Pushyami Nakshatra

Radhika Kothuri 

Feb 2023

In the series of Nakshatras the eighth nakshatra is Pushyami.  Detailed information on the Nakshatra, its characteristic, gender, gana and all the details are given below:

Pushyami Nakshatra ranges from 3 degrees 20 minutes to 16 degrees 40 minutes in Karkataka rasi.   The presiding deity for Pushyami nakshatra is Deva Guru Brihaspati, Guru and mentor of Gods. Guru Brihaspati represents truthfulness. Pushyami nakshatra symbol is Milk yielding udder of a cow.  The planetary ruler is Saturn.

Pushyami Nakshatra:

Pushyami word comes from the Sanskrit word “Posha” which means nourishing or  “The nourisher or the nurturer”.  Another meaning of Pushya is “One who nourishes” indicating vitality, strength, and a caring nature. The name from Rigveda is “Tishya”, the celestial Archerer, This nakshatra is also known as Sidhya.  

The symbol of Milk yielding udder of cow indicate natural nurturing qualities, it indicates undemanding providing nature The four udders of the cow also indicate Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha of life.


Pushyami nakshatra natives will have a broader perspective on life.  They would like to know about all the things happening around them.  Hence, they will be learned in many areas.  They will be intelligent, bold, helpful, wealthy, and independent. They will be well-liked in their social circle, adventurous, and with a royal aura. They will be eloquent and will have a natural talent for self-expression.  They will be drawn to spirituality.  Will give a lot of importance to moral values.  Most of the time your self-control will keep your desires under control.  They will be selfless and will have philanthropic nature and will take an active part in community seva activities.  They give more importance to their lineage, heritage, and ancestral matters.  They are a family person and will like to cook and feed the family members at any time of the day. 

They will be overly confident leaning towards stubbornness,  Ego, being proud, and irritable in nature will make them unapproachable at times.  They will be overly attached to the family which may border on jealousy and overly protective nature. 

Physical characteristics:

Pushyami nakshatra natives will be either tall or short in stature no in between.  They will have a round face, with clear skin and radiance.  They tend to gain weight over time. 

Padas of Pushyami Nakshatra:

1st pada or Simha navamsa: When the native is born in Pushyami nakshatra, between 3  degrees 20 minutes to 6 degrees 40 minutes in Karkataka Rasi, they are in the first pada of Pushyami Nakshatra.  The first pada is ruled by Sun(Ravi).  Those born in the first pada will be devoted to work/job, daring, and determined person.  They will deal with hardships with great inner strength.  They will give more importance to ancestral heritage.

2nd pada or Kanya navamsa - When the native is born in Pushyami nakshatra, between 6 degrees 40 minutes to 10 degrees in Karkataka Rasi, they are in the second pada of Pushyami nakshatra.  The second pada is ruled by Mercury(Budha). Those born in the second pada of Pushyami nakshatra will make them intelligent, logical, practical, and efficient.  They will be good cooks and gardeners as well.  They will be hardworking, punctual, perfectionists, and dependent.  They will be more anxious and worrisome in nature. 

3rd pada or Tula Navamsa - When the native is born in Pushyami nakshatra, between 10  degrees to 13 degrees 20 minutes in Karkataka Rasi they are in the third pada of Pushyami nakshatra.  The third pada is ruled by Venus(Shukra). Those born in the third pada will be pleasant to look at, sweet-spoken, wealthy, and creative.  They will be business oriented and diplomatic.  They will actively take part in community activities. 

4th pada or Vrischika Navamsa - When the native is born in Pushyami nakshatra between 13 degrees 20 minutes to 16 degrees to 40 minutes in Karkataka Rasi, they are in the fourth pada of Pushyami nakshatra.  The fourth pada is ruled by Mars(Kuja). Those born in the fourth pada will make them emotional, passionate, reactive, and easily irritated. They will be stubborn and strong critics.  They will be good detectives, psychiatrists, and researchers.  They will be interested in occult sciences and will show interest to learn any secret knowledge.

Auspicious activities:

Activities favourable to start in Pushyami nakshatra are starting activities like laying the foundation for any construction, celebrations, legal matters, singing, dancing, financial planning, agriculture, surgeries, and religious activities.

Not good for marriage.

Professions suitable:

  1. Spiritual Gurus, Teachers
  2. Priests, and other religious heads
  3. Businessmen of food/diary
  4. Ministers or those advising higher officials
  5. Judges, attorneys
  6. Life coaches


Primary body parts represented by Pushyami nakshatra are mouth, upper lip and facial expressions.   

Ailments related to Pushyami nakshatra are:

  1. Speech disorders
  2. Mouth ulcers and teeth ailments
  3. Stomach ailments
  4. Ulcers, acid reflux, Irritable bowel syndrome, Cronhhs disease
  5. Chest ailments, pneumonia
  6. Tuber culosis
  7. Breast cancer
  8. Blood circulation
  9. Digestive wastes/kidney ailments
  10. Eczema, pigmentation
  11. Airborne health ailments
  12. Tics (facial spasms)
  13. Cleft palate (hormonal deficiency)

 Other information:

Gana             Devata

Colour          Blackish Red

Planet Lord    Saturn

Guna            Tamasic

Nadi             Pitta

Gender         Male

Nature          Light/Swift

Element        Water

Direction       East

Varna            Khatriya

Animal          Male Goat/sheep

Bird               Sea Crow

Tree              Ashwatha/peepal, Incense- Pipal – Ficus Religious Vomica

Syllables       Hu, Hey, Ho, Daa

Mythology #1

Sage Narada advised Sage Angirasa and his wife Sradha to pray to lord Agni for children.  The couple prayed intensely to Lord Agni by performing all the Agnikaryas (fire rituals).  The please Agni deva appears before the sage and grants him a boon. Sage Angirasa asked for a son who will be blessed with extraordinary wisdom, matchless intellect, and intelligence.  Lord Agni grants him the boon. Soon Shradha becomes pregnant and delivers a baby boy.  Sage Angirasa names the baby boy as “Brihaspati”.  Sage Narada, at the naming ceremony, announced on behalf of Trimurtis that Brihaspati will become a most knowledgeable and perfect person and will have a special place among the Navagrahas (9 planets).  At the correct age Sage Angiras started Brihaspati education.  At a young age itself, he excelled in all the sastras and was wise.  Thus, he became a great scholar and advisor under the guidance of the father and the grace of Lord Agni.

Mythology #2

The Deva guru Brihaspati’s wife is Tara.  Brihaspati was engaged in rituals and was indifferent toward Tara’s needs. This made Tara to elope with Chandra (Moon).  In spite of repeated requests by Brihaspati Tara does not return back.  Deeply hurt Birhaspati seeks Devas help in getting back Tara.  Tara comes back to Brihaspati, but, she was pregnant with Chandra’s child.  Brihaspati accepts but with great anger.  The child born ins Budha (Mercury)