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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Hasta, HastA, Hastaa

Hastā literally means ‘nakṣatra’.

In astronomy, it is the 13th nakṣatra or asterism. The stars of this nakṣatra are:

  1. Delta
  2. Gamma
  3. Epsilon
  4. Alpha
  5. Beta corvi

A person born in this asterism belongs to the devagaṇa (group of gods) and its influence is beneficial.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore