Magha Nakshatra

The word Magha means grand or noble. Magha is ruled by Ketu (the Moon's south node). It spreads from 0° to 13° 20' in Simha.


The main quality of Magha is that the individual has a sense of tradition and continuity of lineage. These people look towards their parents and ancestors for guidance. They have powerful eyes just like lions. They are leaders in society. On the darker side, these people can be classy and proud.

Magha indicates a person who is noble, eminent, ambitious and generous, with leadership qualities, strong and traditional values and a drive for power and wealth. They are amiable and have a positive outlook on life. They are loyal and proud of their family and ancestors, but can also be elitist and arrogant.

Naming practices

Under the traditional Hindu principle of naming individuals according to their nakshatra, the following Sanskrit syllables correspond with this nakshatra, and would belong at the beginning of the first name of an individual born under it:

Ma, Me, Mu, Me