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Graha * Bhava * Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Chandra


Rohini * Kolkata, circa 1890

Victoria and Albert Museum


AUM som somaya namah

AUM hreem shreem chandraya namah

Mokshprathaayinee manjulabaashini rohinithevi sahaayakrube


Brahmi * Rohinitva * Rhini


Praujapatya * Praajeza


Suravi * Surabhi

kama-dhenu * zakathahva

Chandra in Rohini-Brahmi

contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations

near al-debaran * alpha tauri

The Red One = from the red color of Rohini's huge sphere, Al-debaran

Favorite Wife of the Moon

To Grow, to make large (al-debaran is very large!)

Called the follower, Rohini follows the Pleyades = Krittika

classroom of Professor Soothing Somana

curriculum of rhythmic pleasures and valuable nourishment

Description of the Four Pada

General Description of Rohini characteristics


Source: Kongelige Bibliotek * Royal Library of Denmark

Bestiarius - Bestiary of Anne Walsh * Copyright 2003 Kongelige Bibliotek * Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4deg, Folio 57r

The animal symbol of Rohini is a Male Serpent.

the Fourth Nakshatra

  • 10:00 Vrishabha-Urisha until 23:20 Vrishabha (Taurus)

  • Pada-13, 14, 15, 16 of total 108

Rohini Nakshatra Celestial Location

  • alpha Tauri * Al-debaran ~~ Roebuck, The Circle of Stars


  • a calf
  • a red cow
  • daughter of Surabhi
  • mother of cattle
  • daughter of Daksha
  • the star Aldebaran

Regional Names for Rohini Nakshatra:

  • kama-dhenu * wish-fulfilling cow (Suravi)
  • keza whose ruler is Prajapati * the mane, the tail
  • Praujapatya * Praajeza * Praja-pati
  • paitamaha * from a grandfather, presided over by Brahma, Brahma's son (patronymic of Manu), forefathers, ancestors
  • Rohinitva * Rohita * Rauhina * Rhini
  • Suravi * Surabhi
  • Vishnu
  • zakathahva


  • al-de-baran
Al-debaran size, compared to Earth's Sun

Aldebaran * Rohini * Red-One = orange giant star located +65 light years from Earth within the rashi of Vrishabha * Sthaurin * Taurus.


Aldebaran-Sun comparison-en by Mysid * Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Nakshatra Vana

Sacred tree for Rohini

see nakshatra gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Syzygium jambolanum = Eugenia Jambolana = Eugenia cumini

  • Sanskrita namah:jambula

  • Common names = jambu, jamboola, jamuna, kalo-jaam, jamblang, Java plum, black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Portuguese plum, Malabar plum

  • fruits: kalo-jaam


Syzygium Jambolanum =Jambu tree = sacred to Rohini Nakshatra

Rohini attributes

wikipedia Rohini-Brahmi


The wife of one of the Vasu is tempted to steal the wish-bearing cow, Nandini.

By Madhu Walad Tawhid, Mughal India, c. 1580

brahma.jpgRegent presiding protective Deity * bhapa * bheza

BPHS Rohini Auspicious activities:

  • Performing action to improve health,
  • marriage,
  • collecting money,
  • construction of religious or government buildings
  • or installing religious objects,
  • all auspicious purposes,
  • first wearing of ornaments.

Rohini Nakshatra Body Part

  • Fore-head of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha

Rohini Symbol

  • temple

  • wheeled vehicle (Ox-cart)

  • fish

Rohini gana * group

  • Hu-man * Man-ushya

Rohini Tibetan Tradition

  • Narme * Nar-Ma * Goddess

  • Dalwe Lhadenma
  • The peaceful goddess * she rules five star-gods in the form of a chariot.

  • Connected with Kyegyu Dakpo, The Lord of all beings = Brahma.

Rohini Meanings

  • "The Growing One"
  • "The Red One"
  • lightning
  • a young girl in whom menstruation has just commenced
  • inflammation of the throat
  • steel
  • one of the 16 (red) vidya-devils


  • Applies to nakshatra of radical lagna AND nakshatra of Chandra. For emotional relationships, nakshatra of Chandra is more influential in determining compatibility and ease of interaction.

Psycho-socially compatible with Rohini * Brahmi

Nakshatra of Chandra * matrikaraka caretaking Chandra's rhythmic, parenting, routinized style provides security-seeking home-based similarity.

Nakshatra of Surya * center-stage, sparklingly exceptional, brightly self-reflexive Surya finds Himself reflected in the passively companionable Moon.

Psycho-socially neutral with Rohini * Brahmi

Nakshatra of Brihaspati * Guru and Chandra are mutual friends.. Protective Chandra keeps the emotionally nourishing routines pulsing while fertile Guru expands the doctrinal wisdom of understanding.

Nakshatra of Mangala * Kuja and Chandra are mutual friends. Mangala leads the conquest of new worlds and Chandra provides a safe home.

Psycho-socially uneasy with Rohini * Brahmi

Nakshatra of Zukra = materialistic, accumulating, sensual Zukra is all about partnership, pairing, two-ness, cooperation, contract, sharing. Chandra operates on a parent-child model that is incompatible with equity partnership. Zukra's conditional contractual agenda and Chandra's unconditional protective agenda are deeply incompatible and often mutually resentful.

Nakshatra of Shani * Shanaicarya has a great dislike of both Chandra and Mangala. Shani's systems are lawfully regular and rule-governed while Chandra's flooding, swelling emotions maintain a culture of moody irregularity.

Nakshatra of Budha * Despite Chandra's parental acceptance of adolescent Budha, from Budha's perspective there is no greater enemy than caretaking Chandra. Therefore this pair is unbalanced and unhappy, with parental Chandra quietly absorbing all of Budha's inexperienced wordiness while Budha vociferously rejects Chandra's ancient, mute routines.

Most catalytic (challenging) nakshatra for Rohini * Brahmi

Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu * whether highly exciting (Rahu) or deeply observing (Ketu) the fascinating yet disruptive nodal styles are overtly hostile to Chandra's nourishing, protective lunar cycle. These pairings follow incommensurable agendas. The Chandra partner is likely to feel stressed by the unpredictability of the Rahu-Ketu partner.

Shakti of the Rohini Nakshatra

commentary by Pdt. David Frawley

"Prajapati created creatures but thus created they went away.

of them, he thought about Rohini.

  • He desired, "May she approach me.

  • May we unite together."

One who makes the appropriate offering to Prajapati, to Rohini, his beloved approaches him and he unites with her.

Rohini is a Nakshatra of love, passion and sexuality that is generally fertile and creative, but not inclined to tolerate limits.

Because of this it is very productive for almost everything but can draw jealousy upon it ."

Shakti of the Rohini Nakshatra

QUOTATION from Dennis Harness

"4. Rohini: The Star of Ascent

Taurus 10 00 to 23 20

The symbols of this asterism are a chariot, a temple and a banyan tree. Rohini provides movement toward the divine as well as a place of worship.

The sacred banyan tree is the home of the Goddess of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. It has a manushya, or human temperament, with a primary motivation of moksha, or spiritual liberation.

The divine Krishna is said to have had both his Moon and Ascendant in this lunar mansion.

The primary deities are Brahma and Prajapati, the creators of the universe. The shakti experienced here is the ability to "foster growth and creation".

Rohini Career Interests:

  • Fashion designers, models and actors.
  • Artists, poets, writers, musicians, and dancers.
  • Restaurant, hotel management and dignified positions of authority.
  • Agriculture, food products, herbalists and real estate.
  • Politicians and consultants.

Rohini, known as "the red one" correlates with the rose star Aldebaran, the red eye of the Bull constellation."

Shakti of the Rohini Nakshatra

commentary by Valerie Roebuck,

  • The Circle of Stars , p. 103

"The wish-fulfilling cow:

... the cow who, when milked, grants all wishes ... all fertile and creative qualities "

Rohini ruled by Brahma (breath):

  • The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

  • by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso + Alexander Berzin

"When we focus our attention on the passage of breath,

we break the usually continuous flow of thoughts of attachment, hostility and so forth, whatever they might be.

  • This causes such thoughts to subside for the moment.

Thus, by occupying the mind with our breath ,

we cleanse it of all positive and negative conceptual thoughts

  • and thus remain in a neutral state of mind unspecified as either constructive or destructive.

This is the meaning of the line in the root text,"Thoroughly clean out your state of awareness."

This unspecified or neutral state of mind, cleaned out of all positive and negative conceptual thoughts,

  • is the most conducive one to work with .

Because an unspecified state of mind like this is unburdened and supple,

  • it is relatively easy to generate it into a constructive state."

Vocabulary for Rohini


  • sacred to Praja-pati

  • The Nakshatra Rohini



a red cow or [later] any cow

  • (represented as a daughter of Surabhi and mother of cattle,

  • esp. of Kama-dhenu, "cow of plenty";

  • in the Veda, Rohini may perhaps also mean "a red mare")

the ninth Nakshatra or lunar asterism and of the lunar day belonging to it;

  • personified as the favorite wife of the Moon,

called" the Red one"

  • from the color of the star Aldebaran

  • or principal star in the constellation which contains 5 stars, prob. Tauri,

figured by a wheeled vehicle or sometimes by a temple or fish

  • lightning

  • a young girl in whom menstruation has just commenced;"a girl nine years of age"

  • Helleborus Niger;Acacia Arabica; Gmelina Arborea

  • inflammation of the throat (of various kinds)

  • a kind of steel


  • connected with the Nakshatra Rohini, born under it

  • sandal-wood; the sandal tree (accord. to others `" the Indian fig-tree" ')

  • name of Agni

  • a demon slain by Indra


  • holy, devout, divine

  • a kind of fish, Macrognathus Pancalus (commonly called Panca)

  • a kind of vegetable

  • Clerodendrum Siphonantus, Ruta Graveolens, Enhydra Hingcha

the Shakti or personified energy of Brahma

  • (regarded as one of the 8 Matris or divine mothers of created beings;

  • ... they are said to attend Skanda)

  • speech or the goddess of speech (= Sarasvati)

name of Durga

  • the wife of a Brahman

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