Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

The symbol of Purva Ashadha is ivory. Ivory indicates the development of the brain and the soaking of calcium. Some people also consider the tusk of an elephant as a symbol of Poorvashadha. This is an indication of the maturing of the lungs.

Purva Ashadha nakshatra in Vedic astrology is one of the Adhomukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras, which have their mouths downwards). In these nakshatras, things related to tanks, wells, temples, mining, digging, etc., can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: An Ivory
The symbol of Poorvashadha is ivory. Ivory indicates the development of the brain and the soaking of calcium. Some people also consider the tusk of an elephant as a symbol of Poorvashadha. This is an indication of the maturing of the lungs.

Deity: The Varuna
Varuna is an Aadhithya. Meaning of word Varuna is the one who covers or binds. Varuna is associated with the sky, sea, and water. His streak of demonic violent tendencies led to his demotion. He has comprehensive knowledge of many topics. The direction of Varuna is west. Varuna’s mount is Makara. Makara is a half terrestrial and half aquatic animal.

Vedic Story of Poorvashadha Nakshatra:
The Ashwinikumara or Ashwin are the twin brothers born as an effect of Sun and Sanjana. They are represented as twins with the head of a horse and a human body. They are royal physicians of Dheva. They are related to healing and everlasting youth. Ashwinikumara is the lords of speed, the falcons of light, riders of the task force, responsive and brilliant. They are observed as an embodiment of knowledge and speed.

Range253⁰ 20” – 266⁰ 40”
YogatharaKaus Borealis or Lambda Sagittarii
Apparent Magnitude2.9
Latitude-2⁰ 08”
Longitude253⁰ 32” 23’
Right ascension18h 27m
Declination-25⁰ 25”

Characteristics of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The yoni animal of this nakshatra is the Monkey.
  • What is one thing we know about monkey from cartoons and Tarzan movies? They swing from one branch to the other as a way of traveling.
  • Monkeys are extremely clever when it comes to stealing food and anything, they can get their hands on.
  • In India some thugs even train monkeys to steal wallets and purses from people.
  • The Capuchin monkeys are extremely smart as they are able to make tools and use sign languages to get their projects done.
  • They are also very much into hygiene.
  • They will clean each other for bugs, lice or any other critter in their fur, which also allows them to socialize.
  • They enjoy living up high on tree branches and prefer to be as high as possible.
  • Knowing the qualities of a monkey we can learn about Purva Ashadha natives that they can’t stick to one thing for a long time.
  • They either give it up or have it taken from them, which are truly seen in their career path.
  • They continuously get and lose a job.
  • Such people do better in places, where projects change frequently or when they do freelance work.
  • This does not mean if you have just one planet in the Purva Ashadha nakshatra your consistency in career is over, no, this only occurs when one goes through the dasha of the planet in Purva Ashadha or when the ascendant or Moon is in this nakshatra.
  • It is like a monkey going from one branch to another.
  • The cleverness of the monkey gene doesn’t skip a beat in these natives.
  • They are extremely clever and strategic on every move, which you will learn later on in mythology.
  • They can pull any type of trick to achieve what they set out to do.
  • It’s not cheating but they are 5 steps ahead like a champion chess player.
  • The symbolism of this nakshatra is a winnowing basket or an elephant’s tusk (the themes and symbols of Purva and Uttara Ashadha are similar) or a hand fan.
  • The symbol of a winnowing basket is of refinement, cleansing and purifying.
  • It is used in India to separate small stones and particles from rice or wheat.
  • It’s a basket that requires strategic planning and movement to remove chaff from grains hence; Purva Ashada natives are natural strategists, who know how to make any project clean and pure.
  • It’s very hard and strategic work to even make a winnowing basket for rice cleaning.
  • The tusk or his own tooth was used by lord Ganesha to write the Mahabharata text, which clearly shows the writing skills these folks possess, especially philosophical and theological writing.
  • There is a priestly quality to their writing as God Ganesha broke his tusk to use as a pen to write Mahabharata.
  • This story is of the epic battle between two families, which includes lord Krishna.
  • Purva Ashada people love reading and writing battle or war sagas. They love reading books like Sun Tzu The Art of War or Machiavelli The Prince.
  • The symbol of the fan represents comfort. When there was no electricity in the past, people fanned him/herself or someone else was appointed to do the job.
  • This shows the extravagant nature of Purva Ashadha.
  • They want comfort and the best of everything.
  • They want to be in the best hotel, best resort, have luxury items, accessories, and would like to fly in the first class.
  • Purva Ashadha natives must have these in order to feel normal while others may feel normal in most ordinary conditions.
  • They are serial vacationers, because they feel like crossing and being near the ocean.
  • The deity of the Purva Ashada nakshatra is Apah, the cosmic waters.
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra - Vidhya Mitra
  • She is also considered as the wife of Varuna, the God of the cosmic ocean.
  • Apah brings about the waters that inspire all of humanity.
  • Purva Ashada nakshatra is also connected with elephant headed god, Ganesha, as he was the one who broke his tusk to write the Mahabharata.
  • The vanara sena or the army of monkeys assisted lord Rama in his search for his kidnapped wife, Sita.
  • Lord Rama’s greatest devotee was Hanuman, whose mother was also a great devotee of lord Shiva.
  • Hanuman is said to have created an alternative version of Ramayan, which surpassed the original version of Ramayana created by Sage Valmiki over a period of 12 years.
  • Valmiki was brought down to a mixture of joy and sorrow after having read Hanuman’s version and is said to have been perplexed by the magnitude of the work.
  • Hanuman enquired why the sage was bothered, and simply went on to throw his book into the ocean with the sage on his shoulder.
  • The sage said that he would be reborn in another age as Hanuman’s devotee and retell the Ramayana in common man’s words.
  • This nakshatra is also the birth star of Mars. We learn from the mythology synopsis that Purva Ashada natives love being near water.
  • For them water is life force and not just a necessity.
Goddess Alpha - Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology
  • Purva Ashadha natives will talk with their family members about how they want to go to the ocean for vacation, and find a house near the ocean or river.
  • In the Ramayana monkeys with Hanuman build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka, similarly these natives are able to accomplish the most difficult and unimaginable tasks with their cleverness and strategic intelligence.
  • This nakshatra also occurs in the middle of the sign of Sagittarius (natural 9 th house), which means it is at the heart of the sign of higher education, higher knowledge, philosophy, wisdom and God devotion.
  • Purva Ashadha natives do excellent in such fields when planets like Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are placed in this nakshatra.
  • The planet Mars is born on this nakshatra hence, it is a nakshatra of war.
  • Wars may start on this nakshatra, as it needs a lot of strategic planning.
  • In order to win any war one must first strategize before implementing any plan.

Attributes of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 13'20" up to 26'40" Dhanu Rashi.
  • Lord is Guru; the deity is "Varun' (lord of the Waters), a 'hand fan' symbol. Its attributes are extensiveness like that of the waters, concealment, protection of the dependant,
    firmness in danger, kindness, forgiving nature, power of endurance, will win, biding time for opportunities for victory, declaration of war, the courage never to submit or yield, travel by water, cold things, marine life, fish or anything concerning fish trade, bridge-making, fisherman's occupation, the watery part of the human system, the watery diseases like Brights' disease, kidney trouble, things that float on waters including boats, ships and other vessels, mist, i.e. barges, all these things come within the purview of this star.
  • According to some, the deity of 'Poorvashadha' is 'Daksha', the son of Prajapati. He was the father of 'Sati'; he was the most powerful among Gods but having incurred the displeasure of Shiva, he was beheaded and had a goat's head in place of his own.
  • From this, it is possible to ascribe attributes like truth, desire and other qualities of Puru, Kuru, Pururaba and others to this star.

Description of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: One born in Purvashadha Nakshatra will be firm in friendship, modest, will have many sons, leads men, be intelligent, will consume savoury food, will have pleasure from wife and will be dear to the king.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a person be born in the star (Poorvashadha) he will be uniformly well-behaved, endowed with a high sense of honor, well off and calm minded.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Purvashadha will derive sexual pleasures (only) from his spouse. He will be skilful, firm in friendship, will incur grief, be heroic and honourable.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: The person born under Purvasadha will have an amiable and jolly wife, will be proud and firm in friendship.

Purva Ashadha Pada Description

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Leo Navamsa (Ruled by Sun in Astrology)
  • Those born in this Need to Live with Purpose, Expressive an Authoritative Nature, Leading Others Philosophical, Religious, Spiritual, Ethical and Moral views Come Out in creativity and Expressed in Leadership Roles.
  • They are
    born in the first Pada of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra have little enjoyment in life. They are great warriors, endowed with blood-shot eyes. Hard-hearted, stingy, grabbers of others' wealth, develop enmity with relatives and do cruel jobs.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Virgo Navamsa (Ruled by Mercury in Astrology)
  • Soft hearted, Kind, With Great Compassion, Good Communicators and Writing Talents A Philosophy of Making Things Perfect, Placing Importance on Details, Expressing Philosophies in a Perfect Manner
  • Those born in the Second Pada of Purva Ashadha suffer from diseases of the stomach due to the collection of water or endowed with a large stomach, good speakers and soft-spoken. Those are kind, truthful, long to meet their relatives and mostly religious, learned and carry on questionable transactions.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Libra Navamsa (Ruled by Venus in Astrology)
  • Such people represents Spiritual Beliefs, Social Relationships with Similar Moral People Extremely Artistic, Will do Art of a Spiritual Nature, Art Associated with Belief System, Enjoy Art of their Travels, Foreign Art, Art Involving the Ocean or Water in General Love of Food, Adventures for Food, Traveling to Try Food, Lover of Foreign Foods
  • Those born in the Third Pada of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra are fickle, pure, enjoyers, kind-hearted, entertain guests, wealthy, worshipers of gods, religious, and respected by kings.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Scorpio Navamsa (Ruled by Mars in Astrology)
  • Deep Thinker, Passionate, Full of Depth, Possessing a Strong Temper, Prone to Agitation, Difficulty with Decision Making, Prone to Secrecy Love is an Adventure, Sexual Ambitions, Sexually Adventures, Possibility of Having Many Children
  • Those born in the Fourth Pada of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra are untruthful, the hate learned people, sharp and bent on doing bad works. They are always angry and suffer from diseases. They carry on little jobs and reside in foreign countries.

Sun’s Ingress (29 Dec - Jan 10) for Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • The Sun is in Poorvashadha Nakshathra between Dec 28 and Jan 10. If you are born during this period then your Sun is in Poorvashadha Nakshathra.
  • No major celebration or festival occurs during this period. As you already know, Varuna is closely related to Nirhuthi.

Tree of Purva Ashadha: Ashoka

A tree for Purvashadha is Ashoka or 'Saraca Asoca'. Ashoka is closely associated with Yakshini. It is also associated with Kamadeva or the god of desires. Ashoka tree is worshipped in Chaithra month of the Indian calendar.

Applications of Ashoka:-

1.Ashoka is effective in uterus disorders or bleeding gynaecological conditions.
2.It is a cardiac tonic and good for blood circulation.
3.Its bark improves skin complexion.
4.It relieves pain caused by swelling.
5.It helps to regularise hormones and menstrual cycles.
6.It improves strength and stamina of females.

Astronomical Information of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • Some astronomers believe that Yogathara of Purvashadha is Delta Sagittarri and others believe that it is Lambda Sagittarri.
  • It is sometimes occulted by the Moon and rarely by planets. It was occulted by Venus in 1984 and by Mercury in 1865. You may note that Purvashadha is owned by Venus.
  • Lambda Sagittarri makes the northern tip of the archer's bow. This is a clump star. Even though it is dying it is quite stable.
  • It is also a modest X-ray source. It is a yellow-orange star and categorised as a very cool star.

Remedies for Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Feed Water or leafy vegetables
VrathamUdhak Shanthi
Vedic SookthamApah Sooktham, Varuna Sooktham

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces

Rashi compatibility of Purva Ashadha Nakshathra Groom

Aries, Gemini, Leo, Pisces

Nakshathra Compatibility of Purva Ashadha Nakshathra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini*, Bharani, Krittika
  • Gemini: Mrigasheersha, Aardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Ashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara*
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttharashadha, Shravana
  • Aquarius: Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha*
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadhrapadha, Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revati

Nakshathra Compatibility of Purva Ashadha Nakshathra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini*, Bharani, Krittika
  • Gemini: Mrigasheersha, Aardhra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Utthara*
  • Virgo: Utthara, Hastha
  • Libra: Swathi*, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Jyeshtha
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttharashadha, Shravan
  • Aquarius: Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha*
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadhrapadha*, Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revathi

Compatibility Factors of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Madhya or middle
  • Gana (Nature): Manushya or human
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Vanara or monkey
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Purva Ashadha Nakshathra: Illness, damage to clothes due to water and wetness
  • Result of first menses on Purva Ashadha Nakshathra: May get involved in resourceful activities, may not get along with children, enjoys non-vegetarian food, and committed to habits.
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Purva Ashadha Nakshathra: Fame
  • Beneficial Activities on Purva Ashadha: Diplomacy, attack on the enemy, manufacturing weapons, marketing and digging a well or a borewell
  • Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Purva Ashadha: Start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha and Deeksha

Quality of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • This is a Ugra nakshatra, which means a very fierce nakshatra.
  • This quality of the nakshatra becomes a compliment for such strategic qualities.
  • This nakshatra may be priestly, over achiever and creative but there is a fire that is within.
  • It is like the chaos that Shiva created during the yagna of Daksha.
  • Activities done on this nakshatra may turn out to be volatile and violent; creating disputes and arguments.

Caste of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • The caste of this nakshatra is Manushya (human), which shows all human quality; greedy, envy, ego, love and lust.
  • These are folks who look to attain what all humans have.
  • They want the best of everything and deal with the art of war to attain what they need and want and may love reading books like Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

Sound of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • The sound for this nakshatra is Bhoo- pada1, Dhaa- pada 2, Phaa- pada 3, Dha- 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 Purva-Ashada is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Sagittarius, If someone is with a Capricorn ascendant then the 12th house would be Sagittarius; when using such brands or name that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for spiritual progress, foreign travels, astral travel and seeking solitude.

Remedies of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

  • The remedy for this nakshatra is to take care of their teeth.
  • These folks will have some type of teeth issues from time to time in their life but as long as their teeth are in good shape their life will be smooth and decent.
  • When teeth or gums are not doing well then their life becomes wobble in the area of life where this nakshatra resides.
  • Also having a statue or painting of an elephant in their homes brings victories in daily battle.
  • Just make sure one gets a statue or painting, where the tusk of the elephant is raised up and has full tusks.
  • They should also wear best of the best things they can.
  • They should not shy away from their luxurious needs to the dogmatic view of the society.
  • Even if one is spiritual and desires to have a Rolex watch then one should strive for it.
  • We have completely deluded ours lives from the manipulated meaning of spirituality, where one has to be a beggar or poor if they are to call themselves a yogi or a spiritual individual.
  • Sri Aurobindo completely shattered this idea with his God awakened sense and powers.

Summary of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerVenus
SymbolA winnowing basket
DeityVaruna (water deity)
RulershipPeople who are tenderhearted, navigators, fisherman, aquatic animals, truthful, pure and wealthy, the constructor of bridges, those who live by the water, aquatic flowers and fruits.
Moon in Purva AshadhaOne has an agreeable wife giving comforts and happiness. One, is honorable and a loyal friend.
NatureUgra (fierce)
PurusharthMoksha or enlightenment
Work ProfileTeacher, counsellor, consultant

What is Special about Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

This is a Ugra nakshatra, which means a very fierce nakshatra. This quality of the nakshatra becomes a compliment for such strategic qualities. This nakshatra may be priestly, over achiever and creative but there is a fire that is within. 

Which Rashi is Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?


Who is the Lord of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?


What is the Symbol of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

Handfan, Winnowing basket, Elephant’s tusk

What is the Gana of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

Manushya (Human)

What is the Quality of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

Ugra (Fierce) 

What is the Caste of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

Manushya (Human)

What is the Animal of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

Male Monkey

What is the Bird of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra?

Rattan Cane, Sita Ashoka

What are the Initials of Purva Ashadha Nakhatra?

Rattan Cane, Sita Ashoka

To read this article in Hindi, visit : Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology in Hindi.

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