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Ardra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology



The sixth constellation, sign ruled by Mercury and the star is governed by Rahu.

Symbol
A teardrop
Meaning
The moist or wet one
Deity
Rudra, the god of destruction, a form of Shiva
Location
6.40 Gemini to 20.00 Gemini
Stars
Betelgeuse
Lord
Rahu
Varna (Caste)
Butcher
Guna (Quality)
Tamasic (Inertia)
Gana (Nature)
Manushya (Human)
Yoni (Sexual Type)
Dog
Alphabets
Ku as in Kubrick, Ghaa as in Ghana, Kha as in Khalsa, Cha as in Chhatri


Part of the body: Lungs, arms and shoulders.

Diseases: Septic throat, mumps, asthma, eosinophilia, dries cough, diphtheria and ear troubles.

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Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised February 2016