Rohini Nakshatra: The word is derived from "Rohan" which means 'to rise' or 'to bring into existence'. It extends in the Vrsa Rasi from 10° degree to 23°-20´. The lord of it is Sukra, the symbol a Cart drawn by Cows. The 'Devata' is Brahma, the prime creator of all things living, from the meanest insect to Man, the beauty of the weird, the paragon of animals. Rohini-group therefore encompasses everything that comes within the range of creation - beasts, birds, animals, etc. It would also connote the process of growing, begetting, birth, production, etc. in brief production, birth and creation. Rising means process of ascending, that is to say the creative evolution, the cultivation and the improvement. Mythology describes 'Rohini' the wife of Chandra. Of all the 27 Stars - all wives of Chandra - Rohini is said to have been fond of fine dress, cosmetics and décor and was the most beloved of Chandra. The Rohini (group) is, in the line with this, considered to be the cause of a taste for fine dress, perfume, and other articles of toilet. Creation continues to exist mainly on the basis of food; and Rohini is supposed to be the cause of food. The direct and immediate cause of food is Agni and Brahma the remote cause. From this point of view the God who gives food, that is Agni, is the spiritual principle of Rohini (group) Nakshatra and because, Brahma the remote cause of food is also the devata of Rohini; the range of influences of this group runs over the whole gamut of the visible and invisible animal world.

Rohini is a bright little star in Vrsa – Prthvi Rasi, Raja Guna – the earthly desire or Kamana. Kamana rises from Kama and this being in Prthvi Rasi shows tendency towards material enjoyments, in extreme cases it shows lust or passions. Kama is an attribute of Kamini (woman). In mythology, Rohini is the most favourite star of Candra personified. Rohini implies both Arohana (ascending) and Abarohana (descending). They are the attributes of mind, astrologically, Candra.

Devata Brahma – the creator, often referred to as Prajapati – lord of all creatures. Agni (fire or energy) is the instrument of Brahma. It is at the root of Bak (speech) and is related to Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge). The colour of Agni is red. So Rohini refers to red, blood or saffron colour. Gandha is the Guna of Prthvi therefore, in Rohini it is perfume, fragrant.

The other name of Rohini is Suravi – the celestial cow; it has ability to give whatever is wanted from it.

Rohini resembles Saraswati. In mythology, Brahma being temporarily sensual chased Saraswati and the latter took the form of a deer and ran to avoid indecency. The story aims to say that Rohini has tendency towards sensuality.

Rising, climbing, ascending, mountain, being lifted up, height promotion, growth, development.
Birth, production, origin, propagation, procreation.
Planting, sowing, sprouting, growing up.
Inflammation, disease of throat.
Blood, saffron, red colour.
Perfume, scented, fragrant, pleasantly.
Cow, cattle, cart conveyance.
Portion of the human body – Shanks (from ankle to knee)

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