Purva Phalguni

Radhika Kothuri 

May 2023

In the series of Nakshatras the eleventh nakshatra is Purva Phalguni.  Detailed information on the Nakshatra, its characteristic, gender, gana and all the details is given below:

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra ranges from 13 degrees 20 minutes to 26 degrees 40 minutes in Simha rasi.   It is part of the twin nakshatras, the other nakshatra is Uttara phalguni nakshtra the next one.  The presiding deity for Purva Phalguni nakshatra is Bhaga one of the Adityas. Purva Phalguni nakshatra symbol is the front two legs of a bed or a hammock, Palanquin. The planetary ruler is Venus.

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra:

Purva Phalguni is the Sanskrit word  Purva – early or first, Phalguni – spring season or it can be called early reddish one, indicates fresh life of a spring season.

The symbol Front two legs of a bed or a Hammock indicates, rest, pleasure, rejuvenation and comfort. 

The presiding deity, Bhaga, one of the Adityas, is the God who bestows wealth, and prosperity.  Bhaga, gives the conjugal bliss, affection to procreate and build the family. 

The planetary ruler Venus, indicates, artistic, passionate, sensuality, pleasure, relationship, and good food.


Purva Phalguni nakshatra natives will have youthful energy and carefree nature.  They will be artistic, musical and good dancers as well.  They will be romantic and passionate people.  You will like to actively participate in community work and help others in need.  You like to present well and like to be surrounded by beautiful nature and articles. They are family and social people and will have more acquaintances.   They will be hard-working and independent natives.  They will be very loyal and supportive life partners.  They like to have their own space and privacy, hence most of the time they like to go on secluded vacations to nature bounty places.

Because of being excessively passionate, they may become reckless and impulsive.  They spend more on extravagant life.  They are slightly pulled towards addiction and overindulgence.  They will give in flattery which may place them in embarrassing situations also.

Physical characteristics:

Purva Phalguni nakshatra natives will be of medium height with a round face and long nose.  They will have wheatish to fair skin tone.  Overall they will be attractive.  They will be more feminine to look at both male and female. 

Padas of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra:

1st pada or Simha navamsa: When the native is born in Purva Phalguni nakshatra, between 13degrees 20 minutes to 16 degrees and 40 minutes in Simha Rasi, they are in the first pada of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra.  The first pada is ruled by Sun(Ravi).  Those born in the first pada will be knowledgeable and will love to share with others.   They will be loyal to their partners.  They will be opinionated and egoistic.  They will have a regal presence and strong will.

2nd pada or Kanya navamsa - When the native is born in Purva Phalguni nakshatra, between 16 degrees 40 minutes to 20 degrees in Simha a Rasi, they are in the second pada of Purva Phalguni nakshatra.  The second pada is ruled by Mercury(Budha). Those born in the second pada of Purva Phalguni nakshatra will be practical with a balanced outlook.  You will be good at writing/communication.  They will procrastinate more.  There will be a success in careers related to publishing, writing etc.

3rd pada or Tula Navamsa - When the native is born in Purva Phalguni nakshatra, between 20 degrees to 23 degrees 20 minutes in Simha Rasi they are in the third pada of Purva Phalguni nakshatra.  The third pada is ruled by Venus(Shukra). Those born in the third pada will be peace-loving and creative people.  They will have deep sexual instincts.  Will be at home amidst nature.  They would like to help others, hence they are good counselors, therapists etc.

4th pada or Vrischika Navamsa - When the native is born in Purva Phalguni nakshatra between 23 degrees 20 minutes to 26 degrees 40 minutes in Simha Rasi, they are in fourth pada of Purva Phalguni nakshatra.  The fourth pada is ruled by Mars (Kuja). Those born in the fourth pada will be virtuous and courageous.  They will be family oriented most of the time.  They will have compassionate nature and a positive nature.  They tend to brood over even minor matters. They will be people who will be the first to work for the common good in society. 

Auspicious activities:

As Purva Phalguni is a severe nakshatra, it is good to start yoga/meditation.  It is good to do activities like quitting bad habits, a good time to take vows, start a diet program, and come out of any bad relationship.

 Professions suitable:

They are very artistic and good financiers. The profession suitable to them are:

  1. Musicians and singers
  2. Dancers
  3. Actor
  4. Photographers
  5. Counselors
  6. Psychologists
  7. Models
  8. Editors
  9. Entertainment industry
  10. Financiers
  11. Investment bankers, portfolio managers etc.


Primary body parts represented by Purva Phalguni nakshatra are lips, sex organs, and right hand.

 Ailments related to Purva Phalguni nakshatra are:

  1. Skin allergies,
  2. Sexually transmitted diseases
  3. Blood circulation ailments,
  4. Carpal syndrome
  5. Chapped lips
  6. Fever- low energies
  7. Pigmentation around lips
  8. Frozen right shoulder
  9. Smoking, drinking - addiction

Other information:

Gana             Manushya

Colour          Light brown

Planet Lord    Venus

Guna            Rajasic

Nadi             Pitta

Gender         Female

Nature          Fierce/Severe/Cruel

Element        Water

Direction      North

Varna           Brahmin

Animal         Female Rat

Bird              Eagle

Tree            Palash tree (Flame of the Forest),  Ashoka tree

Syllables       Moe, Taa, Tee, Too,

Mythology #1

Bhaga, the ruling deity of Purva Phalguni nakshatra is one of the Adityas, a son of Aditi and sage Kashyapa.  He is the god of wealth, money, and due inheritance. 

Once Daksha was performing a big yagna.  He invited all the devas including Bhaga.  Bhaga was one of the presiding priests at the yagna.  Daksha did not invite Shiva and his wife Sati (Daksha’s daughter). Daksha had enmity with Shiva.  Inspite of not being invited Sati comes to the Yagna and is insulted by Daksha.  Because of the insult, Sati self-immolates herself in the homa, knowing this Shiva gets angry. He sends Virabhadra and Bhadrakali to destroy the yagna and kill Daksha.  In the process, Virabhadra blinds the Bhaga, the priest of the yagna.  After this incident, Bhaga starts giving away his wealth, without any second thought and not seeing if the person deserves to receive the donation or not.

Mythology #2

Devas conduct yagna without apportioning havis to Shiva (In any yagna all the Trimurtis are given Havis- yagna bhaga). In anger Shiva attacks and disrupts the yagna, in the ensuing battle Bhaga is blinded.  Once Shiva is pacified and regains normalcy, Bhaga’s eyesight is restored.

Mythology #3

Shiva, happy with the prayers of the seven sages decides to visit their ashrama.  Shiva arrives at the ashrama in his Kapali form(naked form).  Women in the ashrama were shocked to see Shiva’s naked form.  This act of Shiva angered the sages, and they cursed him.  As Shiva showed his lingam, they cursed Shiva’s lingam to fall off. This act of sages resulted in the disruption of the universe.  Lord Brahma, the creator, asks Saptarishis to worship the fallen lingam.  Sages started worshiping the Lingam.  Being pleased with the Sages' prayers, Lord Shiva’s fury was contained and the universe balance is found.