Poorvaashaadha Nakshatra : Spread from 13°-20' up to 26°-40' Dhanu Rasi. Lord is Vrhaspati, the deity is ‘Barun’ (Lord of the Waters), symbol a hand fan. Its attributes are extensiveness like that of the waters, concealment. Protection of the dependant, firmness in danger, kindness, forgiving nature, power of endurance, will to victory, biting time for opportunities for victory, declaration of war, the courage never to submit or yield, travel by water, cold things, marine life, fish or anything concerning fish trade, bridge-making, fisherman’s occupation, the watery part of the human system, the watery diseases like Brights' disease, kidney trouble, things that float on waters including boats, ships and other vessels, mist i.e. berges. all these things come within the purview of this star.

According to some, the deity of ‘Poorbasarha’ is ‘Daksha’ the son of Prajapati. He was the father of ‘Sati’, he was the most powerful among Gods but having incurred the displeasure of ‘Shiva’ he was beheaded and had a goat’s head in place of his own. From this it is possible to ascribe attributes like truth desire and other qualities of Puru, Kuru, Pururaba and others to this star.

The Invincible One. Symbol — Winnowing basket or a fan. Devata — Toya. Puurvaashaadhaa and Uttaraashaadhaa are a pair in one. Puurva is the first part and Uttara is the second part. In general the ideas in both these Nakshatra are almost same but in particular there are some differences in them. Puurvaashaadhaa has another name Aparaajitaa (undefeated). It connotes the idea of victory. Devataa Toya is water. The Nakshatra has in it the idea of spreading like the (Guna) of water. Thus, if related to the name of a person it means the spreading of his name as good or bad one.

Ideas: To prevail, victorious, to overcome, vanquish, conquer, defeat. To offer violence, to bear up against, resist, withstand, put up with, to endure, to suffer, to be lenient towards, to tolerate, to have patience with anyone, to spare anyone, to let pass, to approve anything.
To forbear, to wish, to overcome, to wait patiently for the right time.
Pervasion, inherence, concomitance, patience, endurance, forgiveness, pardon, indulgence, filling, completing, coming to an end, satiety.
To spread over, pervade, the surface, water.
Portion of the human body — The thighs.

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