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Nakshatra


Shravana * Hari

"The Listener" * Hearing

Manimaya poojitha saantha soroopini thiruvonathevi sahaayakrube|

Chandra in Shravana

Sacred Tree for Sravana

wikipedia Shravana

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Shri Vishnu Sahasranama * manuscript, c. 1690

Regional Names for Zravana Nakshatra

Zraavana

Sravishtha

Crivana * Chrivana

Hari * Harideva * HariNakshatra

Ananta (endless, boundless, eternal, infinite)

Thiruvonam = Tamil * Thiruonam

Ashvattha

Apramayo

Crivana * Shravana * Sravishtha Nakshatra

"22-Sravana and 23-Sravistha (Dhanishta) are a pair,

even though they are not called purva-uttara,

like the other Nakshatra pairs. "

Zravana NakshatraCelestial Location

  • the Twenty-second Nakshatra

  • 10:00 - until - 23:20 Makara(Capricorn)

  • pada 85, 86, 87, 88 of total 108

  • Location = Altair, Alshain, and Tarazed: alpha, beta and gamma of Aquila, The Eagle -- The Circle of Stars

Zravana Nakshatra Meanings

  • The Way of Listening and Learning

  • "Hearing - The Ear" -

  • "Lame / One Who Limps" -

  • "Listening Equipment"

Sacred Tree for Sravana Nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at: www.vedicvanas.com/nakshatravana.html

  • western botanical name: Calotropis gigantea

  • Sanskrita namah:

    Tibetan (bodkye):

    Common names: Madar (India) widuri (indonesia)

    English name: Crown Flower

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Calotropis Gigantea = Crown Flower = sacred to Sravishtha Nakshatra

Shravana the Ear is a splendid Nakshatra for any of the listening professions.

Shravana = passive (Chandra) listening

then having "heard the beat" the next nakshatra Dhanishtha = active (Mangala) upward movement, dance, rhythmic climbing

Splendid placement for any type of Professional Listener:

  • Social workers and Community Advocates

  • pastoral counselors

  • Psychiatrists and psychological therapists

  • court-reporter, deposition attorney

  • intake officers, interviewers, receptionists

  • Wire-tapping, secret information gathering; police detective

  • public relations advisers

  • military security and espionage

  • Counseling and confidentiality professions, esp. physician and attorney

Diplomacy = examples:

  • USA Pres-44 Barack Obama

  • governor-NM and diplomat Bill Richardson,

  • USA Sec. of State 2005-2009 Condoleezza Rice

Spiritual counseling in its many guises.

Chandra's "sensitive" navamsha trine

Rohini

Hasta

Shravana

Zravana Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition

  • Dro-Shin = Drokhin- Trokje = God of the Wind or Sun;

  • Jizhin, Ngag Nyenpa = Pleasant-voiced

Zravana Nakshatra Planetary Ruler

Soma

Zravana Nakshatra Deity Ruler

Vishnu

Zravana Nakshatra Symbol:

  • Arrow

  • 3 footprints side-by-side (One Who Limps)

Zravana Nakshatra Body Part:

Genitals of Kalapurushaa

Zravana Nakshatra Auspicious events:

[BPHS]

  • Installations (as in installing a new appliance),

  • establishing a home,

  • sacred ceremonies,

  • performing remedies,

  • improving health,

  • and other auspicious actions.

Zravana Nakshatra Gana = Group:

Heavenly / Deva

Nakshatra Vocabulary

Koeln Digital Sanskrit Lexicon:

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zru

  • to hear, listen or attend to anything


srAma

  • lameness, sickness, disease - esp of animals


zravaNa:

  • "The ear

  • The act of hearing (cf. zruti);

    • acquiring knowledge by hearing, learning, study;

    • relating to or perceived by the ear, Audible

  • knowledge derived from hearing; listener

  • fame, reputation; wealth

  • limping, lame;

  • Three footsteps= tri-vikrama

  • hypotenuse of a triangle or the diagonal of a tetragon

The 20th (or 23rd) Nakshatra (presided over by Vishnu

  • and containing the three stars inc. Aquilae,

  • supposed to represent three footsteps "

The Circle of the Stars

Ashvattha = "The Pipal Tree" = ficus religiosa,

the anciently sacred tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment

sacred in India 2000 yrs before Buddha

Shakti of the Shravana Nakshatra

commentary by Dennis Harness

"22. Shravana: The Star of Learning

(Capricorn 10 00 to 23 20 )

Shravana translates as the hearing, with its primary symbol being an ear. It is a deva, or godly nakshatra that has the capacity to hear the astral sounds of Krishna s flute, and the celestial bells or the cosmic Om.

The natives of this asterism usually have brilliant minds and the capacity to study other cultures and spiritual dimensions.

The movie director, George Lucas and Vedic scholar, David Frawley both have their natal Moons in this auspicious nakshatra.

Material success is a result of the primary motivation of this asterism being artha or wealth.

The primary deity is Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe.

Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, is considered to be the female deity associated with Shravana.

The shakti is the power to provide connection with others ."

commentary on Shravana nakshatra by Pandit David Frawley:

"Vishnu desired, "May I hear people say good words about me.

May I not gain any bad regard."

One who makes the appropriate offering to Vishnu, to Shravana,

  • hears good words about himself

  • and does not come to any bad regard.

Those born under Shravana are concerned about what people say about them

about their public reputation.

  • They will strive to keep themselves in good repute.
  • They are sensitive about the opinions of others."

FEMALES

Shravana

  • Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 99.

"Denotes a charitable and benevolent person of

  • strength of character

  • and calmness of demeanor.

She gives courage to others.

  • The nervous and needy come to her for help,

  • and get it.

These women make good designers and interior decorators."

Public Figures = Female

Thr four pada of Shravana occupy Makara rashi

  • UK-Queen 1953-Elizabeth-2

  • USA Sec. of State 2005-2009 Condoleezza Rice

  • dramatist, balladeer Judy Garland (gay dad, five gay husbands, drug addictions, wild financial fluctuations)

MALES

Shravana

  • Shil-Ponde(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 86.

"An excellent character, the keynote of which is kind heartedness and generosity,

  • particularly to those less fortunate than himself.

This man will always be able to accumulate the good things of life

  • without injuring anyone else to do so.

He will be disposed to share his belongings with the poor and needy.

  • The extent of his activities in this direction,

  • will of course depend on his station in life.

Many social workers and philanthropists have Shravana rising.

He will also be very religious

  • and will participate in church activities

  • if his environment permits."

MALES

Public Figures

All four pada of Shravana occupies Makara rashi

General Description of Shravana characteristics -- from Das/ Behari

"... very good attractive physical features.

Normally height will be small and ... a peculiar mark on the face, may be in the form of a mole or some other mark which appears to be a kind of disfigurement.

In some cases, a black mole beneath the shoulder has been noticed.

You are very sweet in speech and also you maintain neatness in every work you undertake.

  • There is a set principle for you in life.

  • You expect your surroundings to be very clean and you dislike persons who do not have the tendency of maintaining neatness.

  • Once you notice a person in untidy conditions you will not hesitate to open your mouth.

  • You take pity on the condition of others and try to help others as far as possible.

  • You like to have very neat and delicious food... a very good host.

You are god fearing and have full respect for elders.

  • You are a believer in victory for truth.

  • You cannot expect much benefit or return from those persons whom you have helped whereas it has been noticed that you are subject to deceit from others.

  • Even if you catch a thief, you will try to find out the truth of the circumstances which led that person to become a thief and if you are convinced you will let that person go.


Your inherent quality of peaceful appearance and the knack of dealings will penetrate to the minds of the public, hence you are the fittest politician for modern times.

  • Your smile is enough to attract and be remembered by others.

  • Whatever may be the ups and downs in life, you will neither reach to the top or bottom.

  • In other words, a mediocre life will be enjoyed by you.

  • Even illiterate persons born in this Nakshatra will show complete maturity and will be eager to gather knowledge whenever they get opportunity.


You are a very good adviser.

  • Others will look to you for solving individual as well as collective problems.

  • You are a versatile genius.

  • You have the ability and capacity to undertake different jobs at a time.

  • If you are installed in a seat of some power and authority, you will shine well.

  • You are always in search of an authoritative job.


Since you have to shoulder much responsibilities and spend for fulfilling responsibilities you will always be in need of money.

  • You will not like to take revenge even on your bitterest enemies.

  • On the other hand you will think to let God give due punishment to them.

  • Up to 30 years of age you will undergo several changes.

  • Between 30 to 45 years of age will mark stability in all walks of life.

  • In case you go beyond 65 years due to beneficial planetary positions you can expect remarkable progress both economical and social.

  • You are suitable for taking up mechanical or technical work or engineering. You may also be connected with petroleum or oil products.

Married life will be filled with extra-ordinary happiness.

  • You will have a spouse with all good qualities.

  • That does not necessarily cause you to remain faithful however.

You may suffer from ear problems, skin disease, eczema, rheumatism, tuberculosis and indigestion."

Description of the Pada = four quarters = four steps = of Shravana

Sravana Pada-1 * Mesha navamsha


-- from Das/ Behari

  • __________________________


* for the Male only* from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 105 =

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion, usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well,

  • and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and and possibly a surgical operation."

Sravana Pada-2 * Vrishabha Navamsha * Pushkara Navamsha


MALES

FEMALES

-- from Das/ Behari

  • ___________________


*for the Male only* from:Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

same as Sravana Pada-1

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion, usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well,

  • and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and and possibly a surgical operation."

Sravana Pada-3 * Mithunaya navamsha


MALES


FEMALES

  • partner of JFK-Jr, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

-- from Das/ Behari

"You will be an expert in various higher branches of knowledge.

  • You have many sons."


*for the Male only* from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

same as Sravana Pada-1

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion, usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well,

  • and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and and possibly a surgical operation."

Sravana Pada-4 * Karkata Navamsha


MALES

FEMALES

-- from Das/ Behari

"You will have respect to priests or persons doing worship,

  • and you will have a domineering disposition.

Your 20th year will be very risky. "


*for the Male only* from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

same as Sravana Pada-1

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion, usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well,

  • and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and and possibly a surgical operation."

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Zravana Moonrise

BPL commentary on Shravana Nakshatra

"People are talking; Shravana is listening"

  • Shravana is deeply concerned with public respectability and reputation.

any graha which occupy the Shravana degree range = 10:00 - 23:20 Makara = one's "listening equipment"

the more graha in Shravana (including graha in the varga charts) the more energy one may devote to maintaining a spotless public reputation

  • Shravana is an excellent location for professions in Public Relations - attorney, publicist, PR departments of corporations and governments, "spin doctors" of every stripe

H.H. Tenzin Gyatso

  • Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition .

  • Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. Ed.), Elizabeth Napper (Ed.),


Intimacy with the Object of Study

Hearing

"When engaging in hearing, it is important to mix the mind, to familiarize the mind, with what is being heard.

  • The study of religion is not like learning about history.

It must be mixed with your mental continuum; your mind should be suffused with it.

A sutra says that the practices are like a mirror;

  • your actions of body, speech, and mind are like a face to be seen in the mirror;

  • and through the practices you should recognize faults and gradually get rid of them.

As it is said in the oral transmission,

  • "If there is enough space between yourself and the practices for someone else to walk through, then you are not implementing them properly."

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