Ashwini Nakshatra is ruled by Ketu. The name of this nakshatra is derived from the two- horse-headed twins Ashwini Kumars. The symbol is horse’s head.
About Ashwini Kumars
Ashwini Kumars are the sons of God Sun and Sanjana, the daughter of Vishwakarma. It is believed that Sanjana was unable to stay near Sun due to his heat. Thus, she made her Chhaya and left that place for some time. However, after some time she realized that Sun will do romance with Chhaya and thus, she came back only to find out the same. Then, Sanjana again left the place in anger and took the form of a mare. Soon, Sun realized his mistake and took the form of a horse to get her back. And as they made love in the form of a horse, Sanjana gave birth to twin sons with the horse head.
Unique Qualities of Ashwini Kumars
Ashwini Kumars had supernatural powers when it comes to healing people. They were charming, adventurous, helpful and ambitious. With time and patience, they were able to get a place among Gods.
Ashwini is ruled by Ketu and the ruling deity of Ketu is Lord Ganesha.
Similarities Between Ashwini Kumars and Lord Ganesha
Goddess Parvati created Ganesha using turmeric paste from her body and even Lord Shiva was unable to recognize that Ganesha is her creation. It was created so that someone will be able to faithfully guard the area when she is taking bath. As Shiva is known for his power and anger and Ganesha was stopping him from entering, he killed him and severely destroyed his head. And as Parvati came to know about it, she wanted to end entire creation. Lord Shiva realized his mistake.
Lord Brahma who created everything, requested her to rethink. Upon which she gave two conditions. One that Lord Ganesha will be brought back to life. And second that he will be worshipped before every God. Both the conditions were accepted by Lord Shiva. They decided to bring Ganesha back to life by placing the head of a strong and powerful elephant on Ganesha’s body. Lord Shiva accepted Ganesha as his son (because it was the creation of Shiva and Parvati). Lord Ganesha got the status of the leader of all the ganas and is worshiped before all the other gods.
Just like Ashwini Kumars, Ganesha got the place among other gods with patience and the power of removing obstacles.
Ganesha is the beginner of everything and people say his name before starting anything new.
Ashwini Nakshatra Native’s Personality
Ashwini people are intelligent and energetic leaders. If these natives decide to accomplish any goal, they will complete the task (especially if planets are not weak).
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