women born in Pushya Nakshatra may have a difficult married life. Earnest effort should be made to keep temper under control. 


Periods of Surya, Mangala / Kuja, and Ketu are generally unfavorable for those born in Pushya Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.

Pushya Nakshatra

  • Lord - Brihaspati
  • Ruling planet - Shani
  • Animal - Goat
  • Tree - Peepal (Ficus religiosa)
  • Bird - Crow pheasant ( Centropus sinensis )
  • Bhuta - Jalam
  • Gana - Deva
  • Yoni - Goat (Male)
  • Nadi - Madhya
  • Symbol - Lotus


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