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.
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.
253⁰ 20” – 266⁰ 40”
Kaus Borealis or Lambda Sagittarii
253⁰ 32” 23’
Characteristics of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra in Astrology
The person has an attractive face, a slightly taller, voluptuous, youthful, subtle figure.
The person is capable, expert in many fields, sophisticated.
The person is a clever speaker, speaks well, skilful in languages.
The person is endowed with good qualities (good character).
The person is firm in friendship, faithful, sexually content with a partner.
The person is proud, honourable, heroic, helps at the sight of difficulty, lives with respect, obedient.
The person is famous, loved by people.
The person incurs grief, suffers ungrudgingly.
The person loves cows.
The person is wealthy.
The person remains restless for drinking water, alcohol problems.
The person fickle, angry, often speaks untruth, thieves.
The person is fierce in disposition, be interested in torturing and confining others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Water or leafy vegetables
Apah 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