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Dhanistha Nakshatra – People born between February 06 – February 18


Dhanishta (Richest One)

Lord: Mangala (Mars)
Symbol : Drum or flute
Deity : Eight vasus, deities of earthly abundance
Indian zodiac: 23°20′ Makara – 6°40′ Kumbha ;
Western zodiac: 19°20′ Aquarius – 2°40′ Pisces

The moon in Dhanishtha indicates a person who possesses material wealth and property. They need fame and recognition and are good leaders, but they can be greedy and self absorbed. They are musical and good at dancing and like to travel. They can also experience marital difficulties.

Dhanishtha (February 06 – February 18)

Dhanishta is ruled by the Vasus, the Gods of abundance. It is known as the”Star of Symphony”. This nakshatra is owned by the fiery planet Mars. This nakshatra spans from 23°-20′ in Makar to 6°-40′ in Kumbha. The symbol is a drum and tabla. Dhanishtha has two meanings in it – one is Dhana (riches) and the other is Dhvani (sound). Dhanishta builds upon the connections of Shravana and makes them more practical.

A person born in this Nakshatra is of excellent behaviour, practical, rich, powerful and kind hearted. People born in this nakshatra are lean and tall, with good ability to resist contagious diseases. These people get angry and are determined to crush the offender with all their might.These people need to take proper care of their health, as they tend to neglect their health problems till they reach the extreme stage.


Dhanishta born are passionate about the past and spend time in learning about it. Dhanishtha Nakshatra has one uncommon characteristic denoting delayed marriage or unhappy married life.

Females born in this nakshatra always look younger than their actual age. Marital life will be happy and satisfactory. Those born under this nakshatra could suffer from complaints like anaemia, cough and cold etc. Women may suffer from uterine problems.They are patient, suffering, royal life, enduring, revengeful, brave and social.

Nakshatra are grouped on the basis of their nature, type of their face, degree of their beneficence, their quarters in different signs, with reference to the Nakshatra occupied by the Sun, with reference to the birth constellation (Janma Nakshatra), their caste, etc. The current Nakashatra occupied by the Moon, and its nature forms the fundamental of Vedic system of electional astrology (Muhurta). Some of the activities and works which are associated with the Nakshatras are given below based on their fundamental nature:


Small (Laghu & Kshipra) Knakshatra -
Hasta, Abhijit, Pushya, and Ashvani.

Selling, medical knowledge, using & handling of medicines, literature-music-art, the 64 Kala Shilpa (various arts, sculpture etc.) jewellery making & wearing, sexual deeds. And the works prescribed for Movable (Char) constellations. Though Abhijit is included in Small group of asterisms, but is rarely referred in the Muhurt prescriptions.

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