Paper on Role of Nakshatra in Disease by Sanjay Rath
Weekend Workshop VI | 4-5 October 2003 | Sri Jagannātha Center, USA
Sri Krishna’s teachings
Disease and Nakśatras
Sri Kŕśńa was teaching Yudhiśŧhira and narrated the discussion between Agnihotra Kauśika Muni and Mahaŕśi Garga (Bhaviśya Pūrāńa). Mahaŕśi Garga inquired “Brahma! How can any person be realized from such suffering like bondage, imprisonment, being tied down under adverse conditions, slavery or under attack/seige from enemies or wild animals and diseases.
Nakshatra Articles includes a list of articles indicated by the nakshatra which shows that which tends to florish under the shakti of the nakshatra. For example any mantra started under Krittika nakshatra is bound to succeed and this becomes a favorite nakshatra of the Brahmana. Later we also understand that Agni, the deity (devata) of Krittika nakshatra is the Brahmana guru and giver of Gayatri mantra which easily explains the reasons for any and evey mantra succeeding in this nakshatra. Another list shows the birth nakshatra of the planets.
More details of their use is given in Pt.
Power of the Nakshatra (Read Dr.David Frawley – Shaktis of the Nakshatras and Fruits of Worshipping Each Nakshatra); A list of Vedic Nakshatra deities, their shakti, upper and lower levels and the results of their being are listed. A more detailed reference is Pt. Sanjay Rath’s ‘Brihat Nakshatra’. One very fine reading on the Shakti of the Nakshatra is the above linked article of Dr.David Frawley.
Nakshatra basics including a list of the meaning if the nakshatra, number of stars (which is used in various ways in astrology), the symbol which can be used to determine the aspirations and motivations of the mind and Guna (this is the general guna based on the three fold regular division although there is a different list for manas guna).
Caste really shows what the nakshatra is very capable of doing.
Nakshatra (Sanskrit: नक्षत्र, IAST: Nakṣatra) is the term for lunar mansion in Hindu astrology. A nakshatra is one of 27 (or 28) sectors along the ecliptic. Their names are related to the most prominent asterisms. n classical Hindu mythology (Mahabharata, Harivamsa), the creation of the nakshatras is attributed to Daksha. They are personified as daughters of Daksa prajapati and as mythological wives of Chandra, the Moon god, since the Moon covers one nakshatra per day.