This book has been named Brihat Nakshatra because we intend to cover everything taught in the tradition about nakshatra (including our research after the passing of jyotisha guru Pt. Kasinath Rath) in it. In this initial volume we have avoided descriptive details about nakshatra as these are already available in other books and will take them up in subsequent volumes. Instead our approach is exactly as is taught in the tradition starting with the sapta-loka mandala and the tri-loka mandala which brings out the first clear difference between the 28 and 27 nakshatra systems under the first part. Thereafter we examine some of the nakshatra groups like Tri-nadi chakra and the nakshatra tattva where you would be amazed to see that the clue to understanding Leonardo’s Vitruvian man lies in the nakshatra tattva. Pushkara nakshatra and Gandanta nakshatra have been explained with the tattva so that the reasons for the dangers posed by them are clearly appreciated.
Ample examples using the concepts help to cement them before we go to the well known navtara chakra and show new ways to use it including in relationships and family dynamics. Nakshatra Devatas, Nakshatra Guna, Nakshatra Purusha, Nakshatra Yoga and Sula Chakra are the topics discussed. The remedial measures taught are with very specific slokas and those who use vimsottari dasa frequently would do well to get acquainted with this.