Purvashada Nakshatra

Poorvashada or Purvashada is right in the middle of Saggitarius. It is the 20th nakshatra in the series of 27 nakshatras and is also known as Jal nakshatra.
The three stars Kaus Australis, Kaus Borealis, and Kaus Media forms Purvashada. They are visible to the regular sight and form the shape of a fan. Its ruling planet, Venus, greatly influences the characteristics and lives of natives born under Poorvabhadra. They are proud, friendly, and share great love and understanding with their spouse.


Quick Facts on the Nakshatra

Astrological Range253°20′ to 266°40′ Sagittarius
Nakshatra Number20
SymbolTusk of an elephant, fan
Presiding DeityApas — goddess of Waters
Controlling/Ruling PlanetVenus
Ruling Deity of Ruling PlanetLakshmi
ShaktiVarchagrahan Shakti or Invigoration
NatureThe fierce or Severe ( Ugra)
GanaManushya Gana (human)
Body VarāhamihiraThighs
Body ParasharaGenitals
Rashi/ZodiacSagittarius sign
MarriageNot Auspicious
TranslationThe undefeated or unsubdued, The Former Invincible One
Beejakashra for 4 pada’sBu, Dah, Bha, Dha
Lucky lettersB and G
Lucky StoneDiamond
Lucky ColorBlack
Lucky or Favourable Numbers6
Common Name of Associated TreeGuduchi
Botanical Name of Associated TreeTinospora Cordifolia
Astronomical NameDelta Sagittarii
Bird NameFrancolin
Yoni/Animal SymbolA Male Monkey
CareerHypnotists, public speakers, foreign traders, war strategists, herbalists, hairstylists, poets, teachers, motivational speakers, healers, doctors, travelers

Characteristics of people born Under Poorvashada Nakshatra

The Purvashada native has a dominating personality. The natives can convince anyone and everyone with their reasoning abilities, whether they are right or wrong. They are friendly, empathetic, and work towards resolving other people’s problems to the best of their abilities. They are happy to see people grow with them. This endearing ability makes them popular in the crowds. The natives are hardworking and give their best to achieve their goals. The Purvashada borns hate showing off and hypocrisy.

Physical Characteristics :

The natives are blessed with good physical appearance. They are tall and lean, have bright teeth, eyes, long ears, and long arms.

Behavioral Traits :

Among their many positive traits are

  • Filled with optimism and life, the natives have a never-fail attitude.
  • Purvashada borns are associated with fluidity and power with blessings from the ruling deity Apas.
  • The ability and capacity to inspire and energize others gain the native’s trustworthy friends.
  • They have a vast amount of patience when it comes to listening to family and friends.
  • They are intelligent, humble, polite, and influential.
  • As seekers of truth, they are loyal and honest to their employers, family, and friends.

They are not without negative traits.

  • Purvashada borns are susceptible and inflexible.
  • Advising Purvashada borns is a waste of time as they are hard-headed.
  • Superiority complex is embedded in their nature.
  • Generally, the natives are argumentative by nature and end up arguing even for the most trivial things.
  • The native often settles for less without knowing their worth.



Going by the Vedic astrological principles, the most compatible nakshatras are Rohini, Ashwini, and Hasta. In contrast, the incompatible ones are Purva Phalguni and Ardra.

Purvashada Nakshatra quarters

The Purvashada nakshatra range is divided into four quarters or padas representing the star’s position concerning the earth’s movement. Each quarter represents a prominent trait the person born in it carries.

First Pada :

Range : 253°20′ – 256°40′ in Sagittarius
Governing planets: Sun
Navamsa sign: Leo
Sound: Bu
Characteristic : Confidence

Second Pada :

Range : 256°40′ – 260°00′ in Sagittarius
Governing planets: Mercury
Navamsa sign : Virgo
Soul Sound : Dah
Characteristic: Intellect

Third Pada :

Range: 263°20′ in Sagittarius
Governing planets: Venus
Navamsa sign: Libra
Soul Sound: Bha
Characteristic : Luxury

Fourth Pada :

Range : 263°20′ – 266°40′ in Sagittarius
Governing planets: Mars
Navamsa sign : Mars
Soul Sound: Dha
Characteristic : Mystery

Man’s Characteristics 

Intelligence defines the core nature of men born under Purvashada nakshatra. They are impulsive and argumentative. He ends deciding things on a whim, which ends up bearing negative consequences for him. But all said, he is the most hardworking and works relentlessly towards achieving his goals.
He will make a good doctor though he will also excel in other professions. He will have a steady career from 32 years until 50.
His marital life will be blessed, and he will favor his inlaws over his parents. He will benefit and receive help from his siblings and will share a strong bond with them. Health will keep him good company till his later years. In the later part of life, there is a chance he might be bothered by a critical illness.

Woman’s Characteristics

Purvashada born women are enthusiastic, ambitious, intelligent, and energetic. They do well in their professional lives. Her determination and never back down from challenge attitude will help her overcome obstacles in her path. The native is spiritually inclined, and she will love professions that will satisfy her spiritual needs. She will have a blissful marital life. Her love for her husband ripens with age, but her children will leave her wanting more.
Healthwise, minor ailments related to uterus and thighs will always bother her. Still, she will not face any life-threatening health issues.
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