Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya is the eighth nakshatra and is ruled by Saturn. This is considered the best nakshatra of all 27 nakshatras.


The moon in Pushya indicates a person who is religious, conventional, helping, selfless, caring, intelligent and spiritual. They are usually self-sufficient and wealthy, but give service to others and the under privileged. However, they can be arrogant and superior towards those who do not share their high ideals.

Medicine, social work, health care are ideally suited for them. Some of them could be predisposed to ailments like gall stones, gastric ulcers, skin diseases etc.

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:

Hu, He, Ho, Da