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Pusya (‘the flower’)
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Puṣya literally means ‘the flower’.
  
It is the eighth nakṣatra or constellation comprising the stars gamma, delta and theta Cancri.
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It is the eighth [[nakṣatra]] or constellation comprising the stars gamma, delta and theta Cancri. Bṛhaspati or Guru is its presiding deity. It belongs to the zodiacal sign Karkātaka.<ref>Karkātaka means Cancer.</ref> One who is born under this star will be ‘handsome, devoted to his parents and will specialize in theatrical [[arts]]’. Most of the sanskāras performed during the presence of this [[nakṣatra]] in the day are:
 
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* Nāma-karaṇa - naming ceremony
Bṛhaspati or Guru is its presiding deity. It belongs to the zodiacal sign Karkātaka (Cancer). One who is born under this star will be ‘handsome, devoted to his parents and will specialise in theatrical arts’.
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* Upanayāna - investiture with the sacred thread
 
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* [[Vivāha]] - marriage
Most of the samskāras like nāma-karaṇa (naming ceremony), upanayana (investiture with the sacred thread), vivāha (marriage), grhapraveśa (dedicating and entering a new house) are performed during the presence of this nakṣatra in the day.
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* Gṛhapraveśa - dedicating and entering a new [[house]]
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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Pusya (‘the flower’)
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It is the eighth nakṣatra or constel¬lation comprising the stars gamma, delta and theta Cancri.
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Bṛhaspati or Guru is its presiding deity. It belongs to the zodiacal sign Karkātaka (Cancer). One who is born under this star will be ‘handsome, devoted to his parents and will specialise in theatrical arts’.
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Most of the saiṅskāras like nāma- karaṇa (naming ceremony), upanayana (investiture with the sacred thread), vivāha (marriage), gṛhapraveśa (dedicating and entering a new house) are performed during the presence of this nakṣatra in the day.
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Latest revision as of 01:08, 18 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pusya, PuSya, Pushya


Puṣya literally means ‘the flower’.

It is the eighth nakṣatra or constellation comprising the stars gamma, delta and theta Cancri. Bṛhaspati or Guru is its presiding deity. It belongs to the zodiacal sign Karkātaka.[1] One who is born under this star will be ‘handsome, devoted to his parents and will specialize in theatrical arts’. Most of the sanskāras performed during the presence of this nakṣatra in the day are:

  • Nāma-karaṇa - naming ceremony
  • Upanayāna - investiture with the sacred thread
  • Vivāha - marriage
  • Gṛhapraveśa - dedicating and entering a new house


References

  1. Karkātaka means Cancer.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore