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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Ardra, ArdrA, AArdraa


  1. wet; moist
  2. juicy; lush; green; succulent; tender
  3. the sixth Lunar Mansion or Nakşatra, corresponding to the star Betelgeuse.

Astrology

Ārdrā is the sixth nakṣatra or constellation of stars (of the twenty seven listed by the astronomy). It is the star Alpha Orionis or Betelgeuse. In it is considered malefic. Persons born under its influence will become vain, foolish and tend towards a sinful life. The day associated with this nakṣatra is considered inauspicious for starting any new good venture.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
  • "Ārdrā" by Jit Majumdar