Uttarashada Nakshatra

Uttarashada Nakshatra symbol elephant tusk


The nakshatra which spreads from 26 degrees 40 minutes of Dhanus Rashi to 10 degrees of Makara Rashi is called Uttarashada (उत्तराषाढा). This is the 21st nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Uttarashada corresponds to ζ Ascella and σ Nunki Sagittarii. 


Traits of those born in Uttarashada Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Grateful
  • Intelligent
  • Righteous
  • Helpful friends
  • Sincere
  • Sympathetic
  • Do not harm others
  • Modesty
  • Gains through hard work
  • Struggle during early life
  • Family problems 

Only for Uttarashada Nakshatra Dhanus Rashi

  • Learned
  • Enjoys life
  • Principled
  • Helpful 

Only for Uttarashada Nakshatra Makara Rashi

  • Sharp intellect
  • Visionary
  • Humble
  • Charitable
  • Communication skills
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Moderate spending 


ॐ विश्वेभ्यो देवेभ्यो नमः

Om vishwebhyo devebhyo namah'


Click below to listen to Uttarashada Nakshatra Mantra 


Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra Mantra 108 Times | Uttarashadha Nakshatra Devta Mantra | Vedic Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras 

  • Dhanishta
  • Purva Bhadrapad
  • Revati
  • Uttarashada Dhanus Rashi - Punarvasu Karka Rashi, Pushya, Ashlesha.
  • Uttarashada Makara Rashi - Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni Simha Rashi.

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

Health issues

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

Uttarashada Dhanus Rashi

  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Stroke
  • Stomach ache
  • Skin diseases
  • Eye diseases
  • Respiratory issues 

Uttarashada Makara Rashi

  • Gas trouble
  • Eczema
  • Leprosy
  • Arthritis
  • Heart diseases
  • Palpitations
  • Indigestion
  • Leucoderma
  • Skin diseases 

Suitable career

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

Uttarashada Nakshatra Dhanus Rashi

  • Teaching
  • Religion
  • Judge
  • Bank
  • Finance profession
  • Politics
  • Diplomat
  • Health professional
  • Prison officer
  • Customs officer
  • Water transport
  • International business
  • Medicines
  • Military
  • Sports and games 

Uttarashada Nakshatra Makara Rashi

  • Real estate
  • Mining
  • Fiance professional
  • Tax department
  • Scientist
  • Compliance
  • Prison officer
  • Engineer
  • Wool
  • Leather
  • Archeology
  • Antiques
  • Interpreter
  • Linguist 

Can Uttarashada Nakshatra wear diamond?

  • Uttarashada Dhanus Rashi - No
  • Uttarashada Makara Rashi - Yes 

Lucky stone


Favorable colors

  • Uttarashada Dhanus Rashi - Yellow, white
  • Uttarashada Makara Rashi - Black, dark blue 

Names for Uttarashada Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - भे (Bhe)
  • Second charana - भो (Bho)
  • Third charana - जा (Ja)
  • Fourth charana - जी (Ji)

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 Uttarashada Nakshatra are -

  • Uttarashada Nakshatra Dhanus Rashi - उ, ऊ, ऋ, ष, ए, ऐ, ह, च, छ, ज, झ (u, oo, ri', sha, e, ai, ha, cha, chha, ja, jha)
  • Uttarashada Nakshatra Makara Rashi - स, ओ, औ, ट ठ, ड, ढ (sa, o, au, t'a t'ha, d'a, d'ha) 


Women born in Uttarashada Nakshatra are affectionate towards their husbands and also pious. Some are egoistic and talk rudely at times. Marriage, in general, shall be happy and peaceful. 


Periods of Mangala/Kuja, Budha, and Guru/Brihaspati are generally unfavorable for those born in Uttarashada Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.

Uttarashada Nakshatra

  • Lord - Vishwedevah
  • Ruling planet - Surya
  • Animal - Bull
  • Tree - Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
  • Bird - Cock
  • Bhuta - Vayu
  • Gana - Manushya
  • Yoni - Mongoose (Male)
  • Nadi - Antya
  • Symbol - Elephant tusk


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