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Uttara Bhādrapadā

Andromeda map showing on of the stars of Uttara Bhādrapadā

Uttara Bhādrapadā or Uttṛṭṭāti (Devanagari: उत्तरभाद्रपदा)(Tamil: உத்திரட்டாதி) is the twenty-sixth nakshatra in Hindu astrology, corresponding to γ Pegasi and α Andromedae. It is ruled by Shani, the deity identified with the planet Saturn.

Under the beliefs of electional astrology, Uttara Bhādrapadā is a Fixed constellation, meaning that while it is prominent, it is a good time to build houses, found communities or engage in other activities related to permance, stabiltiy and structure.[1]

Uttara Bhādrapadā is represented by dualistic imagery, often two legs of a bed. Other common symbols include a two-headed man, or twins.[2] The Ahir Budhnya, a serpentine or draconian creature, is the deity which oversees Uttara Bhādrapadā.[3]

Traditional Hindu given names are determined by which pada (quarter) of a nakshatra the moon was in at the time of birth. In the case of Ashvini, the given name would begin with the following syllables:

  • Du (Devanagari: दु)
  • Jha (Devanagari: ज)
  • Tha (Devanagari: थ)
  • Da/Tra (Devanagari: ञ)[4]


  1. ^ Dennis M. Harness. "The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology". Lotus Press: 1999. ISBN 0-914955-83-7. pg.113
  2. ^ Dennis M. Harness. "The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology". Lotus Press: 1999. ISBN 0-914955-83-7. pg.113
  3. ^ Linda Johnsen. "A Thousand Suns: Designing Your Future With Vedic Astrology." Yes International Publishers: 2004. ISBN 0-936663-35-9. pg. 81
  4. ^
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