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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Anurādhā literally means ‘causing welfare’; bestower of devotion or adoration.

Anurādhā is the 17th of the 27 nakṣatras or constellations of stars listed in astronomy. The stars comprising this nakṣatra are :

  1. Beta
  2. Delta
  3. Pi Scorpii

In astrology it is considered as beneficial. Persons born under this nakṣatras are said be good, compassionate, soft spoken and happy. The day on which the moon is associated with this nakṣatra is considered as auspicious for religious rites and good undertakings.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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