Stars

Starting from Ashwini to Revathi, we know there are 27 stars. Similar to Zodiacal Signs, it is important to know all the stars in order.

The table below shows the list of 27 stars in order.

Zodiac Signs and Stars : Each star is divided into 4 Quarters, aka Pada. For instance Ashwini is divided into Ashwini 1st Quarter, Ashwini 2nd Qtr, Ashwini 3rd Qtr and Ashwini 4th Qtr. As there are 27 stars, the total quarters are 27 x 4 = 108 Quarters or 108 Pada.

This 108 Quarters or Pada pertain to 12 Planets which means 108/12 = 9 Quarters or Pada pertains to each Sign.
For instance, Aries rules all the 4 quarters of Ashwini, all the 4 quarters of Bharani and 1st quarter of Krithika.
Similarly Taurus rules 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter of Krithika, all the 4 quarters of Rohini and 1st and 2nd quarter of Mrigasirsha.

The Table below shows the Zodiac Signs and the Stars pertaining to each sign.

Birth Star : The Star that the Moon was passing through at the time of birth of a person is known as Birth Star (Janma Natchatram). And the Zodiac Sign, to which the Quarter of the Star belongs to, will be the Birth Sign (Janma Rasi).

For instance, at the time of birth, if Moon was passing through Ashwini, then Birth Star will be Ashwini and Birth Sign will be Aries. And, if Moon was passing through Krithika, then Birth Star will be Krithika. However, Birth sign will be Aries if the star was first quarter of Krithika and Birth Sign will be Taurus, if the star was last three quarters of Krithika.

If you know your Birth Star, then you can find out your Birth Sign using the table given above. At the temple, when you want to perform "Archana" on your name, the priest will ask your Name, Birth Star and Birth Sign. So, it is better to know them.

 
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