Punarvasu

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By Swami Harshananda

Punarvasu (‘fresh wealth’ or ‘new growth’)

This is the seventh out of the twenty-seven nakṣatras (constellation of stars) accepted by Hindu almanacs and astrologers. The stars of this nakṣatra are alpha and beta Geminorum.

Caula or tonsure for a male child is to be done in the third year after birth, on a day associated with this nakṣatra.

It is considered auspicious for other rites also like upanayana and marriage.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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Punarvasu (‘fresh wealth’ or ‘new growth’) This is the seventh out of the twenty- seven nakṣatras (constellation of stars) accepted by Hindu almanacs and astrolo¬gers. The stars of this nakṣatra are alpha and beta Geminorum. Caula or tonsure for a male child is to be done in the third year after birth, on a day associated with this nakṣatra. It is considered auspicious for other rites also like upanayana and marriage.