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:
- 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