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Punarvasu literally means ‘fresh wealth’ or ‘new growth’.
 
Punarvasu literally means ‘fresh wealth’ or ‘new growth’.
  
This is the seventh out of the twenty-seven nakṣatras<ref>Nakṣatras means the constellation of stars.</ref> accepted by religious almanacs and astrologers. The stars of this nakṣatra are alpha and beta Geminorum. Caula or tonsure for a male child is to be done in the third year after birth, on a day associated with this nakṣatra. It is considered auspicious for other rites also like upanayāna and marriage.
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This is the seventh out of the twenty-seven nakṣatras<ref>Nakṣatras means the constellation of stars.</ref> accepted by religious almanacs and astrologers. The stars of this [[nakṣatra]] are alpha and beta Geminorum. Caula or tonsure for a male child is to be done in the third year after birth, on a day associated with this [[nakṣatra]]. It is considered auspicious for other rites also like upanayāna and marriage.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:18, 18 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Punarvasu literally means ‘fresh wealth’ or ‘new growth’.

This is the seventh out of the twenty-seven nakṣatras[1] accepted by religious almanacs and astrologers. The stars of this nakṣatra are alpha and beta Geminorum. Caula or tonsure for a male child is to be done in the third year after birth, on a day associated with this nakṣatra. It is considered auspicious for other rites also like upanayāna and marriage.


References

  1. Nakṣatras means the constellation of stars.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore