Shravana Nakshatra

Shravana is the 22nd nakshatra or lunar mansion. The word Shravana means hearing/listening in Sanskrit and this is considered to be the star of learning. Its Lord is Moon.

Lord Venkateshwara [Balaji] is said to have born under this star, also Goddess Saraswati (the deity of Knowledge) is said to have been ‘born’ under this nakshatra.


The moon in Shravana indicates a person who is good at listening and learning and is on a quest for knowledge and information. They are intellectual and wise, and make good teachers and counsellors and are good at conversation, but they can also be gossipy and restless. They are interested in the past and their heritage and are extensive travellers. They can suffer troubles and disappointment early in life. They are also noted for walking with a limp or some other strange gait.

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:

Shi, Shu, She, Sho