There are a number of elements that make the entirety of Astrology. These include the planets, the stars, the constellations of the Zodiac signs, and the most important, Nakshatras. Nakshatras are the 27 (sometimes 28) divisions of the Hindu zodiac. Also known as lunar constellations, each nakshatra covers about 13 degrees and 20 minutes of the duration or cycle of a lunar month.

Listed in the Vedas, the Nakshatras start from Ashwini Nakshatra, which is a part of the Aries constellation in the sky. But what does it mean to be a Nakshatra in Astrology? And how does the Ashwini Nakshatra affects us? This blog is a detailed analysis of everything that you may need to know about the Ashwini Nakshatra and the effects it has on our lives and decisions.

The Story of The Ashwini Kumars

The Vedas speak of a great story about how the Sun God fell in love with the daughter of Lord Vishvakarma named Sanjana. After their marriage, lord Vishvakarma realised that due to the Sun’s heat, his daughter might not be able to live with the sun god, so he helped his daughter to cast another woman from herself, a shadow of her form, and named her “Chhaya”. Meanwhile, Sanjana took the form of a horse on earth and began her penance.

However, the Sun God recognised her from the sky and took the form of a horse to join Sanjana on earth, his real wife. With Sanjana, his real wife, the Sun God fathered two children who were born as two handsome males with horse heads.

Because the Sanskrit word for Horse is Ashwa, the twins were called the Ashwini Kumars. At the same time, the Sun God fathered 2 children with Chhaya, who were then called Yama and Yami, the gods of death.

The Ashwini Kumar or twins are known as the healers of the gods and are often referred to as the Gods of Medicine, a title which they earned through rigorous hard work and determination. The Vedas and other ancient scriptures are full of the stories of the miraculous feats the twins achieved, earning them a position amongst the pantheon of gods in the sky. This is why the Ashwini Nakshatra is worshipped on the second day of the lunar month.

Effects & Aspects of the Ashwini Nakshatra

Worshipping and planning a certain set of events around the Ashwini Nakshatra can bring you a lot of joy, good luck, and auspiciousness in your life. Because the Ashwini twins are said to be the gods of medicine in Vedic astrology, praying to the twins on the day of the Ashwini Nakshatra can bring good health for you, especially your knees and the top portions of your feet.

Aside from this, the day is also considered good for new beginnings, learning new things, laying foundations, Self and physical improvements, activities related to horses, buying and selling things, travelling, renaming, and sacred installations in the home. The activities to avoid on the day of the Ashwini Nakshatra are wedding ceremonies, concluding tasks, any emotional or intimate activities, things that require patience, and intoxication.

With that said, the Ashwini Nakshatra is the first lunar constellation to fall in a lunar month, which makes it quite an important day every month. It is a great day for new beginnings and is a good day to take care of your health. The best astrologer in Delhi, Pandit Pawan Kaushik invites you all to learn more about the importance and working of the Ashwini Nakshatra. Book your appointment and talk to Pandit Pawan Kaushik on call today.