Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra

Beyond worldly-mindedness

I am Purva Bhadrapada.
I am fiery, intense, impulsive and unpredictable.
I am fiercely independent.
I am extremely sensitive to vibrations around me.
I elevate everything to a higher level.
I make you progress by fiercely pushing you out of your comfort zone.
Aja Ekapada, “the one-footed unborn one”, represents the axis of the inner and outer universe: “the pillar of light”, the all unifying Divine principle in the external universe, and the sushumna nadi in our inner universe.
Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra connects the sidereal sign of Aquarius (collective consciousness) with the sign of Pisces (super consciousness) – it elevates us from worldly consciousness to Divine consciousness. Therefore its name means “first auspicious step” reaching beyond the material world. Its very shakti is called yajamana udyamana shakti – “the power to spiritually elevate the aspirant”. The symbol is a mystical pillar of light, the axis mundi, which represents the singular (ekapada) and unborn (aja) spiritual principle, which is the foundation and spiritual core of this manifested universe. In the microcosm of our energy body the same pillar of light is found in our spinal column and known as sushumna (“the most subtle”) energy channel, which represents the pathways of our consciousness from muladhara (root) chakra towards the union with the Divine in sahasrara (crown) chakra.
Aja Ekapada is one of the 11 Rudras, fierce forms of Lord Shiva, which push us towards spiritual progress and destroy all our illusions. Aja Ekapada destroys the hypocrisy of our mind. Purva Bhadrapada is also one of the most intense and fierce (ugra) nakshatras. Animal connected to it is a male lion, which, in connection with “pillar of light” as its symbol, makes us think about Lord Narasimha, who manifested himself out of the pillar to destroy the duality (Lord Vishnu manifested in this form during the junction of day and night) of our mind and worldly-mindedness, represented by Hiranyakashipu. Lord Vishnu in this form proved God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. Similarly Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra inspires us, often through intense life events, to notice this Divine unity, this single Divine Consciousness manifesting itself through various life events.

Divine and shadow qualities

Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra and Aja Ekapada

Aja Ekapada is a fierce and unrestrained deity of sudden spiritual progress. When Moon transits his nakshatra, Purva Bhadrapada, we tend to become short-tempered, impulsive, impatient and a bit too extravert. This is why those days were normally not considered auspicious for most of our worldly activities. But it is an ideal day for connecting more with your spiritual self in meditation, practising yoga or pranayama, or any other spiritual self-discipline to control this fierce inner energy.

Divine qualities

  • integrity
  • passion
  • abundance
  • spiritual growth
  • confidenc

Shadow qualities

  • hypocrisy
  • greed
  • pride
  • impulsiveness
  • instability

Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra In-depth

Discover the secrets of Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra in this 3+ hours long session with 6 study cases and detailed knowledge of the symbolism and secrets of this lunar mansion. Along with the access to course recording you will also receive +15 pages of pre-read material about the symbolism of Aja Ekapada, presiding deity of this lunar mansion, 20 charts for study and visual charts.
1. Deep insights into Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra
On this course you will learn about such details of Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra and its presiding deity, Aja Ekapada, which you never heard on any other course. I can promise you that. On this course we dive deep not only into the wisdom of the nakshatra itself, but we also have a close look at the anatomy of the nakshatra, with its 4 unique padas and special degrees. You will also learn about various yogas formed with Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra.

2. Spiritual aspect of Aja Ekapada
Spiritual aspect of the nakshatras was always most fascinating for me. Being on spiritual path for more than 12 years, I was always asking myself a question, what the Moon is trying to teach me, when it passes, day by day, through each nakshatra, awakening its dormant shakti. A spiritual approach to the nakshatras and seeking their deeper wisdom in everyday life is what makes my nakshatra classes unique and quite different from others.
3. Practical approach to understanding the nakshatras
I believe that knowledge can gain its real value only once we learn how to apply it. Each of our classes completes with a detailed analysis of chosen study cases, so you can learn better, how the shakti of the nakshatra can manifest in people’s real lives. After each class you will also receive at least 20 study cases for self-study, so you can start observing some patterns and feel more confident in noticing the influence of the nakshatras.

Divine influence

Devata: Aja Ekapada (one of the Rudras, one-footed serpent)
Shakti: yajamana udyamana shakti – power to spiritually uplift the sacrificer
Basis above: that which is good for people
Basis below: that which is good for gods
Desire: to gain radiance and splendour of spiritual knowledge
Planetary ruler: Jupiter

Special degrees

Placement: 20:00 Aquarius – 3:20 Pisces (air, sattwa / water, sattwa)
Yogatara:29:30 Aquarius (3 pada)
Pushkaramsha: 2 and 4 pada
Mrityu bhaga: 20:00 Aquarius (4 pada)
Visha nadi: 23:33:20 – 24:26:40 Aquarius (2 pada)
Amrita nadi: 28:53:20 – 29:46:40 Aquarius (3/4 pada)


Tattwa: fire
Gunas: sattwa – sattwa – rajas
Nature: ugra (fierce)
Gaze: adho-mukha (downward facing)
Gana: manushya (human)
Varna: brahmin (priest)
Gender: male
Motivation: artha (accumulation)

Symbolism and omens

Animal: male lion
Symbol: pillar, two-faced man, sword, front legs of funeral cot, single ray of the Sun, skull and bones

Omens: lightening, pillar, column, volcano, fire, snake, lion, Shiva lingam, temple of Lord Narasimha, havan, funeral pyre, grave, graveyard, funeral, lie, skull, bones, ashes, solar pillar

Body connection

Tridosha: vata
Body part: sides of the body, ribs, abdomen, legs, left thigh, soles of the feet
Chakra: muladhara (root chakra)

Healing tree: mango

Resonance with weekdays

Monday: shobhana yoga
Tuesday: kana yoga + nasha yoga
Wednesday: siddha yoga
Friday: shubha yoga
Saturday: amrita yoga

Most supported activites

  • Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Healing
  • Sexual activities
  • Studying the scriptures
  • Introspection
  • Silence