The twenty-third Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology, Dhanishta (or sometimes written as Dhanishtha), is also known as the movable Nakshatra. It consists of four stars in the constellation of Delphini – the stars Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, which form the head of a dolphin. Dhanishta Nakshatra lies in the signs of Capricon as well as Aquarius, and its span extends from 23°20′ Capricorn to 6°40′ Aquarius. Dhanishta is represented by the Indian percussion instrument, Mridanga, and is often called the star of symphony.
The solar gods of energy and light are the presiding deities of Dhanishta Nakshatra. The eight deities are namely, Agni, Prithvi, Vāyu, Antariksha, Āditya, Dyaus, Chandramas and Nakshatrani. Natives of Dhanishta are essentially music lovers. They experience symphonic changes in their lives with rhythmic timings, providing them with excellent traits through these learnings. They are kindhearted individuals and compassion is a key ingredient in their personality. The people born under this star love indulging in intellectual activities and try to acquire all the possible knowledge present around them. This star displays a generous, courageous, affluent person who has a taste and fondness for music. Their constant hunger for knowledge takes them through unique and enlightening experiences in their lifetime.
The controlling planet of Dhanishta Nakshatra is Mars. Although acquiring highest amount of wealth and prosperity, the Dhanishtha natives seem to lack stability on the health front and it could even create some hurdles in their journey. They are prone to diseases like whooping cough or anemia. People born in Dhanishtha Nakshatra often pursue careers that require immense & detailed knowledge of a field. They are most often seen as scientists, lawyers, and historians, though it is not uncommon for Dhanishtha natives to have specialized knowledge of more than one fields.
Baby names for Dhanishtha natives begin with sounds Ga, Gi, Gu, Ge.