23. Dhanishta(The Star of Symphony)

Dhanishta “The Star of Symphony 23.20 Capricorn- 6:40 Aquarius

  •  Symbol:

A Drum( Damaru of Lord Shiva)

A Bamboo Cane Flute”(Bansuri of Sri Krishna) 


  • Deity: Asta Vasus (The Elemental Gods, Deities of Earthly Abundance, the Solar Gods of Energy and Light) 
  1.  Prithvi/ Dhara (Earth/ Support)
  2. Pavaka / Agni /Anala (Hot Fire/Living)
  3. Antariksha/ Aha (Space/ Pervading)
  4. Vayu/ Anila(Wind)
  5.  Dyaus/ Prabhasa(Sky/ Splendor)
  6. Aditya/ Pratyusha (The Sun/The Dawn)
  7. Nakshatrani/ Dhruva (Stars/PoleStar)
  8. Chandramas/ Soma(Moon/Soma Plant) 
As we can see, all these eight deities carry within them the energies of different nakshatras. This makes Dhanishta sort of compendium of the energies of earlier nakshatras i.e. specifically Ashwini, Krittika, Mrigashira, Swati, and Purvashadha. These eight Vasus are supposed to be wealthy and skilled at music.
  • Meaning : 
"The Most Famous”, “The Most Heard of”, “The Wealthiest”, “The Most Benevolent"
  •  Stars:
  • Dhanishta the zenith of martian energy, is represented in the celestial firmament by four stars in the constellation known as Delphini(the Dolphin). These four stars are arranged in a rhombus shape, which the ancients saw as signifying a drum. In modern astronomy, these stars are known as Alpha-Delphini, Beta-Delphini, Delta-Delphini& Gamma-Delphini

Ruler: The Star is governed by Mars. 

·   Yoga Tara Degree: 23 degree

· Short  Mythology:

Mythology is from Mahabharata. It was when Eight Vasus wherein forest saw a Divine cow .and thought to steal the divine cow while other 7 vasus too agreed to the eldest one to execute the plan .but the twist was the Divine cow was Saga  Rishi Vashishta who came to know about the stealing immediately through his meditation power and after knowing he cursed the eight vasus to be born on earth as mortals and suffer the pain like all mortals do. The eight vasus begged Rishi Vashishta for mercy, but a curse could not be taken back. It could, at best, be modified. Rishi Vashishta granted some relief to the seven vasus that their life on earth would be short and after that, they could ascend to paradise. But the eighth vasu, Prabhasa, who instigated the other seven to steal the cow out of his passion for his wife would suffer the pain of the account of all the seven vasus.

"He who committed a crime out of the desire for his wife will never know the pleasure of a woman. Even without a wife and sons, he will spend his entire life struggling to serve his household. And in the end, he will die at the hands of a woman, for his desire for a woman made him turn versus into a criminal"

The eight vasus then went to the Mother of all beings, Ganga to help them keep their stay on earth short. Ganga promised them that she would give them birth through her own womb and will drown them in the waters of Ganga to set them free from the curse the moment they would be born.

Ganga married King Shantanu of Hastinapur, with a promise that he won't question her or stop her from doing anything. The moment he questioned her, she would leave forever.

Ganga drowned the seven vasus immediately on their birth, but Rishi Vashishta’s curse came true when she was about to drown Prabhasa and she was stopped by Shantanu. It was Prabhasa who grew up as Devavrata/Bhishma(the eldest vasus).

·   Nakshatra Trimurti: Vishnu (Maintain)
·  GunaTamas

·  Tavatta: Aakash(Ether)

·   Gana: Rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of Dharma.

·   Aim: Dharma (Righteousness)

· Gotra(clan): Angiras (the name translates as the “Fiery One”)

·   Animal: The animal symbol is a Female Tiger

·   BirdGolden Bee, Peacock (Mayura), Crow

·   Tree:  Shamee, Indian Mesquite, Vanni, Khejri Tree

·  Caste: It belongs to the Farmer caste. It is puzzling for everyone to understand why such a wealthy and well-endowed asterism should be assigned to the working caste. This relates to the fact that this nakshatra falls in Saturn's sign, a planet that was seen as belonging to their working class. Dhanishta is involved in all farmers like, creative activities, which deal with the actual production of goods, etc.

·  Direction: South

·  Part of the body: The Back, The Anus

· TridoshaPitta ( Fire + Water)

· Gender: Female Nakshatra.

· Color: Silver Grey

·  Power(Shakti):  Khyapayitri Shakti (The Power to “Give Fame and Abundance”)

· Desire: To Revolve around the Summit of Gods

·    Pada in Navamsa:

Pada 1 Leo Navamsa:' ruled by Sun. It combines the energies of Sun, Mars, and Saturn and directs one towards worldly accomplishments. Since Sun, as we know, is not a favourable planet for marriage, this pada is not good for marital harmony. It can also be too aggressive. This pada assures easy success in one's undertakings, and often brings the native under its influence into some kind of limelight.

Pada2 Virgo Navamsa: ruled by MercuryIt relates to the skillful and communicative part of this nakshatra. This is a highly adaptable pada which often gives a lot of success in one's chosen pursuits, however once again Mercury's mutability is not good for marital harmony. The rulership of Mercury gives this pada good mind-hand coordination, which promotes musical and athletic skills.

Pada3 Libra Navamsa: ruled by Venus. This relates to the amicable, optimistic, happy, social, musical, group orientate, wealthy aspect of Dhanishta. Since Venus is the natural significator of harmony, this pada promotes marital harmony. This is the pada which carries the most refined and subtle attributes of this nakshatra. It relates to those involved in music, fine arts, divination, and astrology.

Pada 4 Scorpio Navamsa: ruled by Mars, This pada has excessive martian energy and relates to the rhythmical aspect of this asterism. It is helpful in creative arts requiring a lot of energy like drumming etc. This pada is sympathetic to the underdog, however, this pada is not good for marital harmony due to its excessive aggressiveness. This pada has a warrior's attitude and gives sporting and athletic ability.

· Sounds/Alphabet:  Gaa, Gee, Goo, Gay


  • Initial Troubles or Delays in Marriage
  • Wealthy 
  • Influential and Charitable
  • Put Knowledge and Theories into Practice
  • Love of Music, Talent in Singing and Dancing
  • Initial Troubles or Delays in Marriage
  • Difficult Marital Karma –Denial of Marital Bliss
  • Gifts of Insight, Listening
  • Perception of Truth
  •     Indications : This is " The Star of Symphony".
Dhanishta the 23rd Nakshatra, the number 23 is always known as "The Royal Number" and the number is associated with the majestic "King of the Beasts" known as the Lion. Dhanishta is ruled by Mangala (the planet Mars). Dhanishta is classified as a movable nakshatra, meaning that, under electional astrological beliefs, it is best to begin activities like travel when the moon is in Dhanishta.
  •   Born Under Dhanishta
Natives of Dhanishta are essentially music lovers. They experience symphonic changes in their lives with rhythmic timings, providing them with excellent traits through these learnings. They are kind-hearted and compassion is in their personality. The people born under this star love indulging in intellectual activities and try to acquire all the possible knowledge present around them. This star displays a generous, courageous, affluent person who has a taste and fondness for music. Their constant hunger for knowledge takes them through unique and enlightening experiences in their lifetime.
Take a strong stance in their life(Snapshot)
  •  Native gets Wealth from Land and acquires a Multiple Properties
  •  If afflicted or Malefics, then Vastu/Feng Shui problems, heart palpitations
  •  They generally have to go away from home for wealth
  •  Technically Genius people.
  •  Karma with elder siblings
  •  Mostly Miscarriage Is seen.
  •  Late Marriage Or Karma of Marriage
  •  Master of alchemy and elements
  •  However, if they don't go for deeper spiritual truths, God / Savior complex
  •  Love for Sports, dancing, DJs

  •  Drum circles.
  • They are prone to diseases like whooping cough or anemia.
  •  Lunar Month and Day :
It relates to the middle of 9 days Of Lunar Month of Shravan, which usually falls in early Oct.
Dhanista is also related to the  Ashtami(8th tithi or day)of the waxing and waning Moon phase of the monthly cycle

  • Favorable Activities:
Religious Rituals, Ceremonies, Group Work, Music, Dance, Concerts, Pomp, Moveable and Immoveable Property, Travel, Proactive Approaches, Clothes, Money Lending, Jewellery Designing, Healing, Fame, High Tech Equipment’s, Travelling, Creative Activities, Financial Transactions, Meditation, Yoga, Gardening, Treating Diseases, Commencing Education Ventures

  • Unfavorable Activities:
Marriage, Sexuality, Giving up Old Habits, Partnerships, Household Work, Restrictive Behaviour, New Partnerships, Domestic Activity, Activities Requiring Tact, Ingenuity or Tenderness


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