Janma Nakshatra is an important indicator of your destiny according to Vedic astrology. It is determined by the constellation or Nakshatra, in which the moon is placed at the time of your birth. It is believed that this position of the moon has a powerful influence on an individual’s life, affecting their physical and mental characteristics, career, and relationships.
In Vedic astrology, each Janma Nakshatra, or birth star, is associated with unique characteristics and instincts. These are determined by the deity and planet associated with the star. Every Nakshatra has its likes, dislikes and areas in which it excels. Through understanding these qualities, one can gain insight into their personality and use it to their advantage.
The different Nakshatras are:
Ashwini – Horse-like woman
Bharani – bearer woman
Krittika – cutting woman
Rohini – red woman
Mrigashirsha – head of deer
Ardra – moist one
Punarvasu – return of light
Pushya – nourishing
Ashlesha – the embracer
Magha – the great one
Purva Phalguni – former reddish one
Uttara Phalguni – latter reddish one
Hasta – hand
Chitra – the bright one
Swati – sword or independence
Vishaka – fork-shaped
Anuradha – disciple of the divine spark
Jyestha – the eldest
Moola – the root
Purva Ashada – early victory or the undefeated
Uttara Ashada – latter victory or latter undefeated
Shravana – hearing
Dhanishta – the richest one
Shatabhisaa – hundred healers
Purva Bhadrapada – former happy feet
Uttara Bhadrapada – latter happy feet
Revati – the wealthy
Things To Be Done On Your Nakshatra Birthday
- It is essential to wake up early throughout the year and even more important to do so on your Janma Tithi. The best time to wake up is during the Brahma Muhurta, when negative vibrations are significantly reduced, and you are protected for the rest of the day. If waking up in Brahma Muhurta is not possible, try to wake up as early as possible. This will help your body to reject any evil vibrations that may be present on your Janma tithi.
- Abhyanga, or oil massage, is a key part of ‘Living Right’ according to Vedic astrology. This practice involves gently rubbing warm and medicated oils on your body before you take a bath each morning. This massage improves blood circulation and regulates the production of hormones, which can help to keep you alert to the beneficial vibrations of the cosmos throughout the day. Abhyanga helps to strengthen both the physical and psychological aspects of your being.
- On the occasion of your Janma tithi, it is especially important to seek blessings from your parents. Our existence results from both our parents’ masculine and feminine energies and expressing gratitude to them is essential for energizing our mind and body. We are likely unaware of the benefits of their blessings in our lives, but they can help us overcome any difficulties we may face. Additionally, it is recommended to seek blessings from the elders in your family to get their sage advice and support.
- It is important to remember the importance of worshipping your Kul Devata (Family Deity) on your Janma tithi (birthday). Your ancestors selected the Kul Devata with great wisdom, a powerful deity. By worshipping it on your birthday, you can recharge your spiritual energies, protect yourself from negative influences, and gain the inner courage and strength to overcome any obstacles you may face during the year. You can also choose to worship your Ishta Devata or any other deity.
- Visiting a temple is a great way to nurture and cleanse yourself spiritually. On the day of your birth, known as Janma tithi, the vibrations of your being will be in harmony with the energy of the temple. This is an ideal time to visit the nearest temple and offer a ritualistic puja to receive the deity’s blessings and absorb the spiritual energy present in the temple.
- Try making a traditional concoction of cow’s milk, jaggery, and black sesame seeds to bring joy to the year ahead. To get the most out of this remedy, face east and drink it three times. According to Vedic astrology, this practice will help to ward off any obstacles and put you in a more positive frame of mind.
- Performing Aukshan should be done by a spiritually evolved person in the family or otherwise. He must light a lamp before you and sprinkle Akshat, or unbroken rice, along with yellow or vermillion, on your head and other body parts. This will activate your chakras. Aukshan will help you withdraw your senses from the outer world. Your contemplation and meditative powers will be enhanced. This ritual will cleanse your aura, remove the dark covering surrounding your body and increase your sattvikta.
- At the time of your birth, the Sun and Moon align to create a special moment known as Tithi Pravesha. During this day, it is important to pay attention to your diet. Try to plan a sattvic diet that is pure and consumed in moderation. This type of diet should avoid non-vegetarian food, alcohol, cigarettes, and any other intoxicants. By avoiding pollutants and keeping your body clean, you can attract positive vibrations from the Universe. On your Janma tithi, practice Vratdharna or observe a fast. On the day of Tithi Pravesha, eating light and sticking to a sattvic diet will help you to enhance your concentration and evolve spiritually.
- The 5 Great Elements, or Panchmahabhoot, form the basis of our physical existence. Through their combination, the human body is created. It is important to contemplate and chant mantras for these elements to ensure our spiritual and mental well-being. Doing so can purify our bodies and keep us in peace and balance for the year until the next Tithi Pravesha.
- Tithi Pravesha is a perfect day to perform charity and increase karmic strength. This is done by donating food and clothes to those in need and feeding cows green grass. Doing so on this day can protect one from negative energies and help to progress along the spiritual path.
- Tithi Pravesha is an important ritual that requires us to seek forgiveness from those we have hurt, intentionally or unintentionally. This is a complex ritual, but we must do so to rid ourselves of negative energies and move on the path of spirituality. We can be absolved of our sins by expressing remorse on this day. We should seek forgiveness with folded hands, humbly acknowledging our wrongdoings and vowing not to repeat them. When we seek forgiveness and apologize sincerely, we heal ourselves and others. Ultimately, we open the door to spiritual progress by forgiving those who have wronged us.
Rituals performed on Tithi Pravesha are a significant part of Samskaras and an important part of Vedic tradition. The practice of these rituals helps to increase a person’s spiritual awareness and further accelerates the flow of prana through the chakras. This helps the individual to combat any negative energies that may be surrounding them. It is important to observe the Janma tithi, which is the day of one’s birth, as closely as possible according to the Vedic traditions. By doing so, an individual can strive to gain true knowledge and enlightenment, dispel darkness and understand the purpose of their human form.
Birth time is important in Vedic astrology, as it can help you benefit from its positive vibrations. Your birth’s Tithi (lunar day) is particularly significant, as it can provide you with the auspicious principles to welcome divine influence. This is also related to the alignment of the stars and constellations at the time of your birth. Therefore, it is important to note your Janam-tithi (birth Tithi) to use the positive energy it can provide.
- Which Pooja is good for a birthday?
Janamdin is one of the most important days in one’s life. Janamdin Puja is done on the date of birth and is recommended for everyone for a long, happy life.
- What is Nakshatra birthday?
A person’s nakshatra is determined by the moon’s position at the time of their birth. It is believed that the nakshatra can provide insight into the person’s life and destiny.
- Can a person have two birthdays?
According to Vedic astrology, the exact time of birth is very important to predict a person’s future, and the birth stars are assigned accordingly. Therefore, a person can have two birthdays.