Pusya (‘the flower’) It is the eighth nakṣatra or constel¬lation comprising the stars gamma, delta and theta Cancri. 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’. 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.