Nakshatra (Sanskrit नक्षत्र) is ancient Sanskrit word which signifies a heavenly body or a constellation. Nakshatra also represents star or sun.
Reference of Nakshatra is found in Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) where Nakshatra is used to represent the sun, star or any heavenly body.
Nakshatra is also found to be referred in Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) as a constellation through which the moon passes.
Mention of Nakshatra is found in the writings of authors like Sayan (सायण) where Nakshatra are considered as abodes of Gods.
Lexicographers like Halayudh and Hemchandra also used Nakshatra in their writings where Nakshatra refers to pearls.
Nakshatra is a famous name in the USA. Nakshatra is adopted by 7-13 people per year by the people of the USA between the years 2008 to 2013. Nakshatra is a popular word in India. However, it is adopted by less than 140 people in India as the name of their kids.
Nakshatra is a common and modern name.
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