only search B.P. Lama Jyotisha

Now playing: Master V.K. Raman " Bhairavi the King of Ragas"

Theva suboojitha sathkuna varshini aarthraathevi sahaayakrub

Arudra * Arudra * Raudra *

Betelgeuse in Orion

ardent passion * storm surge

"Vutavabya Vabatprabhu"

Chandra in Arudra

wikipedia: Arudra

"Shrewd (and persistent) with an exciting sense of Style"

Nakshatra of Rahu



Rudra Kills Vetrasura

from The Huntington Archive

Regional Names for Arudra

Arudra * Aardhra * Aridra * RaudraPada * Raudrarksha

Zaamkara * Zamkararksha

Trinetra (Shiva's nakshatra)

Thiruvaathirai * Thiruvaathira * Thiruvadhirai Tamil

Sankranti Gochara Surya receives a special honorific name in Arudra.

When Surya enters stormy, cloudy Arudra nakshatra, He is called "Regent of Clouds".

Sacred tree for Arudra

see nakshatara gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Piper longum
  • Sanskrit: Pipali Rasayana
  • Tibetan:
  • common names = Long Pepper, Pippali

Piper Longum tree = sacred to Arudra Nakshatra

Sanskrit Vocabulary for Arudra


  • wet, moist, damp; dampness, moisture

  • fresh, not dry, succulent

  • green (as a plant), living; fresh, new

soft, tender, full of feeling, warm ; loose, flaccid

The fourth or sixth Nakshatra or lunar mansion

fresh ginger

zamkara - zamkararkSa

  • relating or belonging to Shiva

  • relating to or derived from or composed by Samkara

  • A bull

  • the Nakshatra Arudra (presided over by Shiva)


  • The Nakshatra Arudra when under Rudra

Shakti of the Arudra Nakshatra

commentary by Pdt. David Frawley

" Rudra desired, " May I become the lord of the animals."

One who makes the appropriate offering to Rudra, to Arudra, becomes the lord of the animals.

  • Rudra is the lord of the wild animals

  • and all things wild, strange or disturbing .

These come through Arudra, which therefore needs to seek control over them."

Shakti of the Arudra Nakshatra

commentary by Dennis Harness

"6. Arudra: The Star of Sorrow

(Gemini 06 40'to 20 00')

The primary symbols for Arudra are a human head, representing thinking, and a teardrop, which represents overcoming suffering.

It is an excellent rising nakshatra because it reflects brilliant mental abilities .... Rudra, the Lord of the Storms, is the deity of this lunar mansion.

The ruling planet is Rahu, the North Node of the Moon, denotes the sharp, fierce activity of this asterism. Arudra can represent the clarity and emotional cleansing that occurs after the storms of the soul recede.

The temperament is manushya and its primary motivation is artha, or wealth. The shakti of Arudra is “the power to make gains in life thru greater effort”.

Arudra Career Interests:

  • Hospice work, pain management and hospital work.
  • Writers, teachers, sales, public relations and social services.
  • Political and humanitarian projects.
  • Engineers, mathematicians and atomic research.
  • Butchers, thieves and drug dealers and chemists.

The fixed star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion, and Sirius, the Dog star are associated with this lunar mansion."

Arudra Nakshatra Celestial Location

the Sixth Nakshatra (new system)

Arudra Nakshatra Planetary Ruler

Span. ruidoso, Eng rude

ruled by arrhythmic Rahu = self-elevation, calculated risk

Arudra Nakshatra Meanings
  • "The Moist One"

  • The Storm, The Wind, and The Hunt

  • ardent passions

Rahu's navamsha trine =

Great Leap Upward

Ambitious, always moving

looking for opportunities


  1. Arudra
  2. Swati
  3. Shatavisakhya

Arudra Nakshatra

BPHS Auspicious activities

  • Fighting,

  • tying or binding with rope,

  • controlling enemies,

  • dealing with poison,

  • things relating to fire,

  • exorcising spirits,

  • having first lessons.

Arudra Nakshatra Deity
  • Rudra, raudra, "The Wild One" -- later manifest as Shiva

Arudra Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition
  • Lak = Dragshul Chen = the ferocious

  • Magpon Dra = the Hostile

  • Goddess Nagmo = the Black (feminine)

Arudra Nakshatra Symbol
  • Moist, damp, wet, dew - fresh, not dry, succulent, green

  • Human head

  • teardrop

Arudra Nakshatra Body Part
  • Eyes of Kalapurusha
Arudra Nakshatra Gana / group:
  • Human / Manushya



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 93.

"A critical fault-finding disposition is apparently conferred ...

Her disagreeable disposition,

coupled with a sarcastic manner and speech,

  • makes it difficult for other people to tolerate her.

Although she is extremely clever in her conversation

and many people will be impressed by her speech,

  • while still disliking her.

She is extravagant to the point of wastefulness,

  • but on herself rather than on others,

  • although at times she will be grudgingly generous

  • to those with whom she comes in contact.

She has weak lungs and should be careful of colds and coughs,

  • as there is a tendency towards tuberculosis."




  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 81.

"Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, poverty is predominant among them."


General Description of Arudra characteristics:

Das/ Behari commentary:


"1. Physical features:

there may be variations in physical structure,
  • from the slim and short structure to fat and lengthy structure.

2. Character and general events:

You will undertake any work entrusted to you in a responsible manner.

  • In the public meetings you will create an atmosphere of humor

    • and keep everybody attracted to you.

    You will have intuitive perception.

  • You may be a good psychologist

  • Your dealings with friends and relatives will be very cordial .

  • You may be thankless to the persons who have given you help.

  • You may not have a constant type of behavior.

3. Education, sources of earning/profession:

You have the capacity to acquire and keep knowledge of almost all subjects.

  • However, in spite of these good qualities you cannot attain much fame or reward out of such knowledge.

  • It is advisable that you must meditate regularly.

  • If you do so, you can overcome the above inherent affliction.

  • Since you may be overly sincere in work and to other persons,

  • even the slightest problem which may be confronted could land you into mental agony.

However, even during the time of extreme hardships both financial and mental,

  • you can keep your head cool,

  • and behave in a most respectable and attractive manner.

Because of this quality, you will be very much involved in others hearts.

  • You will not stick to one line of work;
  • you may enjoy working many different jobs at a time.

Even when you come to know that the line of action or thought which you have taken is the correct approach,

  • you will not hesitate to respect others if their opinions differ.

In the case of research work on any particular line, you will be successful.

In the business field you will attain much success.

It has been noticed that most of the selfless social workers are born with the moon under this star.

You have the capacity to successfully undertake any number of jobs at a time.

  • Complete perfection in all the fields can also be obtained.

  • In the case of travel for a specific job,

    • you will oversee other connected work

    • which can be carried out simultaneously.

    Normally, you will earn your livelihood away from your home and family.

    • In other words you may be settled in foreign places.

    the period between 32 years and 42 years of age will be the golden period for you.

You may be employed in transport, shipping, communication departments or industries.

  • You may also earn as a book seller or finance broker.

4. Family life:

Your marriage may be delayed.

In case marriage takes place early,

  • you feel compelled to live separately from the family,

  • either due to difference of opinion between the couple

  • or due to other circumstances beyond your control.

You may have to face several inherent problems of life.

  • But you will not reflect your problems outwardly.

  • When the marriage takes place at a late stage, your married life will be good.

    • Your spouse will exercise full control over you.

    5. Health:

    • You may have some diseases which may be serious.

    • You may be prone to asthma, dry cough, ear trouble."

    Description of the Pada = four quarters * four steps * of Rahu-ruled Arudra

    Arudra Pada-1 = Dhanusha Navamsha

    * 06:40-10:00 Mithuna Rashi



    ~~ from Das - Behari

    • You may be prone to an irritable temperament.

    Description of the Four Pada = four quarters = four steps = of Arudra *for the Male only*

    from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra.p 106

    "Handsome and dark,

    • but with a weak, sensuous face.

    Has a good memory

    • and moderate education.

    Is critical

    • and somewhat deceitful"

    BPL Arudra Pada-1


    Guru rules the pada, whilst Rahu rules the nakshatra and Budha rules the rashi. The Guru-Rahu pair tends toward extravagance and expansion of the privilege-seeking ambitions. However Guru aids the wisdom acquisition and Rahu does facilitate Guru's objectives albeit by irregular methods.

    The main issue for Arudra-pada-1 is the natural hostility between inclusive Guru versus critical, detail oriented, argumentative Budha.

    Arudra-pada-1 receives a humanistic education via Guru, and may work as a teacher, but lives a life of unsatisfied craving for higher material privilege which produces a bitterly sarcastic worldview.

    • USSR dictator mass-murderer 1922-1952 Josef Stalin received a surprisingly strong foundational humanistic education during his religious schooling age 12 to 21. From age 16, he attended Russian Orthodox Christian seminary in training to become a priest (his mother hoped he would become a bishop). His education was strengthened by L-2 Chandra-4 (mother) . However his ambition sought the higher privileges of secret power (Rahu-8 expanded by Guru-8).

    Nonetheless witty due to Budha; can be a raucously funny comedian. Moderately deceitful as typical of roguish Rahu, particularly as the native is likely to take teaching or guidance positions in schools under auspice of Guru. For example, using school equipment in one's own business or billing the educational institution for time spent on personal ambitions.

    Criticizing others can reduce their power to impede one's own progress toward the higher entitlements, and Arudra-pada-1 is noted for biting sarcasm. Extremely helpful placement for entertainers such as comedian, impersonators, mimics, social essayists, comic scriptwriters. Arudra can always make people laugh at the extreme pretentiousness of human 'civilization'.

    The darkness is in the wild soul, not always in the weathered complexion.

    Arudra Pada-2 = Makara navamsha

    = 10:00 -13:20 Mithuna Rashi


    • NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt

    • Oklahoma City Bomber, Timothy McVeigh


    • "Material Girl" pop entertainer Madonna

    ~~ from Das / Behari

    • You tend to be good with mechanical things.
    • this placement indicates some difficulty with bronchitis or asthma.

    Description of the Four Pada (quarters)of Arudra *for the Male only*

    from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 106

    • same as pada-1

    "Handsome and dark,

    • but with a weak, sensuous face.

    • Has a good memory and moderate education.

    Is critical

    • and somewhat deceitful"

    BPL Arudra Pada-2

    Shani rules the pada, whilst Rahu rules the nakshatra and Budha rules the rashi. Shani-Rahu form a pair that tends to work at cross-purposes and this pair poses a significant management challenge to those born under Arudra pada-2. Shani wants tightly regulated, careful step-wise movement (and ideally, no movement at all).

    Yet kama-karaka Rahu the Rebel is motivated to take ambitious, privilege-gaining risks. Arudra pada-2 suggests some tendency to manipulate (Budha) deceitful but legal "loopholes" (Rahu) in order to promote an expedient interpretation of the social law, or to "take the law into one's own hands" .

    This anti-conformist approach to social protocol is internally disruptive to the personality, yet not normally socially harmful. It may indicate a career (Shani) involving an instrumental or self-promoting use of the law (such as an attorney who defends criminals, esp polluters = Rahu). Or perhaps a moderate show of disrespect for convention which lies at the outer bound of normal but is not exceedingly offensive.

    Generally, Shani lord of swamsha will win most contests with Rahu. However in some nativities Rahu is inordinately strong.

    • Oklahoma City Bomber, Timothy McVeigh offers a sadly illustrative example of an inordinately strong radix Rahu paired with the 2nd pada of Arudra in lagna. A minimally educated man of primarily physical orientation, McVeigh was not accustomed to critical thinking. Having adopted an over-simplified anti-government stance, he sought to win the praise and admiration of other anti-government activists by exploding a deadly bomb inside a government office building. He killed hundreds of innocent people, including many children who were in a childcare center. Typical of Rahu, his brief moment of glory was followed by a huge fall. He was executed (Rahu) by the government (Shani) for his crimes.

    Arudra pada-3 * Kumbha navamsha


    • Christian theologian Paul Johannes Tillich

    • "Raag Khamaj" master sitarist, politician Ravi Shankar


    ~~ from Das/ Behari

    "You are intelligent,

    • have a joyful disposition

    • and may be an eloquent speaker."

    Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Arudra *for the Male only*

    Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 106

    • same as pada-1

    "Handsome and dark,

    • but with a weak, sensuous face.

    • Has a good memory and moderate education.

    Is critical

    • and somewhat deceitful"

    BPL Arudra pada-3

    Shani rules the pada, whilst Rahu rules the nakshatra and Budha rules the rashi. Arudra-pada-3 can often systematize the lifestyle so that Shani's lawful conventionality and Arudra's Rahu-driven animal wildness can co-exist. The physical nature is vulgar but the social status may rise high. In populist, scientific, theoretical, and distributive-systems environments, Arudra pada-3 may have "the right stuff" for social success despite Rahu's animal cravings.

    Arudra pada-3 is a socially integrative placement until Rahu overdoes it. Like all matters of Rahu it forecasts a somewhat fraudulent high rise into exalted privilege, followed by de-camouflage and tumble back to Earth.

    Shani-Rahu are the co-rulers of networking Kumbha, and evangelical, articulatory Budha is a friend of pada-pathi Shani. Therefore whilst the native may act as if the law applies to others and not to oneself, the results can be socially positive via delivery of a cross-cultural message or the opening of new opportunities for social participation. Effective compartmentalization is the key.

    One remains identified with the laboring, underprivileged, or darker classes (Shani) yet there is exhilarating movement via Rahu as one breaks "ceiling" barriers to participation in networks of elite social connection. Arudra pada-3 may be a fascinating foreigner or dark outsider in character.

    if the key Shani punishment periods occur after the physical death, it is possible to escape Rahu's humiliating fall almost entirely.

    • The much admired "public intellectual" (Budha) German Christian theologian and pastor Paul Johannes Tillich enjoyed increasing glory (Rahu) via his systems (Kumbha) approach to social morality. Whilst maintaining a most upright and lawful facade (Shani) the Reverend Tillich's private Rahu world included addiction to violent pornography and a lifetime of chronic philandering. However no major public scandal erupted before his death; the Rahu-degradation occurred only later, via the shocking memoirs of his much aggrieved widow.

    Arudra Pada-4 Meena navamsha =

    = 16:40-20:00 Mithuna Rashi = auspicious Pushkara Navamsha


    • "Imagine" Beatle John Lennon

    • "Thriller" pop entertainer Michael Jackson

    • TV talk host, investor USA Merv Griffin

    • (Chandra) Kurt Cobain


    from Das/ Behari


    • You may experience disrupted education.

    • You will acquire wealth through fair means.

    However, you may not enjoy a happy family life

    • due mainly to the frequent disputes arising out of difference of opinion.

    You may find that your spouse resents your lack of attainment of a higher position in life. "

    Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Arudra *for the Male only*

    from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 106

    • same as Arudra pada-1

    BPL Arudra Pada-4 = Meena navamsha

    public Figures

    Expansive, imaginative Guru rules the pada, whilst ambitious kundalini Rahu rules the nakshatra and media-message Budha rules the rashi. Guru form a hyper-expansive pair. The native is extravagant, and expediently generous, but not normally reckless.

    Huge adventure, large-scale speculation, enormous "animal fantasy" (Arudra) scenarios, and potential for tremendous wealth if Guru is well disposed in the kundali. Rahu can be vulgar but not obscene. Unless ill-disposed, wise Guru keeps Rahu's expedient behavior within philosophically acceptable limits.

    Generally a difficult placement for marriage due to the argumentative and critical 7th navamsha Kanya paired with the native's own Guru-Budha tendency to use sarcastic criticism as a form of self-promoting upward gain.

    Despite abundance, the partners may argue considerably. However, if either Guru or Budha is well-placed, and the criticism can be converted into critical thinking-and-writing, intellectual critique, or deployed into other professional tasks that follow "rules of argument", the marital life may be eased somewhat.

    • fantasy film-maker Steven Spielberg whose "wild animal" imaginative (Guru) scenarios included the hugely popular movies "Jaws" (sharks) and "Jurassic Park" (dinosaurs).


    The female Arudra may resort to any sort of trickery but at the same time will easily commune with natural spirits of a place.

    There is a capacity for shamanism or animistic religious pursuits.

    • Physically straightforward yet psychically quite open. Very close to the animal nature. Needs movement.

    • Beneficial placement for persons in political or entertainment professions which involve continuous touring.

    Contrary to generalizations about Arudra being a hormone-driven brute, the 3rd pada is notably intelligent -- but scheming strategist of the highest order. Rahu-style ascent to the highest levels of elite praise and privilege - followed often by a tragic fall.

    Self-promoting, height-craving kundalini-Rahu controls a territory of coupling, two-part, twinning, articulatory, sexual, manual, mental Budha.


    • Extremely ambitious, but often lacking skill to obtain the objective (except the 3rd pada, which gets to the goal Rahu-style)

    • Charmingly manipulative and cleverly disguising = associated with opportunistic, disingenuous Rahu

    • A distinctive feature of Arudra = the scripted-conversation, collaborative-cooperative mimic-behavior shell (Budha) that disguises a risk-embracing, surprisingly adventurous core.

    • Arudra finds expression in irregular, arrhythmic, exotic, and sometimes lawless behaviors (Rahu) .

    Arudra folk are much more complexly involved in taboo-breaking activities than they superficially might appear.

    The nature of the Arudra taboo is often physical, instinctive, and primitive - for example, sexual, excretory, and eating behaviors.

    • When his locked desk drawers were opened after the death of greatly respected anti-Nazi Christian theologian Paul Tillich, author of numerous brilliant tomes of Systematic Theology, the locked drawers were found to filled with lurid Nazi-themed pornography.

    Rahu-ruled Arudra = shrewd in character; mentally and manually clever

    • a master of the calculated (Budha) risk (Rahu)

    • scheming, alert, and opportunistic, but potentially self-destructive because human estimation of Risk can err

    • a capable administrator (Budha) and commercial business manager (Budha) the Arudra native generally has "communicative competence" in the workplace, with the family and friends. One is able to form collegial, sibling-level relationships with people from all social classes but particularly with out-cast or socially marginalized groups or with individuals who participate in socially disapproved activities.

    • For example, Arudra can be a successful criminal attorney or appellate judge (who reconsiders a criminal conviction);

    • also gifted in administrative handling of "exotic-outsider" topics such illegal immigration,

    Arudra = much involved in the mental process of

    Arudra seeks wild energy of the Storm = freshness of exotic air, tremendously exhilarating, dangerous excitements, original animus, primal energy

    • enters into detailed conversation with that wild force

    • Arudra = wild-animal trainer, uses both nourishment (rain) and punishment (wind) as methods of control

    • Arudra seeks a sexual (Mithuna) expression (but not always; can be simply verbal or manual) ;

    • the goal is to self-elevate via a conversational (Mithuna) pairing in the characteristic risk-taking style of Rahu taboo-breaking, exotic, foreign, bizarre)

    Arudra narrative:

    • passion (Rahu) for the "primal wildness" that is built into the animal chassis of the human being

    • may produce excessive (Rahu = no limits) communication via the hands = behaviors of both healing touch (soothing, petting) and hurting touch (battering, bondage)

    The target rank for Rahu in Mithuna = self-elevation into, and recognition by, the class of word-smiths, hand-crafters, communicators, instructors and trainers.

    Om_mani.jpgfile update: 28-Nov-2014

    Copyright 1994-2024 by Barbara Pijan Lama * Contact * How to Request a Jyotisha Reading *

    Barbara Pijan Lama Jyotisha Vedic Astrology Surya Sun Chandra Moon Mangala Mars Budha Mercury Guru Jupiter Shukra Venus Shani Saturn Rahu Ketu Graha Planets Dasha Timeline Nakshatra Navamsha Marriage Children Wealth Career Spiritual Wisdom Cycles of Death and Rebirth

    The information on, including all readings and reports, is provided for educational purposes only. Wishing you every happiness and continuing success in studies!

    "And now my friends,

    all that is true,

    all that is noble,

    all that is just and pure,

    all that is loveable and gracious,

    whatever is excellent and admirable -

    fill all your thoughts with these things."