This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Nakṣatra


The vaishnava of Jagannath worship the nakshatra devata at the time of Ratha Yatra. These devata are associated with the chariots of the three deities of the simhasana i.e. the three chariots. Other details can be learnt from the traditional writings on Jagannath Mahaprabhu.

Today we take the initiative to openly introduce these 27 nakshatra devata to the vedic astrologers.

  • You will appreciate that the devata of the chariot of Balabhadra Deva are from the family of Rudra, the deity who destroys the tamas energy.
  • The devata of the chariot of Subhadra Devi, the sister of Krishna and wife of Arjuna Pandava, are forms of Shakti. Dhakti/Durga/Mother fully replaces Brahma as the creative power of the universe. In fact She is Brahmamayi, the creative principle.
  • The devata of the chariot of Jagannath Mahaprabhu are some principal forms of Vishnu.

Please go through all these 27 devata and familiarize yourself with their forms, nature and principal mantra.

Bhū-Loka Tamas Bhuva-Loka Rajas Svarga-Loka Sattva
Balabhadra Deva
Subhadrā Jagannāth
# Name Ratha Vedic
# Name Ratha
# Name Ratha
1 Aśvinī Gaṇeśa Dasra 10 Maghā Chaṇḍi Pitṛ 19 Mula Panchamukha
2 Bharaṇī Kārtikeya Yama 11 P.Phalgunī Chāmuṇḍā Bhaga 20 P.Āshādhā Harihara Apah
3 Kṛttikā Sarva-
Agni 12 U.Phalgunī Ugratārā Aryaman 21 U.Āṣāḍhā Madhusudana Vishva
4 Rohini Pralambarī Brahma 13 Hasta Banadurgā Savitur 22 Śrāvaṇa Giri
5 Mrigasīra Halayudha Soma 14 Chitra Śūlidurgā Tvastr 23 Dhaniṣṭhā Pāṇḍu
The Vasus
6 Ārdrā Mṛtyuṅjaya Rudra 15 Svātī Varāhī Vāyu 24 Shatabhisha Chintamani
7 Punarvasu Natāmvara Aditi 16 Viśākhā Śyāmākālī Indragni 25 P.Bhādrapadā Nārāyaṇa Ajaikapada
8 Puṣyā Mukteśvara Bṛhaspati 17 Anurādhā Maṅgalā Mitra 26 U.Bhādrapadā Chatra
9 Aslesa Śeṣadeva Sarpas 18 Jyeshtha Vimalā Indra 27 Revati Rama-

Janma Nakshatra

The first step is to know your janma nakshatra devata. The position of the Moon in the sky at the moment of your birth is your janma nakshatra. As taught in the Bhagavat Gita, it is a chariot of the Gods that delivered you into this world. There is a lot more than this simplistic usage, but this is a fine beginning.

Illustration: Sri Narendra Modi, India Prime Minister, was born in Anuradha Nakshatra. You can read Moo 7-54 Anr in chart where Anr is Anuradha. This is specifically mentioned in the Panchanga Nakshatra 17 Anuradha

Anuradha is part of the Subhadra Devi Chariot and the specific power of Shakti is named Maṅgalā. She is an extremely powerful devi and the principal shakti of Vedanga Jyotisha [Anuradha is in 8th bhava of natural Zodiac in Scorpio]. Sri Achyutananda did the crow meditation under water in the pond outside the Kakatpur mangala temple for his Jyotish siddhi. The crow (family of Raven) is associated with Agni tattva and so is Maṅgalā, the shakti associated with protection and strength, the feminine -Mars.

Worship of this Janma Nakshatra devata is essential for protection and long life. Ideally you should find the mantra for your Janma Nakshatra devata.

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  1. Harry Lall

    Dear all those who are having problems in viewing the Third Column of the Table i.e. Swarga Loka …… I too faced difficulty in viewing the same over the Desk Top … But I could select the table … Copy it …. paste it on a separate page and was able to read it !!

  2. Sumit Narang

    Namaste Sir,

    I dont mean to be annoying or pressing, but that column is still not visible. Thank you for putting this up!

    I think we Shatabhisha bros?


  3. Suchitra Nimbalkar

    pranam sir, the last column of the nakshatra devathas, displayed above, is not visible, it is superimposed by the website content in the right side. sri gurubhyo namaha.

  4. Nishant Mehta

    Dear Sanjayji,

    What is Crow meditation? How did Sri Achyutananda das performed this meditation under water for his Jyotish Siddhi? Is this meditation related to his janma nakshatra Mrigashira?

    Does worshipping to Vaishnava Devata Nakshatra has anything to do with one’s profession?

    Kindly enlighten.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nishant Mehta

  5. Thank you very much sir though I want to bring to your notice that the table is not visible fully to us, even if one tilts the phone in portrait mode(horizontally)

  6. Atrivikram

    Om gurave namah , my moon is in 2nd house and nakshatra is Swati – Maa varahi , please would you mind telling me the mantra please ? I didnt find it in Vedic remedies book

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