Keyword – Learning Star
Rasi or Sign – Makara (Capricorn)
Position – 280° 00’ to 293° 20’ (10° 00 to 23° 20’ Capricorn)
Nakshatra Lord – Moon
Star Cluster – Three Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Ear, Three foot prints, garland
Colour – Blue
Gender – Male
Gana – Deva
Caste – Shoodra
Yoni (Animal) – Female Monkey
Deity – Vishnu, the preserver of the universe
Letters represented – She, Shu, She, Sho
Representation in Triloka – Swarga or Heaven
Category – Chara
Tridosha – Kapha (Phlegmatic)
Triguna – Rajo guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Artha
Body Part – Abdomen, Ears
Longevity – Madhyayu
Gem – Pearl
Swara (Sound) – Ta karakshara
Bird – Saarasa, Kukkuta
Place – City
Tree – Arka
Nadi – Anthya
Shravana Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jatakabharana, the person born will be liberal in giving charities to the needy, courageous, well versed in his subject, knowledgeable, wealthy, famous, talented in arts and lives a life of purity.
According to Horasara, the native will have the knowledge of vedas, will have understanding wife, be wealthy, wealthy, will have many enemies, will live in a foreign country, troubled by expenses.
According to manasagari, the native with Shravana star will be blessed with all comforts in life with wealth and servants. He will be highly successful in all the endeavours and will be blessed with many children.
Shravana meaning ‘hearing’. Astrologers opine that Shravana is a ‘learning star’. It signify that these people are very good listeners and there is a constant yearning for learning new things. Whatever they listen will be preserved in their memory store. The person born in Shravana Nakshatra will be strongly built, loved by all, liberal, talks well, works for recognition and fame in life. They will be disciplined and orderly in their lifestyle. They are very trustworthy and upright in their approach. These natives wants to achieve lot in life. They will be very clever and quick witted. They are action oriented people means they always wants to do something or other. They turn dreams into reality.
The deity of Shravana Nakshatra is Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. The one of the symbol of this star is three footprints. There is a story associated with three footsteps of Lord Vishnu. During the incarnation of Vamana avatar, there was a demon king called Bali. He had conquered the three lokas or worlds. Once he was performing Aswamedha yaga and as per the rituals he was supposed to give donations to brahmins. Lord Vishnu in the form of a brahmin priest (Vamana) came and asked for the land which will be measured from his three steps. King Bali agreed. Now Lord Vamana started growing up and became so gigantic that he could acquire all the worlds. The story reveals the cleverness and at the same time cunningness of the nakshatra. Shravana natives will be very clever and intelligent. Moreover, the rasi of this star Capricorn is earthy sign. These people are preserver of the knowledge or tradition. They are very perceptive and observant in nature. These people can be very good administrators.
Shravana Nakshatra individuals will have large network of friends. Most of them will be drawn to working for social and philanthropic causes. But sometimes too much of charity work will lead them into debt and eventual poverty. There may be tendency of extreme following of morality and they get into troubles.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Shravana star are as follows.
Shravana Nakshatra 1st Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Capricorn) – Mars rules over this charana. These people are very ambitious and committed individuals. There may be lots of ups and downs in their career. They may not have the consistency in their speech and actions.
Shravana Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Capricorn) – This pada or charana is ruled by Venus. These people will be attractive and appealing. They will be diplomatic and employ many people. They will have the strong urge for sex.
Shravana Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (16° 40’ to 20° 00’ Capricorn) – Mercury rules over this pada. They are like a storehouse of knowledge and good communicators. They will be surrounded by many friends. They can become good artists and writers. These people are quick in decision making as their mind processes the data very fast.
Shravana Nakshatra 4th Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Capricorn) – Moon rules over this pada. These people may be interested in arts, music, painting etc. They will become overemotional towards some people. They will be religiously inclined and do lot of charites.
Shravana Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Shravana Nakshatra is one of the Chara (movable) Nakshatra and it is suitable to perform the activities which involves motion like travelling, riding vehicles, horse, shifting goods, moving from one place to another etc.
Shravana Nakshatra is also Urdhwamukhi (facing upward) Nakshatra, so it is suitable for activities which involve upward facing like construction of house, multi storied building, compound walls etc.