Nakshatras

The Zodiac (360°) is divided into 27 equal parts called Nakshatras; each being 13° 20' in extent. Each Nakshatra is further subdivided into four equal divisions of 3° 20' and are called Padas and are noted as Pada 1, Pada 2, Pada 3, Pada 4.

Nakshatras play a major role in Vedic astrology. They are used in choosing auspicious date and time for all important occasions in one’s life.. They are an integral part of all Vedic symbolism and the basis for the timing of all Vedic rituals down to the present day.

Nakshatra Chart

 

It may be noted that the Houses and Nakshatras are both reckoned from the the same point viz. the initial point of Mesha (Aries) is also the first point of the nakshatra, Ashwini.

House
Degrees of the Zodiac
Nakshatra
Mesha
0° to 30°
Ashwini
0° 0' to 13° 2'
 
Bharani
13° 20' to 26° 40'
 
Krittika (1)
26° 40' to 30° 0'

Vrishabha
30° to 60°
Krittika (2, 3, 4)
30° 0' to 40° 0'
 
Rohini
40° 0' to 53° 20'
 
Mrigashira (1, 2)
53° 20' to 60° 0'

Mithuna
60° to 90°
Mrigashira (3, 4)
60° 0' to 66° 40'
 
Ardra
66° 40' to 80° 0'
 
Punarvasu 1,2,3
80° 0' to 90° 0'

Kataka
90° to 120°
Punarvasu (1, 2, 3)
90° 0' to 93° 20'
 
Pushya
93° 20' to 106° 40'
 
Ashlesha
106° 40' to 120° 0'

Simha
120° to 150°
Magha
120° 0' to 133° 20'
 
Poorva Phalguni
133° 20' to 146° 40'
 
Uttara Phalguni (1)
146° 40' to 150° 0'

Kanya
150° to 180°
Uttara Phalguni (2, 3, 4)
150° 0' to 160° 0'
 
Hasta
160° 0' to 173° 20'
 
Chitra (1, 2)
173° 20' to 180° 0'

Thula
180° to 210°
Chitra (3, 4)
180° 0' to 186° 40'
 
Swati
186° 40' to 200° 0'
 
Vishaka (1, 2, 3)
200° 0' to 210° 0'

Vrischika
210° to 240°
Vishaka (4)
210° 0' to 213° 20'
 
Anuradha
213° 20' to 226° 40'
 
Jyeshta
226° 40' to 240° 0'

Dhanus
240° to 270°
Moola
240° 0' to 253° 20'
 
Poorvashada
253° 20' to 266° 40'
 
Uttarashada (1)
266° 40' to 270° 0'

Makara
270° to 300°
Uttarashada (2, 3, 4)
270° 0' to 280° 0'
 
Shravana
280° 0' to 293° 20'
 
Dhanishta (1, 2)
293° 20' to 300° 0'

Kumbha
300° to 330°
Dhanishta (3, 4)
300° 0' to 306° 40'
 
Shatabisha
306° 40' to 320° 0'
 
Poorvabhadrapada (1, 2, 3)
320° 0' to 330° 0'

Meena
330° to 360°
Poorvabhadrapada (4)
330° 0' to 333° 20'
 
Uttarabhadrapada
333° 20' to 346° 40'
 
Revati
346° 40' to 360° 0'
Houses  ‖  Planets