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Mrigashira Nakshatra

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Mrigashira Nakshatra

Mrigashira (or sometimes referred to as Mrigashirsha) is the fifth Nakshatra and comprises of four stars in the constellation of Orion, namely, Bellatrix (Gamma-Orionis), Pi2, Pi3, and Pi4-Orionis. It holds a span of 23°20′ Taurus to 6°40′ Gemini. Hence, it bridges between the signs Taurus and Gemini. In Vedic astrology, the symbol for Mrigashira is the head or face of a deer, which is also the shape formed by the four stars in Orion that form this Nakshatra.

Natives of Mrigashira Nakshatra or the people born under this star are knowledge seekers. Their capabilities of acquiring and grasping the learnings are unique and skillful. Curiosity rules their mind, making them one the most eager stars in terms of finding ways to learn. They also possess an active sense of humor, which makes them lovable company. Mrigashira represents diversity. Its natives go through a variety of life experiences that help them shape into truly intellectual individuals.

The presiding deity for Mrigashira Nakshatra is Soma, the Hindu Moon God, and the controlling planet is Mars. The basic nature of Mrigashira natives is charming and skillful. Their diplomatic approach and controlled speech often makes them talented public speakers.

Names of Mrigashira natives begin with sounds: Ve, Vo, Ka, Kee

Mrigashira Nakshatra Characteristics & Features

Mrigashira Nakshatra Ruling Planet Mars
Nakshatra Number  5
Nakshatra Gender Neutral
Nakshatra Symbol Antelope’s head
Animal Symbol Female Serpent
Presiding Deity Soma, the Moon God
Nature Devas (God-like)
Dosha Pitta
Mrigashira Nakshatra Rashi (Zodiac) Mithun (Gemini)
Guna Tamasic
Element Earth
Disposition Soft, Mild, Tender (Mridu)
Mrigashira Nakshatra Baby Names  Names start with Ve, Vo, Ka, Kee (see Padas of Mrigashira)