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Pusya literally means ‘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. 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’.
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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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Most of the sanskāras performed during the presence of this nakṣatra in the day are:
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* Nāma-karaṇa - naming ceremony
 
* Nāma-karaṇa - naming ceremony
 
* Upanayāna - investiture with the sacred thread
 
* Upanayāna - investiture with the sacred thread
 
* Vivāha - marriage
 
* Vivāha - marriage
* Grhapraveśa - dedicating and entering a new house
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* Gṛhapraveśa - dedicating and entering a new house
  
  

Revision as of 05:50, 21 November 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