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Sravana Nakshatra Importance

Sravana is the twenty second of the 27 nakshatras or birth stars in Hindu astrology that lie in the lunar zodiac according to Nakshatra Chudamani, an ancient text of astrology. The nakshatra is of great importance in Hindu astrology. The tradition expounds that Vedas, Ganga River and Bhagavan Venkateshwara appeared on earth in Sravana Nakshatra. The birth of various deities and historical personages and the occurrence of various events are connected with this constellation.

The star gets its name Sravana from its shape of the ear (Sravana). The constellation is posited in Capricorn with all its four quadrants occupying this sign. The presiding deity of the constellation is Sri Mahavishnu (Venkateswara). The ruling planet of the star is the moon, which means that a person born under Shravana would begin his life with moon’s period.

Sravana is classified as an upward-looking star (urdhva mukha). It is considered an auspicious star for christening a baby, first haircut, commencement of learning, thread ceremony, commencement of medical treatment, inauguration of temples, going on pilgrimage, and such other auspicious functions. However, marriages are not to be conducted under Sravana, as it would make on give up desires and turn to vairagya (renunciation). According to Daivajna Sampurna Chandrika, a book on astrology, the star has malefic effect of the planet Mars, which would bring adverse effects on the life of the partner after marriage. A person born under this constellation is supposed to be learned, rich and famous and would have few children. The person would also have a good-looking spouse, live happily away from his home, and spend lavishly.

However, all astrological parameters need to be examined, besides the consideration of the star, for reasonable predictions.