Poorvashada Nakshatra

Apah (Deity of cosmic waters) bestows this Nakshatra with a proud independent and commanding nature. It spreads 13° 20' - 26° 40' Sagittarius.


The moon in Purva Ashadha indicates a person who is proud, independent, and invincible with strong influence and power over others. They are ambitious and fearless, with a strong urge to better themselves. They have deep emotions and are philosophical, but they can also be confrontational, angry and harshly spoken.

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:

Bhu, Dha, pha Dha