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Pusya (‘the flower’)
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Pusya 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’.
  
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 sanskāras performed during the presence of this nakṣatra in the day are:
 
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* Nāma-karaṇa - naming ceremony
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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* Upanayāna - investiture with the sacred thread
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* Vivāha - marriage
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* Grhapraveśa - dedicating and entering a new house
  
  
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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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Revision as of 10:41, 27 June 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pusya, PuSya, Pushya


Pusya 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
  • Grhapraveśa - dedicating and entering a new house


References

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