Anuradha Nakshatra - Anuradha is the seventeenth nakshatra in Vedic astrology ranging from 3°20' to 16°40' Vrishchika.
Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is a Triumphal archway and lotus.
Astronomical Name - This nakshatra is corresponding to β, δ and π Scorpionis.
Deity of Nakshatra - Mitra, one of Adityas of friendship and partnership is the deity of Anuradha nakshatra.
Ruling Planet - Anuradha nakshatra is ruled by Shani (the planet Saturn).
Others - Anuradha is symbolized by a lotus flower, reflecting the ability to blossom in any life situation. Anuradha has a deva temperament with the primary motivation of dharma or right action. The ruling planet Shani gives tenacity and discipline when needed. Anuradha contains three stars in the body of the Scorpion including Alpha Centauri, the closest star to our solar system.