Bharani Nakshatra

Bharani is the second nakshatra in vedic astrology. Bharani is ruled by Shukra (the planet Venus).


The moon in Bharani indicates a person who suffers struggles and restraint and obstacles in life. They can be resentful of these restrictions and jealous of the good fortune of others. They will inflict oppression on others, or else fight to liberate themselves and others from oppression.

They are otherwise intelligent and witty and love the fine things of life, but they can also be fanatical in their beliefs, which can lead to ups and downs in life.

Naming Practices

Under the ancient traditional Hindu principle of naming individuals according to their birth star, the following Sanskrit syllables correspond with this Nakshatra, and would belong at the beginning of a first name:

Li, Lu, Le, Lo