SRAVANA

Sravana Nakshatra : Spread after 10° up to 23°-20´ in Makar. Lord Sani, symbol 3 footprints, deity Hari who takes all forms of Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, etc. It is the birth star of Saraswati. From this is derived light-rays, lion, beasts, horse etc. ‘Hari’ means ‘to take away’. From Sravana is derived the art of hearing and education and audile education. As the birth star of Saraswati it signifies and bestows scholarship, educational proficiency, respect for the shastras, knowledge, etc. The eminent men in the field of education and knowledge, the man who is listened to by others with respect is influenced by this star. It causes also disease of the urethral channel.

Sravanaa usually means hearing. The ideas in it are to listen to or to let others to listen to. Obviously, it is related to learning, intellectual pursuits, scholars or communication.
Sravana is the Nakshatra of Saraswati (Goddess of learning). Saraswati is worshipped on Sukla-Pancami (when Ravi is in Sravana and Candra is in Miina Raasii)

The symbol of Sravana is three foot-prints. This is distinct from the symbol of Lakshmi — the goddess of prosperity or Acaaraana who has two foot-prints. The symbol of Saraswati or Lakshmi is seen in decoration before the image before the service or worship. The ideas of the symbols will be clear from the illustration given herein. The _ foot-prints of Sravana denote progress and where knowledge is concerned it denotes knowledge for progress or progressive knowledge. But in case of Lakshmi the idea of the worshipper is to see her steady and firmly fixed.

In mythology, Vishnu means ‘he who crosses the heights’ which means ‘active’ or ‘progress’. Vishnu traverses space in three strides of which first two are visible and the third is space (beyond the flight of birds). It is also used to denote knowledge of the world, the universe and which is beyond the two. Again, they also mean past, present and future or Time. The name is also referred to as Urugaya, Urukrama — he who strides far. Vishnu is an ally of Indra whom he helped in defeating Vrtra and is associated with the Maruts. The mythology helps in knowing the powers of the Nakshatra and its relation to help correct vision into the objectives.

Ideas: Organ or power of hearing, to hear, to listen, to learn, be attentive, be obedient. One who has learnt or studied, learned, scholar, knowledge, learning, endowed with knowledge, to intellectual pursuits.
To be heard, perceived or learnt about or from, to be taught or stated, to inform, instruct, communicate, relate, tell.
To be celebrated, be known as, renowned, oral, tradition, revelation, sacred knowledge, rumour, report, news, intelligence, vocabulary, words, languages.
To attend upon, serve, obey, pupil, disciple, teacher.
To take as one’s to appropriate for one self.
To progress, to proceed to, gait, deportment, limping, lame.
Stream, flow, gush, discharge, passing of urine.
Portion of the human body — The ears.


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