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Jyeshta Nakshatra – Information – Importance of Jyeshta Birth Star

Jyeshta nakshatra is the eighteenth of the twenty-seven nakshatras or birth star in Hindu astrology. The nakshatram is also known as Kettai or Triketta or Ketri.

Longitude – 213°20 to 226°0

Shape – circular earring. Some imagine it to be in the form spear.

All four quadrants of Jyeshta Nakshatra are in Scorpio Zodiac or Vrischika Rashi.

Presiding deity – Indra

Ruling planet – Mercury (Budha)

A person born in the star will be a leader. He/she will be blessed with many children. The person will also be humorous.

It is a daruna nakshatra or misery causing birth start and is avoided for auspicious functions like marriage, entering a new house, grah pravesh, to start learning, and other similar beginnings.

The birth star is considered ideal for performing black magic, for cheating, for use of poison and fire and for attacking enemies.

Jyeshta was the birth star of Vali of Ramayana, the Vanara king who was killed by Bhagavan Sri Ram to help Sugriva.

Indra was coronated as the king of Devas on this star.

Thondaradipodi Alwar, a Vaishnava saint, was born in this star.

It is mentioned in the Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata that giving green gram (moong) on Jyeshta Nakshatra day to poor people will bring good luck.