Nakshatra – Dhanishtha

Ganas correspond to the energy of one of the three Lokas(worlds), Swarga Loka (heaven), Prithvi Loka (Earth), Mrityu Loka (Hell). Swarga is the domain of Gods, and the Devas are said to live in the Swarga Loka. Prithvi Loka is the domain of Humans, and that is where they reside. Mrityu Loka is the domain of the demons and Rakshasas are said to live there. Each of the 27 nakshatras are said to belong to one of these three classes. Every class consists of 9 Nakshatras.

How many types of Gana are there in astrology?

3 types of gana have been depicted in our hindu astrology, are dev gana (divine), manushya gana (human) and rakshasa gana (demonic). These ganas are controlled by the situation of the moon present in the birth chart of the individual. Astrologically each one is equally significant, as the individual’s identity and nature are completely based on these gana phala. All the 27 constellations are isolated into these three gana, which are as per the following nakshatra gana table.

Gana in Astrology: Nakshatra and Gana

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What are the characteristics of Gana in astrology?

Every individual has their own Gana which shows their nature. The three categories of nakshatra ganam have their own nature and characteristics and hence based on the Gana of the person, one can understand his/her basic nature and temperament.

Deva Gana Characteristics:

Deva gana nature is humble, generous and kind-hearted. According to deva gana features these persons possesses good temperament, good behaviour and tends to follow all the cultural rules and traditions. deva gana person appreciates the good qualities of others and avoids getting into quarrels and refrains from being envious.

Manushya Gana Characteristics

This gives the person a human nature. Manushya gana personality will have mixed qualities. Sometimes they may be very kind, and at times they may become vindictive. The person who belongs to manav gana, will be religious and creative. However, it’s not necessary that the person will follow all the rules. In other words, natives of manushya gana phala like to make a living for themselves and their kin.

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Rakshasa Gana Characteristics:

This indicates the darker side of human nature. The one who belongs to rakshasa gana phala will be stubborn and rigid in nature. It is the rakshas gana nature that this person may even tend to pick fights over petty issues. Rakshasa temperament may be self-centred and not care about anyone else. However, the person with these qualities may not necessarily be bad. The person with this Gana will also have strong intuitive powers.

Gana Matching for Marriage

Know about your all the query on how Gana should match for marriage? Can Manushya Gana and Rakshasa Gana marry? Can Deva Gana and Rakshasa Gana marry? Can Deva Gana Manushya Gana marry?

Gana nakshatra can also be used as one of the tools to test the Astakoot compatibility. The calculation is based on the Nakshatra and gana of the bride and the bridegroom. This Relationship Compatibility test helps to analyse the respect a couple may have for each other and also with how well they will bond with each other’s family and friends. To add further, the most points to score a Gana Koota is 6. Such a scenario is possible in between deva gana and manushya gana compatibility, when if they couple both belong to the same Gana or if the bride belongs to the Manav Gana and the bridegroom to the Deva Gana.

5 points can be considered when the bridegroom belongs to the Manav Gana and the bride to the Deva Gana. However, no points can be added if either of them belongs to the Deva or the Manav Gana and the other to Rakshasa Gana.

When a couple scores 0 points, it is known as a Gana Dosha. To neutralise the Gana Dosha, the Nakshatra Shanti Puja is recommended.

As we realize the traits of those three gana phala. Dev gana and manav gana marriage with rakshasha gana isn’t always considered auspicious and ideal match. However nonetheless some astrologers have said that rakshasha gana can be married to manushya gana, for which some pooja has been recommended, which reduces the probabilities of getting any trouble in their marriage life.

According to astrology, if the bride and groom are of the same gana phala, their confluence is perfect because all their traits and nature are the same, as a result, the compatibility, love, understanding and relationship between both will remains very strong.

List of Nakshatras
Ashwini Bharani Krittika Rohini Mrigshirsha Ardra Punarvasu Pushya Jyeshtha Ashlesha Moola Purvaphalguni Uttaraphalguni Abhijit Chitra Swati Vishakha Anuradha Hasta Purvashadha Uttarashadha Revati Shravana Dhanishtha Shatbhisha Poorvabhadrapada Uttarabhadrapada