By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Jyestha, JyeSthA, Jyeshthaa
Jyeṣthā literally means ‘the elder one’.
- Tau scorpi
It has a malefic influence. Persons born when the moon is in this nakṣatra are assigned to the rākṣasagaṇa. They are prone to violence and quarrels.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore