Ashlesha Nakshatra - Ashlesha is the ninth nakshatra in Vedic astrology ranging from 16°40' to 30° Karka.
Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is Serpent.
Astronomical Name - This nakshatra corresponds to δ, ε, η, ρ and σ Hydrae, in the Hydra constellation.
Deity of Nakshatra - Sarpas or Nagas, deified snakes are the deities of Ashlesha nakshatra.
Ruling Planet - Ashlesha nakshatra is ruled by Budh (the planetMercury).
Others - Ashlesha is also known as the Clinging Star or Naga. It is a Trikshna or Sharp nakshatra. It is the birth star of Ketu.