(Last Updated on : 07-02-2015)
Ardra is the name of a Nakshatra in Hindu astrology
. The literal meaning of Ardra in Sanskrit
is "green" or "the moist one". Ardra symbolizes Teardrop. On the basis of the numbering scheme used, its position is sixth. Its deity is Rudra
; yoni is dog; Gana is Manushya and ruling planet is Rahu
. Ardra is associated with the star Betelgeuse. The Hindu myth associated to Ardra is that of Taraka who is an asura. Taraka is granted invulnerability by Lord Brahma
Significance of Ardra
is a combination of Mercury
and Rahu as it lies completely in Gemini
and the ruling planet is Rahu. This combination signifies amalgamation of intellectual feeling with passionate thinking. Ardra also signifies destruction and sorrow, just like its deity Rudra. Rudra is the destructive part of Shiva
. Destruction is necessary for regeneration, and fertility. Hence, the intention of this Nakshatra is always creativity. Ardra born people are usually stubborn, control freaks, who easily dominate the others. At times they even hurt the people in the process. Hence, the myth is often repeated to suit Nakshatra with the characteristics. But these people can also be gentle, sympathetic ones, commanding the people and situations around them, quite effectively. They have stable and strong personalities and are extremely effective in getting the things done. They like to renovate discarded things. People born in this Nakshatra can suitably direct their energies to professions such as firefighting and Law enforcement.
Ideal Match for Ardra born People
According to modern match making points, Ardra can be matched only with Mula
due to their compatibility. As per astrology, the pair will live long lives as their relationships will last more than any other combination.
Career of Ardra born People
The natives of Ardra Nakshatra are sincere and determined people when it comes to work. They are said to shine high in the period of 32yrs to 42yrs which will take them to the heights. Apart from the research area, these people shine in the work fields of transport, communication, bookselling, financial broker and shipping.
Health of Ardra born People
The natives of Ardra Nakshatra are said to face health issues such as heart problems, asthma
, ear trouble, dental problems and paralysis.