Ardra (or Arudra) is the name of the 6th Nakshatra in Vedic astrology. The star associated with Ardra Nakshatra is Betelgeuse. This Nakshatra has a span extending from 6°40′ to 20°00′ Gemini (Mithun Rasi). Thus, it lies entirely in the constellation of Gemini. The name Ardra means “green” or “the moist one.” Its symbol is a teardrop and indicates sadness as well as regeneration.
The presiding deity for Ardra Nakshatra is Rudra, the Hindu God of Thunder and Destruction, and the ruling planet is Rahu. The combination indicates a mixture of wisdom and passion. Rahu is often considered notorious according to Hindu lore, and hence, grants the natives of Ardra Nakshatra with an inclination towards the deeper side of dark desires like materialistic achievements and power at the cost of other peoples’ convenience. The power of thunder implies aggression and rowdiness. People born under Ardra Nakshatra can be thankless by nature, and often complain even about petty matters. The animal representation of Ardra is a female dog. This further confirms an innate violence with the natives of this star. This Nakshatra is often associated with destructive acts.
People born under Ardra Nakshatra tend to undergo severe purification experiences in life, before finally evolving into scintillating individuals. The ruling deity, Rudra is also considered to be the chaotic side of lord Shiva. Thus, it brings a sense of confusion in the natives. Rahu, the ruling planet of Ardra Nakshatra, depicts a restless hunt for knowledge. Hence, the people born under this star are explorers at heart. They often possess and seek in-depth knowledge. They are vocal about their opinions and unforgiving in expressing themselves. Ardra Nakshatra symbolizes a delicate bond that connects emotions with mental activity and thought process. The natives are passionate and abstract thinkers.
Natives of Ardra Nakshatra have names starting with sounds: Ku, Kha, Nga, Chha