Mrigashirsha Karte

Mrigashira Karthe is the transit of Sun into Mrigashira constellation. Karthe is a period of 13.5 days during which Sun transits through a particular Nakshatra. As the Earth revolves, the Sun also moves through each of the 27 nakshatras for an average period of 13.5 days. These transits are important for farmers, and other activities associated with rain. Karthe assists in detecting the possibilities and nature of the rain or quality of air for a given period.

Mrigashirsha Karte 2023

Thu , 8th Jun 2023

For instance, The Sun entering the Mrigashira Nakshatra denotes rainy season astronomically this means that the Sun is aligned with Orion constellation’s location.

Technically, the Sun is not hopping onto various constellations, these constellations are located far away from the solar system. It appears like Sun is moving due to our Earth’s movements-rotation and revolution motion; so, as an observer on Earth, since Sun is closer to us than the stars, it seems like Sun is moving from one constellation to another. This results in Karthe.

Mrigashira Nakshatra- Attributes

Mrigashira or Mrigashrisha or Mrigasirisham is a constellation of four stars in the Orion belt. In Vedic astrology this is the fifth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 53° 20′ Taurus and 66° 40′ of Gemini, we consider this to be Mrigashira. In sanskrit, Mrigashira translates to ‘A Deer’s head’. Astronomically, this constellation is of stars, Bellatrix (Gamma-Orionis), Pi2, Pi3, and Pi4-Orionis. Bellatrix of Mrigashira constellation is one of the brightest stars of the sky. These four stars when mapped, form a shape of a deer’s (stag/antelope) head. Our Vedic seers assigned a Deer’s head as a symbol of this star, years ahead of the modern astronomy. This nakshatra has four padas, two in each Taurus and Gemini moon signs, bridging Earthy sign with an Airy sign. Presiding deity of the star is Soma, the planet Moon.

Curiosity, Hunting, seeking is the primordial nature of this Mrigashira Nakshatra. Benevolence is also one of the unique attributes of this star. This star imparts a constant seeking, heightened sense of smell and timid nature. Restlessness, nerves, and lack of patience are natural flaws of this nakshatra.

Mrigashira Karte festival dates between 2019 & 2029




Saturday, 8th of June


Sunday, 7th of June


Tuesday, 8th of June


Wednesday, 8th of June


Thursday, 8th of June


Friday, 7th of June


Sunday, 8th of June


Monday, 8th of June


Tuesday, 8th of June


Wednesday, 7th of June


Friday, 8th of June

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