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Significance of Bharani Nakshatra
Bharani is one of the twenty-eight prominent Nakshatras in Vedic astrology. The word ‘Bharani’ means the bearer, originating from the Sanskrit language. Goddess Kali and Yama are the deities of Bharani Nakshatra. Four padas formulate Bharani Nakshatra, and each of them possesses different characteristics. This Nakshatra appears similar to a Yoni and is located in the 13-20 - 26-40 range in the Aries sign. Under this Nakshatra influence, all the evil souls undergo punishment. It safeguards devotees from certain risks and accidents.
Bharani Nakshatra is guided by the deity Yama and is represented by the symbol vulva or yoni. The mighty Lord Yama is known as the lord of death and is also related to ancestors. This nakshatra also signifies clay pot which amasses shakti or divine feminine energy. Bharani Nakshatra destroys all the evil forces from the universe and works for the welfare of the devotees. Bharani Nakshatra discovers an immense significance in Rig Veda, where Lord Yama and her twin sister Yami are elaborated. The nakshatra is also closely related to the theme of death or a death-like situation.