Vishakha Nakshatra

Vishakha Nakshatra symbol potter wheel


The nakshatra which spreads from 20 degrees of Tula Rashi to 3 degrees 20 minutes of Vrischika Rashi is called Vishakha (विशाखा). This is the 16th nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Vishakha corresponds to α Zubenelgenubi, β Zubeneschamali, γ, and ι Librae. 


Traits of those born in Vishakha Nakshatra are: 

Common to both Rashis

  • Righteous
  • Kind
  • Charitable
  • Intelligent
  • Sweet talking
  • Short-tempered
  • Good at work
  • Difficulties during childhood
  • Not much support from father
  • Egoistic
  • Obstinate
  • Sometimes conservative 

Only for Vishakha Nakshatra Tula Rashi

  • Attractive personality
  • Sweet behavior
  • Humble
  • Pious
  • Honest
  • Cultured
  • Well-mannered 

Only for Vishakha Nakshatra Vrischika Rashi

  • Influential
  • Energetic
  • Respected
  • Dignified
  • Straight forward
  • Independent-minded
  • Spendthrift
  • Argumentative 


ॐ इन्द्राग्निभ्यां नमः

om indragnibhyam namah'


Click below to listen to Vishakha Nakshatra Mantra 


Vishakha Nakshatra Devta Mantra


Unfavorable Nakshatras 

  • Jyeshta
  • Purvashada
  • Shravana
  • Vishakha Tula Rashi - Krittika Vrishabha Rashi, Rohini, Mrigashira Vrishabha Rashi.
  • Vishakha Vrischika Rashi - Mrigashira Mithuna Rashi, Ardra, Punarvasu Mithuna Rashi.

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

Health issues

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

Vishakha Tula Rashi

  • Diabetes
  • Fainting
  • Kidney problems 

Vishakha Vrischika Rashi

  • Uterus problems
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Urinary diseases
  • Blood-thinning
  • Bleeding
  • Kindney stone
  • Ulcer
  • Edema
  • Nasal bleeding 

Suitable career

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


Vishakha Nakshatra Tula Rashi

  • Travel agent
  • Tourism
  • International liaisoning
  • Shipping
  • Aviation
  • House construction
  • International trade
  • Fruits
  • Orchards
  • Rating
  • Tax department
  • Government service
  • Cinema
  • T.V.
  • Advertisement
  • Mining
  • Auditor
  • Gemstones
  • Perfumes
  • Publishing
  • Journalist
  • Doctor
  • Auditor
  • Interpreter
  • Teacher 

Vishakha Nakshatra Vrichika Rashi

  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Judge
  • Criminologist
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmacist
  • Real estate
  • Port related
  • Security
  • Broker
  • Ayurveda 

Can Vishakha Nakshatra wear diamond?

  • Vishakha Tula Rashi - Yes.
  • Vishakha Vrischika Rashi - No. 

Lucky stone

Yellow Sapphire. 

Favorable colors

  • Vishakha Tula Rashi - Yellow, cream, white, light blue
  • Vishakha Vrischika Rashi - Yellow, cream, red. 

Names for Vishakha Nakshatra

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

  • First charana - ती (Ti)
  • Second charana -तू (Tu)
  • Third charana - ते (Te)
  • Fourth charana - तो (To)

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 Vishakha Nakshatra are -

  • Vishakha Nakshatra Tula Rashi - य, र, ल, व, उ, ऊ, ऋ, ष, अं, अः, क्ष (ya, ra, la, va, u, oo, ri', sha, am, ah', ksha)
  • Vishakha Nakshatra Vrishika Rashi - अ, आ, इ, ई, श, स, क, ख, ग, घ (a, aa, i, ee, sha, sa, ka, kha, ga, gha) 


Women born in Vishakha Nakshatra sincerely love their husbands. They are noble and pious. Husband and wife are likely to stay in separate places. 


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

Vishakha Nakshatra

  • Lord - Indragni
  • Ruling planet - Guru/Brihaspati
  • Animal - Lion
  • Tree - Flacourtia montana
  • Bird - Crow
  • Bhuta - Agni
  • Gana - Asura
  • Yoni - Tiger (Male)
  • Nadi - Antya
  • Symbol - Potter’s wheel




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