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Mount Meru= the mountain in the center of all worlds.

Its top is wider than its base.

It has 4 sides.

Earth-humans live in the blue part = Shani, blue-sky, ruled by Time.

Shri Shri Ganapati


Dhanishtha * Sravishtha

Kaaviri gangaa nathirava sevithakaantha avittathevi sahaayakrube|

structured movement

Chandra in Dhanishtha

wikipedia: Dhanishtha

Regional Names for Dhanishtha Nakshatra

  • Slavishtha * Zravishtha * Zravishtheeya

  • Dhaniastha

  • Vasava

  • Bhutini-dhaana

  • Avittam

  • Hrsikesha

Nakshatra kona of ambitious, competitive, dominating, productive, conquesting, always-moving Mangala:




Dhanishtha Nakshatra Body Part:

  • Anus of Kalapurushaa

Dhanishtha Nakshatra Symbol:

  • drum

Dhanishtha Nakshatra

Auspicious activities


  • Tonsure ceremony (hair cutting),
  • sacred ceremonies,
  • warfare ascending new elephants, horses or vehicles,
  • preparing a garden plot.

Dhanishtha Nakshatra

Acacia ferruginea

Acacia Ferruginea Tree sacred to Dhanistha

Acacia ferruginea tree - Sacred to Dhanishtha Nakshatra

bhapa = Dhanishtha Nakshatra ruling Deity:

The Eight Vasu = Gods of abundance

= Basudaibata = wealth-giver of jewels, precious articles, gold, etc.

  1. Agni "fire" - Anala "living"

  2. Prithvi "earth" - Dhara- "support"

  3. Va-yu "wind" - Anila "wind"

  4. Antariksha "atmosphere" - Aha "pervading"

  5. A-ditya "eternal" - Pratyu-sha "pre-dawn"

  6. Dyaus "sky" - Prabha-sa "shining dawn"

  7. Chandramas "moon" - Soma "soma-plant"

  8. Nakstrani "stars" - Dhruva "motionless" (the Polestar)


Dhanishtha Nakshatra Gana = Group:

  • Rakshasa (Demonic)

Dhanishtha Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition

  • Non-Dre = Möndre - Thobden= he who attains

  • Drog Tö= high friend.

Dhanishtha Nakshatra Celestial Location

the Twenty-third Nakshatra

  • 23:20 Makara until 06:40 Kumbha

  • pada 89, 90, 91, 92 of 108

  • Delphinus the Dolphin:

    • alpha, beta, gamma and delta Delphini

Dhanishtha Nakshatra divinatory imagery

compare to: Tarot: Knight of Swords

  • "They gain through high association"

Dhanishtha Nakshatra Meanings

"The Most Famous" - "The Most Heard-of" - "The wealthiest"

Dhanistha = following the beat, the Drummer

  • finely tuned hearing, e.g. dolphins; excellent dancers ; Often a heavy eater, who eats as an emotional stress release.

Dhanishtha Nakshatra Environments

  • dance floor,

  • racetrack,

  • cattle mazes;

  • anywhere that movement is choreographed to a regular beat

Dhanishtha Nakshatra Behaviors


Dhanishtha is busy climbing up the mountain of 'dhani' precious wisdom.

  • dancing in an upward spiral pattern, single-file, to the endless beat of the sacred drum, up the flanks of holy Mount Meru

  • At the lower levels of consciousness, Dhanishtha is a 'social climber'.

  • May develop eating disorders if the over-nourishment results in social criticism (e.g., Princess Di). True of Sravana also.

Shakti of Dhanishtha Nakshatra

commentary by Pandit David Frawley

"The Vasus desired, "May we revolve around the summit of the Gods."

One who makes the appropriate offering to the Vasus, to Dhanishta,

  • gains the summit among his peers.

The Vasus rule over material and worldly splendors, which their Nakshatra grants.

  • They gain through high association."

Shakti of Dhanishtha Nakshatra

commentary by Dennis Harness

"23. Dhanishtha: The Star of Symphony

(Capricorn 23 20 to Aquarius 06 40)

  • The symbol for Dhanishtha is the drum, indicating a love of music.
  • It is sometimes called the kingly star due to the fame and wealth that can occur under the influence of this lunar mansion.

Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana both had their natal Moons in this nakshatra.

  • The shakti is the power to give abundance and fame.

Marital difficulties and a fiery temper are observed here due to the rakshasa temperament, the animal totem of a female lion and the ruling planet Mars.

The primary motivation of Dhanishtha is dharma.

The deities are the eight Vasus, such as Soma (water), Dhara (earth), Anala (fire), Apa (space) and Dhruva (nakshatras)."

Dhanishtha Nakshatra

Valerie Roebuck,

"22- Sra-vana and 23- Sra-vishtha (Dhanishtha) are a pair,

  • even though they are not called purva-uttara like the other Nakshatra pairs."

  • "The drum in mind is like an Indian tabla, which can be tuned to a particular note."

Vocabulary for Dhanishta


  • most famous

  • born or produced under the Nakshatra Shravishtha

  • 24th (or 21st or 22nd) Nakshatra

  • also called Dhanishtha

  • and regarded as having the shape of a drum


  • relating or belonging to the Vasus,

    • derived or descended from them;

    • name of Indra (as chief of the Vasus);

    • belongs to Indra

  • The Nakshatra Dhanishtha (presided over by the Vasus)


  • "receptacle of prosperity"

  • name of Nakshatra Dhanishtha


  • very swift

  • very rich

  • more modern name of the Nakshatra Sravishtha

    • or 24th lunar mansion .



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 100

"This is a talkative and interesting person,

  • particularly successful in lecturing and debating.

She is capable of writing mystic novels

  • and is good at story telling.

She will be happy in domestic life.

She loves nice dresses,

  • especially blue, pink, and purple,

  • and likes curios and antiques."


Makara portion

Kumbha portion



  • Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhanishtha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition.

  • They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

    • But there the similarity stops.

    • (see later Pada descriptions)."


  • Mangala-ruled Dhanishtha Nakshatra = radical lagna

  • see also: Chandra in Dhanishtha

  • pulsation of the life-force energies; musical percussion;

Makara portion = Dhanishtha pada-1, Dhanishtha pada-2

Mangala mulatrikona Mesha = 4th from Makara * patriotism, protectionism, defense of the homeland, roots, binding (fascisti) boundaries, Home Culture customary ways, settlements, farming, ranching, campus, lands and property ownership (including what is underneath the land e.g. oil, gas, minerals)

Kumbha portion = Dhanishtha pada-3, Dhanishtha pada-4

Kuja's mulatrikona Mesha = 3rd from Kumbha * writings, meetings, conferences, frequent holidays, tours and business-related travels, commerce, planning, cohort and coterie, shop-keeping, announcements, reports, hand-craft, tools, technologies. media-message, scripts and sets, evangelism

General Description of Dhanishtha characteristics -- from Das- Bepin Behari

General Traits

Dhanishtha Nakshatra

  • Makara 23:20 until 30:00;

  • Kumbha 00:00 until 13:19


"Normally, you have a lean body with lengthy figure.

In exceptional cases you may have a stout figure.

You will be expert in all work you undertake.

You have an extremely intelligent mind and all around knowledge.

You do not like to cause any trouble to others.

  • It has been seen that you have a religious spirit.

You always like to live by your own caliber and effort.

You dislike to express disagreement with others until the last moment.

Most of us are probably aware of the elephant's revenge.

  • That is, if any person or any animal cause trouble to the elephant,

  • the elephant waits for an opportunity to pounce on them.

In the same way, you wait for an opportunity to pounce on others with whom you have a score to settle.

Most scientists and historians are born in Dhanishta.

Since there is an inherent talent of keeping secrets,

  • you are quite suitable for secret service,

  • private secretaries to senior executives.

Whatever may be your academic background, your intelligence is beyond question.

  • In argument you are much ahead of others.

  • Lawyers profession is excellent for you."

"From the 24th year onward will show progress in the earning field.

  • Since you will be engaged in the profession or trade where you have to trust others,

    • you should be very careful before putting trust in others.

    In the family circle you will be the uppermost administrator.

Your relatives will cause a lot of embarrassment and problems.

  • You are more inclined to brothers and sisters.

  • You will have ample inherited property subject to the placement of planets in beneficial position.

  • You cannot have much benefit from in-laws.

  • But this drawback will be nullified due to the presence of the good qualities of your spouse.

  • Any improvement in the financial field will be only after marriage."

"Your health may not be so good.

  • Even then you will not think about your own health.

  • It is only when the illness reaches the peak you start finding a remedy.

Slightest improvement out of the severest disease will drag you to the work field.

  • You are prone to coughs, anemia etc.

  • However, you will not be in a prolonged state of illness."

Description of the Four Pada = quarters = of Dhanishtha Nakshatra

  • Makara 23:21 until 30:00

  • Kumbha 00:00 until 6:40

Pada-1 Dhanishtha * Simha navamsha

Makara rashi 23:20 until 26:40



*for the Male only*- from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 113.

Not well formed but very healthy, with a heavy, hairy body.

A heavy eater.

  • Has a very revengeful disposition.

  • Likes hunting and shooting game;

is very rash and courts danger.

  • Likes large enterprises.

Is a man's man and has very little use or respect for the opposite sex.

  • Marriage is a pastime and extramarital affairs numerous.

Is arrogant, fond of fighting,

  • and may be homosexual in his tendencies.
Kidnappers often found here."

Das/ Bepin Behari:

"You may experience several miscarriages or abortions

  • or there may not be any children at all.

Your health will be adversely affected at the age of 5 years old.

You will meet with some accident at 10 years old

  • and at 12 years you may experience injury by a weapon.

So try to be especially careful during these times.

Regardless of these mishaps

  • you will meet with death at 90 years old in the month of August-September."

Pada-2 Dhanishta = Kanya navamsha = Makara rashi from26:40 until 30:00



*for the Male only* - from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 113:

  • Same as pada-1

Das/ Behari :

"You are wealthy and credulous.

You will have large thighs and neck and be joyful.

You may be affected with jaundice and severe fever at 20 years old,

  • and severe affliction to some parts of the body at 25 years.

Regardless of these mishaps,

  • you will meet death at 90 years old in the month of August-September."

Pada-3 Dhanistha * Thula navamsha

Kumbha rashi from 00:00 to 3:20



*for the Male only* - from: Shil-Ponde. (1939).

Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 113.

"A large stomach and heavy neck.

  • May be an Astrologer or Astronomer.

  • Is generous and of very good character.

  • Loves music.

  • Cultivates the society of actors and actresses. "

Das/ Behari:

"You are very courageous, truthful and kind to all.

You will be a voracious eater.

Because of this habit,

  • you will have severe stomach problems at 22 years of age

  • and hospitalization for a longer period will be necessary.

You must control your diet.

  • Eating anything and anywhere must be curbed.

You will meet with death at 90 years old in the month August-September."

Pada-4 Dhanishtha * Vrischika navamsha

Kumbha rashi from 03:21 to 6:40



*for the Male only*

from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 113.

  • Same as Dhanishtha pada-3.

Das/ Behari :

"Two marriages are indicated.

There may be at most two children.

You may indulge in sexual affairs.

There may be some identification mark on your left hand.

Be careful of burns at 5 years, poison at 12 years,

  • injury inflicted by the thieves at 28 years of age.

You will meet with death at 90 years old

  • in the month August-September."

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