Keyword – Wealthy
Rasi or Sign – Makara (Capricorn) and Kumbha (Aquarius)
Position – 293° 20’ to 306° 40’ (23° 20’ Capricorn to 6°40’ Aquarius)
Nakshatra Lord – Mars
Star Cluster – Four Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Mridanga or Musical Drum
Colour – Silver
Gender – Female
Gana – Rakshasa
Caste – Shoodra
Yoni (Animal) – Simha or Lion
Deity – The 8 Vasus
Letters represented – Ga, Gi, Gu, Gey
Representation in Triloka – Patala
Category – Chara (Movable)
Tridosha – Pitta (Billious)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Dharma
Body Part – The genital organs
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Coral
Swara (Sound) – Thi Karakshara
Bird – Mayura
Place – dark Place
Tree – Shami
Nadi – Madhya Nadi
Dhanishta Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Horasara, the person born in Dhanishta Nakshatra will be wealthy, liberal in donations, courageous, be happy in foreign countries, will be talkative and a liar and very interested in dancing & singing.
According to Jatakabharana, the person with Dhanishta star will follow the path of dharma and tradition of one’s family. He may even opt violent ways in propagating traditions. He will have many affairs.
According to Sage narada, The native with Dhanishta Nakshatra will be generous, philanthropic, addicted to vices, miserly, fond of dance, songs and women, be splendorous and heroic.
The meaning of Dhanishta is ‘wealthy’. The people born in Dhanishta Nakshatra will be clever and intelligent. The ruler of this nakshatra is Mars and symbol is musical drum. It signify the inherent interest in music especially in musical instruments. It also represents they are very outgoing and with extrovert mindset. They can amass huge wealth and status. They have the capacity to achieve more than their ability. These people are very energetic and enthusiastic individuals with lot of ambition. They will be very proud of their caliber and achievement. They cannot tolerate unrecognition or negligence from others. So they constantly try to be in the limelight. They will have good organizational capabilities.
The deity associated with Dhanishta Nakshatra is eight Vasus. They are: Apah, Dhruva, Dhara, Anala, Anila, Pratyusha, Soma and Prabhasa. Vasu means dwelling. The eight Vasus represents the eight cosmic natural phenomenon. These Vasus gives different qualities to the native. Also it is to be noted here that these eight vasus are cursed from Sage Vashishta. There are both positive and negative traits in these people. These individuals will have lot of material desires and wants in life. Sometimes they take wrong routes to fulfill their desires. It all depends on the strength and position of Moon in this Nakshatra.
The symbol of Dhanishta Nakshatra is Mridangam or Drum, a musical instrument, which is hollow inside. The natives with this star will be interested in music and very creative in nature. They will possess knowledge and wisdom. They have the ability to create something out of nothing. But on the other side, it signify boasting and show off nature. Even if they are not very brilliant inside they will project to the outside world as if very intellectual people. There is a tendency to be boasting and glorifying themselves a lot. Most likely they will like to be socializing and always wants to be with the people. Sometimes they become very stubborn and ruthless in behaviour. They will be straightforward in nature but they don’t realize that sometimes they hurt others in the process.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Dhanishta star are as follows.
Dhanishta Nakshatra 1st Pada – (23° 20’ to 26° 40’ Capricorn) – Sun is the ruler of this charana. Generally these people are sharp and intelligent. Very efficient in doing their work which is assigned and will be successful. They will be stubborn in attitude and will have many enemies. They will have research oriented mindset. They will be interested in leading people. They can become very aggressive and ruthless sometimes and run behind material gains.
Dhanishta Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (26° 40’ to 30° 00’ Capricorn) – Mercury rules over this quarter. These natives will be good in business, very talkative and takes happiness and sorrow equally in life. They will be adaptable in nature. Also they will be self obsessed and hold on to the grudge for longer time.
Dhanishta Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (00° 00’ to 03° 20’ Aquarius) – Dhanishta 3rd pada is ruled by Venus. These people will enjoy comforts in life and will possess good character. They will be very creative and will be interested in music, arts etc. They will follow righteous ways in life. They will have very careless behaviour and wants everything for themselves.
Dhanishta Nakshatra 4th Pada – (03° 20’ to 06° 40’ Aquarius) – Mars is the ruler of this pada. These natives are insightful and will achieve success. They may be very arrogant and angry in nature. They will be valorous but very cunning in nature. They will have many enemies and hated by many people.
Dhanishta Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Dhanishta is a Chara (movable) Nakshatra, and it is suitable to perform the activities involving motion like journey, riding vehicles, horse riding and also fine arts, starting a shop, education etc.
Dhanishta Nakshatra is also Urdhwa mukhi (facing upward) Nakshatra, so it is suitable for construction of house, multi storied building, horticulture etc.