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Punarvasu Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology is one of the Tiryaka mukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras which have their mouths curved). In these nakshatras, things related to roads, dams, the expansion of metals, etc., chariots, boats, etc. can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Punarvasu Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A house
The symbol of Punarvasu is a house. The house indicates that the Jeeva got the body or a new house.

Deity: Goddess Aadhithi
Aadhithi who is the parent of the universe and the one who establishes the universe brings up the twins of Punarvasu by feeding the offerings. The ruling deity of Punarvasu Nakshathra is goddess Aadhithi. Aadhithi can be split into Aadhi (beginning) and Ethi(end). It means the one that exists at the beginning and the end. She is the wife of sage Kashyapa and she gives birth to all gods. Aadhithi with sage Kashyapa has 33 sons out of which 12 are called Aadhithya. She is also the mother of god Indhra. Based on the description it appears that the earth is also called Aadhithi. She is a fertile land where seeds can germinate and seedlings can grow into plants. In the case of the pregnancy cycle, this period is of ovulation of an egg. Aadhithi is also called the mother of eight sons i.e. importance, ego, the sun, and 5 senses. She gives happiness and is a goddess of salvation. She enlightens life with her halo. She demonstrates pure feelings in human form. She removes all pains, sufferings, and sins.

Vedic Story
Indhra is one of Aadhithi’s sons. King Bali defeated lord Indhra. When Aadhithigot knows this, she prayed to Lord Vishnu and started performing the penance.
Lord Vishnu appeared in front of her. She said I wish that you take birth as my son to end Bali’s threat. Lord Vishnu promised to take birth in Aadhithi’s womb and later he took birth in her womb as Vamana. Vamana means short or dwarf. Vamana Avatar (incarnation) is the first human Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vamanapushed king Bali to the Pathala or netherworld by keeping his foot on King Bali’shead.

Range80 – 93⁰ 20”
RashiMithuna & Karka
YogatharaPollux or Beta Geminorum
PositionEast of Punarvasu
Apparent magnitude1.15
Latitude+ 6⁰ 41” 02’’
Longitude89⁰ 21” 34’
Right ascension7h 45m 006s
Declination28⁰ 02” 19’28⁰ 02” 19’28⁰ 02” 19’

Characteristics of Punarvasu Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of this nakshatra is the female cat. What do we know about a female cat? They are moody, love to hunt, far more territorial than a male cat.
  • They chew their claw, enjoy fresh food and water. A cat in the wild would rather sleep in a den than a fluffy bed because they are hunters and they need to feel safe.
  • Cats are smarter than dogs and can easily open doors, fridge, get into any space they feel like.
  • In ancient times cat was a symbolism of royalty. In the great culture of ancient Egypt, which is few thousand years old, the cat was not only a symbol of royal status but also mysticism.
  • Cats have the ability to see spirits, give omens, and help their owner to increase their psychic powers. This is why in movies you always see a psychic with a cat.
  • Cats are also protectors because they always try to clean your aura by rubbing against you and if any danger comes they will defend you.
  • Punarvasu individual are natural protectors of the zodiac. They always feel they must protect things around them and their loved ones.
  • Punarvasu in the Cancer side of the zodiac can become moody and stubborn. They must always have fresh food and clean water.
  • In the Gemini side these folks are excellent hunters although on Cancer side they are still hunters but will only hunt when necessary and not for sports. Just like how cats zone to its target, whether it’s a rat, bird or a snake in the backyard, Punarvasu individuals always have a set target in their life, which they always achieve.
  • Punarvasu is the birth star of lord Rama, the Indian God, who was the 7 th reincarnation of lord Vishnu.
  • The story of lord Rama is what simply plays out in the life of a Punarvasu native.
  • Lord Rama was born in a royal family and had a stepmother who favored her own son (Bharata) over him to be the next king of the kingdom.
  • He won the heart of his wife (Sita) and father-in-law (Janaka) by breaking the “Pinaka” bow of Shiva, which no one on earth could pick up easily (Bow and arrow is the symbol of this Nakshatra) other than a noble man.
  • When time came for him to claim his throne, his stepmother Kaikeyi demanded him to be exiled into forest for 14 years because she wanted her own son (Bharata) to take on the royal throne.
  • Lord Rama being a noble man did not desire for any kingdom, earthly enjoyments and lavish lifestyle and simply told his father that he will do what his mother, Kaikeyi wishes and left the kingdom.
  • He wandered with his younger brother (Laxman) and wife (Sita) in forest but towards the end Sita was abducted by Ravan, the intelligent demon.
  • Rama sought the assistant of an army of divine monkeys and their leader, Hanuman, to get Sita back.
  • They crossed into Sri Lanka by throwing rocks in the ocean as a bridge and walked across.
  • Rama eventually defeated Ravana, got his wife back and returned to his kingdom after completing his exile term.
  • This is the theme of Punarvasu (return of the light) no matter how dark the hour is for these people they always rise and come back to the status of king.
  • There were scandals attached to Rama and his wife as people accused Sita of going with Ravan and had to pass the test of Agni, the fire God.
  • She passed the test but had sadness that her husband doubted her loyalty.
  • Sita delivered twin boys, Luv & Kush, but after their birth Sita was taken back into earth after repeated accusations and demand for test of purity.
  • Just like Rama had to take an exile on his own behalf even though he could’ve refused it, the people of this nakshatra find themselves on a self inflicted exile in life for at least 10-14 years where they feel like a vagabond, not knowing where they are going, what they are doing and struggling.
  • In the life of a young individual one may just want to do back packing across the world, sleeping on floor, hostels, eat whatever they can and experience the world.
  • When it also comes to relationship they tend to go through multiple relationships or marriages as they may suspect one of the spouses or girlfriend/boyfriends for having an affair.
  • Punarvasu stands for repeated themes alongside return of the light symbol; these folks always have to do things repeatedly to achieve them.
  • When these people fail at any project, business or mission they should not give up on it after the first failed attempt because the next attempt at the same venture becomes the theme of “Return of Light” and may succeed.
  • President Donald Trump filed 4-5 bankruptcies in his life and always managed to stay ahead of the game, he attempted to run for president in the year 2012 and failed quite quickly but when he returned in 2015 he went from announcement all the way to the White House.
  • The story of Luv & Kush shows there is a strong potential that Punarvasu people can have twins.
  • But they also like to have two identical things in their personal life, like having two identical status, two desktops, two tables, two or more properties etc.
  • Since Rama and Sita were royal individuals roaming jungles of India they tried best to find comfort, especially Lakshmana finding the most comfortable way for Sita and Rama to sleep at night while he looked out for any intruders.
  • This small story has shown that many Punarvasu people love carrying their own pillow whenever traveling because they want the royal comfort of their own home.
  • Rama had great love for nature and respected it to its utmost sincerity.
  • Even when he killed deers in the wild to feed him and his family he prayed to the deer and thanked for giving his life for his nutrition.
  • Punarvasu folks love fighting for environment, do philanthropy work and give donations.
  • The big story of Punarvasu is related to land, real estate and resorts due to Aditi.
  • She gave birth to Vamana avatar of Vishnu who only wanted 3 steps of land from demon king Mahabali, who didn’t realize the supreme power behind the young boy.
  • The boy grew to an enormous size and took over 3 different Universes in just 3 steps and conquered all the demon’s lands.
  • Punarvasu folks always want to get into real estate or resort business as owning a land gives him some form of a high.
  • This nakshatra also will allow a person to sell products of others like a merchandizing specialist.

Attributes of Punarvasu Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 20'00" degrees Mithun up to 3'20" Karkata. Punarvasu is derived from Puna+Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration, or repetition.
  • The 12 Adityas were born of Kashyapa in the womb of Aditi. The 12 Vasus are Indra, Vishnu, Vaga, Twashta, Varun, Aryamana, Pusa, Mitra, Agni, Parjyanya, Vivaswan and Dinakar.
  • The mother Aditi of whom the Gods are born is the repository of everything good - truth, generosity, magnanimity, purity, aristocracy, beauty, and renown. It follows that this star is the cause for these virtues.
  • To start afresh after breaking off, to start a new life, to come back from a distant land-all Punarvasu signifies these. It stands for freedom from restriction and limitation and boundless space.

Description of Punarvasu Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native-born in Purnavasu will be liberal in giving away donations, be happy, of good qualities, a dunce, sick, and suffer from thirst. He will be satisfied with a small income and be a little wise.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If at a person's birth, the Moon be in (Punarvasu) he will be dull-witted, strong in wealth, famed, learned, and lusting for women.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Punarvasu will be mean-minded, charming in appearance, patient in disposition, be happy with the least, and will walk fast.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: One born under the star Punarvasu will be self-controlled, happy, of good character, dull-witted, ailing, very thirsty, and easily satisfied.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Pada Description

Punarvasu Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Those born in the first pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra star are stingy, serve old people, with sensual looks, affected by sickness, unstable, intelligent, cruel, daring and capable, handsome, and hate people.
  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Active, Aggressive, Go, Getter, Of a Mind which is Goal Oriented and Ambitious Fast Communicator sometimes Frank, People Skills, Many Friends, Working in Groups.
  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Adventurer, Putting things in motion, Pioneer, Having a Spirit to Build and Create Curious about Creation, Technical Minded, Engineer, Architects, Providing to Build a Foundation.
  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Working for the Greater Good, Putting Many Little Pieces into a Big One Hyper Focused, Accomplishing One Task at a Time, Patience in Acquiring Skills.

Punarvasu Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are famous, bright, witty, wide-eyed, helping others, and enjoy all things. They are devoted to gods and acquire great fame.
  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Using Financial Resources, Looking to Build finances, Making Money, Increasing Value.
  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Great Managers, Good at Spreading Around Finances, Getting the Most From Investments.
  • Those born in the second pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Looking for Multiple Ways to Generate Money, Having Two Careers, Many Jobs Working with Travel, Interest in Foreign Currency, Hotels, Travel Agencies, Tourism Sectors, Imports, and Exports.

Punarvasu Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Those born in the third pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are good eaters, poets, stingy, show in action, and longlived. They speak a lot good, capable of doing all jobs, of forgiving temperament they keep anger for themselves and look to be normal outside.
  • Those born in the third pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Deep Intelligence, Curious, Gathering all Kinds of Information, Higher Education, Wanting to Attain Knowledge.
  • Those born in the third pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Scientific Minded, Mathematical, Communications, Internet, Social Networking Communicative, Public Speaker, Marketing, Advertising, Selling Philosophies, Broad Minded Concepts.
  • Those born in the third pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Mental Gymnastics, Generating Ideas, Researching, Using Imagination, Trying Everything, Jack of All Trades Entrepreneur.

Punarvasu Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Those born in the fourth pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are famous, bright, wealthy, women lovers, do good to tall, handsome, and endowed with good qualities. They do good works, long-lived and religious. They are learned and endowed with many children and wealth.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Charismatic, Sensitive, Emotional, Empathetic in Nature, Lucky in Life, Fortunate, Good Blessing, and a Higher Chance of Successes Many Ideas, Very Intuitively Fixated on Ideas.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Emotional Attached to Philosophies, Religious Beliefs and Morals Emphasis on Family, Often attached to Mother.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Punaravasu Nakshatra are Wanting to Settle Down, Marriage, Striving for Content Domestic Life and Home Nurturing through Sharing Ideas, Well-spoken, Scholarly, Teaching, Guru Type Whom Nurtures through Educating, Publishers.

Sun’s Ingress (July 5 – July 18) for Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • Sun enters Punarvasu on Jul 5 and remains there till Jul 18. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Punarvasu Nakshathra. Chathurmasa or 4 months of spiritual practices start during this period. This is the period of spiritual recreation.
  • Dhevashayani Ekadashi comes during this period. As you know, the deity for this Nakshathra is Aadhithi. Aadhithi is the mother of Aadhithya. During this period, the practice of drawing Gopadhma starts. Gopadhma means footprints of the holy cow. As cow is called the second mother, this practice is started during this Nakshathra. The practice continues for the next 4 months.

Tree of Punarvasu : Vavsha

A tree for Punarvasu is Vavsha, Velu, Bamboo or Bambusa vulgaris. Bamboo is used to treat cough, skin diseases, wounds, digestive disorders, gynecological disorders, and fever. It removes bad smell and improves taste. Its latex looks like milk. It has hundreds of leaves. Bamboo seeds or bamboo rice is Yava or barley shaped. Bamboo is called Varsha. The literal meaning of the word Vavsha is a family dynasty. This correlates well with the timing of Punarvasu. As per modern medicine, Bamboo shoots are not good for pregnant women in the first 3 months, but bam-boo rice helps pregnant women to overcome vitamin deficiency.

Applications for Vavsha

  • It increases potency and fertility.
  • A decoction of the leaves treats pain in the abdomen during menstruation.
  • It is also given to strengthen uterine muscles after delivery.
  • The decoction also treats intestinal worms’ infestation.
  • Seeds of Bamboo shall be on a regular diet in case of diabetes.
  • Dried resin called Vavshalochana treats cough, cold, and fever. It is also effective to fulfil calcium deficiency.

Astronomical Information for Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Punarvasu is Pollux.
  • It is the closest giant star to the Sun. It is a yellow-orange star and is a very cool star. Pollux is 6.69 degrees north of the ecliptic, so viewers in the southern hemisphere of the earth see it occulted by the Moon on rare occasions.

Remedies for Punarvasu Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

DonateSesame and black gram
Vedic SookthamGau Sooktham, Devi Sooktham, Pruthivi Sooktham, Doorva and Mrutthika Sooktham

Punarvasu Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Rashi Compatibility of Gemini Rashi and Punarvasu Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn

Rashi Compatibility of Karka Rashi and Punarvasu Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Taurus, Leo, Libra, Capricorn

Rashi Compatibility of Punarvasu Nakshatra Groom

Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn

Nakshatra Compatibility of Mithuna Rashi and Punarvasu Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasheersha
  • Gemini: Mrigasheersha, Ardra
  • Cancer: Punarvasu*, Pushya
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra, Swati*, Vishakha
  • Sagittarius: Purvashadha, Uttarashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha
  • Pisces: Uttarabhadrapadha, Revati

Nakshatra Compatibility of Karka Rashi and Punarvasu Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani*, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasheersha
  • Gemini: Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Pushya, Ashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra, Swati, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha*
  • Sagittarius: Purvashadha, Uttarashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravan*, Dhanishtha
  • Pisces: Uttarabhadrapadha, Revati

Nakshathra Compatibility of Mithuna Rashi and Punarvasu Nakshathra Groom

  • Aries: Bharani, Krutthika
  • Taurus: Krutthika, Rohini, Mrugasheersha
  • Gemini: Mrugasheersha, Aardhra
  • Cancer: Punarvasu*, Pushya
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Utthara
  • Virgo: Utthara, Hastha, Chithra
  • Libra: Chithra, Swathi*, Vishakha
  • Sagittarius: Poorvashadha, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttharashadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha,
  • Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revathi

Nakshathra Compatibility of Karka Rashi and Punarvasu Nakshathra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani*, Krutthika
  • Taurus: Krutthika, Rohini, Mrugasheersha
  • Gemini: Mrugasheersha, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Pushya, AashleshaLeo: Magha, Poorva, Utthara
  • Virgo: Utthara, Hastha, Chithra
  • Libra: Chithra, Swathi*, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha*
  • Sagittarius: Poorvashadha, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttharashadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha
  • Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revathi

Compatibility Factors for Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aadhya or first
  • Gana (nature): Dev or god
  • Yoni (animal symbol): Marjara or cat
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Punarvasu Nakshatra: Good news
  • Result of first menses on Punarvasu Nakshatra: May have a son, likes the rituals, likes her husband, has good kids.
  • Result of performing shraddha on Punarvasu Nakshatra: Procurement of land
  • Beneficial activities on Punarvasu: Learning to ride animals and vehicles, traveling, plantation of trees and crop, washing precious clothes for the first time, buy weapons, buy couch or bed, buying a new vehicle, stitching clothes, monetary investment, plowing, partnerships and entering a new property
  • Beneficial samskara or ceremonies on Punarvasu: Naming, piercing, first solid feeding to baby, haircut, shave, manicure, pedicure, threading, first shave of a baby, introducing letters to a baby, start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha or Deeksha

Caste of Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • The caste of this nakshatra is merchant.
  • They are the natural businessmen of the world.
  • They know how to negotiate and get the deal done, they know how to lure someone in and keep them and most importantly they know how to get the most profit out of the deal.
  • Donald Trump has his Saturn in this nakshatra, and we all know him from way back in time as a real estate mogul who wrote the book “The Art of the Deal”.
  • A merchant is someone who knows how to provide something that public is looking for, they know what someone needs and wants and will be willing to pay for it.

Quality of Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • Punarvasu is known to be a chara nakshatra by many, but I do not recommend doing chara activities that you may do for Swati, Shravana etc because any activity done on this day will require to either repeat or you’ll have to go back & forth to achieve it.
  • The day you open your business for public, the public will come back repeatedly; but that too can become tricky because opening a business on this day means you may have to close it for some reason and again do a re-opening.

Sound of Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • Ke- pada 1, Ko- pada 2, Haa- pada 3, Hee- pada 4, sound has an extremely important role to play with nakshatra.
  • Everything we do, say, buy, wear, drive has a name attach to it known as brand.
  • One must look at their chart with accurate time of birth and see where the nakshatra of Punarvasu is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Gemini.
  • If someone is a Pisces ascendant then the 4th house would be Gemini; when using such brands or name that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for happiness, home, children and luxuries.
  • The last pada of Gemini falls into Cancer zodiac sign, which for Pisces ascendant would be in the 5th house, so overall this is a great nakshatra to activate but remember, there could be failure the first time but the light would return with extreme brightness.

Remedies for Punarvasu Nakshatra

  • The remedy is to keep a bow in the direction of the planet posited in this nakshatra.
  • If this is the ascendant nakshatra then East would be the best place, otherwise Sun is East, Moon is Northwest, Mars is South, Mercury is North, Jupiter is Northeast, Venus is Southeast, Saturn is West, Rahu is Southwest, and Ketu is Northeast.
  • Donating money for housing for poor or homeless becomes one of the biggest blessings and also providing electricity for the unprivileged (return of light).

Summary of Punarvasu Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerGuru (Jupiter)
SymbolA quiver of arrows
DeityAditi (a feminine goddess frequently associated with infinity and unboundedness)
RulershipThe truthful, generous, pure (clean), high-born, handsome, intelligent, famous, the rich, best varieties of cereal, merchants, servants, and artisans.
Moon in Punarvasu The person will keep his mind away from doing wrong, is happy, good-natured, humble, of dull intellect, sickly, thirsty, and is satisfied with even a little.
NatureChara (movable)

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What is the Animal of Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Female Cat

What is Special about Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Punarvasu is known to be a chara nakshatra by many, but I do not recommend doing chara activities that you may do for Swati, Shravana etc because any activity done on this day will require to either repeat or you’ll have to go back & forth to achieve it.

Which Rashi is Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Gemini and Cancer

Who is the Lord of Punarvasu Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Goddess Aditi

What is the Symbol of Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Bow and Quiver of Arrows

What is the Gana of Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Deva (Divine)

What is the Quality of Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Chara (Moveable)

What is the Caste of Punarvasu Nakshatra?

Vaishya (Merchant)

What is the Bird of Punarvasu Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Punarvasu Nakshatra?


What are the Initials of Punarvasu Nakhatra?

Ke, Ko, Haa, Hee