Rohini (goddess)

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Rohini (रोहिणी) is a goddess in Hinduism[1] and the favorite consort of Chandra, the moon god. She is one of the 27 daughters of the sage-king Daksha and his wife Asikni.

A Nakshatra Goddess
The Personification of Aldebaran
Chandra and Rohini
Personal information

Rohini, as “the red goddess” (Rohini Devi), is the personification of the orange-red star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the Taurus constellation.[2]

In Hindu mythology Edit

In Hindu mythology, all the daughters of Daksha and Asikni are married to Chandra, the moon god. Rohini is the favourite and chief consort of Chandra.[3]

Chandra spent most of his time with Rohini, which enraged his other wives and they complained about this to their father. Seeing his daughters unhappy, Daksha cursed Chandra to lose his glory. Chandra's glory was partially restored by Shiva.

Rohini, along with her sisters Kṛttikā and Revati are often described as deified beings and “mothers”.[4]

In Indian astronomy Edit

In Indian astronomy, the 27 lunar stations or Nakshatras are named for the daughters of Daksha and Asikni. The lunar station Rohini spans from 10° 0' to 23° 20' in Vṛṣabha constellation (Taurus).[citation needed]

In Indian astrology Edit

In Indian astrology, also known as Jyotisha, Rohini is the fourth lunar station or nakshatra of the zodiac, ruled by the Moon. Lord Krishna's birth star is Rohini and it is believed there exists a significance in his choice to be born under the influence of this star.[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. ^ Agrawala, Prithvi Kumar (1983). Goddesses in Ancient India. Abhinav Publications. ISBN 978-81-7017-184-3. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  2. ^ Shah, Saket (2019-10-19). Understanding The Nakshatras: Soul of Astrology is Nakshatras. Saket Shah. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  3. ^ Sutton, Komilla (2007). Personal Panchanga. The Wessex Astrologer. ISBN 978-1-902405-85-8. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  4. ^ Jessalyn, Blossom Meghan (2012). Rohini (Nakshatra). Sess Press. ISBN 978-613-8-62464-6. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2020-10-03.