Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra (Purvabhadra)
Keyword – Former Lucky Step
Rasi or Sign – Kumbha (Aquarius) and Meena (Pisces)
Position – 320° 00’ to 333° 20’ (20° 00’ Aquarius to 3° 20’ Pisces)
Nakshatra Lord – Brihaspati (Jupiter)
Star Cluster – Two Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Sword, front two legs of a funeral cot, two faced man
Colour – Dark Colour
Gender – Male
Gana – Manushya
Caste – Brahmin
Yoni (Animal) – Male Lion
Deity – Aja Ekapada, one footed goat
Letters represented – Se, So, Dha, Dhee
Representation in Triloka – Bhoo Loka
Category – Ugra
Tridosha – Vata
Triguna – Satwa Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Artha
Body Part – Left thigh
Longevity – Madhyayu
Gem – Yellow Sapphire
Swara (Sound) – A karakshara
Bird – Mayura
Place – City
Tree – Neem
Nadi – Aadya Nadi
Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Horasara, the person born in Purvabhadra Nakshatra will be adulterous, will have no permanent home, be difficult to win over, will enjoy, will get money from sovereign base, dutiful and long lived.
According to Daivagna Vilasa, Purvabhadra native will win over senses, learned in shastras and practice the same seriously, will think of doing well to others and intuitive.
According to Manasagari, the Purvabhadra native will be good orator, will be blessed with children & wealth. He enjoys the life to the fullest and will have sound sleep.
Purva means former, bhadra means blessed or prosperous and pada means feet or step. Purvabhadra along with Uttarabhadra forms a complete pair, which signify prosperous and fortunate being. The deity associated with Purvabhadra nakshatra is ‘Ajaikapada’ one footed goat, who is related to Rudra and Jupiter is the lord of this star. The first three padas or quarters falls in airy sign Aquarius and the last pada fall in watery sign Pisces. So last quarter is dominated by Jupiterian energy in terms of both Rasi and Nakshatra lordship. This Nakshatra exhibits both positive and negative traits in the individuals. If we see history pages, we can see that it has produced big humanitarian people as well as big criminals.
Purvabhadrapada natives will be adventurous, brave individuals. There is a sense of purpose with these people. They will have the interest in mysticism, occult practices. These are honest, ambitious and enthusiastic folks. The primary motivation of this Nakshatra is Artha or material prosperity. They have the knack of earning money. But money making is not the only ambition they have. They will make others as skillful as them and can become good tutors or instructors.
Purvabhadra natives are generous and known for their humanitarian work. They are protective of the family and friends. These people are duty bound to their profession or cause. Discipline and strictness are other qualities. They will be very unconventional and uncommon in thinking and this unique way of thinking will put them into different league. They will have the research oriented mind set and they do not believe anything without reasoning. The combination of Jupiter and Saturn energies make these people very intuitive and spiritualistic.
On a negative side, sometimes they become cunning and destructive in nature. They may behave highly secretive and cannot trust anybody. Because of their crafty and calculative talk, even family members may not trust them completely. They may also be interested in black magic, vashikaran kind of things. If Moon is afflicted in this Nakshatra, then they will go through lot of mental worries.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Purva bhadrapada star are as follows.
Purvabhadra Nakshatra 1st Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Aquarius) – Mars rules over Purvabhadra Nakshatra 1st charana. These people will be aggressive and passionate. They are hardworking, ambitious and committed in their endeavour. They will run behind material prosperity and will be selfish in nature.
Purvabhadra Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (23° 20’ to 26° 40’ Aquarius) – Venus rules over this quarter. They will be happy go lucky kind of people. They may be interested in some kind of arts. They may like to travel a lot. Also may indulge in gossiping.
Purvabhadra Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (26° 40’ to 30° 00’ Aquarius) – Mercury rules over this quarter. These people are multi talented and will have good grasping power. They will have business acumen and very creative in nature. But they will have very wavering mind and cannot stick to a single thought.
Purvabhadra Nakshatra 4th Pada – (00° 00’ to 03° 20’ Pisces) – Moon rules over this pada. These people are pure in thoughts and actions. They are very sensitive and helpful to others. There is a high probability of interest in Spirituality and mysticism with them. There will be curiousness in learning higher self and supernatural ideas.
Purva bhadrapada Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Purvabhadra Nakshatra is Ugra-Kroora (Aggressive & Cruel) Nakshatra, and it is suitable to perform activities which involve aggression and harshness. It is suitable for purchase and sale of arms and its usage, surgical operations, research on poisonous medicines, works involving fire, taming or training of animals, black magic, hatha yoga etc.
Purvabhadra is also Adhomukha (looking downward) Nakshatra and it is suitable for digging wells, borewells, ponds, digging for foundation laying, underground construction, mining etc.