Uttara Bhadrapada is the 26th Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. The Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra ranges from degrees 3:0 – 16:40 in the Pisces zodiac. Saturn or Shani is considered the Nakshatra Lord and its deity is Ahir Budhya – a dragon of the depths of the atmosphere.
The Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra extends between the constellations of Pegasus and Andromeda and the symbol of this Nakshatra is the two back legs of a funeral cot. As mentioned earlier, Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra is governed by the divine power of Ahir Budhya and has a planetary lord in Shani/Saturn.
Uttara Bhadrapada Birth Star:
Uttara Bhadrapada is associated with prosperity, strength and martial qualities. The nakshatra is the powerhouse of widely diverging possibilities and features. The aspect, that Uttara Bhadrapada is ruled by Saturn, plays an important role in determining the personality traits of the natives ruled by this Nakshatra.
Nakshatra Personality Traits:
Individuals belonging to Uttara Bhadrapada are usually known for their wisdom and experience. Natives ruled by this Nakshatra have a steady personality, calm nature, and low temper. Changeability is another important aspect of the personality of the people belonging to Uttara Bhadrapada. The natives of Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra are religious in nature and always attracted to high ethical standard. Individuals born under Uttarbhadrapada Nakshatra are blessed with benefic influences of other planets. There are many similarities between Uttara Bhadra and Purvabhadra Nakshatra. Uttara Bhadrapada is a mystic Nakshatra and it produces philosophers, researchers, spiritual aspirants etc.
According to Hindu astrology, Uttara Bhadrapada represents the coolness of the water. The symbol snake that dwells in depths actually represents wisdom, but the snake might be tempted to use its wisdom for negative purposes. Ahir Budhya, the sattvic avatar of Lord Shiva, the teacher of liberating knowledge, is considered the deep ocean snake which signifies the merging of consciousness into the deep sea of eternity.
Thank you to Paramesh Das for his contribution to this article