Mrighashira Nakshatra - Journey of Curiosity and Adaptability

According to Hindu Mythology, there are a total of 27 nakshatras. Mrigashira nakshatra happens to be the fifth in the order. The word Mrigashira comes from a combination of two Sanskrit words. These are Mriga, meaning deer and Shira, meaning head. Therefore when combined together, the word Mrigashira means the head of a deer. Sometimes Mrigashira nakshatra is also called Makayiram nakshatra. Moreover, we know that the term nakshatra translates to a constellation or a Lunar Mansion. Thus, Mrigasira nakshatra in English and Makayiram nakshatra in English all mean the same, that is a Deer Head Constellation.

The natives born in this nakshatra are ruled by heart rather than the mind. They are emotional thinkers and also are very sensitive in nature. They are lucky in terms of career but are also eligible to face some issues in certain aspects of life. If you are a Mrigashira Nakshatra born, then read this article till the end to find out what the future holds for you in all aspects of your life. Moreover, if you want to find out what nakshatra you are born in or wish to have a Kundli or a Janam Patri analysis, check out InstaAstro’s website or download our app and talk to the best astrologers and get solutions to all your doubts and problems.

Mythologies Associated With Mrigasira Nakshatra

Mata Sita and Bhagwan Ram

This story begins when Lord Ram is sent for 14 years of Vanvas by his father, King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. Sita Mata, being a loving wife, willingly accompanies Lord Ram. Once, when she spots a golden deer in the forest, she asks Lord Ram to get it for her. Lord Ram could refuse Sita Mata's wish and picked up his bow and arrow and went deep into the forest to find it. This tale was the beginning of Lord Ram's problems as when he was away, Ravan, the mighty Lanka king, kidnaps Sita Mata, marking the start of the great Ramayana Battle.

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Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati are seen as the embodiment of love in and according to Hindu Mythology. They are the true pioneers of love and are seen as the perfect example of the relationship between husband and wife. Moreover, an interesting fact about them is that they were married during Mrigashira Nakshatra. At the beginning of their married life, they had to face some difficulties. This was because of differences and much-needed adjustments required for a marriage to work. But, with time, these differences and problems fainted, and everything smoothened.

Brihaspati, Chandra and Tara

Brihaspati is the Guru of Devas. Because of his position, he is always busy resolving and helping the Devas with their problems. As he was always busy, his wife Tra felt neglected and not cared for by him. Once, the moon God, Chandra, came to visit Brihaspati related to some work. However, he had a glimpse of Brihaspati's wife, Tara and was immediately mesmerised by her beauty. In order to get Tara, Chandra hypnotised her and got her into his spell. Moreover, as Tara was under his influence, he eloped with her. When Brihaspati came to know about this, he immediately went to see Chandra and asked him to give Tara back. But Chandra refused and stated that Tara came with him willingly. The situation became so tense that they agreed on a battle, but Brahma Dev interrupted and stopped this from happening. He requested Chandra to return Tara to Brihaspati, and on Brahma Dev's request, Chandra agreed. However, by that time, Tara was already pregnant with Chandra's Child, Budh. Brihaspati was angered by this, but later on, he adopted Budh after seeing his incredible genius and loving nature.

These three stories related to the Mrigashira Nakshatra are known to impact the native's life. They determine the native's reaction and behaviour traits. Let us take a look at what these tales tell us.

In accordance with the first story, the native will be known to go after the 'Golden Deer'. Golden deer here signifies opportunities and greed. This chase will be the leading cause of their troubles.

In accordance with the second story, the native will not have a smooth life with their spouse in the beginning period of their marriage. However, in the later phase, everything will be smooth, and the native will enjoy marital bliss.

Lately, in accordance with the third story, there are chances of the native's spouse cheating on them. Moreover, it also shows the chances of the native having to face some troubles and problems from their spouse.

Important Features Of Mrigashira Nakshatra

Mrigasira nakshatra rasiVrishabha and Mithun
Mrigasira nakshatra animalFemale Serpent
Mrigasira nakshatra lordSoma
Mrigashira nakshatra lord planetMars
Mrigashira nakshatra symbolHead of a deer
Mrigashira nakshatra treeKhadira
Mrigashira nakshatra birdHen
Mrigashira nakshatra ganaDevta
Mrigashira nakshatra gunaRajas
Mrigashira nakshatra zodiac23: 20 degrees Taurus and 6: 40 Degree Gemini
Mrigashira nakshatra lucky number9
Mrigasira nakshatra lucky colourSilver, Grey
Mrigashira nakshatra lucky stoneCoral
Mrigashira nakshatra lucky letterV and K
Mrigashira nakshatra doshaPitta

Mrigashira Nakshatra 2023 Dates

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Monday, April 24, 2023
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Friday, August 11, 2023
  • Thursday, September 07, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023
  • Monday, December 25, 2023

Mrigasira Nakshatra Padas

Just like all the other nakshatras, the Mrigashira nakshatra is also divided into four padas. This division is based on the position of the Moon. Let us see what the different characteristics and behaviour traits of the natives of different padas are.

Mrigasira Nakshatra 1st Pada -Leo Navamsa, the natives tend to be very creative and also possess artistic abilities. Moreover, as Sun is the ruling planet of this pada, the native is also highly self-centred and loves to hold attention. They will always do out-of-the-box things just to remain in the spotlight. Also, by being a Leo, the native possesses qualities like being short-tempered and might also be a bully.

Mrigasira Nakshatra 2nd Pada -Virgo Navamsa, the native, tends to have very strong willpower. They will also have very good communication skills, which will help them a lot in making connections in their life. Mercury is the ruling planet of this pada, which makes the native very forgiving in nature. If someone apologises to them with the purest of hearts, they will take no time in forgiving them. Also, by being a Virgo, the native tends to be very stubborn. Moreover, they will also possess jealousy of anyone, and everyone who they think is superior to them.

Mrigasira Nakshatra 3rd Pada -Libra Navamsa, the natives tend to be very materialistic in nature. Material pleasure is what the natives enjoy the most. Moreover, they also possess a fine eye for fine luxurious items and goods. Venus is the ruling planet for this pada, which makes the native to have an extreme desire for sexual pleasure. Also, by being a Libra, the native tends to be justice-loving, cheerful and happy. Additionally, they also are highly spiritually inclined.

Mrigasira Nakshatra 4th Pada -Scorpio Navamsa, this makes the native to be very argumentative in nature. They are quite observant too, and this makes them good at their arguments. As Mars is the ruling planet of this pada, the native also possesses qualities like being secretive. They will also be overthinkers. Also, as a Scorpio, the native will be very aggressive in nature. Additionally, they will be knowledgeable and have a great genius of science.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Characteristics : Male Natives

Physical Appearance

The male natives will be very handsome. They will be blessed with good height and medium complexion. They might also have a lot of moles on their body, especially on their back. Also, they will have thin thighs, a long torso and also long legs. Moreover, the native will also have a long and sharp nose and, in some cases, will also have some dark circles under their eyes.


The male native of Mrigasira nakshatra career will be very successful. They will have a good inflow of money because of their good decisions. The native will also be academically well. Moreover, the native will be highly inclined towards gathering knowledge and will also love to share it with others. In terms of their career life, the native will experience more success in the business sector compared to the service sector. However, the poor financial management skills of the natives might make them lose all the money they have. This will be the leading cause of the native’s concern and stress. As he fails to manage his money, he will never fall short of it.

Personality and Behaviour

The Mirugasirisham mithuna rasi characteristics for the male native include them being two-faced. They feel that if they show their true feelings to others, they will make fun of them and will not accept them. Thus, they tend to be secretive about their feelings and, more so, do not show their true self at all. He has also been hurt in the past; thus, trust is something that does not come to the native easily. They might show you that they trust you, but deep down, they do not. Apart from all these, the Mirugasirisham nakshatra male characteristics also include him being a little short-tempered and will not like anyone interfering or poking them. Moreover, if the native starts to trust and love someone, they will go to extreme lengths to make them happy.

Family, Love and Marriage

The native will love his family deeply. There are chances of him not having a good bond with his father, but with time and after he turns 35, the problems with the native’s father will start to resolve. The beginning of the Mrigasira nakshatra male marriage life might be rocky. They might experience certain discomfort and problems in the beginning, but in the later phase, it will all be okay. They will love their spouse deeply and will also be their support pillars. Moreover, the native’s children will be his biggest strength in his old age.


In terms of health, the native will not have any severe problems in their life. However, there are chances of the natives facing certain issues in their childhood, but there will not be any severe diseases. Also, it is advised that the native takes care of his diet to avoid getting in contact with any unnecessary illness.

Mrigasira Nakshatra Characteristics : Female Native

Physical Appearance

The Mrigasira nakshatra female will have a very beautiful and attractive personality. She will be a bit concerned about how people perceive her, and this will make her be on her best behaviour always. She will be very tall and also a little talkative. Fair-skinned, dimples and beauty spots are some distinctive features of the native.


The native will face a lot of issues in her career. She will not be inclined towards studies, and this will become the start of her problems. Because of no interest in academics, there are chances of the native failing in a single class over and over again. This will initially cause her to have bad grades, and thus it might even be difficult for her to get into college. Due to her consistently bad grades, she will face a lot of rejection while applying for a job. Even if she wishes to have a job one day, it will be difficult for her to get one and stay and work. Her mind is always on a trip, and thus she is quick to lose focus in whatever work she does. All these factors together will make the native to have a not-so-successful career.

Personality and Behaviour

The native will be materialistic in nature. There will be nothing in the world more pleasing to them than luxurious items and gifts. Short-tempered, dominating and also straightforward are some of the qualities the native has. She will never shy away from speaking her mind out, and this will be the leading cause for her to engage in a lot of fights. Moreover, the native will also suffer from some sort of superiority complex and will feel herself to be above everyone and everything. They will not come around to be polite or sweet but be better known for her harsh words and great comebacks.

Family, Love and Marriage

The native will not be quite liked by her family. The reason for this can be her behavioural traits and characteristics. Also, there are chances that the native will not be on very good terms with her mother, which might also become the reason for her death. In her early days, before marriage, the native will have a number of affairs and flings. She will also be the dominating one in her relationships. Also, she will never be satisfied with what she has and will always possess a desire to have more. This is one of the leading causes of her breakup with her partner. However, the Mrigasira nakshatra female marriage life will be completely different. After marriage, the native will experience a sudden change in her behaviour. This will include her devoting herself completely to her husband and children, and her time will be occupied mostly by doing household chores.


In terms of health, the native will not be quite lucky. She will suffer from diseases like STDs, menstrual problems, and asthma and might be at high risk for diabetes. There are also high chances of the native having issues getting pregnant.

Various Planets In Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Venus in Mrigashira nakshatra : Venus in Mrigasira nakshatra makes the native good at financial matters. So the native will be inclined towards maths and finance academic subjects. Also, there are high chances of the native getting successful in related fields like an investment banker, stock market executive etc.
  • Mars in Mrigashira nakshatra : Mars in Mrigasira nakshatra makes the native extremely good at research-related work. Therefore, the native will also possess excellent scientific knowledge and may even choose the field of science-related research work as their profession.
  • Rahu in Mrigashira nakshatra : Rahu in Mrigasira nakshatra makes the native to be very violent in nature. Therefore, it can cause an increase in the already prevailing anger issues of the natives and make them insensitive. Moreover, the native’s anger issues will make them distant from their family.
  • Sun in Mrigashira nakshatra : Sun in Mrigasira nakshatra makes the native never be satisfied in their life. They will always have a desire and lust for more, and this will be the cause of their success. Moreover, the native will have a never give up attitude, and when this is combined with their desire to get more, it will guarantee success
  • Moon in Mrigashira nakshatra : Moon in Mrigasira nakshatra makes the native very attractive and beautiful. The position of this planet blesses the native with riches of beauty. Also, because of this, the native will become the centre of attention wherever they go. Moreover, their good character, moral values and excellent sense of humour get them space in everyone’s good list.
  • Jupiter in Mrigasira Nakshatra : The placement of Jupiter in this nakshatra tends to make an individual possess a very loving and caring spouse. Moreover, there are also chances that the native will have a child before marriage.
  • Mercury in Mrigasira Nakshatra : The position of Mercury in this nakshatra tends to make an individual come around to be restless. Moreover, the individual will also have an unstable mind.
  • Saturn in Mrigasira Nakshatra : Saturn in this nakshatra tends to make an individual incur a lot of losses. Moreover, the native will also be not-so-good at communication.
  • Ketu in Mrigashira Nakshatra : Ketu in this nakshatra tends to make an individual possess a mystic nature. Moreover, they will also come around to be very spiritual in nature.Brihaspati, Chandra and Tara

Frequently Asked Questions

The best compatibility of Mrigashira Nakshatra is with fellows of Hasta Nakshatra. Moreover, the worst compatibility of the people of this nakshatra is with the fellows of Dhanishta Nakshatra.
The deity of this nakshatra is Soma, the Moon God, who is also known as Chandra.
The starting phase of the marriage for the native will not be so good. However, in the later phase things will turn out to be smooth.
The natives of this nakshatra are lucky in terms of wealth, career and marriage. Thus we can say that it is good for its natives.
The most special quality of this nakshatra is that the natives are justice loving. Even if they have to go against their family for something they believe is right, the natives will do so.
Yes, it is a very auspicious nakshatra for childbirth as the natives tend to be blessed with wealth and luck.
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