Nakshatras and their Deities-Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha Sri Aadisheshan

Punar Poosam / Punarvasu – Sri Rama (Vishnu)

Vishnu is one of the three main gods in Hinduism. Vaishnavas believe that Vishnu is the highest God. Vishnu is the preserver god, which means he protects the earth from being destroyed and keeps it going. According to Hindu religion, and he has come to earth in nine forms (called avatars) so far, with one is yet to come. His most famous forms are Rama and Krishna. Vishnu’s wife is Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of fortune. Check for Vishnu temples.


Poosam / Pushya – Dhakshanamoorthy (Lord Shiva)

Dakshinamurthy in Sanskrit, is an aspect of the Hindu god, Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all types of knowledge Shiva, as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge in this aspects. This form represents Shiva as a teacher of yoga, music, and wisdom, and giving exposition on the shastras. He is worshipped as the god of wisdom, complete and rewarding meditation. Check for Lord Shiva temples

Ayilyam / Aslesha Sri Aadisheshan (Nagammal)

In Hinduism, Shesha  also known as Sheshanaga (Sesanaga) or Adishesha (Adi Sesa), is the nagaraja or king of all nagas and one of the primal beings of creation. In the Puranas, Shesha is said to hold all the planets of the universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of the God Vishnu from all his mouths. He is also referred sometimes as Ananta Shesha, which translates as endless-Shesha or Adishesha “first Shesha”. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place; when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist. Check for Nagammal temples



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