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Magha Nakshatra-Shasti


Today’s tithi is Shasti and Nakshatra is Magha. The word root of Magha is derived from Maha meaning the great one. The star constellation in western astronomy is known as Regulus .Regulus is a very bright star system consisting of multiple stars.Regulus is about ten times as bright as the Sun.  Regulus is derived from the same word root that the english word Regent derives itself from.

Regent=Prince or Ruler . Regulus also means the same . It means a great ruler .

Both the Indians and Western astronomers attributed the shape of a great throne to this star system.

Ruling Planet: Ketu

Symbol: Throne

Ruling deity : The great manes or Pitri devatas

Magha is a nakshatra of great spiritual power. It lies close to the constellation of Leo ruled by the Sun and itself is ruled by the Pitris and Ketu. Paramhamsa yogananda had both his Lagna and Moon located in Magha. The Pitris rule this star ( Pitris are the original progenitors of the human race and we pay respects to them during Pinda Pradana ) .

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Verse 26

yanti deva-vrata devan
pitrn yanti pitr-vratah
bhutani yanti bhutejya
yanti mad-yajino ‘pi mam


yanti–achieve; deva-vratah–worshipers of demigods; devan–to demigods; pitrn–to ancestors; yanti–go; pitr-vratah–worshipers of the ancestors; bhutani–to ghosts and spirits; yanti–go; bhuta-ijyah–worshipers of ghosts and spirits; yanti–go; mat–My; yajinah–devotees; api–also; mam–unto Me.


Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; those who worship ancestors go to the ancestors; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

People with Moon in Magha nakshatra are usually large hearted , very spiritual and definetly respect traditions. This nakshatra also gives a lot of power , pride and control of masses through royalty or other means.  The negative side of Magha is it can give extreme class consciousness and arrogance .They can be extreme perfectionists as well . Since both Sun and Ketu have influence on this nakshatra Magha is a Krura /Ugra nakshatra with a lot of energy.

Magha makes good musical singers as well.

Famous singers with Magha in lagna or Moon placements

Elton John,Michael Jackson


Winston churchill , Bill clinton & Lyndon Johnson (both presidents of Usa ) ,Alexander the great

Spiritual Giants

Sri Aurobindo , Paramahamsa Yogananda , Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Magha-Throne of the Pitris

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  1. halkanche gaurishankar sambappa permalink
    08/05/2012 3:36 AM

    my date of birth is 17/09/1971 4:30 am with magha nakshatra you have written correct can you give some special hints to me

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