Ashvini Nakshatra in Hindu Astrology

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Ashvini Nakshatra
Ashvini Nakshatra - Ashvini is the first nakshatra (lunar mansion) in Vedic astrology ranging from 0° to 13°20' Mesha.

Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is Head of a Horse including the stars β and γ Arietis.

Deity of Nakshatra - Ashvini Kumaras are the deities of this nakshatra who were the twin brothers and the physicians of celestial gods.

Ruling Planet - Ashvini Nakshatra is ruled by Ketu which is the descending lunar mode.

Others - The name Ashvini was used by Varahmihira in the 6th century. Ashvini is the name of an asterism (pattern of stars) in Indian astronomy, later identified with the mother of the Ashvins. Ashvini is classified as a small nakshatra and indicates the beginning of any work.
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