Nakshatra Pooja is performed if you are born under the influence of an inauspicious Nakshatra; to appease the God ruling the Nakshatra and to reduce the ill effects of the Nakshatra under whose influence you are born. For more details and to find out the Nakshatra, get a personalized guidance based on your birth chart.
Nakshatra are stars or group of stars very far from Earth and they are used as milestones to pinpoint the location of any Planet in our Solar System. There are 27 Nakshatras in all, each having a distinct name and its governing planet. Nakshatra plays a very important role in all aspects of a person’s life. Just like your zodiac sign or the sun sign defines your important characteristic traits, the Nakshatra you are born under dictates many behavioral patterns in one’s persona, including your health, wealth, your body constitution, your nature and other special traits as per the Hindu Vedic Astrology. The placement of the moon during your birth is even calculated with the help of Nakshatra. The moon’s placement, (also known as Dasha and Antardasha), has a lot of significance in our lives.
During Nakshatra Pooja, the God ruling the Nakshatra is worshipped. If you are born under any one of the seven inauspicious Nakshatra, pooja for the particular God who rules the Nakshatra is performed. Here is the list of the Ruling Gods of the seven evil Nakshatra.
Date can be fixed as per one’s janma nakshatra or the birth star the yoga and thithi of that date for performing Nakshatra japa.