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Nakshatras
Ashvinī
Bharanī
Kṛttikā
Rohinī
Mrigashīra
Ārdrā
Punarvasu
Pushya
Āshleshā
Maghā
Pūrva Phalgunī
Uttara Phalgunī
Hasta
Chitrā
Svātī
Vishākhā
Anurādhā
Jyeshtha
Mūla
Pūrva Ashādhā
Uttara Ashādhā
Shravana
Dhanistha
Shatabhisha
Pūrva Bhādrapadā
Uttara Bhādrapadā
Revatī

Shravana (Devanagari: श्रवणा) is the 22nd nakshatra (Devanagari: नक्षत्र) or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology. It belongs to the constellation Makara (Devanagari: मकर) or Capricorn.

The word Shravana means hearing/listening in Sanskrit and this is considered to be the star of learning.

Mythology

Lord Venkateshwara [Balaji] is said to have born under this star, also Goddess Saraswati (the deity of Knowledge) is said to have been ‘born’ under this nakshatra.

Naming Practices

Under the ancient traditional Hindu principle of naming individuals according to their birthstar (see Jyotisha), the following Sanskrit syllables correspond with this Nakshatra, and would belong at the beginning of a first name:

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