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List of the 27 Nakshatras

In the Vedic (Hindu) system of Astrology, known as Jyotish in Sanskrit, there are 27 constellations and are known as 27 Nakshatras. According to Jyotish these 27 constellations divide the celestial sphere into 27 different parts and are not same as the 12 star-signs. These 27 constellations are known as the 27 Nakshatras, which are 300 to 400 light years away from earth.

In sequential order, the nakshatras are named as follows -

  • Ashwini

  • Bharani

  • Kruttika

  • Rohini

  • Mriga

  • Aardra

  • Punarvasu

  • Pushya

  • Aashlesha

  • Magha

  • Poorva Falguni

  • Uttara Falguni

  • Hasta

  • Chitra

  • Swaati

  • Vishaakha

  • Anuraadha

  • Jyeshtha

  • Mool

  • Poorvaashaadha

  • Uttaraashaadha

  • Shravan

  • Dhanishtha

  • Shatataaraka

  • Poorva Bhaadrapada

  • Uttara Bhaadrapada

  • Revati

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