Rashis Nakshatras and Grahas in Sanskrit

Learn Rashis Nakshatras and Grahas names in Sanskrit along with its transliteration, meaning in English and Hindi.

In Sanskrit, Zodiac Signs are known as Rashis and Grahas are known planets in the solar system,

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Rashis Nakshatras and Grahas

Rashis, Nakshatras and Grahas in Sanskrit

Ancient Indian Astrology, also referred to as Vedic Astrology or ज्योतिषशास्त्रम् (Jyotiṣaśāstram) is one of the most ancient studies of the movements and positions of planets relative to each other and how they affect us humans here on Earth.

Some basic elements of Vedic Astrology are Rashis, Nakshatras and Grahas. Following are short explanations about each category and a list of the components.

Rashis - राशयः

Rashis can also be called as Zodiac Signs, which are assigned to a person based on the time of their birth. Following are the Rashis in Vedic Astrology:

संस्कृतम्

Western

 Equivalent

Hindi

मेषः

Aries

मेष

वृषभः

Taurus

वृषभ

मिथुनः

Gemini

मिथुन

कर्कः

Cancer

कर्क

सिंहः

Leo

सिंह

कन्या

Virgo

कन्या

तुला

Libra

तुला

वृश्चिकः

Scorpio

वॄश्चिक

धनुः

Sagittarius

धनु

मकरः

Capricorn

मकर

कुम्भः

Aquarius

कुम्भ

मीनः

Pisces

मीन

Nakshatras - नक्षत्राणि

Nakshatras are divisions in the sky. 27 Nakshatras are mentioned in Vedic Astrology. Following are the names of these Nakshatras:

संस्कृतम्

Transliteration

अश्विनी

aśvinī

भरणी

bharaṇī

कृत्तिका

kṛttikā

रोहिणी

rohiṇī

मृगशिरा

mṛgaśirā

आर्द्रा

ārdrā

पुनर्वसुः

punarvasuḥ

पुष्या

puṣyā

आश्लेषा

āśleṣā

मघा

maghā

पूर्वाफाल्गुनी

pūrvāphālgunī

उत्तरफाल्गुनी

uttaraphālgunī

हस्ता

hastā

चित्रा

citrā

स्वातिः

svātiḥ

विशाखा

viśākhā

अनुराधा

anurādhā

ज्येष्ठा

jyeṣṭhā

मूला

mūlā

पूर्वाषाढा

pūrvāṣāḍhā

उत्तराषाढा

uttarāṣāḍhā

श्रवणा

śravaṇā

धनिष्ठा

dhaniṣṭhā

शतभिषा

śatabhiṣā

पूर्वभाद्रपदा

pūrvabhādrapadā

उत्तरभाद्रपदा

uttarabhādrapadā

रेवती

revatī

Grahas - ग्रहाः

Grahas are planets in the solar system. Nine grahas are counted in Vedic Astrology, known as नवग्रहाः (navagrahāḥ). Following are their names:

संस्कृतम्

English

सूर्यः

Sun

चन्द्रः

Moon

मङ्गलः

Mars

बुधः

Mercury

बृहस्पतिः

Jupiter

शुक्रः

Venus

शनिः

Saturn

राहुः

Rahu

केतुः

Ketu

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