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Number of nakshatras

How many nakshatras are there?

28

Not too many people know that nakshatra represents the term for lunar mansion in Hindu astrology.  There are 28 nakshatras.  The nakshatras follow the sectors along the ecliptic.  It is interesting to know that their names are related to the most prominent asterisms in the respective sectors.  Moreover, keep in mind that the number of nakshatras reflects the number of days in a sidereal month.  There are also important aspects to consider.  For instance, each nakshatra is further subdivided into quarters (also known as padas).

This fact is verified on : October 7, 2013.





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