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By Swami Harshananda
Astronomy lists 28 nakṣatras or groups of stars. The Mula is the 19th in the list. It comprises of two stars:
- The lambda
- The upsilon Scorpio
It is generally considered as inauspicious. The Atharvaveda calls it as ‘Vicṛtan’.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore