Shravana Nakshatra

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Shravana (Devanagari: श्रवणा) is the 22th nakshatra (Devanagari: नक्षत्र) or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology. It belongs to the constellation Makara (Devanagari: मकर) or Capricorn.

The word Shravana means hearing/listening in Sanskrit and this is considered to be the star of learning.

[edit] Mythology

Goddess Saraswati (the deity of Knowledge) is said to have been ‘born’ under this nakshatra.

[edit] Practice

Under the traditional Hindu principle of naming individuals according to their birthstar, the following Sanskrit syllables correspond with this Nakshatra, and would belong at the beginning of a first name:

Shi (Devanagari: शि)

Shu (Devanagari: शु)

She (Devanagari: शे)

Sho (Devanagari: शो)

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