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By Swami Harshananda

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:


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

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