Bharani Nakshatra; Devata Yama, birth star of Rahu.
It extends .from 13:20 to 26°40'

Symbol: Orifice of the.womb (oss-mouth) lord Mangal. It is possible to have an idea of the natut.e of Bharavi Nakshatra from the nature of Rahu, Mangal and Yama. To take Rahu first

1. Rahu gives extravagant enjoyment of material pleasure and is later on the cause of sorrow.
2. Mangal gives courage, strength, exaltation and hope
3. Yama purity, cleanliness, justice and integrity. The sense of restraint is also Yama's: gift; he is; the lord of Dharma a stern disciplinarian, a ruthless expositor of truth and a refuge for kings and law-abiding subjects. We should not always confine his interpretation to his being only the lord of death; he is the great judicature the ultimate dispenser of reward and punishment.

The story of Yama-Nachiketa is a particularly an exposition of the hospitality of Yama, his. sense; of dharma and knowledge of it, his superb honesty and great integrity and other divine virtues. The Nakshatra of which he is the,;devata-(God) is' also in consequence the ;giver, ;of. enjoyment and. Pleasures, courage and upward thrust of the spirit and on the other hand the giver of whatever is good, pure, truthful and honest.
The etymological meaning of Bharani is "what deserves to be cultivated and preserved" that is dependence, servitors, retainers or anything by which living is earned, for example salary.

In Mesha, next to Asvini, there are three stars in one and are conceived as a triangle without opening. This is called Bharani. The star Bharani represents the character of Agni Rasi Tamo Guna, In a life the destructive forces of Tama Guna and the expressive character of Agni work within and make changes that start from within. It denotes experiences of suffering, suppression, restraint in struggles, strife, contest and such other circumstances as presented by Mangala. The Agni energy provides a great will power, forbearance to withstand it by self-control, discipline. The Devata of Bharani is Yama Dharma Raja (lord of virtues). Truth, duty, morality are the blessings it effects in the life. The effect makes one a saint.

The ideas of Bharani are similar to Rahu. who eclipses or hides and then again it releases. Womb has similar function. By name Bharani (from Bharana, Bharana-posana — feeding and rearing up) it connotes the act of maintaining, bearing in the womb, edibles, load, burden, to hire, wages, etc.
In mythology Yama is personified as the son of Vibasvan (Surya or Ravi) and the lord of our forefathers. The south is the lord of our forefathers — Pittrijana (Pittri — paternal; jana-vehicle). The abode of God is on the north. Devajana {Deva — God; jana — vehicle, path) is on the north. Bharani gives direction to the south, [Makara to Mithuna clockwise is Devajana; Karkata to Dhanus anticlockwise is Pittrijana.]

Act of checking, curbing, suppression, restraint, discipline, self-control, will-power, moral duty.
To hold, subdue, govern, punish, to be faithful, be firm, endure, suffer.
rearing in the womb, carrying, bearing, maintaining, filling in the stomach.
Edibles, supporting, nourishing, a dependant maintained or supported.
Weight, load, burden, to hire or mercenary.

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